It’s that time of year again. The weather is cooling down, and we’ve unpacked our sweaters and coats from their winter boxes, and many of us may have started decorating our homes with holiday garland, fireplace stockings, and Christmas decor galore.
But while decorating, don’t forget one of the most important rooms this holiday season—your kitchen.
The kitchen is a gathering place for family and friends as we prepare holiday meals, bake Christmas cookies with our kids, and sit down for a hot cup of cocoa or apple cider to unthaw at the end of the day.
There is no better meeting place, and we want your kitchen to be Christmas-ready this holiday season. Every kitchen is different—so we’ve created Christmas decor ideas that will work with any and every style, from modern luxe to country chic.
Add a pop of color to your cabinetry by draping green garland at the top of your kitchen cabinets, or, if your cabinetry goes all the way up to the ceiling, you can incorporate the same concept by placing a green wreath above your cooking range. (This looks especially great with the olive branch wreath style and can be easily removed while cooking!) And don’t forget to hang mistletoe in the doorway!
Have a kitchen bar or wine rack? This is another great place to add greenery with garland or a simple evergreen branch or viburnum shoot. Greenery pops, especially with backdrops of whites, grays, and lighter shades. You can also bundle a few stems of rosemary together, tie it with a bow, and place it in a decorative wine glass or copper mule mug. Little sprigs of rosemary tucked around your home will make any space feel holiday-ready (and it smells incredible too!).
Depending on how much space you have in your kitchen, you could also add a small kitchen Christmas tree and decorate with kitchen-themed ornaments, gingerbread cookies, or popcorn strings. If you have a smaller galley kitchen, simply add lights or small ornaments to a kitchen plant, cactus, or the fiddle leaf fig tree you have sitting in the corner. It doesn’t need to be evergreen to be festive!
Make use of the cake stand you got for your wedding and use it to display Christmas cookies or a home-made gingerbread house instead. Gingerbread houses are fun to decorate with friends or family and will last as a holiday decoration until well after the new year rolls in.
Don’t have a gingerbread recipe? Use our favorite from the Food Network!
Ingredients You’ll Need:
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup light molasses or dark corn syrup
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon ground ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons water
*Assemblage and decorating directions can be found here.
We hope you love these kitchen-ready holiday decorating tips from CRS. There’s no better time to start dreaming about your dream kitchen. Check out our inspiration gallery to spark some ideas!
– Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from your friends at CRS!