357 Tropical Staircase Design Photos

Sometimes taken for granted, a staircase isn't just a link between two floors — it's a major architectural feature that turns an ordinary entryway into an elegant grand entrance. Although it is often basic and generic, your staircase can help define your tropical style and showcase your decor. By adding a unique staircase design, ornate railing and interesting materials, you can update the overall look to ensure it's something you're proud of. More 
Naples ReDevelopment, Inc.
Jumby Bay - Banana Quit
Lori Hamilton
“Love stairwell/ entryway” — shannaburnette
Mackle Construction
"This Old New House"
French Carribean twist to a new, tropical Coral Gables home
“Entry” — mollyshepherd
Glenn Layton Homes
4 Reviews
HGTV Smart Home 2013
Glenn Layton Homes, Jacksonville Beach, Florida. HGTV Smart Home 2013
“contre-marches” — ambroisephilippe
Mackle Construction
Mackle Construction
Florida vernacular set on a lake in Coral Gables, Florida
“The colours, and the wainscoting, the light” — neemzra
6 Reviews
Laguna Beach
“Basement stairs” — pkalrubaian
Sennikoff Architects
4 Reviews
Newport Beach Custom Home 02
“apt 1 and 2 more niches” — myrna17
Bishop and Smith Architects
3 Reviews
84th Street, Stone Harbor NJ
Foyer "Bishop and Smith Architects"
“Paint colors” — ayke
Christopher A Rose AIA, ASID
7 Reviews
Trio of chandeliers at different heights adds interest to stairway
By Tripp Smith Photography
“railing and light fixtures” — beilah

What kind of staircase works for me?

When deciding what staircase to install, your top consideration should be space. Not every type fits in every home: A double-sided staircase only works in large entryways, so for a smaller space, you should opt for a straight or L-shaped one instead. After determining function, you can then narrow down your options based on overall appearance. Elliptical or curved stairs offer a touch of elegance, while a spiral set is a more quirky, fun approach (though not necessarily all that practical).

What kind of staircase material should I use?

Your staircase style should blend in with the rest of your house, so don't try to mix two dramatically different tones, like traditional and modern. Carpet and stone are popular traditional materials, while metal and floating wood steps are trendier options. You can also get creative with the railing. An industrial-style rail can help make wood treads contemporary, or an ornate metal railing can help enhance the mediterranean feel. In the end, even though appearance is important, you should first and foremost think about function. If you have young kids, an open railing or hard metal steps can become a safety hazard, while dogs and common household traffic might scratch up wood.
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