Sometimes, the most noticeable part of the home is forgotten in the midst of other Christmas decorating ventures like deciding on the upholstery and painting the walls. Take the banisters for example. We see them every day, and so do the guests, but rarely do we pay any attention to them or even give them a proper upkeep. But we won’t neglect the banisters. Yes, they can be a bit tricky to decorate, but you don’t have to fret anymore as we have compiled 40 brilliant ideas to help you decorate your banister.
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Show-off some colorful and eye-catching ornaments by threading them with string or ribbon and tying them along the banister.
Hang Some Gift Pouches:
Children are going to love this idea. It’s fairly simple too. You just have to hang a few gift pouches and place a Toblerone and a few candy canes in each.
This blogger has used burlap and blue ribbon and black lace for adorning her banister.
Hang A Wreath:
Hanging just a single wreath from the banister can do wonders to your décor.
Fresh greenery entwined with pheasant feathers, pine cones and green ribbon adorn the banister of this stairway. You can find the festive red with accents on the center table.
This banister is dressed up beautifully with magnolia and pine garland. I loved the cluster of silver ornaments and the ribbon trim woven throughout the garland.
Rope with stockings on the banister. Now that’s what we call creativity!
In this idea, the blogger has mixed greens with crisp white snowflake ornaments.
Sleigh bells will make an excellent addition to your banister. The burlap ribbon is also a welcome addition.
This idea can never get old. It looks elegant, sophisticated and will never go out of fashion. And the neutral colors are complementing the look well.
Evergreen garland tied with yellow ribbons drape the banister in this entryway.
This banister of this classic English house is decorated with a garland made of leaves, lemon, and red ribbons.
These bright red stockings hung from the banister are creating an eye-catching display.
Fresh green garlands are draped on the staircase banister along with checkered ribbons to give a dramatic and festive entrance.
We loved the shades of gray on the stairs. And the colorful stockings hung from the banister are giving a whimsical look to the décor.
These cute looking pouch pal stockings are an excellent alternative to traditional stockings. It will look great dressed up on the stairway leading to the children’s room. Do not forget to fill these stockings with treats for the little one.
This banister decoration idea is the definition of minimalist. It is wrapped around with an evergreen wreath with a few metallic ornaments here and there.
This decorating style is bright, clean and simple. We loved the combination of greenery and metallic sparkle. And the clustered ornaments and simply stunning.
If you liked our rope idea even a wee bit, then you can consider going for this idea too. The rope is looking stunning against the black railings.
Group some Christmas ornaments together using a ribbon for creating a significant impact on the banister. They’ll look charming when used together.
Twinkling string lights are woven throughout the garland on the banister. The decoration is made prettier by displaying some stockings.
If you want to bring the feel of spring this Christmas, then you can go for this idea. The garland with entwined with lovely flowers and pine cones.
Here’s another example of cluster ornaments for you. It’s a perfect idea if you want a muted décor for the banister.
More than the banister, we loved the overall décor here. Even you can decorate your banister with a similar eucalyptus garland and top it with some silver stars, balls or anything you like.
If you want to recreate a similar look, then make sure your entrance is clean and clear of all the clutter. Keep the doormat a bit festive too.
Here’s a twist on the traditional Christmas advent calendar. Tiny, rust buckets are tied to the ribbon and are hung from the banisters. You can even put treats for children in the buckets.
Create a heavenly by wrapping the banister with lights entwined with tulle, feather trim or garland.
Thick garland is spiraling down the banister along with the amaryllis flower will give a warm welcome to your guests.
We loved the addition of white rose with the greens and burlap. The idea will look fantastic against the wooden banisters.
Hang a few bunches of dried hydrangeas at regular intervals for dressing up the staircase. You can even add the ribbons to give a final change.
Give A Personal Touch:
Forget the chocolate filled calendars. If you want to spoil your children, then line the stairway with mugs filled with macaroons.
Purchased an oversized ribbon from the market and attach to the banister.
John R. Roberts has taken banister decoration to the whole new level here. He has attached limes and cranberries to a 3-inch foam ball using floral picks.
Decorate your banister with some festive pinwheels attached to the staircase with pine branches. It’s creating an unexpected combination of form and color.
The banister here is decorated tastefully with paper streamers. Even confetti are strewn around it.
Pomanders are a traditional treat with its history going back to the medieval times. So if you want to give a pleasant tone to your holiday décor then decorate the banister with it. It will give enough color for the display.
Elegant two-toned ribbon ties together the home’s silver-and-gold holiday motif.
To give a rustic look to your house, decorate the banister with white and black buffalo plaid ribbon against red berries and greenery.
This balustrade is decorated with green garland wrapped around with Happy Holidays ribbon. And not to mention, the metallic ornaments.
If you want to give an airy and cheerful look to your house, then string white and red paper bells with the fishing line.