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The holiday season is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start planning your holiday decorations on your custom staircase from S&A Stairs. Your staircase may be the centrepiece of your home and could be the first thing your guests see when they arrive, but even if it’s not, we always recommend decorating your staircase for Christmas.

Most homeowners only decorate the first floor for the holidays, but going a little further and decorating your staircase can add elegance and sophistication to your holiday decorations. Here are some simple ways that you can decorate your staircase this holiday season.

Use Your Treads.

While you should always be mindful of clutter on your stairs, your treads can be the perfect surface for lining small decorations up your staircase. Miniature Christmas trees, nutcrackers, and other festive decorations can be placed on either side of your treads, adding symmetry to your holiday decorations.

Decorating your stairs creates a warm and inviting feeling for the holidays, and while you may not decorate your second floor, decorating your stairs adds depth to your overall holiday decor.


Handrails are the perfect place to wind garland this holiday season. Be sure to leave enough room to securely grab on to the handrail as you’re going up and down the staircase. The posts at the top and the bottom of your stairs are excellent foundations for your staircase decorations. Spruce up your garland with ornaments and ribbon for even more fun.

Balustrade Decorations.

Similar to handrail decorations, your balustrades give you the perfect foundation for even more decorations throughout your staircase. Ribbons, tinsel, and garland are all ideal for balustrade decorations. Adding lighting to your balustrades can fill your space with beautiful mood lighting.


Lighting is one of the best ways to add holiday cheer to your decorations. Whether it’s a simple strand of lights or a new lighting installation over your staircase, there’s plenty you can do with light to spruce up your decorations. Use lights throughout your garland that’s wrapped around your handrail, or pair lights with ribbons for a unique look. You can also use electronic candles to line the stairs leading up to your second floor for an even more creative and festive look.


Staircases are the perfect place to display stunning holiday wreaths. Place a large elaborate wreath at the base of your stairs on the post, or line your handrail and balustrades with small wreaths with lights and ornaments. Match your indoor wreaths with wreaths you may use outdoors to create one beautiful look for your entire home.


Don’t have a fireplace? Your staircase is the perfect place to line your stockings. Not only do the stockings add fun decorations to your staircase, but the staircase is a practical place to keep your stockings throughout the holidays. The handrail or balustrades will provide more than enough support to hold your entire family’s stockings, and choosing the stairs for your stockings is something unique that not many others do.

S&A Stairs.

As you can see, there are tons of ways that you can decorate your beautiful custom staircase this festive season. Whether you want something simple or you want something elaborate, holiday decorations will help make your stunning new staircase even more spectacular than it already is.

No matter what you need, the design team at S&A Stairs can help. We’ve been designing and installing stunning residential and commercial staircases in the Melbourne area for decades, and we know we can exceed your expectations for your next project. For more information on what we can do for you, contact us today.