It’s that time of year again where we decorate the house with a boughs of garland, Christmas stockings, and lights. Traditionally, people will hang their Christmas stockings on the mantle over their fireplace. Sometimes that isn’t the case if you own a home in the city. Many homes in Philadelphia do not have fireplaces or mantles, so where do you hang your Christmas stockings?
To help you make your home the Christmas wonderland you’ve always dreamed of, we’ve put together some clever places to hang your stockings if you don’t have a mantle.
Wall-Mounted Coat Rack
Create an imitation mantle by hanging a wall-mounted coat rack to hang your Christmas stockings from. There are plenty different types of designs, so you can find one that matches the rest of your decorations. Add some Christmas flair to it by draping garland, adding some glitter, or string lights to it.
The best thing about hanging your Christmas stockings on a coat rack is that you can use it throughout the year.
Decorative Wooden Ladder
If you don’t like hanging things up on your wall permanently or are renting a home, then you can use a decorative wooden ladder to hang your Christmas stockings from. This will match perfectly if you are going for a country Christmas theme. Just like the coat rack, you can add some garland and other decorations to your liking.
Don’t forget to leave out some milk and cookies for Santa on one of the steps!
Another option is to hang your Christmas stockings from the railing of your staircase. This is ideal if you are decorating on a budget and don’t want to buy something to hang your stockings from. Add some string lights or large bows to give your railing the ultimate Christmas makeover.
Hang Up Your Christmas Stockings
Just because you don’t have a fireplace or a mantle, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t hang up your stockings! Try one of these three simple ideas to decorate your home for Christmas and enjoy the holidays with your loved ones.