How to give your staircase a traditional feel

Staircase trends are forever changing, so much so that sometimes it’s hard to keep up! This is why, at Abbott-Wade, we recommend evaluating your favourite staircase design ideas before deciding on your favourite. One route you may want to go down is not trying to keep up with the staircases of today at all, instead opting to keep things traditional. A traditional staircase is deemed timeless for a reason and can easily become an elegant showpiece of your home for many years to come.

If keeping a classic look in your home is something you’re fond of, then be sure to read on to discover how you can bring out all the qualities of a traditional staircase.

Wood reigns supreme

Many traditional staircases in homes all over the world are made from wood. Remember your parents or grandparents’ staircases? They were made from wood, right? If you’re a Harry Potter fan, you’ll know that Harry slept under a wooden staircase at the Dursley’s!

More materials have increased in popularity in the 21st century, including glass and steel, but why should wood be disregarded? After all, it’s able to give off that warm, natural look that many homes aim for, and can promote a sense of luxurious living that other materials may not be able to achieve so easily.

Of course, a wood staircase is just one of the immensely popular staircase materials available, but if you’re striving for sophistication and style, this kind of finish could be exactly what you’re looking for.

Get creative with your spindles

Traditional staircases incorporate spindles to great effect. Not only are they a way of keeping your structure secure and safe, but they can be utilised creatively to complete a truly unique and standout staircase design.

Already on the Abbott-Wade website, we have dedicated a full blog post to staircase spindle ideas, so be sure to check it out once you’ve finished reading this piece. To remain in keeping with the traditional style staircase you’re trying to create, you should keep your spindles wooden, although there are glass balustrade and steel options available should you want to combine the classy and contemporary.

Wood can be formed into many shapes and designs, so if you have a particular idea in mind, let your imagination run wild and place your own “spin” on the design of your spindles.

Keep it bright and visually appealing

Such is the versatility of wood; you can opt for whatever palette you fancy on your traditional staircase. A simple lick of paint allows you to breathe life into your design and gives you plenty of scope to combine colours that complement or contrast with each other.

The ultimate aim for any interior décor is to make its aesthetic one that is welcoming and easy on the eye. With this in mind, be sure to experiment with the painted wood staircase opportunities at your disposal when opting for a traditional design.

Would you like a traditional staircase?

At Abbott-Wade, we have many years of experience in the field of staircase installations. We are experts in all things staircases, so if you would like a traditional staircase for your home, you can come to us and know you’re in safe hands.

Many customers have given us a call on 01744 634 442 to take the first step on the journey towards their dream staircase, are you next? You can also drop us an email at info@abbottwade.co.uk outlining your requirements and enquiries and we will respond as soon as possible.

Our online form is also available on site, where we will always strive to get back to you as soon as we can.