Do you feel overwhelmed when thinking about decorating your kitchen for the holiday season? I’ll take you on a tour of my decorated kitchen and show you some quick and easy Christmas decor ideas for your kitchen spaces.
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Kitchen Christmas Home Tour
It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
Today I’ll be sharing some quick and easy kitchen decor ideas for the Christmas season, and I hope you’ll be able to take a few of them with you to use in your own home.
Whether your home is a cottage, mid-century, industrial, or farmhouse style, there is something for everyone here.
If you haven’t seen my living room tour this season, you can see it HERE. I’ll be sharing my 2 bedrooms and office tours later next week so stay tuned.
Seasonal Decorating Doesn’t Have to be Hard
It can be a busy and stressful time of year but it doesn’t HAVE to be. You really don’t have to spend that much time decorating for the holidays, especially if you already have some ideas that just need implementing.
I’ll show you how it can be so simple and easy to transform your kitchen into a more festive feel for the holidays. Here are some of my ideas and inspiration for Christmas.
Open Shelves for Displaying Christmas Kitchen Decor
Do you have open shelving in your kitchen?
We took down a set of cabinets a few years ago and added shelves. I seriously couldn’t be happier.
This is the perfect place to display my seasonal decor, especially since I don’t have much counter space where things can get quite cluttered.
Here are some easy ways to decorate your open shelving, glass cabinets, or hutch.
- use metal, wood, or wicker pieces mixed with white vintage ironstone
- mix in natural elements such as sprigs of greenery, berries, and pinecones
- add vintage decor like my scale and Santa mug
- display glassware, new or antique
You can create a color story or stay with a more neutral color palette. Show off your vintage Christmas collections.
I thought it would be fun to mix my copper pieces with white ironstone this year. It’s usually taken down after the fall season but I love the pop it gives my kitchen. Fresh greenery is a beautiful accessory to copper.
Coffee and Hot Cocoa Station
First of all, I want to apologize for this less-than-quality picture. It’s a really dark area in my kitchen hallway across from the pantry and I ran out of time. So this is just so you can get an idea of the space I’m working on.
I’ve been wanting to create a coffee and hot chocolate bar for years.
Since my hubby put up a shelf in this area for me a month ago, I thought it would be the perfect time to create a whimsical space for your favorite hot drink.
I have a plan for this area and am not done yet but here are some of the items I’m going to add to this space…
- candy canes
- hot chocolate mix
- Christmas mugs
If you look around the kitchen, you won’t just see one type of metal.
Silver and pewter antique pieces along with copper and mercury glass are the mixed metals I’m loving these days.
The copper pots and pans hanging from the pot rack make quite a statement.
Christmas Garland Wrapped Around the Kitchen
Adding some faux or fresh garlands around your windows, shelves, or pot racks is such an easy way to decorate your kitchen for Christmas and give you the perfect festive touch.
Mixing in fairy or twinkle lights will give an even more festive appearance.
The garland that I used here in the kitchen is a very old faux bay leaf garland from Pottery Barn. It’s literally falling apart. I haven’t been able to find another garland like it but I am in the process of looking for a replacement.
Create Charming Christmas Vignettes
Here’s a holiday-inspired vignette I created on a vintage silver tray. The decor pieces I used are…
- red and white transferware
- vintage silverware in a silver cup
- a mini Christmas tree in a bright red holiday container
- bottle brush trees
I added little houses and bottle brush trees above the window. Someday I’ll have a real Christmas village to show off.
Hang a Christmas Wreath 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.
Your wreath can be fresh or faux, with evergreen pine or boxwood branches, or even one with berries or dried oranges.
I will admit I was too tired to get up on the ladder and rehang the wreath after deciding it was too low. Hopefully, I’ll get to that this week.
The Magic of a Christmas Tree
I decided that this Christmas tree would look great between the living room and kitchen, decorated to complement the coppers in the kitchen.
If you look closely, you’ll see the vintage galvanized bucket I used to hold the Christmas tree this year.
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 types 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
Cloches can be used to create magical Christmas displays.
- Use fake snow and add magical winter scenes with mini trees and twinkling lights.
- Place a battery-operated candle underneath a glass cloche to bring magic to any Christmas kitchen vignette.
- Display bowls and plates like I did here.
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’ve 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 dough bowls, trays, and ironstone scalloped bowls.
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, pears, and nuts, are the easiest way to decorate for the winter holidays.
Baking a pie, cake, or cookies and leaving them on the kitchen island, not only makes your home smell amazing but also adds to the cozy Christmas ambiance.
We don’t have a formal dining room to decorate for Christmas. But we do love our eating area which overlooks the Puget Sound.
Here’s a better look at the water view from the kitchen.
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.
This is one of the most simple ideas when it comes to holiday decorating.
Because I wanted to add greens to my pendant lighting for the holidays, I took some faux greenery napkin rings and cut them.
There are 2 rings on each light, overlapped, and placed on each side so you can’t see the area where I made the cut.
I’m hoping you’ve found an idea or two as to how to decorate your kitchen for Christmas this year. I would love to hear from you. I’d love for you to leave me a comment.
I’ll be sharing my bedroom, guest room, and greenhouse soon.
But wait…there is tons of inspiration ahead.
Be sure to head over to Kristin at White Arrows Home for her holiday home tour. If you haven’t seen her lakeside cabin before, especially for Christmas, you’re in for a treat.
Click the links for the Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday Christmas tours to see more homes on the Christmas tour as well. Don’t forget to come back Thursday and Friday to see all the new tours added via the links below.
Until next time,
Happy Holiday Touring!
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