If you are considering decorating your staircase for the holidays, these ideas are for you. Many opt for staircases to be decorated with an evergreen garland wrapped around the handrail, but you can get as creative as you like.
Make a winter wonderland with a faux snow blanket wrapped around your handrail or turn the spindles into candy canes with the use of red and white striped paper. The options are endless and so fun! Here are some ideas to inspire you.
Candy Cane Staircase Decorations
Turn your stairway into Candyland by wrapping each of the spindles in red and white striped paper. If they are already painted white, you can just use red ribbon to create the same effect.
Sliding Penguins on the Bannister
This clever penguin slide will turn your stairs into a frozen North Pole scene this year. A Christmas snow blanket roll is laid along the handrail to create the snowy effect. You can also opt for characters other than penguins, such as snowmen, elves, reindeer, or a mix of all of these.
Christmas Nutcracker Display for a Staircase
If you have a collection of Christmas nutcrackers, why not make a display of them by lining them up and down your steps? You can add fanciful bows to complete the look.
If you want a more minimalist look, you can string baubles along each spindle using a festive ribbon adorned with a snowflake at the top of it. To keep with the festive theme, you could alternate between red and green baubles, which are the traditional colors of Christmas.
If you don't want to permanently alter your staircase or create a potential hazard for kiddos, tie yarn to the ornaments and tape them under the handle. This way, if kiddies pull them down, there won't be any damage to the banister, and the little ones won't get hurt by sharp tacks or other hardware.