Choosing the right railing style maintains the architectural integrity of a home. Here, the multiple X railing design takes on a Chippendale flavor. This works well with a colonial that also incorporates neoclassical design with its tall columns.
The light from outdoor fixtures bounce off the balusters with a gorgeous glow in this picture taken at night of a wood railing. Similarly, in the darkness of the evening the outline of vertically placed wood balusters creates a beautiful view.
The Mare Island Naval Shipyard geometric railing idea is taken from the front porch of quarters located on the United States’ first Pacific Ocean Navy Base. The railing features a unique design forming a large X shape with additional ornamentation in the center.
Short and narrow strips of wood form an unique parquet style wood railing. The geometrical slant of this pattern with alternating vertical and horizontal lines perks up the deck and creates a striking view while relaxing in the chair.
The clean lines in the deck planks create the perfect canvas for this exotic and intricate wrought iron handrail. With an Asian influence, this outdoor space features earthy colors, golden accents and black handrails with a lacquer sheen.
This old window and turned baluster railing works its whimsical charm along the perimeter of a flower garden. The cottage look comes from an eight section window pane centered between decorative turned balusters within a railing section. Complementary shades of aqua green highlight the railings features.
With its fancy form, this painted wood lattice guardrail is a visual treat. The latticework forms decorative screens supported by accented posts and topped with a light and lovely handrail spaced a few inches above the frame.
For those who like architectural elements that are distinguished, orderly and symmetrical, consider this Neoclassical wrought iron railing idea. The entrance is balanced containing two sets of stairs lined with evenly spaced balusters. Ornamentation on and below the balusters gives the railing a refined look to match the stately residence.
The Monticello Chippendale cupola railing features a classic Chippendale design prominent during the colonial period. This relic from the past encloses a cupola, which typically functions as an architectural piece to add light and ventilation or to use as a look-out perch.
Vertical and horizontal lines create an interesting form in this railing featuring mission wood mixed with metal balusters. The wood displays a rich and polished patina making a nice contrast to the dark metal rods. Shinny metal caps decorate the wood posts finishing off the custom crafted appearance.