Interior Balcony Railing

A home in Wisconsin spotlights stunning style for a cabin loft with its interior balcony railing. This large loft adds function to the open concept design.  As a multipurpose area, it can be used for extra sleeping quarters, a playroom and much more. But just as importantly, a loft’s design can make a huge visual impact as you will see in the pictures below.

Interior Wood Balcony Railing
Interior Wood Balcony Railing

Here, robust glass windows provide an abundance of natural light to brighten the loft. At the same time, the sun’s rays highlight the room’s details such as hefty, wooden beams and Laurel branch railings. The view captures a beautiful blend of geometric and organic shapes.

Mountain Laurel handrails Wisconsin
Mountain Laurel handrails Wisconsin
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Nature-Inspired Style for a Cabin Loft

The cabin loft overlooks a spacious two story great room. Notice how the cathedral ceiling with its steep pitch brings height and an airy ambiance to the space. In addition, natural wood planks line the ceiling walls to accent the cabin’s rustic character charmingly. When you enter a home, the balcony or stair railing is often the first view of the interior space. So it goes without saying that it has to be uniquely designed to make a great first impression.

Coming up the stairs
Coming up the stairs

Handrails function as a safely component along the stairway and loft. But, as you can see from this picture, choosing the right railing style adds an aesthetic feature to this Wisconsin home’s interior design. This shows the importance considering the finer custom details when making design choices.

Balcony Railng Interior
Balcony Railng Interior

This newly constructed railing features branch balusters covered in bark along with their natural weave. It clearly captures the essence of style for a cabin loft. You’ll also notice that the handrails use natural wood balusters which are an excellent addition especially if you also want the cabin balcony to have a funky and rustic inviting feel. Not to mention the interior balcony railings also give the cabin a countryside antique touch that’s superbly striking.

Wisconsin cabin balcony railing
Wisconsin cabin balcony railing

Here, the handrail is intersected by a floor to ceiling newel post that mirrors surrounding natural wood trusses. Like all other handrails, the railing for interior balcony is also strong and secure to provide stability and safety as you go up the cabin loft. However, more than just providing safety, the designers also wanted it to function as a support. So for instance, if you’re feeling a bit weak but still want to go up the cabin loft and catch a breath or have some quiet time, you can still access it easily. Plus there are obviously going to be all sorts of people using the balcony railing including both young children and more elderly folks so it was necessary to incorporate a sense of security and support.

Loft Mountain Laurel handrail
Loft Mountain Laurel handrail

Above is a close-up view of the rough-hewn beauty of bark covered twigs, coarse planks and knotty timbers.  All of these materials inspired by nature combine to give this get-away its relaxing warmth and unpretentious charm. The simplicity of the designs also makes the railings sync perfectly with the cabin loft giving the balcony a low profile charming look. Notice that the natural wood elements add warmth to the stairway and ease the transition from downstairs to the cabin loft which is something that as a designer I feel adds a sparkle to the interior design element. As a design note, the meandering branch balusters on the interior wood balcony railing also seem to contrast beautifully with the cathedral ceiling hence adding a beautiful visual twist to the loft.

Interior Balcony Railing
Interior Balcony Railing
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What are different styles of interior balcony railing?

Each stair and balcony railing is different just like each section of Mountain Laurel Handrails is different. This provides an opportunity to make your home special. Like an architect told me recently,”I spend lots of time detailing railings;
they help elevate mere housing into Architecture.”

Interior Balcony Railing
Interior Balcony Railing

What are the Different Types of Interior Balcony Railings?

I think this is a particularly important question if you’re unsure about what kind of interior balcony railing to get. Interior balcony railings come in one of three categories. There’s the interior wood balcony railing which is what we focus more on for many reasons. For instance, there are plenty of artistic possibilities in each twisted branch which makes it easy to mold the branches into an infinite number of designs. At the same time, wood has a way of dramatically improving the appearance of your home to give it a stunning artistic look. Apart from the aesthetic and functional aspect of it, wood is also quite sturdy which makes it the perfect source of support and safety for people of all ages.

The next type of railing is the interior glass balcony railing. This interior balcony railing design as the name suggests is designed using glass either in part or in whole. It is more suitable for people who are looking for a sleek, contemporary look that at the same time offers a touch of elegance and enough room for customization.

In addition to the wood railing and the glass railing, there’s also the wrought iron interior balcony railing. Wrought iron railings are a common and easy choice in interior design for a number of reasons. The material is easy to maintain, durable and classic looking. Plus like with wood, there are plenty of design possibilities too.

Railing at Top of Stairs
Railing at Top of Stairs

All in all, the addition of natural woods and branches in this style for a cabin loft certainly feels like an extension of the great outdoors. If you favor an interior design style that mirrors the beauty of nature, contact us at Mountain Laurel Handrails to discuss your vision and ideas.

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