Modern Floating Staircases for your Home
There is an infinite of variety of staircases out there, for both interiors and exteriors. Thanks to their great style and beauty, floating staircases have grown in popularity over the last few years.
The importance of staircases lies in their main function: connecting one space in our homes with another. Their design is fundamental. If you choose the right one, taking into account the space and style of your home, it can play a key role in your interior decor.
Floating staircases: characteristics
In terms of design, floating staircases are a really original and interesting option. Their most obvious feature is that the steps are not supported from underneath by any structure. Instead, they are attached to the wall. Often each step is completely separate from the next. This is where they get their name. While the steps are firmly attached to the wall, the lack of supports gives the impression that they are floating in mid-air.
Furthermore, floating staircases can actually help to visually increase the amount of space in your home. Plus, they can also improve the lighting, by allowing it to diffuse more evenly throughout the room. Which material you choose for your staircase will depend on the overall look and style of your home.
Because of their look and the materials that are used, these types of staircases are generally better suited to modern or minimalist style homes. Among others, you can find floating staircases made from materials such as wood, iron, steel, concrete, and glass. Your choice will depend on the look you’re trying to create.
Types of floating staircases
In general, floating staircases are straight and composed of a single flight, but you can also find spiral floating circles. In this article, we’ll show you some different floating staircases, focusing on the materials.
Wooden staircases are the most traditional and can be found in the majority of homes. If you have a more contemporary style home, or perhaps a combination of rustic and modern, choosing a floating staircase with wooden steps is a great option.
Assess your space, and choose the type of wood that works best with the decor. Try to choose wide steps, that are reasonably thick. If you want, you can play around with the wood tones, choosing different ones for each step. This will give your floating staircase a touch of character. You can also combine your wooden staircase with an iron handrail, as these materials work great together.
Staircases with glass steps are a must-have in any minimalist-style home. The steps are made from highly-resistant glass and can be combined with a metal or acrylic handrail.
To really make the most of a glass floating staircase, you need to get the right lighting. You could install warm LED lights in the wall or under the steps. This will create a warmer look and, of course, light your way up the steps. Glass floating staircases will fill your home with light and make it look even more spacious.
However, it’s important to understand that floating staircases are not a good idea if you have young children, especially glass ones In fact, they can actually be really dangerous.
Floating staircases with storage
Floating staircases with storage space built into the steps are really original, practical and fun.
Staircases with storage compartments in the base of the steps often feature in houses or apartments with very little space. They will help give your home a modern and minimalist look and provide you with extra space where you can store books and many other objects.
However, you do need to be careful not to overload your steps. Remember, they also need to be able to take your weight as you walk up and down the stairs.
It’s good to keep in mind that you can always pair your floating staircase with a nice matching banister. This will act as an extra safety precaution, which will be especially useful if you have young children in the house. You can combine whichever materials and styles you want, and create a staircase that everyone will admire.