Orange midcentury modern chairs flank the entrance to this contemporary staircase. A metal cable railing keeps with the space's contemporary aesthetic, while allowing the staircase to feel open and airy.
A floating wood staircase with a cable railing leads to the second floor of this Asian-inspired home. The open floor plan allows for easy entertaining from the kitchen to the living and dining rooms, while colorful art adds interest and energy to the space.
Using a black railing can fit with traditional or modern architecture of a patio or porch, and it can help the railing or a fence seem to fade away when you're trying to relax and enjoy the view. This black railing uses steel cables, but designer Mosaic Group Architects and Remodelers has recreated the look on a lower-end budget. It spray-painted a chain link fence black and found the result also is far less obvious than with silver.