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.
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Horizontal Back Porch Railings
These unique horizontal railings are perfect for your back porch or deck. If you love the look of old farm fences but you want something a little more streamlined, this is the look for you. There's no top board and the three horizonal rails are different sizes. The boards are left natural while the posts are painted white. What a fresh new look for an old deck.
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These deck railings will make you want to sit down and relax for a while. White railings make a big impact when sitting against the lightly stained wood of the pergola. The railing is topped off with wooden boards, giving it a twist on just a regular white fence.
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Steel Conduit Deck Railings
This budget project will leave you money for the other areas of your deck that you want to improve. An old deck railing gets an upgrade by adding steel conduit which is used for the horizontal railings. It's such a nice detail and really makes for a great project.
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Sleek Upper Railing
Here's a deck railing that's modern as well as beautiful. This custom railing highlights the upper deck of this house. Vertical metal bars as well as cables give it a modern look. What a sleek look for a deck railing.Continue to 5 of 30 below.
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DIY Wire Railing
Here's a deck railing makeover that you don't want to miss. A plain brown railing is painted white and it looks just as new with a fresh coat of paint. Then horizontal wires are used to give the railing a whole new look. This is a great update that wouldn't break the bank to do.
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White Pool Deck Railing
If you're lucky enough to have a pool on your deck, here's a railing that's sure to look beautiful. This railing is actually made out of PVC, making it a breeze to take care of. It complements the surrounding pergola and the touch of lattice at the bottom brings it all together.
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Railed Staircase and Landing
This sleek metal railing for the stairs and landing is paired with a clear glass railing on an upper deck. The glass railing will give you unobstructed views of your yard, making it feel like you're that much closer to the great outdoors.
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Rustic Meets Modern Railing
Combining two different looks in your railing can give you shockingly-pleasant results. Here, rustic-looking wood is used for the posts in this deck railing. Then comes the modern horizontal wires that stretch across the posts. It creates a wonderful space that really combines the inside with the out.Continue to 9 of 30 below.
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Upper Deck Railing Makeover
Here's a unique deck railing! Vertical slats of glass are used to create the panels in the deck railing. It's a nice alternative to solid glass panels which can be a little lackluster. This railing really turns it up offering a unique look that still lets you see beyond.
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Clear Glass Deck Railing
Splurge for something a little special when you get these glass panel deck railings. It's paired with a traditional handrail that leads you down the steps. This goes to prove that even with a smaller deck, you can get creative with your deck railings.
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Custom Metal Deck Railing
Get a custom look with this decorative metal deck railing that will take your breath away. Its beautiful handmade look will add some real interest to your deck. Besides looking unique, these metal railings are easy to clean and maintain.
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Curved and Lighted Railing
Who says deck railings have to be straight? Here's a curved deck railing made of metal. The post caps are lit up giving the deck some ambient light and making it look just as stunning in the dark as it does in the light. Adding lights to a deck railing is a clever way to get more light onto the area.Continue to 13 of 30 below.
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Strong as Steel
These steel railings give plenty of room for the beautiful view but also will leave you feeling safe and secure. The posts are capped with dimmed lights, which create a lovely atmosphere that you'll want to sit out and enjoy all evening.
Strong as Steel from Fortress Building Products/Stone Ridge Decking
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Deck Railing Bar
This metal deck railing is anything but ordinary. Built right onto is a bar that faces the backyard. Chairs at the bar give you a place to sit and enjoy the view. This is a unique seating solution too if you're looking for more space.
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Vertical Black Railing
Here's a deck railing that's best enjoyed with a glass of wine by the fire. This deck railing features metal handrails with vertical metal bars that really make the space something special. This is a sturdy railing that won't be going anywhere.
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Tri-Color Deck Railing
Another way to upgrade your deck railing is to choose to have different colors and materials used together to create a one-of-a-kind look that you've got to see to believe. Black horizontal bars, a wooden handrail, and white posts make up this railing.Continue to 17 of 30 below.
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Cable and Glass Slat Railing
Here's something you may have not seen before. A white decorative screen is put together with black metal posts to create a deck railing that doubles as a privacy screen. It's a look that's not common but may just be the next big look when it comes to deck railing.
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Modern Upper Deck
Here's an upper deck that uses metal railing to create a classic look. The metal bars run vertically and are connected with metal posts. The whole deck railing is black which really makes it pop. It creates a great entertaining space that you'll use for years.
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Cable Deck Railing
Steel cable railing is used here to create a railing that gives you the feel of being transparent. The thin cables give enough room for the stunning view to come shining through. Dim lights are installed on the top of the end posts to create a serene environment that you'll find yourself coming back to again and again.
Cable Deck Railing from Fortress Building Products/Stone Ridge Decking
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You can see how roomy this double deck looks with metal posts and vertical cable bars. The lower deck is large and spacious giving way to the upper deck. Included here is a bar that lays on top of the handrail. The curve of it really adds some interest.Continue to 21 of 30 below.
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Elevated Deck Railing
Here's an upper deck that really puts the final touches on the home. There are two colors used in this deck railing making it really visually appealing. There are white posts and then black metal handrails with vertical bars. It's a timeless look that you can enjoy all year round.
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Deck Railing with Attached Pergola
How stunning is this deck? Pay special attention to the railing here, it's a combination of the wood used for the pergola and a brown metal that makes up the bars. They may contrast one another but add an interesting aspect to the whole deck.
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This deck railing is made out of aluminum but is anything but ordinary. It's a beautiful bronze color and the railing has a slight texture to it, helping it keep its grip. It's surrounding a beautiful deck here, one that you'd love to spend time on.
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Wide Open Railing
Here's a small deck that includes a built-in bar. The deck railing is a square design made up of wires. The handrail and posts are made from wood. It's a simple but chic look if you're wanting something a little more casual.Continue to 25 of 30 below.
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Lattice Paired with Deck Railing
Here's a deck railing that will make you want to spend more time outside on your deck. White posts and handrails are paired with vertical metal bars. The deck railing mirrors the lattice installed on the bottom of the deck. It really is a classic look that you'll enjoy for years to come.
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Simple Wooden and Cable Railing
Doesn't this deck railing just match the house perfectly? Rustic meets modern with the stained wooden posts and the vertical cables. This is a relaxing place to sit for a drink or simply lean and look into your yard.
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Traditional White Railing
It doesn't get much more traditional for a deck railing than this one. Keeping it classic and looking clean is the key here. White aluminum makes up the posts and the vertical bars that go across. It's a fresh look that breathes new life into your existing railings.
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The railings on this upper deck are going to keep the views wide open. Clear glass is used to face the backyard while frosted glass is used on the side railings to provide more privacy. The end posts are in white, giving everything a clean look.Continue to 29 of 30 below.
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Wrap Around Deck Railing
Metal end posts hold together vertical cables for this deck railing. It wraps all the way around the deck, continuing the same materials for the handrails. It's a sleek look that makes you really want to spend time on your deck.
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This deck railing gives off a rustic feeling with its natural wood. Don't you love how you can still see the knots in the boards? Thin cables are used to stretch across the end posts. The cables are so thin that it doesn't distract from the view of the beautiful backyard. It really gives off a nice farmhouse feel.