The holiday season is upon us, and along with it comes all the hustle and bustle that comes with decorating your home for the winter holidays. Make your holiday decorating easier on yourself by following these five tips for holiday home decorating. After reading this Cardinal Cleaning blog, you’ll have some simple ideas to use to get your home ready for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Years’ and any other winter holidays you celebrate!

1) Incorporate lights!

One of the best ways to get into the holiday spirit is to string up some lights. Indoor and outdoor lights can help set the tone for your home and make it feel extra bright and merry. You can go classic with white lights, or get festive with colored lights. String them around a wreath on your front door, or wrap them around the banister for a stunning display in the foyer. If you have an unused fireplace mantel (like we do!), hang some greenery or stockings from it along with lots of twinkling lights!

2) Add greenery to your holiday decorating.

One of the easiest ways to get into the holiday spirit is to add some greenery to your home. You can buy a Christmas tree, of course, but there are other options as well. Poinsettias are a festive and inexpensive option, and you can find them in red, white, or pink. Or, for a more unique look, try a small evergreen tree or some holly branches.

Additionally, pinecones, wooden branches, and such can really help bring the outside, inside. You can collect, spray paint, and decorate as you prefer.

You can also add any plants that are considered auspicious in your culture!

3) Find unique centerpieces!

One way to really make your holiday decor stand out is to get creative with your centerpieces. Instead of just using traditional candles or poinsettias, try something unique. You can get crafty and make your own centerpieces using items you already have around the house. Try mason jars, tea lights, berries, snowflakes, and so on. Get creative and have fun!

Or, you can look in thrift shops and local antique stores for more unique finds. Maybe you will find a vintage nativity scene, rustic menorah, or something else that ties all your holiday decor together. There are typically great seasonal collections at most local shops as such, since people are quick to throw out old decorations they no longer use. But these items are bound to be found and can still be treasured if you style them in your home properly!

4) Switch out pillows, blankets, and even kitchenware.

One of the easiest ways to change up your home’s look for the holidays is by switching out some of your regular household items with festive ones. This can be as simple as swapping out your everyday couch pillows for some holiday-themed ones or exchanging your kitchen towels for some that have a holiday pattern. You can also go all out and get a whole new set of dishes and glasses that are only used during the holidays. This is a great way to make your home feel more festive without spending a lot of money. Switching out just one thing, like a throw blanket, in an area of your house can instantly update the entire space.

5) Create Edible Decorations!

One of the best things about the winter holidays is all of the delicious food and baked goodies that are around. Why not take advantage of that and use some of it as holiday decor for your home? Gingerbread cookies, peppermint bark, or anything you can think of will work! Set them out on a nice tray and there you have it!

You can do the same thing, like filling jars of candy canes, chocolates, and so on. Or, try putting together your own charcuterie board with your family’s favorites.

If you are passionate about cooking and baking and are looking for a more detailed project, you can create a family recipe and set it out on a cake platter or special themed kitchenware to share at dinner!

Contact Us!

Get your home ready for the holidays! Decorating and cleaning pair well together. You do the decorating, Cardinal Cleaning will take care of what we do best! We even have some amazing Black Friday Deals if you need gift ideas for the holidays. You can reach us at 404-920-8551 or email us at for a free quote.

Cardinal Cleaning values consistent, quality service and trustworthy business practices. Our cleaners will use proper procedures and techniques to ensure you and your loved ones can enjoy cleanliness in your home. If you are in need of a cleaning service that provides consistent quality and service, we are your go-to local cleaning service serving Conyers, Georgia, as well as nearby areas including Covington, Loganville, Oxford, and Mcdonough. We would love to do the cleaning for you and yours this holiday season! Like we say, cleaning is for the birds!