Their purpose may be to get you from one level to another, but when it comes to home design, stairs can add so much more than function, becoming a beautiful feature of your home’s interior.

Beautiful staircases have the remarkable ability to transform a space into a work of art. They serve as both functional structures and aesthetic elements that capture the attention and imagination of anyone who enters the room. The design and craftsmanship of a staircase can elevate the entire atmosphere, creating a sense of grandeur and elegance. Whether it’s a sweeping spiral staircase with intricate ironwork or a minimalist floating staircase with sleek lines, these architectural marvels become the centerpiece of any space, commanding attention and leaving a lasting impression.

A well-designed staircase not only enhances the visual appeal of a room but also influences the way we experience and navigate through it. The curves, materials, and details of the staircase can evoke a variety of emotions and set the tone for the entire space. A grand staircase in a foyer can make a dramatic statement, welcoming guests with a sense of sophistication and luxury. In a residential setting, a beautifully crafted staircase can add character and charm to a home, becoming a focal point that draws the eye and encourages exploration. The interplay of light and shadow, the interlocking patterns of steps and rails, and the seamless integration with the surrounding architecture all contribute to the transformative power of a staircase, turning an ordinary space into a visually captivating and enchanting environment.

Take a look at some of these beautiful staircases for design inspiration.

Contemporary sculptural staircase in JARTb House, Toorak by KUD. See more of JARTb House 

Gorgeous timber tread staircase by Antique Floors in Vaucluse home.


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Luxurious marble staircase with Versace embellishments in spectacular home by Palazzo Disegno, inspired by the client’s stay at Palazzo Versace on the Gold Coast, see more of this project here.

Beautifully finished in Mardegan Legno’s sandblasted Slovanian Oak in ‘West side’ the dark timber treads create a striking contrast to the white walls.

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This staircase sits at the centre of an open plan living space creating both a visual focal point and cleverly separating space. See more of this luxury renovation by Adrian Zorzi.

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Reflecting the luxury found throughout the Grand Sky penthouse of The Landmark this staircase features folds of brass set in marble, creating a striking first impression at the entry foyer to this luxury home. Find out more about The Landmark.

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Feature timber panelling and LED strip lighting recessed in the handrail create this beautiful staircase in luxury custom home by Weststyle – see more here.

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A grand staircase in luxurious French Provincial style home by Melbourne’s Marque – see more here.

In this Brisbane home by renowned designer Greg Natale, the staircase’s black marble steps, heighten the sense of architectural grandeur, while its sculptural form appears to flow seamlessly into the surrounding stucco walls

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American Oak timber and a spectacular chandelier add drama to the staircase in this home by MIlankov Designs, constructed by JAV Developments. See more.

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Custom-made aluminium balustrading which spans all 4 levels, curving both in flight and under the stairs, adds to the minimalistic aesthetic of this luxury Mosman mansion by Lexpol Group. See more here.

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Not limited to the staircase, curves feature extensively throughout this French Art Deco home by Greg Natale.

Solid timber treads cantilever out from a feature stone wall above a pond adding to the drama and interest of this luxury home entry by Zorzi Builders.

Modern sculptural staircase in Dalkeith home by MAEK


Positioned in front of an expansive double height window, the staircase in this luxury home by Perth’s Spadaccini Homes creates a striking feature both inside and outside the home. See more:

Cut out balustrading is a highlight of the staircase in this award winning contemporary home by Visioneer Builders. See more

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This gorgeous staircase with custom balustrading by Unique Balustrading creates a striking first impression at the entry to The Residence a multi-award winning home by Zorzi Builders.

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Wire balustrading suspended from the ceiling adds to the minimalist design of this home by Pirone Builders. See more.

A spiral staircase that has an almost mechanical appearance – like a cog in a wheel, sits at the centre of this futurist custom home by Weststyle, acting like a spine that supports the spectacular upper level.

A polished stainless steel beam acts as a striking support system for this staircase in home by multi-award-winning A. Di Bucci & Son. See more of this Perth Custom Home.

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Gorgeous custom-made mosaic tiles by Mauri Mosaic add a Moroccan look to this luxury home

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The minimalist profile of this sleek staircase ensures that the spectacular ocean views available from this luxury beach house by Chris Clout Design are as uninterrupted as possible.

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