A style that is difficult to define because of its fluid nature, contemporary stairs essentially reflect current trends. As such, they're made with a combination of styles and materials. The art lies in knowing which trends to draw from.
Contemporary Stairs & Soundproofing
If you're concerned about noise (perhaps you have children who stampede up and down your staircase like a herd of elephants), carpet could be just the solution you've been looking for. Carpet works quite well with contemporary stair designs and is quite effective at dampening the sound of heavy footfalls.
Contemporary staircase design often encompasses the following elements:
- A mixture of elements from modern and classic styles (such as timber treads with a wrought iron balustrade)
- Designs that blend into the existing decor of the home
- Designs that have a simplistic aesthetic appeal