Your staircase is one of the most used and seen parts of your home, which is why you want to be satisfied with the way it looks.

Throughout December, most people opt to decorate their staircases in Scotland (and elsewhere) with a garland, twinkling fairy lights, tinsel and leftover baubles.

But now the decks have been taken down and put away until next year, you may feel like your hallway is missing something. Or perhaps it’s made you increasingly aware of worn stair parts that urgently need replacing.

If this rings true with you, read on to find out how staircase specialists, Abbott-Wade, can help you freshen up the look of your stairs – bringing it back on trend and safe for the entire family.

Staircase trends for 2024

If you’ve decided it’s time to update your staircase but could do with a little inspiration for your project, our team can share staircase ideas to suit all needs, tastes and budgets.

Though not a new trend, wooden staircases are set to dominate 2024.

Wood is an incredibly durable material, making it perfect for the busiest households. We’ve used it to renovate and replace countless staircases in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Ayr, Penrith (and various other locations) in the past, and expect to continue doing so for years to come!

Although wood complements almost any colour and material beautifully, it ties in neatly with the beige, brown and earthier colour palettes that are all the rage right now.

Wooden staircases are guaranteed to add warmth and depth to your home in the new year – but increasingly more homeowners are incorporating glass panels into their staircase design. This is mostly because they are unlikely to shatter or break, and they reduce the risk of little limbs (and paws) from getting caught between the spindles. They also allow more natural light to enter, making it easier to watch your footing – preventing falls.

3 simple yet effective staircase ideas for your home

1.    Replace the handrail

Want to update your staircase but need to tighten your purse strings after a hectic month of festive parties and Christmas shopping?

Something as simple as replacing your current handrail won’t break the bank, yet it can make a huge difference to the look and feel of your staircase in 2024.

Ranging from traditional wooden handrails that are guaranteed to add warmth, to modern and sleek metallic options that are the perfect accompaniment for contemporary interiors, you’re sure to find something suitable.

2.    Clad over the treads and risers

Have your treads and risers started to look a little worn?

Many homeowners opt to clad their staircases in Glasgow and beyond because it allows them to give dated stair parts a fresh new look for a fraction of the price of a replacement.

At Abbott-Wade, we use non-slip oak to ensure the safety of your household and guests as well – reducing the risks of slips and falls.

3.    Make the most of the space under the stairs

The space underneath the stairs is often cluttered with coats or crammed with miscellaneous items that don’t have a home – including seasonal items like Xmas lights, camping equipment and inflatables.

However, the team at Abbott-Wade can help you to transform the otherwise overlooked space under your staircase into something much more useful, like a cosy snug for reading, a downstairs toilet or a gaming room.

Want to know more?

If your stairs need a refresh, be sure to get in touch with the team at Abbott-Wade.

We’re always on hand to help, so would love to hear from you.

You can either talk to the team directly on 01744 634 442 or send an email to and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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