You’ll no doubt find that as you entertain over the years, you will have a crowd gathering to visit in the kitchen, more so than in any other room in your house. Whether they are drawn by the soothing aromas coming from your oven, or the warmth of the sun’s rays slanting through the curtained window, one thing’s certain; people like to hang out in the kitchen. With that in mind, don’t forget Christmas decorations for the kitchen!
When you think about the Christmas season, the kitchen is sure to be a hot spot. Whether it’s the kids hanging out with Mom and Grandma as they put together the family feast, or the grown ups hanging around the dining table playing cards, the kitchen is the go-to spot in the house. Why not make it a little more festive with some holiday decorations? Here are some creative and fun ways to put the heart of your home on center stage. I hope you enjoy these kitchen Christmas decorating ideas!
These Christmas Decorations For The Kitchen Are Sure To Add Cheer!
1. Christmas Kitchen Linens
The jolly old elf himself, Santa, is featured on a variety of household items this time of year, including dish towels, pot holders and tablecloths. Why not head out to your local department store to see what grabs your fancy? If you can’t find something with Santa on it that makes you happy, why not go for those secondary stars, the reindeer or the elves? Certainly, if Santa himself isn’t widely featured on kitchen items, his Christmas colleagues are. The bright red and green hues that these Christmas kitchen essentials will be found in are a sure way to brighten the room, too. You might even want to try your hand at DIY Christmas kitchen towels!
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2. Christmas Kitchen Magnets
Not only are kitchen magnets a perfect way to illustrate the great artwork kids can come up with at any time of the year, people young and old seem to enjoy rearranging them. Christmas themed magnets may be a little tricky to find in your regular department stores, but you may find them in kitchen stores or even dollar stores. They are generally very creatively shaped, easy to grab and very durable – important features when you consider the young hands that will likely be handling them none-too-gently over the course of the holiday season. You might even want to try making some DIY holiday magnets.
3. Candy is Dandy
Candy dishes with Christmas treats are a great way to decorate that is functional too. If you want to to try a Christmas craft, take some pretty stemware, perhaps frost it with a bit of artificial snow along the rim, and put the festive candies in there. This offers you a classy alternative to the traditional candy dish, and it’s fun to look at, too. Or you can find Christmas themed serving ware at the store if you prefer.
4. Get Your Angels Involved
Parents with older children might want to have them create their own paper angels to decorate with. All you need is some white cardstock (for durability), a good pair of scissors and a touch of glue. These Christmas decorations for the kitchen are great for brightening any ledges you might have in your kitchen.
5. Christmas Card Banner
Christmas cards make a great hanging banner when strung together. Drape the cards over a long piece of ribbon or string and tack the corners above a window or under the cabinets. If you have a string of LED lights – these emit no heat – this adds an extra holiday flair, and gives your kitchen a bright and cheery glow.
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6. Be Bow-tiful
For many of us, our dining rooms are an offshoot of our kitchen. Spruce up your eating area with fabric draped over the back of your chairs and tie the whole thing up with festive bows. For an added flair, dip pinecones into gold paint and affix these to the bows. This will give your dining area an added fragrance and warmth.
7. Hang ornaments
Your kitchen cupboards can be dressed up in very simple ways. Just add some small ornaments on the handles. You can also take long pieces of ribbon and wrap the cupboard doors with bright bows. This gives them the perfect Christmas present feel.
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8. Green it up
Evergreens do a marvelous job of brightening up even the plainest of kitchens. If you’ve got some nooks in your kitchen that need that extra holiday flair, fill small planters with boughs and cranberries. Then tuck the containers into visible locations to cheer up your Christmas central. Take small trees in planters – of which there are an abundance at this time of year – and drape a small string of lights around them for that extra touch of Christmas cheer.
In short, there are a variety of methods to bring Christmas decorations to the kitchen and other areas of your house. Your kitchen is the logical place to start. With the aromas of Christmas baking and dinner floating from your oven, it’s a sure place where your friends and family will congregate during the holiday season. Why not spread your holiday cheer there, too? Which of these kitchen Christmas decorating ideas is your favorite?