You’ve probably got the basics down on how to dress up your porch, decorate your Christmas tree and set your table for the holidays. If you live in a two-story home or loft, decorating your stairs for Christmas should also be on your list. It’s easier than you think and makes a huge impact.
We’ve got 25 decorating ideas featuring creative Christmas decorations for stairs to bling out your banister this holiday season.
How to add Christmas decorations for stairs
Depending on the weight and size of your Christmas decorations, you may need double stick tape, wire, hooks, clear fishing line and twist ties to attach your ornaments. Choose supplies that blend in with your banister and decorations.
The secret to adding Christmas decorations for stairs is layering.
Start by twisting garland around the banister and continue adding some of these to the anchored garland:
- Christmas tree ornaments
- monogram letters
- ribbon and more
Add Christmas garland to your stairs
Garland should be the base of your Christmas decorations for stairs. You can use fresh garland or artificial, wired garland to get the look. Drape or twist the garland up the stair railing and add other elements like ornaments, ribbon or lights to complete the look.
Decorating with ribbon on your stairs for Christmas
Ribbon is a fast, easy way to add some holiday cheer to your stairs. Choose large ribbon with wiring so that you can easily mold the ribbon. Take a close look at these Christmas decorating ideas featuring ribbon.
Christmas decorations for stairs using lights and candles
Decorating with string lights and candles adds a warm, homey feel to your home for the holidays. If a power outlet is not nearby, or you’re worried about having candles near kids or pets, choose battery-operated LED string lights or faux LED candles.
Creative Christmas decorations for stairs
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’re crafty or want to involve the kids in creating ornaments to hang around the house.
Christmas decorations for stairs featuring stockings
If you don’t have a fireplace mantel to hang your stockings, you can also hang them on your stairwell!
Advent calendar Christmas decorating ideas for your banister
The kids will love checking the stairs for their daily treats from a stairwell Advent calendar. You’ll need a stocking, basket or holder for the 25 days of Christmas and goodies to put inside.
Christmas tree ornaments to decorate your stairs
Pull together your tree and the rest of your decorations by hanging some of your ornaments like candy canes, balls or snowflakes on your banister.
Have fun decorating your stairs for the holidays with these Christmas decoration for stairs ideas. Don’t 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 at the landing. You’ll enjoy the look every day you go up and down the stairs this Christmas season.