If You Only Decorate One Spot In Your House for Christmas It Should Be This
For all of the Christmas impact with none of the time-consuming decorating, add an understated touch to your entryway. Greet your guests with greenery by adding a lush garland to your bannister. It is elegant and simple, a touch that is perfect for busy households (or for houses in which too much holiday red clashes with the decor). Make a garland yourself by using the leftover branches from your Christmas tree, or ask the Christmas tree farm for extra evergreen branches. Tied together, they add a festive touch to any bannister. Finish things off with a bowl of ornaments that match your color scheme.
Put a Southern spin on your stairway garland with the addition of a cluster of magnolia leaves—green, brown, gold, and clustered with a beautiful, cascading silk ribbon. It will add personality to any garland, plus you can customize the dried magnolia leaves with metallic paint in gold or silver hues.
Wreaths with Wow
For classic holiday decor, hang Christmas wreaths throughout your foyer. A lush wreath hung by the door welcomes guests, and a series of smaller wreaths tied with ornaments and cheery red-and-white ribbon line the stairs.
Brighten up your stairs with illuminated holiday flair. Take a thick garland and string sparkling lights through the length of it. Hung on the stair railing, it continues the festivity of the Christmas tree throughout the house and even into the second floor. Hang oversize ornaments tied with contrasting ribbon to the garland for even more sparkle.
Create a vision of effortless holiday cheer with a long, pretty garland. It will play beautifully with a foyer of warm whites and woods. Plus, woven through the slats of the stair railing, this low-key garland gives off an easy vibe. It’s festive, but it doesn’t try too hard, and it’s one of the quickest decoration installations you’ll ever enjoy.
If your stairway is begging for decorations, go over-the-top with layers upon layers of verdant greenery. This thick garland incorporates cascading branches, plus a strand of magnolia leaves nestled within the greenery. Gather up the garland at the landings for visual interest, or create decorative rosettes with additional magnolia leaves and pinecones.
Add elegant touches of red to your home with a simple table runner and red candles in your best silver candlesticks. Perfect for a holiday dinner party, these understated touches rely on the vibrancy of the red pieces, plus the addition of evergreen accents—a pine garland with magnolia leaves on the stairs, plus additional deep evergreen on the appetizers table.
This home incorporates a beautiful garland on the stairs but trades the typical red-and-green palette for green and bronze tones. A gorgeous, burnished ribbon is tied at the landing and contrasts beautifully with the deep green garland. Instead of dramatic decoration at they foyer, this home draws the eye inward, emphasizing a glittering gold wreath hung in the living room window at the back of the house.