Holiday Decor: 1 Staircase Done 3 Ways

See how we decorated one staircase in three different styles: modern farmhouse, classic and white winter. Pick your favorite.

Photo By: Rennai Hoefer

Photo By: Rennai Hoefer

Photo By: Rennai Hoefer

Photo By: Rennai Hoefer

Photo By: Rennai Hoefer

Photo By: Rennai Hoefer

Photo By: Rennai Hoefer

Photo By: Rennai Hoefer

Photo By: Rennai Hoefer

Photo By: Rennai Hoefer

Photo By: Rennai Hoefer

Photo By: Rennai Hoefer

Photo By: Rennai Hoefer

Photo By: Rennai Hoefer

Photo By: Rennai Hoefer

Photo By: Rennai Hoefer

Photo By: Rennai Hoefer

Photo By: Rennai Hoefer

Classic Christmas: Natural Greens

As we all know, red and green are the most closely associated colors used for Christmas. For a classic Christmas theme, focus on using red in the decor and bring in green with the garland, wreath and tree. This helps keep the design visually pleasing and not too overwhelming.

Classic Christmas: Candy Cane Stripes

Stockings are a holiday must-have, and these red and white striped ones add just the right touch to a classic Christmas scene. Anyone else thinking about candy canes?

Classic Christmas: Soft Textures

Pillows are a fantastic way to add holiday flair. Keep in mind that using various textures will add to the visual appeal of your setup. For example, this cable knit pillow pairs nicely with a cotton pillow featuring a patterned design.

Classic Christmas: Wreath

What’s Christmas without a wreath? Wreaths are great for filling in blank wall space. Keep in mind the other greenery like the garland you are using when choosing a wreath. If both are pine or greenery, they don’t have to match perfectly (though they can) but should be similar in look. Or look for a wreath made of other materials like wood, branches or felt.

Classic Christmas: Packages and Bows

Add a few wrapped gifts to really add a festive feel. Be sure to keep your theme in mind when choosing wrapping paper. Add coordinating embellishments, like these red berries, that tie in with other aspects of the decor.

Classic Christmas: Buffalo Plaid

For classic Christmas, there are many beautiful patterns that work well for gift wrapping. Red and black buffalo check, dark plaids, and solid red, white and kraft paper are all good choices. You can mix various sizes of similar patterns to create a cohesive look.

Farmhouse Christmas: Simply Elegant

Farmhouse style is everywhere these days. Likely because of how welcoming, comfortable and cozy it is. If your house is already this style, it’s really easy to carry it through to your holiday decor.

Farmhouse Christmas: Garland

Keep your garland simple. Choose a basic pine needle garland with natural pinecones. Fur stockings and burlap bows add the perfect farmhouse textures to the staircase.

Farmhouse Christmas: Black and White

Farmhouse is all about natural colors, along with black and white. For a gray or tan chair, add a black and white blanket and pillows. Black and white buffalo check is a favorite, and a great pillow style to start with. Add a charming printed typography pillow to continue the farmhouse style.

Farmhouse Christmas: Wreath

Remember those cute burlap bows and pinecones on the staircase? Add them to a simple wreath to tie it in with the staircase garland.

Farmhouse Christmas: Gift Boxes

Add a few gifts to the scene to add to the holiday feel. Wrap in paper that coordinates with the black, white and natural colors of the staircase decor. A mix of black and white patterns adds visual interest, just be sure to vary the size of the patterns.

Farmhouse Christmas: Top It Off With Nature

The perfect farmhouse gift embellishments? Why pinecones and jute twine of course. The natural texture warms up the graphic wrapping paper and adds a touch of charm.

Winter Wonderland: Sophisticated Glam

A winter wonderland theme is perfect for those who like to keep their holiday decor and color palette simple, light and bright. Mix white with more white and then add a bit of silver, gray and green and you’ll have a gorgeous staircase for the season.

Winter Wonderland: Garland

Snow frosted garland is the perfect way to bring winter wonderland style to your staircase. Textured white stockings, like these fluffy fur ones, are a terrific way to tie into the theme.

Winter Wonderland: Say It With Sparkles

Textured pillows, like these metallic and fur ones add interest, especially with a monotone color palette. The chunky knitted blanket adds another layer of texture to the setting and invites you to take a seat and get cozy.

Winter Wonderland: Wreath

A snow-frosted wreath ties in nicely with the snow-frosted garland and helps fill space on the wall. Use a temporary hook to hang, so the wall doesn’t get damaged.

Winter Wonderland: Snow-Inspired Wrappings

When wrapping gifts, for a winter wonderland feel, find a variety of white and silver wrapping paper. Mix patterns and add embellishments for a special touch.

Winter Wonderland: Top It With Elegance

Think out of the box for embellishments, like this cute snowball ornament turned into a gift topper. Use a variety of luxe ribbon in various textures to create an interesting mix of gifts.

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