Interior stairs: functionality and style

Indoor stairs

The indoor stairs They help us connect the different floors of a house. They fulfill, therefore, an undeniable practical function. However, they are not limited to this. The interior stairs are also an important asset at a decorative level, becoming protagonists of certain spaces.

There are many types of stairs and very different in terms of design. There are straight staircases, with a quarter turn, helicolidales, spiral... Most are made of wood and / or metal, but there are many other materials that can help us achieve a concrete effect, a certain style.

Types of indoor stairs

As we have already mentioned, there are different types of stairs. We could classify them in many ways but we will do it according to their design: straight, with a quarter turn, a spiral... and the style they represent; classic, minimalist, industrial, modern... Choose the most appropriate it will depend so much on the place in which you are going to place the ladder as of the use that you are going to give it.

Indoor stairs 1

According to your design

Straight, with quarter turn, U-shaped, spiral, retractable are just some of the types of stairs that we can install in our home to connect the different novels of this. The size and distribution of our housing will make us opt for one or the other.


The straight stairs are those stairs of a single section, without any landing, that go up or down in a straight line. They are the most usual and some of the most economical for its simplicity. The work is usually simple, especially when these are attached to a wall or enclosed between two partitions. They are also the most practical and functional when it comes to raising and lowering furniture, for example, between both floors.

Straight interior stairs

Between the straight stairs we can find designs specifically designed to save the heights efficiently and functionally in places with little space available . They are generally distinguished by the molding of their steps that are used alternately as you can see in the previous image.

The stairs divided into two or three pieces, with a quarter turn or with a"U"shape, are also considered straight stairs. These are options with which we can play to achieve maximum functionality if the size and distribution of the spaces allow it.

Straight interior stairs 2


Curved staircases can sometimes be less practical than stairs in a single section, but they are a architectural element of great value . Among the curved staircases, the spiral staircases are the most striking, often becoming the center of attention of that room in which they are located.

Curved interior stairs

The spiral staircases they reduce the horizontal space required by traditional staircases and, therefore, are used in small spaces. However, its structure by voluminous general terms and steals practical space to the room. The almost sculptural design of these is, without a doubt, a reason of strength to bet on them. But they also have certain disadvantages compared to other options; Can you imagine going up and down this type of ladder a mattress or furniture?

According to your style:

The style What you want to give your home will also influence when choosing one or another ladder. While the wooden stairs provide warmth to the spaces, the metal ones are the most adequate to give an industrial touch to them. Playing with the combination of both materials or with color, on the other hand, will bring modernity to them.


The wooden stairs in medium or dark tones with handrails worked, as you can see in the image below, bring a classic touch to our homes. Those with rounded shapes, in addition, have the ability to move to ancient and elegant palaces.

Classic indoor stairs


Metal becomes an essential material when we want to provide a space with an industrial touch. Both aged metal plates as metal grids become great allies when creating an industrial style interior staircase.

The metal grid that for years is part of the urban furniture of our cities, is now making a hole in our homes. It is mainly used in black, both on the steps and on the handrails of indoor stairs. Part of its success is due to its light aesthetic that allows the passage of light from one side to another.

Industrial style interior stairs

Another material closely related to the industrial style is the concrete . A material much heavier than the previous one that provides more"solidity"to the stairs. Both materials are cold so it is common to find them combined with warm materials such as wood.

Industrial interior stairs


If we look for a minimalist and avant-garde style, floating stairs They are a great alternative. The rungs are generally supported on one of their sides against the wall providing a feeling of weightlessness that does not go unnoticed. Aesthetically we can not deny their appeal, however, they are not always the"safest"option. The feeling of weightlessness combined with the absence, in many occasions, of railing makes them unsuitable in homes with children or elderly people.

Minimalist stairs

Of modern design

Both industrial and minimalist stairs are also modern staircases and yet we have not included them in this category. We wanted to book this to show you stairs with breakthrough designs, either by their shapes, concept or color. If we want to turn the stairs into one of the most striking elements of our home, the ones shown below are, without a doubt, good options.

Modern design stairs

There are many more styles that we could have included, but we think we have gathered the most interesting ones. The rustic, another of the large, is represented in some photographs in which wood or stone take a special role. It is probably the style that we have the most internalized, the one that least costs us to visualize.

Indoor stairs, as has been demonstrated, can be converted and become a decorative element more of the hall or the living room. Hence, within the possibilities of both space and economics is important.