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A wooden curved staircase with metal spindles lined with light wood handrail and newel post. It is fixed on a cream wall styled with wainscoting.
Warm entryway filled with potted plants that create a refreshing ambiance. There’s a wooden staircase covered in beige carpet and fitted with an ornate steel balustrade fixed to the stone brick wall with white wainscoting.
Bright foyer painted in yellow and clad in white crown molding and wainscoting showcases a wood entry door with stained glass and a french door beside the curved staircase with white risers and wood treads.
A modern hallway lined with gray paneled walls and illuminated by sconces and recessed ceiling lights. It includes a mono stringer staircase with wood treads and steel railings fixed to the light blue wall.
The Mediterranean foyer features a staircase styled with colorful patterned risers along with wrought iron railings and wooden treads. There’s a baby grand piano at its front across a blue door.
White foyer decorated with colorful pillars against the columns and a lovely portrait mounted above the curved staircase with a combination of metal and glass railings.
Tuscan style staircase with beige concrete steps and wrought iron railings fixed to the gray wall designed with floral artworks and decor.
Mediterranean style staircase accented with multi-colored patterned risers and wooden treads framed with black steel railing. There’s a round table beside it topped with an angel sculpture and decors.
Deluxe white foyer showcases a gold geometrical chair beside a curved staircase fitted with black ornate balustrade illuminated by wall sconces and a sunburst chandelier.
Mediterranean house filled with colorful artworks and a stairway covered in a beige carpet and framed with ornate railings. It is lighted by a huge fabulous candle chandelier.
Elegant entryway with contemporary sculpture and baby grand piano along with a wooden staircase fitted with ornate wrought iron railings and illuminated by glass globe chandelier.
Bright living room boasts a modern white sofa paired with a round coffee table over light hardwood flooring that matches the open riser staircase framed with glass railings.
A contemporary hallway lined with wooden columns against the gray wall. It has a curved staircase with solid gray railings and white treads.
The modern foyer features a wooden staircase with white stringer and glass balustrade lined with a black steel handrail. It is lighted by a cascading glass bubble chandelier.
A contemporary curved staircase surrounded with modern sculptures and indoor plants. It has marble steps with glass balustrades topped with stainless steel handrails.
Black wooden staircase styled with an ornate balustrade and illuminated by a wall sconce and industrial chandelier.
Eclectic foyer designed with gallery frames mounted on the gray wall beside a curved staircase framed with ornate wrought iron railings and dressed in a patterned stair runner.
Transitional staircase fitted with white spindles along with wooden handrails and treads that complements with the foyer’s hardwood flooring.
Fancy caged chandeliers hung over an ebony wood staircase with ornate black steel spindles lined with wooden handrails and newel posts.
The industrial foyer features a black orb chandelier that hung from a white wood beam ceiling. It has a curved staircase with ornate iron spindles and wooden steps covered with a striped runner.
Sophisticated foyer illuminated by an oversized candle chandelier that hung beside the stairwell with wooden treads wrapped in velvet green stair runner.
A closeup look at the curved staircase with wooden treads and solid white concrete railings placed in between log pillars.
Luxurious entryway boasts a metal curved staircase accented with orange treads and fixed to the deep blue paneled walls.
Spacious foyer offers a wrought iron double entry doors and marble tiled floor complementing the curved staircase with ornate balustrade.
A dark wooden door opens to an elegant foyer with a curved staircase fitted with ornate steel railing and wooden treads dressed in a classy black runner.
A curved staircase adds class and charm your home. Most curved stairs are located near the entrance of a home. Although they may be placed in the kitchen or elsewhere, they make the best impression when built in the home’s front room.
Curved stairs are different than spiral stairs because they are built on a larger radius and don’t make a full circle. Curved staircases work both indoors and outdoors, and you can adapt them to both traditional and modern styles.
Our photo gallery shows 40 curved staircases to inspire your curved staircase design ideas. We add new ideas regularly and have hundreds of staircase designs in other styles to pique your interest.
Pros and Cons of Curved Staircases
Curved staircases are costly, and the most difficult to build. Since curved stairs are smaller than regular stairs, some people may find them hard to climb or feel dizzy when using them. It is also much harder to move furniture and appliances up and down curved stairs than straight stairs.
A free-standing curved staircase requires lots of internal support and needs to be strong enough to support itself.
On the plus side, curved stairs are easy to walk up if they have a large radius. A curved staircase has wedge-shaped treads, which lend visual appeal and glamour to any home and increase its resale value. The wedge-shaped treads can be configured to fit a smaller space, so you can fit a curved staircase just about anywhere inside (or outside) your house.
Arched Stairs Make a Great First Impression
Most curved staircases contain a flight of treads and risers shaped like an arch. When built in a traditional style, they make a simple home look grand. Cover the treads with lush red or green carpet for a commanding presence. You can also increase glamour in the room by adding a chandelier near the staircase.
The newels on traditional curved staircases tend to be sleek wood rods instead of larger, intricately carved posts.
Mid-century designs channel the styles in vogue during the 1950s and 1960s. Try a curved pop art staircase design with colorful carpeted treads, a wood handrail, and concrete, glass or painted wood fence surrounding the stairs instead of a regular balustrade.
Contemporary designs still utilize wood treads and risers for the most part, but glass treads with an inventive metal balustrade and metal railing against the wall may inspire you to think of some free-form designs of your own.
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