20 Dec Decorating a Christmas Kitchen
At the holidays, much time and consideration is spent festively decorating the gathering places of your home. However, have you also considered decorating your kitchen? As the hub of the home and one of the more current popular rooms to visit with friends and family, the kitchen is an optimal place to further spread some holiday cheer.
Here are a few easy and inexpensive ideas to give your kitchen holiday flair.
Twirl some evergreen garlands around low-hanging light fixtures or drape across the top of your cabinetry. If you have everyday greenery and decorations in your kitchen that you don’t want to remove, simply add some colorful ornaments, ribbon, bows or white lights to give your year-round items some Christmas spirit.
Accent your kitchen table or island with a small Christmas tree in a colorful pot, a decorative candle wreath or a bowl of fresh pomegranates.
Lay out festive-colored dinnerware, glassware and cutlery, along with table runners, napkins and placemats that can be used for any meal, including breakfast. Often, you can find accent pieces, holiday-inspired jars, canisters and other kitchen goods at flea markets and thrift stores. Don’t be afraid to mix and match Christmas colors and patterns.
HINT: When buying a tablecloth, consider purchasing extra to make matching or contrasting chair covers that can be easily removed when the season is over.
Kitchen windows lend great variety for holiday decorating. Coil or drape decorative foliage across the curtain rods and place small potted evergreens or poinsettias along the windowsill. If you already keep potted herbs in the window, dress them up with ribbons or bows.
Candles on the sill add a warm, classic look, especially the flameless variety which do not need supervision. Hang a few ornaments of varying colors, sizes and patterns from the top of the window with pretty ribbon, or tape hand-cut paper snowflakes to the glass.
Keep the holiday cheer flowing throughout your home by incorporating festive decorations in the kitchen. More often than not, your friends and family will end up gathering in there!