If you're looking for easy ways to decorate your small kitchen at Christmastime, this post is for you. Today, I'm sharing my best Christmas kitchen decorating ideas for a cozy festive home!
The holiday season is upon us again, and I'm already pulling out the Christmas decorations! After spending most of the summer and Autumn hobbling around on crutches, I'm really looking forward to decorating my home for Christmas.
Although I can't wait to get back to normal, I'm being careful not to overstretch myself. After just ditching them this week, the last thing I want is to end up back on crutches! One room at a time, that's the plan and the reason I'm starting earlier than usual. Well, that AND that the Christmas home tour season has started!
'Christmas home tour' you say, tell us more! Well, today I'm joining some of my blogging besties for a beautiful Christmas home tour! A huge thanks to Leen of Sand Dollar Lane for organizing.
The tour has been going on all week long and today's the day I get to share my kitchen Christmas decorations with you! (I'll share the lounge and dining room in a later blog post).
My friend Kim of Shiplap and Shells is before me on the Christmas tour so if you've just popped over from her lovely cottage, a very warm welcome to you! Kim's home is beautiful inside and out and I'm totally in love with her greenhouse! Just take a look at her Instagram account and you'll see what I mean!
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Now, let's get on with the decorating.
Christmas kitchen decorating ideas
We all know that the kitchen is the heart of the home but it's never more so than at Christmastime! Decorating the kitchen first always gets me in the holiday spirit, and the best part.........most of the decorations you see here took me five minutes or less to create! There's nothing like having a broken foot to make you simplify your decorating!
Decorating Kitchen Countertops
It's easy to add a festive touch to your countertops. Here, I've mixed in a few holiday decorations, pine cones, and a mini Christmas tree with items that we use every day. Adding a festive touch to everyday items is the perfect way to decorate a small space.
Last year, I decorated this space with a woodland-themed hot cocoa bar. It had candy canes, colorful Christmas mugs, and of course, fairy lights to create even more holiday cheer. I loved that hot chocolate bar but with our boys out of the house, we don't need it as much this year.
The little house in Scandinavian style is one of my favorite Christmas ornaments. I've found the perfect place for it, on the round wooden condiment tray.
I don't usually decorate over the extraction fan because I mostly decorate with fresh greens and there's always a danger of them falling into the cooking pot!
This year, I decided to invest in some very life-like faux greens as well and that's what I've used here. Then, I added a mix of wooden and pretty ceramic Christmas trees to finish the display.
Christmas tiered tray for the kitchen
Decorating a tiered tray with holiday decorations is an easy way to bring a touch of festive cheer to your kitchen.
Did you manage to get your hands on a copy of Country Sampler Farmhouse Style this winter? Lots of my Thanksgiving and Christmas DIYs are featured in the magazine, including my winter-themed tiered tray. An image from my star garland project was used for the front cover and honestly, I'm still pinching myself about that!
More simple ideas for a festive kitchen
Here are some more simple ways to add a festive touch to your kitchen with everyday items:
- Put out Christmas tea towels and oven mitts
- Hang vintage ornaments or Christmas cookie cutters
- Fill a cookie jar with Christmas cookies
- Display your Christmas rolling pins
- Gingerbread houses and cookies make fantastic Christmas decorations for the kitchen.
★Tip★ There is nothing that will make your home more Christmassy than the smell of freshly baked cookies or cakes infused with Christmas spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. This delicious Christmas cookie recipe is the perfect holiday treat.
★Tip★ Love the gingerbread look but don't enjoy baking? Follow this easy tutorial for making super cute gingerbread ornaments.
Decorating kitchen windows
This windowsill in my kitchen is one of my favorite places to decorate at Christmastime.
This year, I've filled a vintage brick mold with holiday decorations like a mini Christmas tree and a black stag.
I gave the mini flower pot candle holder a rustic aged look using the same method I used on my painted and aged floor vase.
This brick mold is so versatile, I often use it in my decorations. Take a look at this Christmas home tour to see how I used it in the hallway last year.
The rest of the windowsill is filled with candle holders. Pretty mercury glass ornaments reflect the candlelight and create even more sparkle.
★Tip★ If you don't have a windowsill in your kitchen, add a festive touch to your kitchen island or open shelves instead.
My readers know that I prefer to burn beeswax or soy candles at home. Although you pay a little bit more, they don't contain toxins like parafin-based candles. If you're interested in giving them a try, I've linked some lovely taper candles below.
If like me, you're a DIY'er, you might enjoy my DIY scented candles tutorial. Candles are easy to make and make great gifts too!
Christmas table decorations
The kitchen table is smaller than the table in the dining room and is more for day-to-day use. Even though it's small, I still like to decorate it for the Christmas season.
As with most of my Christmas table decorations, this centerpiece includes a combination of natural elements with a bit of bling mixed in. The bling comes from the sparkly string lights of course - I never can resist a bit of sparkle!
I'll be sharing the DIYs for all of my Christmas kitchen decoration decorating ideas in a separate post so keep an eye out for that if you're interested in making any of them yourself.
Using fresh greenery in the kitchen
An inexpensive way to add Christmas cheer to the kitchen is by bringing the outdoors inside. Fill jugs or vases with festive foliage like holly, or fresh greens.
Natural greenery not only looks great but smells great too! I used fresh holly and moss from the garden to decorate the vintage brick mold on the kitchen windowsill.
★Tip★ Mix fresh and faux greenery to create a fuller look.
- Decorating the kitchen for Christmas is easy when you keep it simple and use my Christmas kitchen decorating ideas.
- If space is of a premium, make use of tiered trays, windowsills, or open shelving to elevate your decorations away from your workspaces.
- Displaying everyday items such as Christmas baking utensils and textiles will save space and be kind to your pocket.
- The best green accessories are of the natural kind. Sprigs of fresh greens look and smell amazing and are an inexpensive way to decorate your kitchen for Christmas.
Remember, If we're going to be spending so much time in the kitchen at Christmastime, (Christmas dinner, I'm looking at you!), we might as well give it the festive touch!
Thank you for visiting my Christmas kitchen. I hope you enjoy the rest of the tour.
Next up on the Christmas home tour is Maria of Pure Happy Home. Have fun touring her cozy Christmas home decked out for the festive season!
Happy Christmas decorating!
More Christmas decorating ideas
Here's some weekend reading for you - a list of all the beautiful home tours shared this week!
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