The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to spread the festive cheer than by transforming your staircase and railings into enchanting displays of holiday magic? At AR2 Design Studios, we believe that every element of your home should reflect your unique style, especially during this joyful time of the year.
Today, we’ll explore creative and one-of-a-kind ways to decorate staircases and railings, turning them into the perfect canvas for holiday magic.
- Garlands Galore: Start by draping lush garlands along your staircase, creating a warm and welcoming entryway. Consider using a variety of garlands, from traditional evergreen to frosted branches or even playful tinsel. Secure them along the banister with easy to remove zip ties or let them gracefully cascade down the stairs for a stunning effect. Be wary of natural garlands and if they will leave any pitch on your surfaces!
- Twinkle and Shine with Lights: Add a touch of magic with twinkling lights. “Fairy lights” are delicate and don’t put off heat. Weave them through the garlands or wrap them around the railings for a soft, luminous glow. Opt for warm white lights for a classic look or choose colored lights for a more playful atmosphere—the kids will certainly prefer this option. The gentle illumination will create a cozy ambiance that complements the holiday spirit.
- Ornamental Elegance: Hang festive ornaments from the staircase or railing to add a touch of elegance. Choose ornaments that match your overall theme or mix and match for a vibrant and eclectic look. You can even create personalized ornaments that reflect your family’s unique style and traditions.
- Seasonal Greenery: Integrate seasonal greenery into your staircase design for a fresh and natural feel. Incorporate pinecones, holly, or even poinsettias into the garlands or tuck them into the banister for an extra dose of holiday charm. This not only looks beautiful but also brings a touch of the outdoors inside. If you have small children or pets, skip this tip as some of the festive greenery this time of year can be poisonous when ingested.
- Bows and Ribbons: Weave these through just like you would do with lights. Add a big bow at the bottom or at regular intervals from top to bottom. This will provide a pop of color and a different texture to the overall design.
- Decals/Stickers: If you have glass railings, all of the above suggestions will work in your home, but you have one special bonus area to make your stairway even more festive—temporary decal stickers! From simple snowflakes to full holiday scenes, the possibilities are endless!
This holiday season, let your staircase and railings become the focal point of your home’s festive decor. And if anything is lacking, make note of it and contact us with your problem areas and ideas for a brand-new staircase and railing system that works with the flow and décor of your home.
Make it Yours
Whether you prefer intricate metalwork or a sleek, modern design, our custom railings can enhance the overall aesthetic of your holiday decor. With AR2 Designs, you can elevate your home’s ambiance and create lasting memories for you and your loved ones. Embrace the spirit of the season by turning your staircase into a breathtaking display of holiday magic. Contact us today to discuss your custom stairway and railing needs.