10 Beautiful and Functional Deck Railing Ideas
A Clear View
Glass panes are a surefire way to keep beach views unobstructed, which is much appreciated on a balcony or deck with a vista of clear blue sea for miles and miles. Find similar glass railings at invisirail.com.
A contemporary beach cottage calls for clean, crisp railing, and horizontal wood ‘stripes’ achieve just that. When the look is echoed overhead beneath the roofline, the modern look comes full circle. Consult a contractor in your area for similar custom railings.
Less is More
When natural white cedar is on the exterior and interior of your balcony, less is more when it comes to deck railing. A short but sweet white barrier does the job while letting the shingles shine. Consult a contractor in your area for similar custom railings.
Sunning on the deck overlooking the water simply wouldn’t be as sweet if the railing blocked your view. An almost unnoticeable wire cable at eye level just below the handrail solves this dilemma, while the lower section of railing safely and stylishly encloses the deck. Find similar cable railings here at atlantisrail.com.
X Marks the Spot
Imaginative shapes such as an X with an inlaid square bring this charming front porch some extra pizzazz. The railing is painted Cloud Cover by Benjamin Moore. Contact contractors in your area for similar designs.
Fancy a little privacy on your pool deck? Railing with panels of sailcloth is just the ticket. The nautical nod is perfect for any coastal retreat, especially on a windy day when you can lounge by the pool and bypass goose bumps after a dip. Find similar railing fabrics at sailrite.com.
Play it Safe
Simple white spindles are always a safe bet for adding protection and meshing with nearly any coastal style. Throw down a striped outdoor rug, and you’ll find the pattern underfoot nicely mirrors the railing. Find similar looks at trex.com.
For a porch or balcony with a minimalist railing, an all-cable approach is a great way to go. Vistas are almost completely unobstructed, and the outdoor space takes on a chic-meets-industrial feel. Find similar cable railings here at azek.com.
You can’t go wrong with classically shaped spindle balusters for your veranda railing (the age-old approach in perennially in style). And when the view beyond is as magical as this, we think this railing is a definite winner. Find similar railing options at slspindles.com.
Space it Out
On a deck—or dock, in this instance—that’s relatively narrow, you can make the space feel more expansive by installing horizontal balusters with ample space between them. This railing is painted White Dove by Benjamin Moore, and something similar can be created by a contractor in your area.