Decorating for the holidays can signal the beginning of Christmas celebrations for many people. A wreath on the front door, strings of lights adorning your roofline, and a snowman on the lawn can make the festivities come alive. However, one room of the house that could be challenging to decorate is your kitchen.
Some tips on how to decorate your kitchen for Christmas, including how to make kitchen cabinets come alive, can alleviate some of the stress and add to the enjoyment of holiday decorating. For starters, you might string a garland along the top of cabinets or around the perimeter of the ceiling.
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1. Snowy White Cabinets
White cabinets give you a head start on a winter wonderland Christmas look when decorating your kitchen. Plastic, easily removable decorations can be put on cabinet fronts without fear of damage after the holidays.
Ribbons can be tied around each cabinet door to create the look of giant presents. White cabinets give you many color choices for kitchen decorations at Christmastime and kitchen décor all through the year.
2. Highlight Your Kitchen Table
For those who enjoy the comfort and hominess of eating at your kitchen table, the ideas for how to decorate your kitchen for Christmas are many.
Tiny Christmas trees on your kitchen table are a sure way to add a decorative touch. Very tiny trees can double as placeholders. A long table might give room to alternate little trees with strings of LED lights along the length of the table.
3. Make It Easier to Clean Up Holiday Spills
Beautiful new vinyl plank flooring can make holiday cleanup so much easier than with some other types of floor materials. Holidays tend to get messier than regular days in the kitchen, especially when kids are around. Don’t fret when hot chocolate tips over or a gingerbread house crashes to the ground.
A quick sweep-up or wipe will have the area ready to go as quickly as Saint Nick can double-check his naughty and nice list. You can also dress up your floor with an area rug or floor mat that features holiday colors or a festive message.
4. Highlight Cabinets With Wreaths
A kitchen cabinet can act as a blank canvas when it comes to decorating your kitchen for Christmas. A wreath can complement the rest of the kitchen décor whether it’s for Christmastime or all through the year.
Wreaths can be decorative without focusing on a holiday, but a wreath often conveys special Christmas sentiment. You can hang wreaths from a ribbon attached inside the cabinet and hanging down the front so that you don’t damage the wood.
Some of the types of wreaths that can highlight your kitchen cabinets for Christmas include:
- Natural greenery formed into a wreath with the added touch of a big red bow
- A ring of ball Christmas ornaments
- Pinecones sprayed white, gold and silver and formed to make a wreath
- A wreath of greenery and holly berries for a country kitchen look
- Tinsel and retro decorations to make a cool, old-school wreath
- Silver, white and light blue decorations for a sparkly festive wreath
- All berries for a beautiful red wreath
- Homemade cookies arranged in a short-lived wreath
- Bells of all sizes for a jingling wreath
- A wreath of shells to give a coastal vibe to your kitchen
- Bows of all sizes formed into a wreath in your favorite Christmas colors
5. Mark Each Chair
An eat-in kitchen chair can be gussied up with a bow on the back. Adding each person’s name to a chair can be a way to make sure they each receive a tiny personal gift by their place setting. Straight-backed chairs can be wrapped like gifts (with the bows facing away from the table so as not to get squished when guests sit).
6. Window Decorations for a Scenic View
Decorating your kitchen windows can make it possible for those inside and outside to enjoy the decorations. If snow is not part of winter where you live, spraying snow or white paint can adorn the windowpanes to make the room seem more like a white Christmas.
Wreaths look merry when hanging on a kitchen window, and garlands can be strung around windows. Real pine boughs will add a wonderful Christmas smell.
7. Christmas Balls Strewn About
Christmastime gives you some leeway to go nuts with the decorations. Decorating your kitchen for Christmas is a perfect time to spread some holiday cheer by putting an ornament here and there on a countertop or a few balls filling your blender (until you need to use it!). Let the Christmas elf in your take over with whatever makes you smile.
8. Who’s Under the Mistletoe?
Mistletoe hanging all around your kitchen can be a fun game. Some guests might want to see if they can avoid those spots, and others might want to spend all their time under the mistletoe. As long as everybody’s happy, your kitchen mistletoe will be a hit.
Ring in the Holidays With New Decorating Ideas
Experience all the happiness and joy that Christmas can bring. Introduce some different ways of celebrating the holidays by decorating in new and creative ways throughout your whole house. Don’t forget the kitchen!