The design of a staircase is a complex process that requires careful consideration of several factors to ensure safety and functionality, but it's also an opportunity to add a statement to your interior.

“There’s no need to replace your staircase if the one you have is structurally sound," said Gareth Betts, staircase designer, Neville Johnson, a custom staircase and furniture manufacturer in the United Kingdom. "You should be able to renovate your existing stairs to achieve eye-catching results, which means working with what you have when designing your new entryway. A carefully considered staircase renovation might mean replacing newel posts, handrails, base rails, and spindles, with new parts. Whether you have a small staircase or more room to work with, you’ll have lots of options when it comes to updating the look and feel of your space.”

Here are three trends in staircase design for 2023: 

Art Deco 

Art Deco is a distinctive and influential style that emerged in the early 20th century, between World War I and World War II, and was popular from the 1920s to the 1940s. It is characterized by its bold geometric shapes, clean lines, and the use of new materials such as chrome, glass, and plastic. 

Influenced by Art Deco opulence, a new luxury oak and steel staircase by Neville Johnson features the brand’s exclusive steel design, Basso. Finished in decadent gold and paired against Smoked Oak newel posts, handrail and treads, this staircase provides a custom look for homeowners looking for a bold statement. With risers painted in a crisp white, this staircase will transform a hallway into a statement that is also timeless. 

Sleek and Modern

Modern design refers to a design aesthetic that emerged in the early 20th century and continues to evolve today. It is characterized by a clean, minimalist style that emphasizes simplicity, functionality, and the use of modern materials and technologies.

New for 2023, Neville Johnson's Painted Glass Staircase contrasts glass balustrade with decadent deep blue painted risers and hard components with atmospheric, natural oak woods to create a statement staircase. The asymmetrical lines of the glass panels add a contemporary flair to a traditional glass solution.

A Contemporary Twist on Traditional Design

Today's contemporary design emphasizes simplicity, minimalism, and functionality. It often features clean lines, neutral colors, and a focus on materials and textures. Bringing a contemporary twist on a traditional design, Neville Johnson’s painted wooden staircase, which launched late last year, features the brand’s handcrafted Boston newel posts, and offers that American style trend, which easily encapsulates a Sex and the City interior vibe.  

Ornate, the monochrome staircase has been paired with a treble cluster of the company's Cherwell spindle. Painted in Sorrel white and finished with Jacobean Oak.

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