Even though this year has been a bit of a downer - to say the least - we can’t wait to snuggle up in our warmest loungewear, dress up our homes with festive decor, blast some Mariah Carey, and really get into the festive spirit.
The kitchen is often called the heart of the home — so it’s pretty important that it’s one of the first rooms you focus on decorating for the holidays. Not that we’re biased or anything!! Here are some fun ways to add some festive cheer to your kitchen.
9 Ways To Decorate Your Kitchen For Christmas
Make Your Own Gingerbread House
A gingerbread house is an absolute must for any kitchen during Christmastime — plus, it’s a super fun family activity! Buy a gingerbread house kit, or, if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, make your own structure and moulds out of gingerbread from scratch. You could even try to recreate your own home in gingerbread form!
For those of you that aren’t quite as skilled in the baking department - there’s absolutely no shame in purchasing a gingerbread house! Sometimes, you’ve just got to leave it to the pros - plus this is a great way to support our local businesses! This beautiful gingerbread house from The Magpie Cakery was inspired by our client’s farmhouse. Stunning, whimsical, enchanting!
Hanging Wreaths From Your Cabinets
Nothing says Christmas like wreaths of holly, pine twigs, and red flowers. Traditionally, wreaths are hung from front doors, but they also look equally lovely hanging from your kitchen cupboard doors.
We’re simply obsessed with Thyme Studio’s Christmas Wreaths! We love that this local floral shop incorporates natural, organic elements in their true state. You know what they say… nature is beauty!
To order online, visit their Instagram Page and check out their “how to order” stories!
A Christmas Chandelier
If you have a breakfast table in your kitchen with a hanging light overhead, dress it up with Christmassy decor like candles, holly, and fairylights. Come Christmas morning, you and the family will love sharing your traditional holiday breakfasts underneath it!
Line Your Cupboards With Holly
Boughs of holly look lovely on any edges you can find around the house like your bannister or window sills. Lining your cupboards and open shelves is another unexpected, but wonderful way to add a festive pop of colour to your kitchen!
Dress up your windows with Christmas ornaments, wreaths, paper snowflakes, fairy lights, holly, tinsel, red ribbon... you name it! The windows are a wonderful, yet underutilized, place to hang, treasured Christmas items. These beautiful wreaths in our client's home are simply striking!
Add Some Candles and Fairy Lights for Atmosphere
For a lovely, warm and cozy atmosphere, don’t forget to focus on the lighting! Scented soy candles and delicate fairy lights will give your kitchen that soft, festive glow all December.
Welcome the scents of the holiday season into your home with Crosby Candles! Crafted using essential oils and 100% American-grown Soy Wax, their signature, holiday Norwood Candle captures aromas of warm spiced tea, snow-tipped forests and aged leather - sign us up! You can find Crosby Candles at one of our favourite local shops, Souvenir Studios!
If you have kids around the house, making a DIY garland can be a fun, exciting activity. Hang them from the ceiling, or across your kitchen windows! We especially love our client, Andraya Frith's, citrus DIY garland…. The pop of colour is absolute perfection!
Don’t forget that you are decorating the kitchen… in other words, food should be an essential piece of the holiday décor puzzle! Festive ingredients like cloves, pomegranates, cinnamon, cookies, and oranges look amazing arranged in a decorate or glass bowl — plus, they’ll give off a faint Christmassy scent all day long!
Create a Winter Scent with Cookies, Mulled Wine, or Cider
Speaking of scent… it’s an often overlooked element of holiday “décor”. Scents help set the tone, and will help create an ambiance that’s equal parts nostalgic, cozy and elegant. To really get the kitchen feeling festive, cook up a batch of cookies, mulled wine, or apple cider to fill the room with that recognizable, whimsical Christmas aroma.
The best way to start feeling excited about the holidays is get your home looking, and feeling, the part. Start with the heart of the home — the kitchen — and you and your family will feel like every day is a holiday celebration!