Published On:
November 3, 2022

Get Your Home Holiday-Ready with These Helpful Tips


The holidays are just around the corner, which means festive cheer, visitors, food and celebrations! Which also means it's time to start thinking about making your home festive. If you're not sure where to start, don't worry – we've got you covered.

When you see decorations starting to pop up in malls and other public spaces, it’s time to get your own home holiday ready! In this post, we'll share some tips on how to decorate your home for the holidays. But don't worry, you don't have to break the bank or spend hours on end cleaning and decorating. We'll cover everything from choosing the right colors to creating a festive atmosphere. So whether you're looking to add a few simple touches or go all-out with a winter wonderland theme, we've got you covered. These simple tips will help you achieve a festive and welcoming look in no time.

So read on, and get ready to get your home holiday-ready!

Get Rid of the Clutter

If your home looks like this, you may want to get rid of some clutter before decorating!

We tend to accumulate a lot of clutter over a year. Preparing for the holidays is the perfect time to start clearing out the clutter!

Start by taking everything off the shelves and drawers and giving them a good clean. Get rid of anything you don't need or use anymore, and organize the rest into categories.

Next, it's time to tackle the closet. Take everything out and donate any clothes or accessories that you haven't worn in the past year.

Do you have lots of little random items lying around? Pick them up and decide if they’re worth keeping or tossing. If keeping them, try to keep them out of sight in a drawer or cupboard. This helps you to find it in the future but still keeps your home visually free of clutter. 

 Be brutal in your selection—you don't want any holiday stress this year!

Start With a Deep Clean

A dirty home is not very inviting, now matter how well decorated it is! After a whole year, most of our homes are looking a little worse for the wear, so the starting point should always be a deep clean. Tackle each room one at a time, and be sure to get into all the nooks and crannies.

Some rarely cleaned areas that could benefit from a yearly once-over includes under the sink, the inside of cupboards, high shelves, window glass and grills, and behind appliances.

If you feel overwhelmed by your home, don’t worry. Our professional cleaning crew is on hand to assist you. If your house just needs a touch up, regular housekeeping may be sufficient, or choose deep cleaning for a dedicated team to clean up every single cupboard, shelf, ceiling fan and window grille.

Bring in Some Holiday Cheer With Festive Decor

Finally, it's time to decorate! But before you start buying all sorts of ornaments and tinsel, take a look at your space and figure out what will work best. Think about what type of look you want to go for this year. Are you aiming for cozy and festive, or sleek and modern? Think of what style speaks to you the most and perhaps surf online for some inspiration. 

Once you have an idea, start collecting decorations that fit that style. Try to stick to a color scheme or theme, and raid your own cupboards and storeroom to find and use things you already have to decorate. This will save you money and create a look that is uniquely your own.

Start by bringing in some holiday cheer with festive decor. Deck the halls with boughs of holly, hang wreaths on your door, and fill your home with cheerful Christmas lights.

Then, add some cozy touches to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Set out a holiday rug and add some extra holiday cushions.

And finally, don't forget the most important part: the tree! Pick out a beautiful Christmas tree and deck it out in festive ornaments and tinsel. Try to find a spot where it will be visible from multiple angles, so that everyone can enjoy it. Merry Christmas!

Make Your Home Welcoming and Comfortable for Guests

One of the most important things to keep in mind is that your home should be warm and welcoming for guests. For example, place a bowl of season-appropriate tidbits at the entrance or on the coffee table within easy reach. Another simple way is to place scented soaps or handwash in the guest toilet and hang fresh face and hand towels. 

Fresh flowers are another simple way to spruce up your home! Make them the centrepiece to draw attention to their beauty and fragrance.

Of course, it's up to you how much or how little you want to do. The most important thing is that your home feels like a cozy haven for you and your loved ones this holiday season.

Add Some Personal Touches to Give Your Holiday Decor a Unique Flair

When it comes to holiday decor, it's all about adding those personal touches that make your home feel unique and special. So get creative incorporating personal items into the decor! 

Do you have a treasured family portrait? Perhaps some snowflakes or lights around the frame can add a magic touch. Love cats? Add some cat themed decor around the house. Feel free to incorporate items important to you, your culture and your family. 

A custom wreath can add a personal touch!

Finish Up With a Few Final Touches

Now that you've got the main areas of your home decorated, it's time for the finishing touches! A few festive touches can really make your home feel like the holidays.

If you have special cutlery or dinnerware, what better time to bring them out than now? Entertain your guests in style and add an extra dash of fanciness.

Another easy way to add some extra holiday cheer is with a wreath on your front door. You can either make one yourself or buy one from a store. Another option is to add some garland or tinsel around your doorframe. Simple fairy lights also bring on the festive cheer easily. 

The best time to bring out the fancy glasses, dishes and more!


It's not too late to get your home holiday-ready! Follow these simple tips and you'll be done in no time.

1. Start by decluttering. Get rid of any unnecessary items that are taking up space and making your home feel cluttered.

2. Deep clean your home. Dust, polish, and vacuum everything so your home looks neat and tidy.

3. Set the mood with festive decorations. Hang up some lights, put up a Christmas tree, and deck out your house in seasonal decor.

4. Make your guests feel welcome with fresh flowers, a tidy kitchen, and comfortable seating.

5. Keep things neat and tidy throughout the holiday season by doing a little bit of cleaning each day. That way, you won't be overwhelmed on Christmas morning.

If you do feel overwhelmed at any point in time, don’t worry. We’ve all been there! That’s when professionals from Nimbus Homescan really help. With our professional home cleaning services, we can help you with after party cleaning up, packing and cleaning out your closets, and more. 

Follow these simple tips and you'll have a beautifully decorated home in no time!