100s of Deck Railing Ideas and Designs


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Railings for Interior AND Exterior

Connecting a home’s interior to its exterior and outdoor surroundings is becoming more and more important to homeowners. As you’ll see in the pictures, a homeowner selected branch infill for interior and exterior railings to create a cohesive flow throughout his Craftsman home and tree-lined lot. And the result is stunning!

Cedar Posts and Deck Railing

Cedar Posts and Deck Railing

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Big Sky Montana Railing

Big Sky Montana railing gets its inspiration from the rugged terrain and other natural surroundings of this home’s amazing locality.

Montana, nicknamed Big Sky Country is famous for its magnificent mountains, alpine forests and abundant wildlife. So instinctively, the homeowners wanted to incorporate local elements into their interior design.

Big Sky Montana Railing

Big Sky Montana Railing

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Artistic Railing on Interior and Exterior

An artistic railing on interior and exterior structures of a house, with multilevel balconies, is a creative showpiece.

This rare custom home design was in need of equally special railings. With so many options in handrails, there are very few that have truly random designs, where each and every one is unique. These artistic handrails all have different shapes and patterns since they are made with sticks and branches from the mountain laurel tree.

Mountain Laurel Railing Above and Below

Mountain Laurel Railing Above and Below


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House Boat Timber Frame Handrail

We know branch railings have become very popular, but we never thought we’d see them on a houseboat.  Of course, this isn’t an ordinary houseboat. And the one-of-a-kind handrails make it just that much more extraordinary!

A House Boat with a Timber Frame Branch Railing

Branch Railing Timber Frame


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Lake Time Balcony Railing

This lake time balcony railing mirrors the homeowners’ message of ease and enjoyment!

The owners of this cozy lakefront home wanted to define their interior with an openness that blends with the lake and outdoor scenery. They did this perfectly with a large balcony overlooking the great room, complemented with a staircase that’s open on one side.

To harmonize these architectural elements they tapped into the talents of craftsmen at Mountain Laurel Handrail. The rails and balusters feature natural overtones to enhance the home’s easy and relaxing feeling. All in all, this indoor space expresses the homeowners’ message perfectly. On Lake Time!

Balcony Railing Lake Time

Balcony Railing Lake Time

Blocky newel posts secure the post-to-post railing system. The linear handrails frame sinuous balusters crafted from branches covered in bark. It’s like bringing a splash of the outdoors in. As you can see in the picture, the railings are both functional and decorative.

What’s more, the ideal railings for a lakefront retreat should be easy to maintain and weather resistant. Mountain Laurel branches need little maintenance and withstand the moist environment of coastal or lakefront homes. That means more fun and less work for you.

Lake houses are all about easiness and enjoyment. In keeping with that principle, the homeowners’ decorated the interior with simplicity in mind. A few plaques with playful inscriptions and a couch with comfy pillows and cushions highlight the wall under the lake time balcony railing.

Here, the homeowners selected a soothing color theme. Cool blue hues are on spot with the coastal look. Additionally, light beige walls add to room’s breeziness. The railings stained in walnut add a touch of contrasting warmth.

Clearly, this indoor space along with its lake time balcony railing, opens up to a sunny day on the beach! To make the interior of your lakeside retreat as eye-catching as the view, consider Mountain Laurel railings.

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Railing and Deck Decor for the Seasons

A deck dressed with Mountain Laurel Handrails is lovely to look at, and it’s a real delight when decorated for the seasons. We recently constructed and shipped these railings for a homeowner who sent us these pictures of her finished deck–all decked out for autumn!

Colorful fall flowers, potted plants and other ornamentals from nature pair perfectly with organic, branch balusters. Let’s look closer at the railing and deck décor.

Deck Handrail through the Window

Deck Handrail through the Window

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Small Railing Projects with a Big Impact

Although it’s a relatively small project, adding a new or updating an interior railing makes a big impact on your home’s appearance. After all, your staircase and balcony are typically the first things visitors see when they walk into your home. Additionally, Mountain Laurel railings offer a bigger benefit by inspiring designers and homeowners to broaden their creativity with the artful beauty of branches.

La Jolla, California Front Porch Railing

La Jolla, California Front Porch Railing

Let’s take a look at a few small railing projects with a big impact involving interior stairway and balcony railings. Each features a simple and straight interior stairway with a balcony that takes advantage of the natural beauty of branch balusters. While each home displays its own unique twist on a cabin, country or beach-style interior, the use of wooden rails and branching infill fits beautifully with each design style, ranging from rustic to contemporary.

Log Stairs Branch Railing

Log Stairs Branch Railing

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Childrens Inn NIH Railing

The Children’s Inn at NIH Gets a New Playground Enchanted with Branch Railings

Mountain Laurel railings with their twisting twig balusters lend a fun and fairy-tale look to a special play park located at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Children’s Inn.

The Inn, established in 1990, provides temporary residence for children receiving life-saving treatment at the NIH and their families. Outside the facility adjoins a sprawling playground that “provides a magical escape from the burdens of illness.”

Branch Railing at Children's Inn NIH

Branch Railing at Children’s Inn NIH

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