Match Your Railing with Your Home Style

Posted 19 February 2020 8:33 PM by Jase DeBoer

When it comes to selecting the appropriate railing for your home style, there is often some much needed research to be done. With an extensive selection to choose from, the decision really comes down to personal preference and style.

Our recommendation is to start by considering your home’s architectural style. Some common home styles may include:

  • Cape Cod 
  • Modern
  • Cottage
  • Farmhouse

Cape Cod 
Cape Cod-style homes are commonly known for their traditional white-picket fences. Thus, the addition of white railing will keep that classic Cape Cod look alive. Accent colors with soft, warmer hues such as almond white, brick red, caramel tan and naval blue will convey that ideal coastal or nautical feel.

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Modern-style homes are distinctly recognizable for their clean lines and minimalistic design. Brushed titanium railing encompasses a true modern feel with its silver tones. Don’t be afraid to incorporate wood elements, metals and distinctive textures among your modern dwelling for a well-appointed look.


Cottages are acclaimed for their picturesque storybook charm. Weathered brown or bronze railing systems will bring that authentic rustic feel to your cottage-style home. Other elements such as wood and stone are common among cottages and can be used in many ways.


Farmhouse-style homes are recognized for having the best elements of the classic and rural look without all the clutter of country style. Black railing complements the traditional black-boarded windows, a common feature of farmhouse-style homes. This style is also characterized by natural textures and materials like wood or galvanized steel with cream being the accent color of choice.


Once you establish your home's style, you will easily be able to choose the right railing. Our Contemporary Railing andClassic Aluminum Railing systems are offered in several distinct colors, each providing a unique experience. 

Whether you'restarting from scratch with new construction, or breathing new life into an older outdoor space, our new Style Guide for 2020 is a great place to get inspiration and information on all things Deckorators.