When it comes to styles, the more traditional deck railing ideas include wooden railings as seen in pictures (7) and (8). For a more modern look, build a railing with metal and simple rails like in pictures (1) (2) (3) and (6). For a luxurious design – glass panels are the way to go (4).
Design Safety Note: Decks raised up a certain height above the ground will require railing, and railing of a certain height. Rules and regulations in certain areas will also require rails that have a limited gap between them (so kids can’t climb through – Deck Safety Tips: From Gates to Lighting). 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8