Looking for Christmas decor ideas for staircase?
You came to the right place! We’re here to save you hours of browsing Pinterest and offer our hand-picked staircase decorating ideas for this year.
Pull yourself a chair, grab a cup of coffee and get inspired by this selection of gorgeous Christmas decor ideas for staircase, chosen for every budget and decorating style.
Whether you have a grand giant staircase at home, or just a modest one, you can make the most out of it during the festive season with some simple decor touches.
This year, a big hit are fresh pines and natural materials, simple color schemes and elegant understated shapes of the garlands.
Christmas Decor Ideas for Staircase: Before You Start
There are a few things to consider before you chose the style of your staircase decor:
Is your Christmas tree close to the staircase?
In that case, you should ideally try to coordinate the garland with the style of your Christmas tree, or at least make sure they don’t have clashing styles.
How much decor is there around your staircase?
If you use a console table that’s already heavily decorated, you should balance it out by using only a simple garland on your staircase.
Are you planning to reuse your garland?
Getting an artificial green garland is perfectly acceptable because it saves you money buying fresh pines and greenery every year. Yes, it doesn’t smell like the real dea, but you are saving yourself the hassle and expenses every year, in most books that’s a win win.
What color is your staircase railing?
Some colors only with light-coloured wood and another way round, so you should make sure to keep that in mind. If you have a natural wood colored staircase, choose more natural materials and warm colors like red, it won’t work too well if you go too dark or move towards cold tones.
Christmas Decor Ideas for Staircase: Trending Materials
This year, the most popular decorating elements include:
- Ribbons – either a single tone or a variety of colors bundled together
- Baubbles – they still make a presence, but much less than previous years. They only serve as a way to add a bit of sparkle to the staircase
- Pinecones – pinecones are big this year, they bring the nature indoors and warm up the space.
- Stockings – if you have a hort staircase, you can make the most out of it by adding visually heavy elements like stockings
23+ Stylish Festive Christmas Decor Ideas for Staircase
Here is our roundup of the best staircase decorations we found on Pinterest, to see the whole collection check our Pinterest board here.
1. Wooden Beads & Natural Garland
If you’re not very handy with DIY, this is the most simple yet elegant solution for your stairs.
2. Traditional Red & Gold
The classic never gets old. Use bubbles of different sizes, but in the same shade.
3. Nature Inspired
Compliment the color of your staircase beautifully with nature-inspired garland.
4. Frost-Kissed with Flowers
Don’t be afraid to use fresh flowers, they don’t last for ages but certainly add the glam you need. Perfect if you’re planning a Christmas party or expecting special guests.
5. With Stockings
Classic in Farmhouse style.
6. Baubbles & Giant Pinecones
Get your hands on these giant pinecones for a true statement piece. This over the top garland works great for a small staircase, on a big one it may feel a little overwhelming.
7. Simple on a Budget
Even on a small budget, you can make the most out of your staircase.
8. Shiny & Bright
Lights always make a difference and bring everything to life.
9. Simple Garland with Baubbles
Another variation with bubbles, this time adding a bit of texture and contrast by using different styles and shapes of bubbles.
10. Luxurious Gold Green Tones
Another Christmas classic with natural tones elevated with lights and sparkle.
11. Farmhouse Style Staircase
Who says plain and simple looks bad?
12. Multicolored Staircase Garland
If you’re looking for something more cheerful and out there, choose a bold color scheme for your garland with baubbles.
13. Go Bold
Artificial poinsettia and snow sprayed garland is the key to pulling of this look.
14. Simple Stockings
A Christmas classic with artificial garland and Christmas stockings.
15. All Natural
A bold staircase doesn’t need too much to elevate it – a simple green garland will do.
16. Emerald Tones
Go in-depth with tones of greens and see how amazing it can look!
17. Pine & Pinecones
Bring the forest inside the home with this gorgeous garland idea.
18. Artificial Garland
Even artificial garlands with unusual style foliage look great and elegant. This one can be also used for a variety of other occasions as a table decoration.
19. Festive Details
Don’t forget the lights!
20. Silver Sparkle
Wide bold ribbon compliments silver bubbles beautifully!
21. Blue & Green
Who would have thought that blue and green is the perfect way to elevate your Christmas garland.
22. Traditional & Simple in Red
Keeping it simple yet stylish, a Scandinavian touch on Christmas garland.
23. Minimalist Garland
This may not be for everyone, but if you have a white staircase, you can go bold even with a black ribbon and simple garland.
24. Baubbles Only
Choose something different this year and decorated the bottom of the banister instead.
25. Winter Berries & Snow
A touch of snow and winter reds make this staircase garland look truly whimsical.