Are you looking for some holiday inspiration when it comes to decorating your kitchen for Christmas this year? Here are some cottage-style kitchen decor ideas that are perfect for the Christmas season.
You know what they say about Christmas. It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
I love how the holidays give our home such a festive feel just by bringing out a few jingle bells and of course, some boughs of holly.
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I spend a great deal of time in our cottage kitchen during the holidays. It’s basically the hub when entertaining friends and family. I can’t even begin to tell you the number of hours I’ve spent baking sweet treats and cooking dinners for the holiday season.
I’m sure you can relate, am I right?
With all that time spent in the kitchen, this space needs to be just as festive as the rest of the house. Let me share some of my favorite Christmas decorating ideas for the kitchen.
A Christmas Wreath Hanging From the Range Hood
Hanging a green wreath on the range hood just feels so festive, doesn’t it? And there are so many possibilities when it comes to gorgeous wreaths.
You can choose an evergreen option with pine or boxwood branches, or one with berries or dried oranges.
Christmas Garland Wrapped Around the Kitchen
Adding some faux or fresh garlands around windows, shelves, or pot racks is such an easy way to add that perfect festive touch. This kitchen decor idea definitely says Christmas!
Wrap around some twinkle lights for an even more whimsical look.
Open Shelves for Displaying Christmas Kitchen Decor
You can do so much with open shelving in a kitchen. The possibilities are endless! You can create a color story, go with a more neutral color palette, and even show off your vintage Christmas collections.
I love displaying my ironstone with pieces of greenery to change things up a bit.
Gotta love the pop of color this Santa Claus Lane sign adds to the kitchen.
Glass Jars and Cloches for Christmas Decor
One of my favorite ways to decorate my kitchen for Christmas is to use glass jars to display all kinds of holiday cheer. If you’re having a hard time trying to come up with ideas on what to fill those jars up with, I’ve got you covered.
- candy canes
- pine cones
- Christmas ornaments
- gingerbread houses
You get the picture.
Cloches can be used to create magical Christmas displays. Use fake snow to add magical winter scenes with mini trees and twinkling lights. Even a battery-operated candle underneath a glass cloche brings magic to any Christmas kitchen vignette.
Using Creative Containers and Trays
A great way to display your cottage Christmas decor is by using containers and trays on your dining table or kitchen counter.
I used an old vintage chicken feeder, filled with rustic ornaments, berries, and greens, for the centerpiece. The greenery was both faux and fresh from the yard.
You can display greenery, pinecones, fruit, berries, and ornaments in a dough bowl, trays, and so many other unique containers.
Bring the Outdoors Inside
Using natural elements, such as branches, berries, seasonal flowers, fresh greenery, and pine cones is a perfect way to bring in the holiday spirit.
Bring on the Mini Christmas Trees
Nothing says Merry Christmas like a mini Christmas tree or two. I love showing off tiny trees in a vintage crock or galvanized bucket.
Take a few bottle brush trees and stick them in an ironstone bowl or cup.
Use Food as Kitchen Decor
Besides adding greenery to your cottage kitchen space, food such as pomegranates, oranges, and nuts is one of the easiest ways to decorate for the winter holidays.
Baking a pie, cake, or cookies and leaving them on the kitchen island or table not only makes your home smell amazing but also adds to the cozy Christmas ambiance.
Create Holiday Warmth Through the Sense of Smell
In my opinion, your home’s scent is just as important as how it looks during the Christmas holidays.
You can use essential oils in a diffuser, simmer potpourri on the stove, or light a fragrant holiday candle.
Whether you are ready to decorate for Christmas now, or you’re just starting to get some ideas together, I hope you’ve found an idea or two as to how to decorate your kitchen for Christmas this year.
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Until next time,