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    21 Creative Ways to Decorate Your Staircase for Christmas

    *Step up* your holiday style with these ideas.

    best christmas staircase decorating ideas
    Julie Blanner/Craftberry Bush

    As the temperature drops and the holiday spirit fills the air, we welcome the change of seasons in many special ways. Whether you’re planning a trip to pick out that perfect tree (or scoring a chic alternative) or decking out your mantel or front porch, every space in your home can benefit from the full festive treatment. But if you’re running out of room to spread cheer, we suggest you take your holiday decor to new heights—starting with your stairs. You’ll see that wreaths aren’t just for your doors, and garlands and stockings aren’t only for your mantel—so don’t miss out on these creative holiday ideas. Read on for our favorite Christmas staircase decorations, and how you can get these looks to make a statement of your own this year.

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    1 Wreaths as Rings
    christmas wreath on staircase
    James BaigrieGetty Images

    Pull the garland of your choice through a simple berry wreath—or three or four—along the railing of your staircase for a simple yet festive holiday design.

    2 Get the Look
    Ever Blooming Original etsy.com

    Red Berry Wreath with Ribbon

    3 Decorate Only the Base
    best christmas staircases
    Edna & Ossie

    Here, Edna & Ossie decided to leave the banister empty and glammed up just the base by attaching a garland with ribbons, lights, and some ornaments—et voilà!

    4 Get the Look
    Darice amazon.com

    10-Piece Pearlized Snowflake Ornament, 4-Inch

    5 Holiday Neutrals
    holiday staircase ideas
    City Girl Gone Mom

    If you’re like Danielle Schaffer of City Girl Gone Mom, you’ll want a neutral palette on top of a clean, minimal backdrop. Here, she simply hung some wreaths with earthy elements lining the bottom of the steps.

    6 Get the Look
    Wondershop target.com

    Artificial Wreath in Champagne with Clustered Shatterproof Ornaments

    7 DIY Stringed Ornament Garland
    holiday staircase ideas
    In My Own Style Blog

    If you have ornaments to spare after decorating your tree, use them to your benefit elsewhere. Diane Henkler from the In My Own Style blog got some garland ties to attach to her staircase and hung ornaments from them for an easy, festive look.

    8 Get the Look
    Fox Valley Traders amazon.com

    Garland Twist Ties, Set of 60

    9 Strings of Light
    holiday staircase ideas

    A waterfall of lights lining your staircase makes for a dreamy backdrop to the rest of your holiday decor.

    10 Get the Look
    TorchStar walmart.com

    LED Icicle Lights, Pure White

    11 Light the Way With Candles
    best christmas stair decorations
    Julie Blanner

    A warm, natural glow is impossible to resist with this relaxed holiday staircase look by Julie Blanner.

    12 Get the Look

    Flameless Pillar Candles

    13 Get Crafty With DIY
    Lia Griffith

    Lia Griffith’s DIY garland makes the case for getting crafty ahead of the holiday season. A festive palette of reds and greens are paired with crisp white stockings for a pared down look.

    14 Get the Look

    Assorted Felt Fabric Sheets

    15 Experiment With Greenery
    best christmas stair decorations
    Molly Culver

    Sara Malek Barney of Bandd Design skipped the classic Fraser fir or pine and instead chose eucalyptus and wheat stalks for her garland. That, plus small flickers of gold, large, rust-colored feathers, cognac leather ribbon, and other natural elements give these stairs a fresh feel.

    16 Get the Look
    Williams Sonoma

    Martha Stewart Pine & Eucalyptus with Ornaments Garland

    17 Give Everything a Snow Dusting
    best christmas stair decorations
    Courtesy of Tammy Damore

    Frosty holiday stair decor assembled by Tammy Damore of The Cultivated Home has us dreaming of a white Christmas, with snow-dusted garland and white roses.

    18 Get the Look
    Balsam Hill

    Silver Frost Foliage

    19 Complement Your Existing Decor
    best christmas stair decorations
    Courtesy of Janie Molster

    A honey-colored palette in this design by Janie Molster is complemented by a natural garland that’s weaved with silky ribbon.

    20 Get the Look

    Wide Double Face Satin Ribbon

    21 Let Poinsettias Lead the Way
    best christmas stair decorations
    Ashley Brooke Designs

    A fuss-free entryway crafted by Ashley Brooke of Ashley Brooke Designs features signature holiday blooms with poinsettias wrapped in gold.

    22 Get the Look
    Home Depot

    Silk Poinsettia Arrangement

    23 Stack Presents on the Steps
    Craftberry Bush

    Whether you’re wrapping real gifts or just preparing for the excitement of Santa’s bounty, nothing screams fun quite like some chicly wrapped presents.

    24 Get the Look

    Reversible Wrapping Paper

    25 Keep It Simple With an All-Green Garland
    Getty Images

    Keep things natural and understated with a forest green garland to complete your earthy holiday look.

    26 Get the Look

    Pre-Lit Pine Garland

    27 Line the Stairs With Warm Pillar Candles
    Jeff Oshiro

    Welcome guests with the golden light of holiday candles. Line your steps to illuminate your walkway and bring charm to your front door.

    28 Get the Look

    Cylinder Pillar Holder & White Pillar Candles

    29 Use a Light-Up Garland
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    Opt for a garland that has Christmas lights weaved into it, filling the room with a traditional holiday ambience.

    30 Get the Look

    Decorated Berry Ornaments Garland

    31 Add Marquee Lights
    Just Destiny

    Give your stairs some holiday theatrics with vintage-inspired marquee letters.

    32 Get the Look
    Grandin Road

    “Ho Ho” Marquee Letters

    33 Hang a Simple Knit Stocking
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    Fill a simple white stocking with ornaments and hang it from the end of your banister for an easy holiday accent.

    34 Get the Look

    Knitted Christmas Stockings

    35 Opt for Needle Pine Garland
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    Unlike traditional garland, needle pines are much fuller and will provide a subtly unique twist to your banister.

    36 Get the Look
    Les Fleurs Interiors etsy.com

    Pre-lit Pine Christmas Garland with Red Plaid Ribbon

    37 Little Matching Trees!
    Education Images

    Whether you’re decorating your outdoor or indoor staircase, small matching trees are both fun and inviting.

    38 Get the Look

    4-Foot Entrance Tree

    39 Incorporate a Bold Ribbon
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    Personalize your garland by wrapping your favorite festive ribbon within it.

    40 Get the Look

    Peppermint Stripe Wired Ribbon

    41 No Mantel? Hang Stockings from the Stairs
    Getty Images

    If you don’t have a mantel, the stairs are a great alternative for hanging stockings. These personalized ones will get your family excited for Christmas while adding a chic holiday accent to your staircase.

    42 Get the Look
    Porter Lane Home etsy.com

    Personalized Tassel Christmas Stocking

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