Style Your Stairs for the Holiday Season

stairs decorated for ChristmasDecember is drawing near and as the weather grows cooler and we begin bundling up in sweaters and scarves, we love the idea of making your home a cozy and festive retreat from the blustery weather outside.

With relatives coming to visit from out of town and friends stopping by for holiday get-togethers, make your home welcoming with accents of red, green and gold.

While many families stick to decorating the first floor of their home for Christmas, we recommend winding decorations up the stairs as well for an added touch of style.

A focal point of your home, decorating your staircase adds new heights to your interior design style and will make for a beautiful scene as your family heads down to the tree on Christmas morning.


For homes that don’t have a fireplace, the banister is the perfect place to hang your stockings. Tied on with bold red bows and paired with ornamental greenery, your stuffed stockings are sure to put a smile on your children’s faces on Christmas day.

  • We recommend placing the adults’ stockings toward the top of the staircase and the kids’ towards the bottom to ensure everyone will be able to reach inside theirs easily to see what Santa left!

Greeting Cards

One of the best parts of the holiday season is the sharing of greeting cards with family and friends. Pictures of your nieces and nephews in the snow alongside traditional cards decorated with images of Christmas trees and St. Nicholas make for a beautiful and heartfelt display.

  • We recommend hanging a strand of ribbon down your banister and keeping decorative clothespins on hand to hang cards as they arrive in the mail.
  • Add some sparkle to the display with a glittery length of garland or greenery wrapped in Christmas lights.

Regardless of your decorating style for the Christmas season, there are many beautiful ways to make your staircase a part of your holiday décor. Choose colors and textured that match that of the rest of your home or make your stairs pop with bright lights.

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Acadia Stairs designs and builds staircases to help improve the functionality and aesthetics of your home. Regardless of your needs, we will work directly with you to create the perfect staircase for your style. To learn more about our services, contact us online or call us today.