Simplify your holiday decor by using these 3 simple Christmas kitchen ideas. You don’t have to sacrifice function to have a festive and welcoming space!
No two Christmases are the same. Change is guaranteed. One year we may have absent family members, and the next, the house is overflowing. We might experiment with a different menu, or start a new tradition. Likewise, nowhere is it written that your Christmas decor needs to be the same every year.
Some years I have gone all out, and decorated each space. Other years, things are simple and minimal. This year, our Christmas decor is somewhere in between.
For the kitchen and dining nook, I chose a few select zones, and was able to provide color and cheer, without sacrificing functionality.
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Decorate the Focal Point
No matter the size of your kitchen, it’s a challenge to decorate every corner. If you’re like me, and have limited counter space, adding Christmas decor to my work space isn’t practical.
A good way around that dilemma is to choose one focal point in your kitchen, and dress it up for the holidays. I chose my kitchen island, mainly because it’s big, and there was room to add decor without losing too much counter space.
The little wreaths on the bar stools take up no room at all, and even though the tree is small, it makes a statement in the large crock. It’s all very simple and quick.
Splurge on Scented Soaps
Since we have an artificial Christmas tree, I’m always trying to find ways to make the house smell like pine. Of course there are candles, or potpourri, but one of my favorite ways to enjoy that special touch of Christmas is by using scented dish soap, hand soap, and counter spray.
This year I treated myself to products by Thymes, and I love them…especially the counter spray. It’s truly a gift I give myself!
Add a Table Centerpiece
Christmas is the perfect time to bring out your dough bowl, or any large bowl or tray. One of the easiest centerpiece ideas is to simply layer greenery with other festive elements.
For this centerpiece, I began by placing a vintage piece of mangle cloth on the table for a runner. After that, I began building the dough bowl arrangement by laying faux greenery that I already had in the dough bowl. I made sure that some pieces were falling over the sides. After that, I nestled one very big pine cone in the middle, and sprinkled dried limes over the greenery. (The smaller pine cones are attached to the pine stems.)
Tip #1: when making an arrangement with faux or real Christmas greens, mix up the varieties. Use cedar, juniper, and spruce for an assortment of textures and colors.
Tip #2: to learn more about mangle cloth, click HERE.
At the last minute, I tucked some faux greenery in the existing pitchers on our dining nook shelves, and placed a few Christmas plates in the plate rack. I didn’t have to move anything, and these little touches took up no extra space.
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