You have probably learned the basics of how to dress on the porch, decorate the Christmas tree and set your table for the holidays. If you live in a two-story home or attic, decorate your stairs for Christmas on the list as well. It is lighter than you think and has a big impact.
We have 25 decorative ideas with creative Christmas decorations for stairs to bling out your banisters this holiday season.
How to add Christmas decorations to stairs
Depending on the weight and size of your Christmas decorations, you may need double tape, wire, hooks, a neat fishing line and twist ties to attach your ornaments. Choose supplies that match your banisters and decorations.
The secret to adding Christmas decorations to stairs is storage.
Start by twisting the wreath around banisters and continue to add some of these to the anchored wreath:
-Christmas tree ornaments
tapes and more
Add a Christmas wreath to your stairs
Garland should be the basis of your Christmas decorations for stairs. You can use fresh wreath or artificial, wired wreath to get the look. Drape or twist the wreath up the stairs and add other elements such as ornaments, ribbons or candles to complete the look.
To get this look, add other rustic, natural elements to the stair wreath such as Eucalyptus leaves, pinecones, burlap and linen ribbons.
In addition to the natural wreath on the banister, paper ornaments hang on the wall to replicate the appearance of the snowflake.
A simple holiday look with wreath, candles, small ornaments and a red ribbon to complete it.
Decorate with ribbons on the stairs for Christmas
Ribbons are a quick, easy way to add some holiday cheer to your stairs. Choose a large ribbon with wires so that you can easily shape the ribbon. Take a closer look at these Christmas decoration ideas with ribbons.
A masking ribbon with silver, glittering accents was stored over plain green wreath. Tie the whole look by adding color-coordinated decor such as wall art, floor-standing ornaments and vases.
Put a big red, braided bow as the end of your finished Christmas decorations for stairs.
Create different colors and textures of ribbons on your stairs for an elegant Christmas setting.
Christmas decorations for stairs with lights and candles
Decorating with string lights and candles gives a warm, homely feeling to your home for the holidays. If a power outlet is not nearby or you are concerned about having candles near children or pets, choose battery-powered LED string lights or faux LED lights.
A combination of string lamp and candle illuminates the stairs to this Nordic Christmas gift.
Decorative candlesticks are placed on each step to create a warm glow. To prevent them from falling, you can also put a small amount of Blu-Tack or putty under each candlestick
Hang the lights up and down the stair railing like a waterfall to create a Christmas wonderland effect.
Wind lights around the wreath before you hang them on the rails to make it easier to decorate your stairs for Christmas.
Creative Christmas decorations for stairs
Do you want to do something unexpected? Decorate your stairs for the holidays with non-Christmas objects like the ideas below. This is a great option if you are slim or want to involve your kids in making ornaments to hang around the house.
Paper stick wheels made of newspaper and decorative paper are hung with a simple branch wreath on the stairs. Berry twig in a vase also complete the look.
Visit your local party shop for unique supplies you can use to decorate with. These large paper pompoms are lightweight and add a unique view to your stairs.
Christmas decorations for stairs with socks
If you do not have a fireplace mantel to hang socks, you can also hang them on your stairs!
Advent Calendar Christmas Decorations Ideas For Your Banister
Kids will love checking the stairs for their daily treats from a stairwell Advent calendar. You will need a sock, basket or holder for the 25 days of Christmas and goodies to put in.
Small baskets or mugs filled with goodies can be marked with the day of the month or the person they are for.
Christmas tree ornaments to decorate your stairs
Pull together your tree and the rest of your decorations by hanging some of your trinkets such as candy, balls or snowflakes on your banisters.
Mid-century Modern crystal Christmas decorators with vintage glass ball ornaments and stars.
Use oversized wooden ornaments, hung with colorful ribbons, to decorate the stairs and the wall.
Pair of Christmas decorations, hung at different heights with ribbons, add a nice finish to this banister.
Have fun decorating your stairs during the holidays with this Christmas decoration for stair ideas. Do not stop at the railings – you can also add ornaments and decor to the edges of the stairs, hang decorations on the walls and create a setting when landing. You will enjoy the look every day you go up and down the stairs this Christmas.