We have a lot of whole-house renovations in the works right now. That means we’re thinking through ways to add style to every last inch of the home. One area I’m finding especially rewarding—stairwells. In particularly the railings. They’re one of those essential design elements that are easy rush with something standard. Or you can make a true statement! Intricate or unique balusters can instantly transform a passthrough area into something stunning and memorable. From metal to wood to full-on color, here are some looks that take style to new heights.