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The Christmas season is here and you’re not sure how to decorate your stairs. It can be a daunting task, especially if you have a lot of steps. But don’t worry. We’ve got plenty of great ideas for you to choose from.
Whether you want a simple tree with a few ornaments or a complete winter wonderland, we’ve got the perfect decorations for your stairs!
So, what are you waiting for, get ready to make your home more festive this holiday season by following our tips on how to decorate the stairs for Christmas.
How to decorate the Staircase for Christmas?
Perhaps one of the simplest decorations you can use for your staircase is to hang baubles, wreaths, or garlands from the frame at each step. We missed those old days where we made a wreath ourselves out of tree leaves and turkeys grew from an acorn without magic.
However hard to believe it was, back in those days a freshly made grapevine or plastic museum hanging from every wall really spiced up the event.
But we have also got used to various artificial decorations during the past decade.
You can make three themes in your apartment; sparkly one is always appreciated, ornaments-ornaments-ornaments with stars, or some cozy winter library atmosphere with fairy-tale-inspired bookish collection at every side.
Another easy way to make your staircase more festive is to hang up stockings and set candles on each step. You can either buy premade stockings or make them by yourself.
If you decide to go the DIY way, take some old socks and cut off the toes. Now stitch 3D shapes (such as bells, stockings, fir trees, or candy canes) onto the sides with white thread and hang them up with a ribbon on your stairs.
It’s simple, fun, and most importantly cheap! This will create a warm mood in your home that everyone will appreciate. Also, keep in mind that if you don’t want to use real candles because of dry Christmas trees nearby, try using flameless candles instead.
Christmas wreaths or garlands are a simple way to decorate your staircase.
If you have a door at the landing of your stairs, place it there. Or if you don’t have a door just hang it from the handrails. Make sure to shop for decorations that match your style, and hang them up with care.
Buy some small Christmas trees to put on each step and make an instant staircase Christmas decoration!
The best part about this is that you can use the larger trees in other parts of your home, like on your coffee table or by the fireplace.
Use holiday-themed ribbon to decorate your staircase.
Hang it from your handrails and place it in a way where you’ll be able to wind the excess ribbon around the spindles.
Ribbons look best when hung horizontally, so take this into consideration when deciding where you’ll be placing them.
Make an arch
Make an arch at the top of your staircase. Gather your creativity and craft supplies and make a garland out of holiday materials like paper and natural objects such as pine needles, moss, Christmas ornaments, cinnamon sticks, and dried flowers.
Choose whatever you have in your home or feel inspired to make. Hang it just under the ceiling to create the illusion that your staircase extends even higher than it actually does.
Decorate with some pretty balls for extra effect. If you don’t want to commit to anything too permanent then consider some Christmas sayings written with chalk on decorative toilet paper rolls.
You’ll find that these little details are easy to do but really help complete the look of your staircase.
If used correctly, lights can add a lot of character to your staircase. You can install fairy lights or blue and white twinkle lights underneath the handrails. Make sure to use extra-long bulbs so the light can reach from one side to the other.
If you’re not sure how to get started, be sure to check out Pinterest for more inspiration. For a dramatic look, hide the lights behind the handrails or other structural elements. Put lights around the banister.
If you’re going for a classic, go for white lights and if you want something more dramatic choose colored ones; either way, this simple step will instantly add a sparkle to your stairs making them look much more festive.
In this case, make sure to use different lengths of lights so that it creates a Christmas staircase effect.
Bells and Ornaments
Christmas bells are an essential part of Christmas, but they also make an excellent decoration for your staircase.
Hang them on different strings and place them in a way where they all hang in one direction. If you don’t want to use hanging ornaments, you can always place them on a ledge above one of the steps.
This is an excellent idea if you’re trying to save some space as it will create more room up top for other decorations like wreaths and garlands that might take up too much space otherwise.
Make a garland
This one is really easy. All you need to do is find some large Christmas ornaments and glue them onto the floral wire (which looks like thick string). Once it’s done, hang it up on your staircase railing using nails or small hooks for Christmas garland.
You can either leave your garland plain like that or spice it with other festive things such as lights, snowflakes, stars, and so forth.
Mix and Match
If you don’t have time to go out and buy new decorations for this holiday season, but still want something pretty to look at as you’re walking up and down your stairs, consider using newspaper rolls as decoration.
Using newspapers will also give you an opportunity to recycle old newspapers or perhaps even magazines). To add more color to this decoration idea, use colored newspapers or even magazine pages.
You can also sprinkle them with glitter and make some of the newspaper wreaths into a garland by tying it around your Christmas tree’s branches.
To create a snowy feeling on your stairs sprinkle sand mixed with glitter around the step going up. If you are looking to brighten things up, try adding some small red bows here and there.
You can also make snowflakes by cutting out pieces of white cardstock or construction paper and gluing them together in different shapes for a winter scene. Also, if you want to keep it simple use only one color of paint like black or grey that will add depth without overwhelming the space.
If you’re feeling crafty, these DIY Christmas Stairs Decoration Ideas are just for you. Pick one or all of the ideas below and have fun. Remember that there is no right or wrong way to decorate your staircase for Christmas, so do whatever makes you happy!
If your family appreciates things that are handmade, consider using old Christmas cards and making garlands out of them.
You can also buy some wooden decorations off eBay and make something creative with them as well. The key is to use what you have around: old clothes, old books, old accessories can all become part of the winter wonderland staircase.