Why haven't I thought of this? Style your stairway with beautifully decorated garland at the base around the spindles instead of the normal railing dressing. The result is stunning and you can actually hold onto the railing while on the stairs.
Simple Ways to Decorate for Christmas: Glam up a chandelier by hanging pretty ornaments from the arms. Red-satin ribbons and clear decorations have a rich, traditional feel. Try raffia and country ornaments for a casual setting.
Get a branch tall enough to be potted on the floor next to the table that extends over the table. Add branches if needed. spray a color/silver/gold and cover with white lights and xmas balls. Get me an axe. I need a branch!