Our Gold Christmas Staircase

Hi everyone!  I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoyed the long weekend.  I spent the better part of Friday and Saturday decorating our home for Christmas and it’s feeling quite festive here.  I went with a metallic gold and silver color scheme, which I’ve never done before, and I really like it.  Today, I’m sharing how our staircase turned out.

If you follow me on Twitter, you know that on Saturday night I about gave up on these stairs in the middle of it because I thought it was looking terrible.  But, I got some words of encouragement from Courtney (Courtney Out Loud) that were much appreciated.  I’m glad I stuck with it!

 I used garland from WalMart (the same garland I used last year) and then added the string of gold beads from Hobby Lobby.  

The gold bells were also found at Hobby Lobby.  

I added decorative snowflakes and star ornaments that my mom gave me.  The pine cones provide a natural element. 

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And now the tree is up where the chair and table were:)  If you’d like to look at last year’s stairs, you can go HERE.


Thank you to everyone who entered the RoRo’s CinnARolls giveaway.  The WINNER is:
And don’t forget to link up your holiday craft with Cassie (Hi Sugarplum) tomorrow:)


  1. November 28, 2011 / 6:01 am

    Gorgeous! You've convinced me… our next home must have stairs if only for the holiday decorating!

  2. November 28, 2011 / 9:36 am

    Sweet decor. I love the star ornaments. My only problem with stairs are that they're awesome to decorate but a pain to climb 🙂

  3. November 28, 2011 / 10:20 am

    amazing. no hot mess anywhere. pure bliss. enjoy each and every time you use that beautiful staircase.
    ho ho ho

  4. November 28, 2011 / 11:38 am

    Looks great! So gorgeous and classic, I love it. Your staircase is stunning as well – I love a beautiful Christmas staircase, and yours is no exception!

  5. natasha {schue love}
    November 28, 2011 / 5:38 am

    Oh I think it looks GREAT!!! So festive and what a statement on your stairs! What I would give to have a staircase like that! 🙂

  6. November 28, 2011 / 11:39 am

    So glad you kept going because they look just incredible! I love the addition of pine cones and the beads. Such great different elements and texture.

  7. Michaela
    November 28, 2011 / 5:42 am

    That is definitely my dream staircase! I love the gold…we're doing lots of metallics this year, too!

  8. November 28, 2011 / 12:12 pm

    You have one serious staircase to decorate!! I put garland up this weekend too…..it's a much bigger job than one might think! Here is mine http://www.limefreckle.blogspot.com

    I think yours look fantastic, lovely touches, love the big bells!

  9. November 28, 2011 / 12:44 pm

    That looks beautiful!!! What a masterpiece!

  10. November 28, 2011 / 12:55 pm

    It looks wonderful. 🙂 I love the new color scheme. I used those beads in red last year, and they do add a nice touch. 🙂 I'm still trying to get my house straight before I decorate. Now, that's a hot mess!

  11. November 28, 2011 / 1:56 pm

    It looks beautiful and makes such a statement when you walk in the front door I'm sure!

  12. Emilie
    November 28, 2011 / 2:09 pm

    I love it! It looks so beautiful. Great job!

  13. November 28, 2011 / 2:56 pm

    It looks stunning!! So grand and beautiful! I can't wait to see your tree with it now. That's such a perfect spot for your tree. Love it!

  14. November 28, 2011 / 3:29 pm

    It looks GREAT! I am glad I could be give you some words of encouragement!

  15. Chic Coastal Living
    November 28, 2011 / 11:40 am

    Your staircase looks awesome! Love the gold!

  16. Carmel @ Our Fifth House
    November 28, 2011 / 1:54 pm

    It looks beautiful. Glad you stuck with it!

  17. Amanda
    November 28, 2011 / 2:41 pm

    yay!! it looks awesome! you have some MAJOR stairs to decorate too! thats a lotta garland. Im doing the whole gold & silver theme too- isnt so festive and chic?

  18. Fashion Meets Food
    November 28, 2011 / 2:51 pm

    Wow! Your staircase is absolutely stunning! I just discovered your blog and I am now your newest follower. xo

  19. November 28, 2011 / 9:53 pm

    Hello from Spain! i liked a lot the stair last year but definitly i prefer the gold ones!
    best wishes

  20. karlee
    November 28, 2011 / 4:40 pm

    staircase looks great! Its not too much…just enough.

  21. November 28, 2011 / 10:59 pm

    I think you did such a good job! The gold beads are my favorite- they keep it from looking cliche by adding such a dash of fun. And i think the bells are done really tastefully. It looks really great!

  22. Allison
    November 28, 2011 / 5:54 pm

    It's beautiful, Megan! It's elegant! I picture you coming down that staircase in your glamorous dress heading out for a holiday party.

  23. Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!}
    November 28, 2011 / 6:01 pm

    That looks so great — and I'm tired just imaging how much work it must have been! But what a treat to see every time you walk through the door!!! Is it bad that I was busy squinting at the photos in the background…trying to get a peek at your wedding? 😉 You and I are nothing if not super observant of pics! 🙂

  24. Michelle @ Ten June
    November 28, 2011 / 6:34 pm

    So beautiful, Megan!! I love the color scheme and your attention to detail with the small ornaments, beads, etc. You really did a great job this year, although I loved last year's staircase too! Can't wait to see the tree next week! : )

  25. Ashley @ The Hillside Home
    November 28, 2011 / 6:50 pm

    megan, it looks so great! fyi for your readers, i found some great deals on decor at target yesterday. they had sparkly snowflakes like the ones your mom gave you in packs of 4 for… wait for it… $1.
    good catching up with your blog, friend. 🙂
    happy holiday season. xo

  26. Andrea
    November 28, 2011 / 7:17 pm

    looks awesome! love the gold, and your stairs are amazing!

  27. November 29, 2011 / 3:44 am

    So beautiful!! All of your hard work was totally with it! I love all of the details! Great job.

  28. Traci
    November 29, 2011 / 2:02 am

    Very pretty! I have some bells like yours that the hubs got at Lowe's. I put them on my big wreath on my gate outside. Looking forward to seeing your tree.

  29. November 29, 2011 / 5:26 pm

    I love your staircase! This makes me want to build a staircase somewhere in my house just so I can decorate it for christmas. Awesome!

  30. November 30, 2011 / 2:29 am

    Yay!!! I'm so excited that I won!!! First time for everything, I guess. Thanks for the opportunity. Your stairs look lovely, btw!!!

  31. Dream Mom
    November 30, 2011 / 9:12 pm

    I think it turned out really pretty. I've always loved the gold at Christmas.

    I did something similar many years ago in my home; I had a maple railing and did garland with a gold sheer wire ribbon (gives it some substance)-the gold organza ribbon had gold and silver threads in it. I used white lights on the garland and then hung crystal and glass ornaments (some were clear and some had gold or silver on them, mostly gold)on the garland. The gold looked amazing with the maple staircase. They shimmered and caught the light and it was truly breathtaking.

  32. BeckyJo606
    November 30, 2011 / 11:47 pm

    I loooove your staircase. We are a few years away from building and this is at the top of my MUST list! 🙂 It looks fantastic!

  33. December 4, 2011 / 6:39 am

    beautiful job! I never would have known it was a 'mess' in the middle of it. Same thing happens to me ALL the time!

  34. December 12, 2011 / 11:34 am

    That is an amazing idea. And while I know this is just for a Christmas idea you could also do it for a bit of romance. Maybe put some loving message to your partner going up the stairs to the bedroom.

  35. December 26, 2011 / 2:22 pm

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