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Quick and Easy Cozy Christmas Cottage Kitchen Decorating Ideas

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.

Easy Christmas kitchen decorating ideas

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Ollie dog sitting at Christmas table

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It’s day 3 of the Bloggers’ Best Holiday Home Tours, hosted by Kelly at The Tattered Pew. I’m joining 35 bloggers who will be sharing their holiday inspiration throughout the week. You can find each of their links at the end of this post. If you’re hopping over from AnnMarie and Anne’s blog, Simply 2 Moms, welcome!

Easy Christmas kitchen decorating ideas

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.

Easy Christmas kitchen decorating ideas

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, be sure to check it out.

Easy Christmas kitchen decorating ideas

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 to be implemented.

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.

Easy Christmas kitchen decorating ideas

Decorating Kitchen Shelves for Christmas

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
Christmas décor on open shelving in kitchen

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.

cocoa bar

Creating a Christmas 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
  • marshmallows
  • Christmas mugs
Easy Christmas kitchen decorating ideas

Mixed Metal Christmas Kitchen Decor Ideas

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.

Easy Christmas kitchen decorating ideas

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.

Christmas vignette in kitchen

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
Easy Christmas kitchen decorating ideas

I added little houses and bottle brush trees above the window. Someday I’ll have a real Christmas village to show off.

Easy Christmas kitchen decorating ideas

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.

Easy Christmas kitchen decorating ideas

The Magic of a Christmas Tree in the Kitchen

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.

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candy canes in a glass jar

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
  • cookies
  • candies
  • pine cones
  • Christmas ornaments
  • gingerbread houses
glass cloche with red and with transferware

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.
pomegranates in white scalloped ironstone bowl

Christmas Decorations for Kitchen Island and Dining Table

A great way to display your cottage Christmas decor is by using containers and trays on your kitchen counter, island, and dining table.

Easy Christmas kitchen decorating ideas

I’ve used an old vintage chicken feeder filled with rustic ornaments, berries, and greens, for the centerpiece in the past.

Display greenery, pinecones, fruit, berries, and ornaments in dough bowls, trays, and ironstone scalloped bowls.

faux pine tree in copper pot

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.

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Easy Christmas kitchen decorating ideas

Use Food as Easy Christmas 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.

pomegranates and nuts with greenery in a bowl

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.

Easy Christmas kitchen decorating ideas

Eating Space

We don’t have a formal dining room to decorate for Christmas. But we do love our eating area which overlooks the Puget Sound.

Easy Christmas kitchen decorating ideas

Here’s a better look at the water view from the kitchen.

fresh rosemary in glass jar

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.

pendant light fixtures with greenery wrapped around

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.

Easy Christmas kitchen decorating ideas

Decorating Kitchen Cabinets for Christmas

Decorate the inside of glass cabinets with colorful dishes and glassware. Add wreaths and garlands to kitchen cupboards for a festive vibe.

If you have an area above your kitchen cabinets, take advantage of doing more Christmas decorating there as well.

Easy Christmas kitchen decorating ideas

Christmas Kitchen Signs

Hang a Christmas sign on your kitchen wall for a pop of color and a fabulous focal point.

Easy Christmas kitchen decorating ideas

Christmas Decorating Ideas for Kitchen Table

There are so many different ways to decorate your kitchen for Christmas. Here are just a few:

  • Add seasonal flowers and stems.
  • Display holiday decor under glass cloches.
  • Create a Christmas centerpiece with greenery and other natural elements.
  • Decorate with seasonal fruit such as pomegranates, dried oranges, and pears.

Drape plaid blankets over kitchen chairs for a pop of color.

Christmas tree decorated

I hope you’ve found a few easy Christmas kitchen decor ideas for your own home.

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.

If you have any questions or additional suggestions, feel free to share them in the comments below. And be sure to share this blog post link with anyone who may enjoy this holiday decor post.

Until next time,

Happy Holiday Decorating!

