Decorate The Stairs For Christmas – 38 Beautiful Ideas To Spruce The Holiday Season

Christmas is a wonderful holiday which everybody loves. We wait a whole year for it to come and we can’t wait to start decorating our homes. Everything has to be festive and perfect and no corner of the house is forgotten. We decorate the windows, the ceilings, the walls and, of course, the staircase. Decorating the stairs is very important.

38 Beautiful Christmas Staircase Decor Ideas 

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Something simple like this can look lovely in a modern setting. There’s no need to go overboard with the decorations, especially if there are lots of them all throughout the house. The stairs can simply be adorned with a little bit of greenery and that’s enough to give them a festive look. Check out onsuttonplace for more inspiring ideas like this one.

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Here’s something similar but this time with a bit more color. This beautiful Christmas garland looks gorgeous in combination with the staircase which is white with stained wood treads. The lights are not just for show as they also serve a practical purpose and they draw attention to the staircase when it’s dark. The red and white ornaments are hanging a bit lower than the garland itself which creates a really nice visual effect. Once again, check out onsuttonplace for more ideas.

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Consider crafting a beautiful Christmas garland yourself, one that perfectly fits your staircase railing. You can make it out of things like magnolia and boxwood leaves and branches and you can add some pinecones and a few other ornaments to it as well ribbon or fabric for a bit of added texture. This one looks chic and bohemian and you can find out more about it on attagirlsays.

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You can skip the bright colors and go with a simple evergreen garland for the staircase railing and the way in which you can make it stand out is by incorporating string lights into the design. Here you can also see that there’s a few extra ornaments and this beautiful bundle of bells at the bottom of the stairs. It’s a lovely Christmas staircase design featured on keystoinspiration.

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Here you can see a combination of pine and eucalyptus which looks very beautiful and gives this garland more texture and a full and lush look. The garland is nice and long, draping over the posts at the bottom of the stairs and it’s not decorated with any sort of ornaments except for the simple bow. That’s quite refreshing. Check it out on keystoinspiration.

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Red and green are the colors of Christmas so if you’re going for a traditional, old-school kind of décor you can put these two colors together and easily make it happen. A garland like this one is perfect for the staircase. It has plaid ribbons and string lights that make it eye-catching whether it’s day or night.

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Speaking of string lights, they can be the highlight of your staircase around Christmas and garlands make it really easy to incorporate them into the décor. This one adds a magical touch to the space around it and you can see it matches the style of the Christmas tree as well. Check out chrissymarieblog for more inspiring Christmas décor ideas.

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A grand staircase is basically asking for a majestic redesign before Christmas. You can always rely on garlands to look nice and you can go with one that looks full and has plenty of details on it as well as some lights. At the bottom of the stairs you can also decorate the posts in a similar style to make a statement. Here’s an example of how you can decorate such a staircase for Christmas in a traditional style. {found on linlydesigns}.

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If you prefer something simple and more modern, try hanging colorful decorations with simple shapes

The staircase is already an eye-catching feature in a house or apartment so by decorating it we only make it stand out more. There are lots of things you can use for this purpose.

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Red and green is a beautiful color mix which represents Christmas
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Christmas lights will make anything look magical and beautiful
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Here, the golden decorations match the color palette beautifully
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Go with something more traditional to create a welcoming a homey décor
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The green garland with red accents looks wonderful on the white staircase

Let’s start with the basics. How about a garland made of real Christmas tree branches? You can wrap it around the guardrail and then add a few finishing touches. You and your guests will get to enjoy the beautiful smell of winter as you walk up the stairs.

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The materials and finishes of the stairs asked for darker colors
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Use fewer colors to create a stronger visual impact
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Hanging pinecones and green garlands will create a more rustic look
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Sometimes simplicity is the key to an elegant design
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Incorporate lights into your design but don’t make them the stars
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A lush and very beautiful staircase décor with few but elegant elements
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The colors and textures of the decorations match the décor beautifully
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You can think beyond simple garlands and create a more elaborate design
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The decorations can also be placed on the staircase wall
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Create a cohesive décor and use the same type of decorations throughout the house
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The contrast between the different shades of green is subtle but interesting
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Take inspiration from the your home’s interior décor and style
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Think simple but don’t ignore the wow-factor
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A traditional staircase décor that takes you back to your childhood
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A playful and eclectic approach featuring a combination of bold and subtle colors
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A rich staircase décor which complements its silhouette and design
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An simple interior design asks for a simple and chic holiday approach
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The orange bows match some of the other accent details
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A combination of traditional and modern décor ideas
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The very subtle and simple staircase décor preserved the minimalist look
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If you don’t like Christmas lights, try incorporating candles into your design
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The white snowflakes look very chic and cute on the white guardrails
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A delicious staircase décor which incorporates fruits and fresh colors
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Garland and colorful globes

If you’d rather not have to deal with all the needle which will be falling as they dry up, you can use other types of decorations. For example, you can create a rustic décor by hanging things like pinecones and burlap bows and garlands on the handrail. The usual decorations that usually go in the Christmas tree can also be used here. Of course, don’t forget about the lights. At night, the décor will become magical.

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