I’m overjoyed to welcome you back into my home to share some ideas for a festive Christmas kitchen decor!
Festive Christmas Kitchen Decor Ideas
I had no intention of doing a kitchen tour this holiday season (I shared one last year), but I recently put together a post for a brand and I was so pleased with how it turned out that I couldn’t resist showing you my 2020 Christmas kitchen decor.
Yes, much of it looks very similar to last year, but I did add some new and unique touches. Plus, I figured that some of you wouldn’t mind a look around again and I assume some of you may have never even seen my kitchen before.
Also, if you’re new here, I wanted to mention that in 2019 I completed a major kitchen remodel and wrote a whole blog post about it. So, if you have questions about anything you see in this space (that’s not Christmas related) it’s likely that you’ll find the answer or source in this blog post HERE. I hope it’s helpful in answering any questions you may have.
And with that being said, let me show you around.
1. Create a Display of Treats
While Christmas may be a little different this year, typically I recommend having a little display of cookies and treats out for guests.
Here on my peninsula I set up this tiered tray of delicious and festive holiday treats. I wanted to go vertical and didn’t have an actual tiered tray, so instead, I stacked together three different sizes of cake stands to create the same look.
I also decided to use these sturdy cardboard cupcake liners as “plates.” Guests can grab one of these liners and fill it up with treats from the display.
With a bouquet of flowers in coordinating colors added to the mix, I think this turned out wonderfully well.
2. Decorate with Greens
Last year I decided to hang some small wreaths, that I found at a local Christmas store, on my kitchen windows. I loved the look so much that I repeated it this year. I used some small clear Command hooks to hang the wreaths and then added a red ribbon.
I found a garland that matched the wreaths, so I decided to add that to the ledge on my range hood. I love the look.
My wreaths and garland are faux as I need them to last a for a long time as I start decorating pretty early and my forced air heat tends to dry things out quickly. However, you could easily create the same look with real greens if you prefer.
3. Add a Mini Tree
Speaking of greens, I also decided to add a small Christmas tree to my kitchen as well.
This wasn’t planned, but I stumbled upon this amazing tree at a local floral shop and had to bring it home. I wasn’t sure where I was going to put it, but as I was trying it out in a few areas around my home, when I set it here, I knew I had a winner.
Back in the fall, I picked up this large pitcher bowl which became the perfect nesting place for my new tree.
To hide the base of the tree, I filled the pitcher with vintage ornaments.
Naturally the tree needed a little holiday decor, so I wrapped it with some mini lights, added some linen ribbon (from the fabulous Tidbits Linen) and then used vintage cookie cutters as ornaments. I have a collection of little cookie cutters, so it was the perfect use for them.
And with that my kitchen Christmas tree was complete! It’s the cutest!
4. Create a Hot Cocoa Station
One of my favorite little moments in my kitchen is my hot cocoa station. This look is really easy to replicate and can take up as much or as little space as you’d like.
I kept things really small and simple, taking up just a small area on my countertop. I love things that are pretty and functional.
I used a cutting board as a base for the display and then added in my homemade hot cocoa mix (you can get the recipe HERE), some mini marshmallows, peppermint sticks, a set of seasonal dishes, and my favorite vintage metal thermos.
What I love about this is that I can easily move the whole display onto my worktable or peninsula when I need it for entertaining.
5. Craft Seasonal DIY Decorations
I also added a few seasonal DIY decorations to my kitchen to add an extra special personal touch. One of the projects I’ve already shared with you: my DIY bottle brush tree drink stirrers.
Again, I love these because they are both functional and decorative. You could add these to your hot cocoa bar, coffee station, or even a cocktail bar / bar cart. They are so simple to make and add such a festive touch to any beverage you are serving. Get the tutorial HERE.
Even though the next DIY item might look familiar to some of you veteran IBC readers, it was actually made by my mom last year as a Christmas present for me.
It’s a marshmallow wreath!
The quick back story on this is that I made one of these for myself many years ago. (You can see it HERE in the kitchen of my previous home.) However, I made the mistake of storing it in my attic the first year I lived in my current home. The heat from the attic melted the marshmallows on my beautiful wreath into one big misshapen blob. After hearing this, my Mom was kind and thoughtful enough to craft another one for me.
The wreath is now proudly hung on the door to my basement. I don’t have a tutorial for this item . If you’d like one, let me know and I’ll put one together for you.
6. Style your Pantry
At the start of the holiday season I wrote an entire blog post dedicated to my butler’s pantry which I styled for the season. I’ll give you a little peek at how the space looks, and if you want to see more, head on over to this post HERE for all of the details.
I just love how my Santa mug collection looks in this space. The pop of red against the green cabinetry makes me giddy with delight.
Final Look – Christmas Kitchen Decor Ideas
And with that, I’d say that this little tour of my Christmas kitchen decor is complete. Let me give you one final look around.
See more of my 2020 Christmas decor here:
- Butler’s Pantry Christmas Decor
- Red and White Christmas Tree
- Family Room Fireplace Decor
- My Christmas Ribbon Cabinet
- Living Room Mantel / Bookcase Decor
- Living Room Christmas Tree
Thank you so much for joining me in my home once again. I hope that you enjoyed looking around and picked up a few Christmas kitchen decor ideas for your own space.
Happy Holiday Decorating!
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