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  1. Love your cozy kitchen all dressed up for Christmas. The tree in the opening between rooms is awesome; you can enjoy it from both sides! Your adorable green vintage picnic basket is making me want to vintage shop for one of those; love it & I don’t own a green one…yet;) Always love seeing your vintage find decorated for the season. Thanks for the tour; can’t wait to see more!

  2. Kim,

    Your kitchen is filled with charm! I love the tree in the space and can imagine coffee enjoying the view. Beautiful!

  3. I plan to decorate our kitchen this weekend (fingers crossed) but was totally dreading it until I read your post. I am just going to go with natural greens and not switch things out like I have in the past. I loved every tip! Your tours are always amazing and so inspiring to me. Love every nook and cranny! Merry Christmas Kim. Looking forward to seeing the green house soon.

  4. Kim, I cannot believe I missed this post. I think the 35 homes just sounded overwhelming and I am finally getting back to read this. Your home is all of the following: cozy, warm, charming, loving, soothing, approachable, and beautifully decorated! You have the gift, my friend. Thank you for sharing all your great tips. I am getting my fresh cedar garland delivered today so hopefully the house will be smelling like Christmas soon!

  5. I always love your tours, Kim! And that tree is SO pretty! The centerpiece on your dining table is perfect, and, of course, that view! Always makes me sigh! The copper and ironstone work great, too! Looking forward to seeing your completed beverage station! Woot!

  6. Kim I would just love to spend a day at your home and garden taking in all the wonderful treasures and views! I think I have said that before! We love so many of the same things so I always gather some ideas for using my vintage junk in new ways when I see your styling. Everything looks beautiful and I can’t wait to see more of your holiday home. Merry Christmas!

  7. I just love your home, Kim! Your kitchen looks beautiful and I especially love your table centerpiece. So very pretty! Merry Christmas to you, friend!

  8. So festive and warm, Kim! I love the slim tree between the kitchen and living room! Frames the view in both directions! And so clever to use napkin rings to decorate your pendant lights! I am ready to get my home decorated!

  9. Your kitchen is so pretty. I love all of the special details that you added. Happy holidays to you, my friend. So fun hopping with you today.

  10. Kim
    Your kitchen is so warm and inviting. I loved the garlands around the windows and all your copper touches. Just beautiful. So fun doing these together.

  11. Kim
    Your kitchen is so warm and inviting. I loved the garlands around the windows and all your copper touches. Just beautiful. So fun doing these together.

  12. Kim your kitchen looks so charming and inviting with your vintage items and cute additions of greenery. So much to see and appreciate including the wrap around garland which still looks pretty good to me! Lovely tour, and as always I enjoyed visiting your beautiful cottage!

  13. Kim, I love your kitchen and now even more that it is decorated for Christmas. I love the copper pieces with white ironstone. It looks beautiful. My favorite is the basket with all of the wooden cutting boards. It looks so nice under the open shelves. Your kitchen looks beautiful, warm and cozy for the holidays.

  14. Gorgeous as always Kim. I love all the copper and your trees. Your kitchen table looks gorgeous and Ollie is adorable! Pinned! Great touring with you!

  15. Kim, your kitchen looks so beautiful all styled for Christmas. I feel like I always forget about mine, but you’ve inspired me to add some more fun holiday touches. So happy to be touring with you this week. Pinned!

  16. Kim, It is always a pleasure to visit your charming cottage kitchen. Everything looks beautifully festive and hanging a wreath from the vent hood is brilliant–pinned! Wishing you a joyous Christmas season! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  17. Kim your kitchen is just so cozy and beautiful and even more so at Christmas! I love how you have kept it simple. The tree between the rooms is jsut perfect as is the hot cocoa bar! Pinned and want to wish you a very Merry Christmas!

  18. Kim the kitchen looks amazing! I love all the pretty details and you are the best at creating vignettes. And how cute is your sweet pup at the table. LOVE!!!

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