The most popular way to decorate a staircase banister for the holidays is with green garland festooned with bows, lights and faux floral and berries.Many times even with considerable effort, garlands can look untidy, with electrical cords showing and fallen pine needles all over the stairs. By the time is Christmas is over a banister with fresh garland can look more bedraggled than bedazzled. If you don’t have a knack for decorating your banister the traditional way, there are lots of other options. These unique ways to decorate a staircase railing are much simpler and less messy to achieve, but are still festive and fun.
Traditional Christmas Decorations- Hanging Advent Calendar
A beautiful fabric Christmas stocking advent calendar. This heirloom quality advent calendar can be strung along any fireplace or wall to give a traditional and rustic quality to any holiday decor. 24 stockings are individually strung onto a cream/red spotted cotton ribbon. Each Christmas stocking is individually attached with small wooden pegs which are provided. They can therefore be attached in the order of your choice.
Tie on Tinsel
Long ropes of metallic tinsel bring holiday cheer to your stairwell. Hang bulbs on it for added color and shine. Avoid wrapping it too tightly; drape it loosely instead for a more elegant look.
Christmas Card Display
As an alternative to a tabletop Christmas card holder or one you hang on a wall, string your Christmas cards and other holiday greetings up as a garland on the stairs. Tie long ribbons to the banister, and attach the cards with clothespins.
Stockings on the Stairs
If you don’t have a fireplace, hang stockings on the banister instead. This decorative idea is great for homes with children because they can race down the stairs Christmas morning to find their stockings all filled up.
Wreaths on the stairs
Elegant DIY wreaths and decorations that complement your festive Christmas tree next to the stairs give the entire interior a more coherent and charming vibe. Decorating the staircase does not mean you only deck out the railing with ornaments, garland and wreaths. Think of the staircase landings and the little nooks underneath the stairs and fill them with creative holiday decor to complete the look
Winter can seem much harsher after the cheerful holiday decorations come down. But these giant snowflakes massed on the banister look gorgeous all winter long, not just during the holidays. You can make your own flakes out of simple craft materials, or find them ready-made at the store.
Showy paper poinsettias are a cinch to make and result in a unique holiday display on a staircase. White flowers with metallic centers would match any color scheme, or go for a mix of red, pink and green blooms for a modern yet traditional color palette.
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