Bodyguard: 60 models and inspirations to make the right choice

The guardrail is an important item for safety on balconies, mezzanines, stairs, ramps, walkways, swimming pools and hallways. The choice of material and design can directly affect the final result, therefore, the importance of planning its influence on the decoration of the environment as a whole.

Materials for the guardrail

The guardrails are usually made of sheet metal or glass. In the latter case, you should choose tempered glass that has a much higher resistance to any type of accident. When choosing metal materials such as steel or ferrous components, they should be protected against corrosion.

Attention should be paid to the NBR 14,718 which lays down the rules for various types of guardrails in homes and commercial establishments. There are also models of concrete, PVC, stainless steel and wood.

The ideal height for the bodyguard

The guardrail must be at least 1m high from the ground to ensure safety. The models of railings of type gradil, should have the maximum distance of 110mm between the profiles. This ensures the safety of children. Even so, for those who have pets, it may be recommended to install protective grilles to avoid any kind of accident.

There are still other requirements regarding bodyguard anchorage that must follow the rules so that it has a secure fix and performance.

Always rely on the advice of a professional to design and install the guardrail in its construction.

60 inspirations from designs with bodyguards

To help you visualize, we separate beautiful designs that use guard rails to inspire you. Continue browsing to see all images:

Picture 1 - Bodyguard for external area.

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In balconies, the ideal is to have a comfortable and safe height, so combining two materials in the proposal is an alternative.

Picture 2 - Environment with guardrail.

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A bodyguard to set up a mezzanine environment is synonymous with beauty and space optimization.

Picture 3 - I save body for concrete ladder.

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The concrete ladder matches any other material. The model of the photo comes in the form of gradient which is an outlet for those who want an industrial look.

Picture 4 - Use the stairs in favor of the architecture of the residence.

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We already know that the ladder is a sculptural piece in the residence, so daring in form and final design is an important step.

Picture 5 - Bodyguard in Portuguese straw.

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Portuguese straw is very common in finishing chairs and armchairs. It can be installed on the bodyguard easily, bringing warmth and neutrality to the environment.

Picture 6 - To give lightness in the visual opt for the escutcheon leaked.

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In order not to weigh in the visual of the space, opt for a bodyguard with strips of metal.

Picture 7 - The great highlight of this space is the green wall, so a translucent bodyguard helps in the proposal.

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A ladder next to the wall calls for a prominent plan. Dare, create and give personality in this corner!

Picture 8 - Bodyguard for aisle.

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For a hallway on the upper deck, the best option is a bodyguard that gives visibility. Try to opt for this model or translucent ones.

Picture 9 - Bodyguard for mezzanine.

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Follow the same proposal in the staircase and in the circulation of the upper deck. Remember that harmonization is all in open and integrated environments.

Picture 10 - Optimize space and replace the bodyguard with a wooden furniture.

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Picture 11 - Bodyguard for loft.

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Image 12 - Residential facade with guardrail.

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The design of the guardrail for a façade that has a balcony is very important. It gives the finishing touch and can be the detail in the construction.

Image 13 - The line threads leave the look bold on the stairs.

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The option with ropes creates a nice effect on the bodyguard. In addition to being able to dare in the game of wires it is also possible to opt for a color of the resident's taste.

Picture 14 - Bodyguard for a minimalist decoration.

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Play with the geometric shapes, see the triangles that formed in the bodyguard.

Image 15 - Glass and aluminum bodyguard.

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The cool thing about the glass in the bodyguard is the protection it takes for ladder. For those who own children at home it is recommended to have an enclosed wardrobe.

Picture 16 - Aluminum bodyguard with white paint.

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Picture 17 - The guardrail is the highlight of this environment.

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Picture 18 - Enter the navy climate in the architectural details.

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Picture 19 - Corten steel body guard.

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Image 20 - Steel wires replace heavy materials and make the look cleaner.

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Picture 21 - Bodyguard for spiral staircase.

