Balcony railings not only enhances the appearance of your outdoor living space, but also protects railings from damage. Balcony railings with the right designs can turn a simple railing into an elegant item in the home. There are several different types of balcony railings. Three main balcony railing types exist: a true balcony railing, a false balcony railing, and a faux balcony railing. Several subdivisions exist within these categories based on building materials, such as the wooden balcony railing and the iron balcony railing.Two of the primary balcony railing types are used mostly for decoration. Both false and faux balconies extend only a few inches or centimeters from a window. The false balcony railing is larger and thus creates the illusion of an actual balcony, whereas a faux railing typically consists of just a small railing outside a window.
The only balcony railing type that is intended for a deck for walking and movement is the true balcony railing. As such, these terrace railings have an added need for safety design. True balconies can include features like a decorative floor and patio furniture. The railings can also be enhanced visually with the addition of a railing planter that can hold different varieties of plants.