8 festive ways to decorate your stairs for Christmas you probably haven’t tried yet

It’s that time of year when, suddenly, you realize you need to get your holiday decorating plans in order. Whether you break out the decorations the day after Thanksgiving or hold off until December officially arrives, it can help to go in with a strong sense of what you want your home decor to look like, especially if you’re hoping to mix things up a little this year.

These festive options for decorating the stairs may be just what you need to add an extra bit of holiday flair to your home. Let these ideas serve as all of the inspiration you need to revamp your holiday decorations this season.

1. Winter Scene

One More Time Events shows that filling decorative buckets with ornaments, sparkling twigs, ribbon and more can yield a beautiful winter’s scene on your staircase. That way, you’ll truly feel as though you’re walking in a winter wonderland!

One More Time Events

2. Music Sheet Garland

Your favorite carols can be incorporated into the holiday season in more ways than one when you use music sheets to create beautiful garland. The Songbird Blog will walk you through the steps to create this simple yet gorgeous decoration.

Songbird Blog

3. Christmas Card Display

Ever wondered how to display all of those Christmas cards? Well, thanks to Nicole Banuelos of Diary of a Caffeinated Mom, you now have the perfect way to show them off, without cluttering up a tabletop or other much-needed space in your home. Just use the staircase! Genius!

Diary of a Caffeinated Mom

4. Joyful Buckets

A chalk pen, some buckets and a little greenery will get you well on your way to having simple yet adorable decor for your stairs. Because a little can go a long way when it comes to Christmas cheer! The Finding Home Farms blog will walk you through how to get your stairs looking perfectly festive.

Finding Home Farms

5. Santa’s Reindeer

Instead of simply decorating a banister, think outside the box this season and decorate each individual stair. Using a silhouette machine, the blogger behind Nest of Posies was able to create the names of all of Santa’s reindeer. If you don’t want to spring for a machine, you could always do the same with some good, old-fashioned pen and paper. Use wrapping paper, construction paper — get crafty and do what works for you.

Nest of Posies

6. Cozy Candles

Using mason jars as candle holders can add just the right amount of rustic to your home. Line your staircase with these cozy candles that the Maison de Pax blog will show you how to DIY and consider your decor complete.

Maison de Pax

7. Hang The Stockings

Stockings don’t have to be hung on the mantlepiece. Instead, they can line your stairway and make beautiful, simplistic decor, just as the White Farmhouse Blog demonstrates. Plus, your kids will love not having to go all the way down the stairs to find their stuffed stockings on Christmas morning!

White Farmhouse Blog

8. Perfectly Wrapped Presents

Who says gifts have to stay under the tree? They can make beautiful adornments to a staircase, as Craftberry Bush points out, so don’t be afraid to spread those wrapped presents around the house this season!

Craftberry Bush

Feeling inspired? Gather your supplies and get ready to deck the halls — well, the stairs — this season!