Staircases are inherently full of character, but nothing has the ability to be more grandiose and eye-catching than a fantastic floating staircase. What is a floating staircase exactly? It simply means that the base of the structure is open rather than enclosed by walls (usually to create storage space below the staircase). This creates a “floating” effect that is visually open and elegant.
While some of the most amazing floating staircases are incredibly glamorous, they can also be very minimalist and and subtle, too. This look can go in the direction of either extreme, making it also wonderfully versatile. There are myriad ways to get creative with the architecture and these 10 spaces demonstrate just a small selection of the many possibilities.
A floating staircase is always sure to stun in a magnificent foyer.
Source: Elle Decor
For a small space, a floating staircase will open up more floor space and minimize the visual footprint.
This staircase looks clean and modern for an industrial-like space.
Source: Apartment Therapy
This floating staircase shows just how minimalist the style can get.
This curved structure is absolutely breathtaking and creates a focal point around which the rest of the space evolves.
Source: Arch Daily
It’s almost like an optical illusion when you first try to figure out this art deco staircase full of lines and mirrors.
The metal railing brings an artistic style to this staircase that makes it unique.
For an artistic space, this staircase fits right in as an amazing architectural feat.
Source: Architectural Digest
Even by having only the lower half float, more visual space is created.
Source: My Domaine
Wouldn’t you love to call this Wonderland-esque closet your own?
Source: Neiman Marcus Blog
A floating staircase is the perfect choice for a home that needs the staircase to blend in to create more visual space or if you are looking to have a breathtaking focal point.