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Picture 22 - Ladder with guardrail for a decoration with industrial style.

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Image 23 - Bodyguard made of grid.

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This on-screen model resembles the urban style, try to match it with a more youthful or industrial decoration.

Picture 24 - Bodyguard for white ladder.

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The marble staircase asks for a bodyguard that does not hide this noble material, so the glass option is ideal for this project.

Image 25 - Bodyguard in bedroom.

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Picture 26 - For a modern and bold look, play with the shape of the stairs and use the same material in the composition.

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Image 27 - Create a playful effect with the leaked panel.

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The leaked panel leaves the intimate air and also leads to optimal privacy in space. Besides models, colors and varied designs, it adds the decoration with personality.

Image 28 - Bodyguard with wires.

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Image 29 - Passage-corridor with bodyguard.

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Picture 30 - Enjoy the bodyguard to compose with different designs in the visual of the house.

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Picture 31 - Lacquered bodyguard.

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Lacquer is the most elegant finish for wood. Composing this effect on the umbrella requires a high cost, but the result is amazing and beautiful!

Image 32 - Follow the architecture style of the house throughout construction.

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The traditional wooden umbrella stands well on decks, balconies, balconies and beach / country houses.

Picture 33 - The glass bodyguard is modern and elegant.

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So as not to disrupt the look of the facade, the glass plays a great role. Besides being a modern material, practical and economical.

Image 34 - Bodyguard with neoclassical style.

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Picture 35 - Combine modern materials in the composition of the guardrail and ladder.

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Another modern model for those who own children at home: an enclosed bodyguard with glass.

Image 36 - Balcony with glass bodyguard.

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Image 37 - Small balcony with steel bodyguard.

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Ideal for those looking for a Parisian style.

Picture 38 - With inspiration in the industrial style, the bodyguard has black color and aluminum checkered details.

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Picture 39 - Let it stand out in the environment.

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See how the bodyguard can be the decorative item in your home.

Image 40 - Ladder and mezzanine with glass bodyguard.

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Follow the same model of guardrail throughout the house.

Image 41 - The glass facade asks for a protection that does not hide the lightness of the materials, so the translucent option is ideal for the project to maintain modernity.

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Image 42 - Glass bodyguard with wooden handrail.

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Picture 43 - Bodyguard straw / beige.

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Picture 44 - Wooden slats add modernity in the bodyguard.

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The wooden slats are successful in the decoration and we could not fail to emphasize this finish on the stairs.

Picture 45 - In this staircase, different materials are mixed. Glass is the best option to maintain balance, since it is transparent and contemporary.

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Picture 46 - The poured bodyguard leaves the lightest look in a building with heavy materials such as concrete and wood.

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Image 47 - Aluminum handrail and glass bodyguard.

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Image 48 - Porch with glass shelves and sheets.

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Picture 49 - Bodyguard in stainless steel and glass.

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Classic and modern combination for any style of residence.

Picture 50 - The metal body guard can be made with a perforated panel.

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Image 51 - Bodyguard for external staircase.

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Image 52 - The combination of these two materials can be installed in both external and internal areas.

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Picture 53 - Glass is a material that matches any style of decoration.

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Picture 54 - Bodyguard for swimming pool.

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Many projects do install the umbrella in the pool area. In this case, the glazed models are ideal for giving visibility to the pool.

Picture 55 - Be creative and be inspired by this bodyguard of layman.

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Image 56 - Cast iron or forged body guard.

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Image 57 - Complement the beauty of the staircase with an elegant bodyguard.

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Finishing and manpower is essential for a good project.

Image 58 - The glass has different finishes besides the total translucent.

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Image 59 - The glass can also have different colors.

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The lighting on the staircase is another point to highlight the decor. It leaves the most charming and elegant space!

Picture 60 - To follow the discreet style of the house, the aluminum bodyguard did not interfere in the decoration proposal.

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Light shades predominate in the decoration, the tone of the wood does not leave to be desired since it has an ivory finish that emphasizes the stairs.
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