Where do you go to see some balcony railing inspiration and get your creative juices going? You can always look through our website, but we get that you probably want to scroll through a lot more photos to find just the right design for you. So, we’re collected some great resources where you can see well-designed and thoughtful railings. Don’t forget that deck railings and outdoor staircase railings can also be used on your balcony, so those images can lead to some inspired balcony railing ideas too.

1. Apartment Therapy

Apartment therapy is one of the best places to get practical and beautiful design advice from people who truly understand the limitations of small apartments and condos. In the background of any of their pieces on balcony ideas you can see some interesting railings.

2. Pinterest

Need photos that focus more on the railing ideas and less on the balcony design? Searching on Pinterest under #railings will get you a ton of interesting results. Be warned that Pinterest does make you sign in or sign up for an account before you can look at all of the images. Don’t forget that you can get more specific with Pinterest and search for #cablerailings or #stainlesssteelrailings. You can also follow us on Pinterest to see new projects as they’re posted.

3. Reddit

What if, instead of looking at photos, you want advice from real people about what might look good in your space? Posting on Reddit is a great way to poll the people. We suggest you take your railing questions to r/HomeImprovement, r/Renovations or r/homerenovations to get design ideas. Bouncing your design thoughts off people can lead to great inspiration, but we don’t recommend you trust internet strangers with actual advice on how to build a cable railing.

4. Next Luxury

If you’re interested in getting a high-end railing design to match your luxurious home, the website Next Luxury is a great option. Their 70 best deck railing ideas post is especially useful.

5. Simplified Building

What is you want a simpler railing that is a little less ornate and fits in with more modern styles? Then simplified building is a great place to start. Check out their small and streamlined railing designs.


Sometimes you can have what you see on television for your own home. If you’re interested in a new railing, you can replicate any of the ideas from HGTV. Here are their deck railing ideas, but remember that you can get them for a balcony too.

7. Houzz

This directory is more than just a spot to find local railing contractors. The site also features lots of interesting ideas for railings of all sorts. Of course, we particularly love their page on horizontal cable railings. We can adapt these indoor ideas for outdoor use.

8. Talk to Us

Sometimes the experts are your best resource for railing ideas. If you give us a sense of the style or materials you’re looking for, we can guide you to make some great design decisions. Reach out to us today.