This article comes from The Spruce.
‘Tis the season to deck the halls and enjoy all that the holidays have to offer. There’s far more to decorating your home for Christmas than stringing lights on the tree or hanging a wreath on the front door, though. Keep in mind that the staircase and its surrounding area is also an excellent place to incorporate some festive touches.
No matter whether your staircase is on the smaller side or is relatively expansive, you can get ultra creative with garlands, ornaments, and other decorative accents. These festive staircase decorating ideas will have you feeling holly and jolly in no time.
Zhush up your garland by layering in other festive touches, such as pinecone shaped string lights and little village houses. This setup is excellent for those who prefer a more subdued color scheme (there’s no bold red to be found here) but are still all about embracing holiday spirit.
Have fun with the area in front of your staircase, too—incorporating a small basket, stool, or both will allow you to display additional seasonal accent pieces that will make you smile every time you walk in the door.
Oversized letters can be used to spell out a seasonal phrase like “joy” or “Noel,” and we love the idea of placing a wreath where the letter “O” should go to create a little extra holiday spirit. These letters can easily be found at craft stores and can be painted or customized to your liking.
No chimney? No problem. Hang stockings by the staircase with care for a fun spin on tradition. Bonus points if you include one for your furry friend, too.
For a glam take on holiday decor, go for white and gold accents like these elegant stockings that complement the elegant grandfather clock nestled beneath the staircase.
Have a small table that lives at the bottom of your stairwell? Give it a makeover for the holidays and display mini trees, candles, ornaments, or whatever else strikes your fancy on top. Adding small doses of Christmas decor throughout the home doesn’t have to be complicated.
If you’re in the mood for a DIY, construct your own garland using dried orange slices and sprigs of greenery. Bring on the festivity and yummy scents.
Bells look elegant and pop against this garland-wrapped black banister. It’s easy to jazz up a plain garland with festive touches—ribbon is a no-fail addition, too.
Paper decorations are ultra timeless and look fantastic paired with greenery. If you’re looking to make a garland appear more full and intricate, try weaving in strands of eucalyptus.
These DIY paper sunbursts look like snowflakes when paired with seasonal greens. Sans garland, these decorations don’t scream “Christmas” and therefore can be kept on display all winter long.
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