No fireplace, no problem! See our favorite fresh ways to hang stockings without a mantel, and get inspired to try a new way to deck the walls, furniture, or even a piano for the holidays.
9 Creative Places to Hang Christmas Stockings If You Don’t Have a Fireplace
On a China Cabinet or Hutch
We love this clever and refined look. Add some extra greenery nearby to spread the spirit of the season all throughout your space.
On the Piano
If you’re lucky enough to have a musician in the family, deck their instrument with stockings and top it off with seasonal décor to create a charming holiday vignette.
See more of this look at Cherished Bliss.
On the Staircase
Step up the Christmas vibes by hanging stockings from the handrail of your staircase. Add garland and lights to make your stairwell extra-spirited.
On the Wall
We love the simplicity and organic feel of this repurposed branch. This easy DIY project uses minimal supplies to create an understated, natural look.
See the tutorial at The Merrythought.
On a Sideboard or Buffet
A few stocking hangers transform an everyday furniture piece into an impromptu mantel. Surround it with seasonal décor for a cozy and casual vibe.
On a Handmade Post
This clever DIY build is a smart solution for large families. Add as many hooks as you need to ensure everyone has a spot for their stocking.
See the tutorial at Dukes & Duchesses.
On a Coat Rack or Hall Tree
Make use of hooks you already have to display your stockings. These classic pieces can easily work double-duty during the holidays – just make sure there’s room for coats, too.
From a Curtain Rod
All you need is a little ribbon to put stockings on display. Hang them with your drapes in front of your windows or install a new curtain rod anywhere you like in your space.
See more of this look at Rain on a Tin Roof.
On the Bed
We love this idea for a kids room – and it’s even better if you can sneak in and hang them on Christmas Eve for a special surprise in the morning.
Now you’re ready to spread the spirit of the season all through the house. Take a break from tradition, and try a few of these stocking hanging ideas in your holiday home.