20 Beautiful and Bold Black Staircase Design Ideas

Aside from connecting different levels of a home, a staircase can also be an added highlight to your home. Others even consider it as a sculptural element inside the home. Do you agree?

Well, you might think that stairs look simple with treads and riser. But you are wrong!

You can actually come up with a totally unique staircase design that will give your home a look that you will surely be proud of.

It isn’t just the design that varies but even the color as well as the materials used to make it. It could be made of wood and steel or even glass railings. For sure you can imagine how beautiful a staircase looks like with those materials!

But how about a black staircase? Nope, it won’t look dull or too dark in your home. As a matter of fact, it will give your interior a surprising boost.

Well, if you are not convinced, why not take a look at the black staircase design ideas that we have collated for you today. You will definitely fall in love with this staircase color!

Take a look:

1. The Carson Woolstore

The Carson Woolstore

TONIC Design

Seen here is a large industrial staircase comprised with wooden treads and metal railing staircase. On its side is a brick wall that adds appeal to the space. And don’t you find that knight sculpture interesting? It totally gave the home a royal touch!

2. Harmonia – Finland

Harmonia - Finland

Honka UK Ltd

Most Scandinavian spaces use white in its interior. But take a look at this black painted curved staircase. It does fit in this Scandinavian home!

3. LA Highlights

LA Highlights

Jay Greene Photography

This contemporary staircase used a combination of wood, glass, and metal. The result is stunning and minimalistic.

4. Rural Home in La Cerdanya, Spain

Rural Home in La Cerdanya, Spain

Dom Arquitectura

The black stairs and stone wall creatively display an artistic attraction in this interior. It also looks nice with the exposed wooden ceiling beams.

5. Jilani Loft

Jilani Loft

Stern McCafferty

Want to add floating treads to your staircase? Go ahead so you can get one similar to this. Totally attractive indeed!

6. Claremont Street Residence

Claremont Street Residence

Stern McCafferty

A striking domestic staircase that brings emphasis on balance and proportion. It used slim stringers, particularly notable at rest landing level where an unusually slim structural section keeps the staircase light and airy. The exposed profile of the stair expressed by the saw tooth stringer sits alongside glass infill framed by steel balusters and handrail.

7. Frejgatan


Andreas Martin-Löf

This staircase looks like a drawing on the wall but is actually functional. It gave the apartment a unique blend of smart solutions, precious materials and retained century shift charm.

8. Catch the Views House

Catch the Views House

LAND Arquitectos

This home used contrasting colors in its interior just like what you can see in this image. The black staircase definitely added appeal to the home.

9. Mid Century Modern Remodel

Mid Century Modern Remodel

Webber + Studio, Architects

You can give more drama to your interior by adding an intricately designed railing like this one. Apart from black treads, it added white to it as well.

10. IA Interior Architects

IA Interior Architects

IA Interior Architects

Looking at the wall will remind us of Google maps which I think inspired that wall mural. But take a look at how the black staircase complimented with that wall! Check out more interesting wall murals from PIXERS which lets you do away with boring walls.

11. Sao Paulo Apartment

Sao Paulo Apartment

Alan Chu

If your space has a mezzanine, why not use a spiral staircase like this one? This looks more intriguing because of its color.

12. Perf House

Perf House

Andy Martin Architecture

We recently featured this house here on Home Design Lover and for sure you loved how it used glass flooring. But we also noticed is unique staircase design in black. Very creative, right?

13. Chambers St

Chambers St

Mim Design

This staircase makes a strong and dynamic statement to this multi level home. Bold in the black and white color scheme, the stairs form a backdrop to the room like a piece of art. It features a glass balustrade that runs from floor to ceiling on the outside of the staircase. Black metal plate forms the structural support for the treads.

14. ALH Residence

ALH Residence

Mim Design

If your home has high ceilings, you can use vertical fins to emphasize it and to direct the attention upward in an elegant and subtle manner. The simple pattern and the black color of the stairs give it a beautifully balanced look.

15. Iron & Wire

Iron & Wire

Iron & Wire

This one is similar to the one we saw from the Perf House. It made use of iron and steel to achieve this simple yet striking staircase.

16. Staircase


Simon Maxwell Photography

I love the artistic appeal of this space with various colors and textures everywhere! Apart from the stairs, I like how it added dripping gold wall paint on the beam!

17. DesignWeldCST1


Design + Weld

Want a simple staircase design that is functional and useful? Why not try this one. Or you can take a look at other ideas on how to add shelves under the staircase.

18. House A01

House A01

Dont DIY Studio

The house features a sculptural staircase that leads to the home office in the attic. It appears that one will have an exciting time climbing this one.

19. Peter’s House

Peter’s House

Studio David Thulstrup

The inspiration of this home evolved from worn-out warehouses and factories with their blackened steel and old bricks. Well, this explains why it used black steel for the stairs which look very interesting.

20. Melbourne Warehouse

Melbourne Warehouse

Inside Out

A converted warehouse used to have wooden stair treads but it was replaced with sandblasted acrylic which allowed light into the lower level of the space. The interior of the warehouse has tactile pieces and a lush hit of greenery which gave it a refined and inviting feel. Check out another Melbourne Warehouse conversion which turned out really beautiful.

I’m not sure about you but for me, this list is a sort of an eye opener that black isn’t ugly at all. We know for a fact that some people think that black won’t work well for the interior. But after seeing this round up of black staircase designs, you will definitely realize that it is beautiful and totally bold! Apart from that, using black will give your staircase the spotlight it deserves especially if it has a unique modern design. Can you tell me which of the above staircases do you like the most?