25 Creative and Sophisticated Balustrades in Modern Interiors

You probably must have already seen a balustrade at some point in your life. You know those long rows of small vase-shaped columns often found in the lining of staircases and terraces? Yeah, that’s a balustrade. The term was first introduced sometime in the 17th century in Italy to signify the bulbous structure of the baluster that was similar to the pomegranate flowers or balaustra. Balustrades have been around for a while now, dating far back to the 13th and 7th centuries BC. From the sculpted murals of Assyrian palaces and the terraces of ancient Chinese buildings to the classic Renaissance architecture, balustrades were found everywhere.