20 of the Most Exquisite Staircase Designs

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Nothing says fancy like a beautiful and classy staircase.  The perfect set of stairs can really make a home reach new heights, in more ways than one. Unfortunately, fancy staircases are not a common site in most homes, because while many people enjoy looking at them, they tend to find them a little unnecessary.  Also, depending on who is living in the home, the most beautiful staircase may not be the most functional.  However, harsh reality has never been very successful in keeping people from dreaming, and these beautiful staircases will make you wish you had one of your very own. Here are 20 of the most exquisite staircase designs.



This staircase is simple, yet beautiful and really adds a nice touch of class to this home.

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Climbing the stairs just got a lot more fun!

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This amazing staircase features its own set of wings, and is the perfect location for taking lovely photographs.

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Apparently, when a staircase is this amazing, it doesn’t even have to actually lead to anything.

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This beautiful gold handrail adds a nice touch to this stairwell right before it splits into two separate sides.

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Everything about this staircase just screams excellence and elegance.  From the lighting fixtures, to the columns, to the statues, this staircase literally has it all.

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Classy doesn’t always have to mean classic, and this modern staircase proves that a touch of new doesn’t always have to be a bad thing.

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Who doesn’t like options?  With two sets of stairs leading in opposite directions, this staircase give people a chance to experience things from both sides.

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Adding a rug to the steps can help make any set of stairs look better.  Plus, it can also help make wood stairs a lot less slippery.

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This opening in the middle of this marble staircase really opens up some space in this room.

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This house certainly has no shortage of stairs, but with these gold and iron railings, walking up and down the stairs can be more of a masterpiece than workout.

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Sometimes simple is the way to go, and these stairs are a prime example that expensive looking touches are not always necessary.

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The only word that comes to mind for this staircase is amazing.  There’s a pretty good chance most people would love to have his one.

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Having a balcony is always nice, and with these stairs, people will have a chance to overlook the foyer.

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Black and gray have never looked so good together.  This double staircase’s design allows for a lot of sunlight to enter the home, and create a spacious environment.

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Although it may not seem like there is much to this staircase, the gold hand rails and other fixtures certainly make these steps one of a kind.

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You know stairs have made it to the top when they have their own light fixtures.  But the question is, could you make it to the top of these bad boys.

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This design gives the stairs and balcony an almost castle like look which will certainly make any home look elegant.

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Not only are these stairs amazing, but they also feature an elevator for everyone who dislikes stairs.

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Unlike most fancy staircases, this is set off to the side instead of being the venter of attention.  However, even without being in the middle of the room, this staircase commands attention.

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