Staircases are often placed in the middle of the house and are seen by all, so a great way to add a unique flair to your living space is by customizing your staircase banister. Don't limit yourself to wood - glass and metal are becoming increasingly popular, and both lend themselves well to modern themes. Make sure to consider practical concerns, as certain designs may be safety issues to children and pets.
Get inspired by some of these epic staircases I found on Pinterest : http://pinterest.com/hayleygripp/epic-stairs-inspiration/
Tip courtesy of my Teldon calendar.