12 Staircases to Get Excited About

These stairs make a statement. They are not only functional, they each add unique personality and style to the space. Which one would you put in your dream home?

February 2, 2015

For the Young and the Young At Heart
The stairs themselves are nothing to write home about. However, the slide addition instantly puts it on the wish list for our hypothetical post-lottery win mansion.
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Brighten Up
Though these stairs are fairly conventional in itself, the minimalist construction allows for the under stair space to be useful and the bold paint choice makes quite an impression.
Source: Hanne Fuglbjerg

These sleek black stairs seem to be effortlessly floating in midair. Practically speaking, it seems like it may be a little unnerving to use without a handrail, but it is undeniably interesting to look at.
Source: Ecole

There's something about these steps that are almost hypnotic. The lines formed by the steps and bars find the perfect balance of defining two separate rooms while maintaining an openness in the space.
Source: Bates Masi Architects

The curved lines of these stairs makes them pleasing to look at and the segmented steps allows for plenty of natural light to fill the room. More than just a connection between two levels, it is a piece of art in itself.
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To The Fullest Potential
Storage space is always coveted, particularly if you live in a small home. These stairs make use of every nook and cranny to be purposeful while maintaining a minimal aesthetic.
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Colourful Living
If you are looking to add a bit more 'pop' to your home, perhaps these rainbow stairs may fit the bill. It is a sure-fire way to make the trek upstairs more fun.
Source: Design Milk

Spiralling with Luxury
Found inside a luxurious home that houses 3 generations of 1 Parisien family, this spiral staircase resembles a seashell when viewed from above. The combination of the twisting banister and stacking of the steps adds a sense of movement and flow to the space.
Source: Trendir

These unconventional stairs were designed by Dutch studio Mieke Meijer, these stairs serve as shelving, is an extension of a desk and even convincingly pulls off as abstract sculpture decor.
Source: Archiexpo

Fitting In
This is likely one of the most compact set of stairs on our list. It fits into a mere 1 meter square footprint and is available at a variety of heights. However, we don't advise these stairs for those with two left feet.
Source: Ee design

Think Outside of the Box
This is probably not what comes to mind when you think of stairs. The architects took a little risk and reimagined the structure into something that is not only interesting to look at, it also looks fun to climb.
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Funky Geometry
From an aerial view, these stairs look relatively normal. But things get interesting when you approach from below to walk up. The wooden geometric shapes jutting out from the wall adds unexpected whimsy and intrigue to this apartment in Tel Aviv.
Source: Gerstner Architecture

Joanne Yen is the multimedia marketing designer at and Real Estate Weekly newspaper. She has a background in graphic design, event marketing and video production.
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