Tie bundles of bare tree and winterberry branches to the spindles in your staircase for an autumnal look. After Thanksgiving, tie pine boughs to the branches with pretty velvet ribbon, and wire Christmas ornaments around the velvet ribbon for extra color.
For each pinecone cut an 8-inch length of metallic ribbon (ours is 1/8 inch wide). Fold the ribbon in half to mark the middle, then press a thumbtack through the center and into the base of the pinecone. Hide the tack by hot-gluing a bunch of berries around it. Tie the loose ends of the ribbons into a knot, and suspend the cones beneath the banister rail using artist tape.