The staircases that are in our homes can be turned into a decorative piece through making use of the balustrade which is the most important part in the staircase that can be decorated to make the whole staircase look fabulous and attractive. Most of the modern staircases do not include a railing and this is because they are thought to consume a space and cost more money. Using stair railing will make the stairs more safe and will protect anyone from falling especially the children and even those who are mature can lose their balance on the stairs to find nothing to grab when they fall which may lead to undesirable problems.
The railing is the most important part in the staircase because it can be easily designed in different shapes unlike the steps of the stair that have a specific shape and are difficult to be transformed into another shape. The most common materials that are used for making stair railings are metal, wood, stainless steel and glass. You can find more than one material that is used for the railing and it is not necessary to use only one material as there is glass that can be used with stainless steal. The balustrade can take different shapes as it may look like cables or set of wires that may come to be horizontal or vertical. There are also other geometric shapes that come to suit different tastes.
When you choose the style of the stair railing, you have to make it match the surrounding style of furniture and the overall style of your home. If your home is classical, then you can use wood but if it is modern then you can use the most common materials for modern homes which are glass and stainless steel. Before deciding the style, shape and material of the stair railing, you will need first to set your budget and decide your needs according to the money that you already have.