Dressing the Staircase for the Season
You trimmed the tree and hung the stockings—now what’s the next step? The staircase, of course! It’s prime decorating real estate, yet it can be tricky to trick out. So click through these sparkling, inspiring ideas for Christmas decor for the stairs before you create your own stunning showpiece this season.
1. Sheet Music Stars
For a fun and fabulous garland, fold a series of stars from pieces of sheet music, like this one from Songbird. Any tunes will do, but why not choose your favorite Christmas carols for extra flair. Then hang stars between balusters and add some twinkle lights for sweet and simple style.
2. Full of Holiday Spirit
3. Sled the Stairs
Add vintage charm to your staircase by attaching a wooden sled from the banister, just like this example on Golden Boys and Me. A fair warning to your kids, however: No sledding down the stairs!
4. Tread Lyrically
5. Go for the Gold
As they say in the song, everyone wishes for silver and gold, especially when it comes to holiday décor. Spice up a plain evergreen staircase garland with golden sparkling ornaments or add in some metallic touches at the bottom of the stairs by strategically displaying a few golden candles, as the Lowe's team did here.
6. Put on Some Pompoms
7. A Sparkling Staircase
8. Faux Farmhouse Garland
Add real magnolia leaves and eucalyptus sprigs to spruce up a faux evergreen garland, as featured on Home Made Lovely. As a bonus, the eucalyptus will add a nice, natural scent. Attach this farmhouse-style to the staircase with zip ties to keep it secure from prying little hands or curious pets.
9. Cinch It with a Bow
10. Festive yet Frugal
Use garland ties and ornaments you already have to give your staircase an inexpensive holiday makeover. Creating this look for just $10, the blogger at In My Own Style secured the garland ties between staircase railings and hung one simple red ornament from them.
11. A Very Hygge Christmas
12. Merry Monochrome
13. Fresh Faux
14. Bring on the Gingham
15. Trim the Tree by the Staircase
Make the staircase the star of the show by placing the Christmas tree right beside it in the foyer, just like this setup on Love Create Celebrate. Bonus: This location makes it a snap to hang the crowning star or angel by simply climbing the stairs.
Setting the Scene
Decorate the stairs for a festive first impression in your entryway.
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