30 Deck Railing Ideas

A close-up of a white deck railing

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These deck railing ideas will give you some unique ideas on how to redo your existing railing or maybe add on a whole new railing. Deck railings are more than functional, they're almost like jewelry for your deck. They give you something to hold onto while looking fabulous. Whether you're building a deck or simply replacing the railings, this is a great project to tackle. Just make sure you follow the deck code guidelines for railings when you do decide to build it.

Deck railings can be made out of a wide variety of materials like wood, metal, or aluminum. Some materials are easier to clean and maintain than others so keep that in mind before you get one installed. An interesting look is to combine different materials to make the railing really stand out. You'll also want to think about whether you're looking for a railing that stands out or one that blends in with the scenery.

There are all different styles of deck railings. There are traditional, farmhouse, rustic, modern, and everything in between. Sometimes a few styles are mashed together to create something that you won't see anywhere else. Be inspired to dress your deck with these deck railing ideas.