Top 5 balustrade design ideas for 2018

While there is no one surefire way to make an interior beautiful, it’s hard to deny the importance of design trends in shaping the looks of your home. Trends are ever-changing and they are always numerous – this is the case for all aspects of interior design, including balustrades. Here are five of the most intriguing design trends for balustrades in 2018.  
  1.  A new perspective on glass – Glass is a classic material when it comes to balustrade design. A staple of modern balustrade design, glass can be utilised in a variety of creative ways, so it’s no wonder it’s one of those materials that constantly gets reinvented. One popular trend in recent times is opting for a complete glass screen by the side of the staircase, going from the treads to the ceiling. That doesn’t mean there is no place for traditional glass infills in today’s railing landscape – coloured and textured glass are a very popular option that’s bringing a breath of fresh air into many an interior nowadays.
  2. Metal and wires – Metal is another material that is commonly used in modern interiors, especially for balustrades. An interesting trend that’s making a comeback is the straight spindle that works best when at its simplest. Opting for an all-metal balustrade is also an option, making for a bold statement – particularly noteworthy are solutions that utilise the mixing of different metals. Wires, on the other hand, are a great solution if you’re going for a semi-transparent look.
  3. Natural wood – Wood is a classic materials for balustrades that has been used since time immemorial. It works great both in classic designs as well as more contemporary ones. A new trend is arising, however, and that is combining natural wood with a dark green colour.
  4. Unique lighting solutions – Few elements of design are as unique and have as much potential as bespoke lighting. Implementing LED lighting in your railings can make your home feel really unique. Whether you’re looking for something in a specific colour, LED beams, lenses, or curved shapes, now is the time to really enjoy LED lighting in your balustrades.
  5. Durability as a priority – Design trends are about far more than just looks, and one of the most recent top trends has been the form of the balustrade being the direct result of its function. Safety is very much in this season, and balustrades that are as durable as they look are definitely one of the best trends for this year.

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