At the Stella Journey home we removed the carpet on the stairs, installing full oak treads and a new oak starter step. We then painted the risers, added new oak caps on the balcony rails, and refinished the newel.
I think it would be elegant to place wrought iron railings along the lower half of a wall like wainscoting in a dining room. I wouldn't want such a picketed pattern as those pictured, more swirly and floral like the lower left hand pattern.
Staircase- wooden railing and wooden balusters. Installation of stained treads, risers, box newels, handrail, square rosettes and iron balusters. Iron balusters are the Twist Series Single twist and Versatile Double Knuckle in Satin Black.