10 Great Ways to Dress Your Staircase for Christmas

From sweeping garlands to twinkling lights, make a festive statement on your stairs.

Christmas Staircase Decor
Just Destiny

With the holidays right around the corner, we plan trips to pick out a Christmas tree, brush the dust off our boxes of ornaments, and purchase wreaths to dress up our front doors. For the die-hard holiday celebrators, going above and beyond traditional decor is a must. And what better place to get creative than the stairs? Look below for our editors’ picks of the best Christmas staircase decorations, and how to make a statement this holiday season.

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1 Stack presents on the steps
Christmas Staircase Decor
Craftberry Bush

Whether you're wrapping real presents or preparing for the excitement of Santa's bounty, nothing screams the fun of the holidays quite like some chicly wrapped presents.

2 Get the look
Wayfair
wayfair.com

3-Piece Gift Box Decoration Set, $107

3 Keep it simple with an all-green garland
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Keep things natural and understated with a forest green garland to complete your earthy holiday look.

4 Get the look
Wayfair
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Green Pine Garland, $33

5 Line the stairs with warm pillar candles
Christmas Staircase Decor
Jeff Oshiro

Welcome guests with the golden light of holiday candles. Line your steps to illuminate your walkway and bring charm to your front door.

6 Get the look
Amazon
amazon.com

Cylindar Pillar Holder & White Pillar Candles, $40

7 Use a light-up garland to fill the room with holiday lighting
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Opt for a garland that has Christmas lights weaved into it, filling the room with a traditional holiday ambience.

8 Get the look
Wayfair
wayfair.com

Decorative Pre-Lit Tartan Garland, $77

9 Add marquee lights with a festive slogan
Christmas Staircase Decor
Just Destiny

Give your stairs some holiday theatrics with vintage-inspired marquee letters.

10 Get the look
Grandin Road
grandinroad.com

"Ho Ho" Marquee Letters, $80

11 Hang a simple knit stocking from the end of the banister
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Fill a simple white stocking with ornaments and hang it from the stairs for an easy holiday accent.

12 Get the look
Amazon
amazon.com

Knitted Christmas Stockings, $15

13 Opt for needle pine garland
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Unlike traditional garland, needle pines are much fuller and provide subtly unique twist to your banister.

14 Get the look
wayfair.com

Needle Pine Glittery Garland, $56

15 Place small matching trees on the sides of the stairs
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Whether you’re decorating your outdoor or indoor staircase, small matching trees are both fun and inviting.

16 Get the look
Amazon
amazon.com

4-Foot Entrance Tree, $74

17 Incorporate a bold ribbon into your garland
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Personalize your garland by wrapping your favorite festive ribbon within it.

18 Get the look
Amazon
amazon.com

Peppermint Stripe Wired Ribbon, $17

19 No Mantel? Hang Stockings from the stairs
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If you don't have a mantel, the stairs are a great alternative to hang stockings from. These personalized stockings will get your family excited for Christmas, while adding a chic holiday accent to your staircase.

20 Get the look
Walmart
walmart.com

Personalized Linen Snowflake Christmas Stocking, $17

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