Need a few last minute ideas to get your house holiday ready? We recently styled our staircase in three different holiday styles for HGTV: classic, modern farmhouse and white winter. Check them all out and get all of the details here!
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
So, which style is your favorite?
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Happy decorating everyone!