Let some festive spirit infuse every corner of your home, including your kitchen!
In this article, we bring you the best and most festive Christmas kitchen decor ideas to inspire you to transform your kitchen into the winter wonderland it deserves it to be.
As we all know, the kitchen happens to be the last place we end up decorating, even though we probably spent the most time in there, especially when preparing all the festivities for Christmas. Even with limited space and without cluttering your kitchen, you can add a few festive touches that will make it feel special and more welcoming for the holiday season.
Where to start?
Tips for Christmas Kitchen Decor
Check Your Kitchen Color Scheme
Most kitchens have quite a distinct color scheme which usually comes from the color of your cabinets and other items in them. If you have an all-white kitchen, it gives you plenty of options to experiment with different colored accessories and decorations for Christmas.
If your cabinets are black, that’s also the perfect blank canvas for turning it into a pretty festive space. The hardest part is probably rented apartments or houses, where you can’t replace old wooden kitchen cabinets but you can still make the most out of them.
Adding some natural elements like pine branches and sticking to a neutral color scheme will work for almost any kitchen.
Decide which Surfaces and Place you Want to Use
A kitchen is first and foremost a place where everything should be practical – there is no point in placing fancy Christmas decorations on your kitchen island if you have to keep moving them around to use it.
Check what your kitchen looks like before decorating, if there are some objects you can remove and replace them with decor items instead.
Use only surfaces that you now are not crucial for you to utilize when cooking, such as the top edge of your cabinets, the windows, the small tables in the corner of the room, and so on.
Make sure Your Decor Matches
Kitchen Christmas decor should feel like a natural extension of the rest of your house. If you already picked a color scheme or other theme you’re using this year, make sure it translates also into the choice of decor for your kitchen.
Make it Practical & Safe
Extending on the point earlier, the decor should be not just practical but also safe. While a nice decor right next to your stove might look gorgeous, it’s also a fire hazard – something you should always keep in mind when you’re adding extra items to the kitchen that could be flammable.
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33+ Gorgeous Christmas Kitchen Decor Ideas
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1. Baubles Above Dining Table
A simple touch to your chandelier with a lot of festive cheer – best of all – no fancy extra decorations are needed, just use whatever baubles you already have on your Christmas tree!
2. Hanging Sleigh
Farmhouse style decoration that’s a little more creative, and a little more tricky to execute, but looks fabulous!
3. Bet on Red
In a neutral-colored kitchen, red truly stand outs and adds a lot of warmth for the holiday season.
4. Christmas Tree in the Kitchen
Who says you can’t put a Christmas tree also in the kitchen? Just keep it away from the cooker.
5. Add a Sparkle to Kitchen Counter
A little touch of glitter here and there goes a long way.
6. Stylish Christmas Decor Elements
Bet on natural elements such as pinecones with a touch of glitter, if you don’t want to add too much to your kitchen counters.
7. Mini Christmas Tree
A tiny Christmas tree will cheer up even the smallest kitchen.
8. Festive Branches
No space for a Christmas tree? Use some natural or artificial branches in a vase either on your countertop or your kitchen island for a festive touch.
9. Simple Wreaths for Windows
Windows are a great place to decorate for Christmas, as they don’t directly impact the workspace in the kitchen. Make sure you don’t choose a wreath that is too large and will block natural light coming into the room.
10. White & Silver Festive Touches
An all-white elegant kitchen looks super stylish with the added touch of silver tones.
11. White & Red for Stylish Christmas Kitchen
A traditional color theme translated in a white kitchen – a very festive look just by adding a few wreaths on your chairs and kitchen cabinet.
12. Fragrant Kitchen Garland
Make it a fragrant Christmas in your kitchen by adding a natural garland with dried oranges.
13. Golden Glitter for All White Kitchen
All the glitter and glamour for a festive kitchen – all it takes are a few golden elements displayed in the right places.
14. Hot Cocoa Station
No festive kitchen is complete without a cocoa-making station.
15. Natural Christmas Tree
If you want to keep things simple and minimalist, this tiny Christmas tree is the perfect way to decorate your kitchen.
16. Statement Christmas Wreath
A statement wreath looks fabulous if you have one main focal point in your kitchen.
17. Christmas Window Village
One of the most gorgeous kitchen windows we’ve seen in a while.
18. Kitchen Island Forest Centerpiece
If you want to keep your kitchen island less cluttered, chose a centerpiece that’s longer and slimmer, and it takes up less space.
19. Vibrant Garland and Wreath for Windows
A matching garland and a wreath for your kitchen window always look fabulous.
20. A Touch of Nature Indoors
Don’t want to do too much? Add a few festive branches to your vase and lamps to create a coordinated look. Mistletoe looks great too!
21. Simple & Stylish Centerpiece
Use a cake stand to create a beautiful and simple centerpiece in your kitchen – festive touch in an instant.
22. Winter Wonderland Theme
Bring nature indoors by adding lots of fresh branches and greenery around your kitchen island and surfaces. Beware that it can get messy as they dry and drop the dry branches on the floor.
23. Farmhouse Style Decor
Make your gingerbread house the centerpiece of your decor – they look great with candles and fresh pines.
24. Red Berries in Christmas Kitchen
Red is the color of the season, and there’s no better way to add it to your kitchen than these gorgeous berry branches.
25. Statement Bows
Call it classic and timeless – these red bows are so simple yet effective.
26. Make the Most of the Space
No space in the kitchen? Use the top of your cabinets.
Want to do something out of the box? Check this idea!
28. Showcase Your Favorite Holiday Cards
This is a brilliant way to showcase your holiday cards or family photos.
29. Mini Cocoa Station
Another and a smaller version of the hot cocoa station.
30. Gingebread House Display
Proudly display your gingerbread creations on your kitchen countertops.
31. Winter Wreath Under Cabinets
This is a great idea if you have enough space above your stove and it doesn’t pose a fire hazard.
32. Cake Stand with Gingerbread House
The cake stand is perfect for displaying your Christmas decorations – whether you place them on your kitchen countertops or kitchen island.
33. Baubles in Focus
Use leftover baubles in pretty baskets in your kitchen to coordinate with your Christmas tree.
34. Kitchen Christmas Forest
Gorgeous and simple idea to create a point of interest and a pretty festive landscape in your kitchen.
35. Gorgeous Christmas Garland
Cooking Christmas dishes? Make it with style!
36. Christmas Farmhouse Signs
Because we love farmhouse style!
37. Red Accent
Matching red kitchen textiles and accessories is the easiest way to add a festive spirit to your kitchen!
38. Farmhouse Christmas Magic
Classic white and grey Christmas kitchen decor with the classic farmhouse style!
39. Backsplash Wreath
Simple but gorgeous Christmas wreath attached to the backsplash.
40. Kitchen Sink Christmas Decor
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