36 Christmas Kitchen Decorating Ideas to Bring Even More Cheer Into Your Home
Bring a festive layer to the heart of the ho-ho-home!
With the holidays upon us, it's officially time to pull down those boxes of holiday decorations from the attic, roll up your flannel sleeves, and get to work decking the halls. (That is, if you haven't already!) For many of us, this means adding festive details to every single inch of your house, inside and out. First things first: trim the Christmas tree and get those outdoor Christmas decorations up stat!
But there is still work to be done. When it comes time to layer in Christmas decor throughout the rest of your house, make sure to add an extra dash of holiday cheer to the kitchen. Even though the kitchen is the most utilitarian room in your house, it's also the heart of your home, where you'll be spending tons of time this season, from baking Christmas cookie recipes to catching up with loved ones around the island. So make it merry!
The breakfast table or island is a great place to incorporate creative Christmas kitchen table decor—think Christmas centerpiece ideas, a sweet spot to display your best gingerbread houses, or even a kitchen themed Christmas tree. For pretty kitchen cabinet Christmas decorating ideas, drape fresh Christmas garlands above and hang wreaths atop cabinet doors or in windows. Smaller Christmas kitchen accessories can happily tuck into open shelves.
After you've tried all the best country kitchen Christmas decorating ideas, we bet you'll be ready to relax with a mug of hot chocolate and, might we suggest, a plate of those fresh-baked cookies!
This mostly white kitchen is anything but blah, especially at Christmastime, when the homeowners pile on the pretty with garland, wreaths, and other natural touches. Greenery tucked into brass urns and pottery is placed throughout—from the countertops to the breakfast table. Red bows, linens, and other kitchen accessories make a simple holiday statement.
Wispy wreaths made by bending faux berry branches into a ring shape and securing with garden wire hang from oak cabinets. Open cabinet tops offer just enough space to tuck in fresh greenery. The butcher block-like island offers the ideal spot to decorate cookies in the shapes of forest woodland creatures like deer, foxes, and squirrels.
With not a red bow in sight, there's no doubt it's the holidays when you enter this kitchen—especially in the days leading up the Christmas, when the nine-foot-long farm table is piled with the makings of gingerbread houses and other Christmas crafts. Simple swaths of garland accent the giant windows that flank the black steel-framed range hood.
With a soaring 22-foot ceiling and warm antique touches, it's no surprise this Nashville kitchen is where everyone congregates, especially during the holidays. A pair of runners with muted reds and classic swags of greenery make for understated and sophisticated holiday touches in this open and airy space.
Pull out all the vintage collectibles to cheer up an otherwise neutral kitchen space. From red and white tins holding tree clippings to a group of Santa mugs with bottle brush trees, these happy accessories are sure to brighten any room. Open shelving is another clever spot to tuck in seasonal collectibles (spy the festive plaid Thermoses here!).
You hang wreaths on your exterior windows, so copy that same look inside. Here, the symmetry of the hood range zone is emphasized with windows on each side and wreaths strung up on the sconces above. A single ornament is tied on to the iron pot rack.
Put the Christmas china on full display this season. The hand-built hutch houses holiday dishware along with an assortment of copper vessels. A scrolly chandelier (with greenery and berries tucked in) hangs above an antique kitchen table decorated with a runner, candles, and magnolia leaves.
Framed by greenery and crowned by a plaid-adorned wreath, the new picture window provides views of a sweet country road and dairy farm in the distance. A stack of plaid napkins on the island coordinates with tartan touches throughout this New York farmhouse.
In this sunny breakfast nook, a vintage tool caddy provides a base for an easy arrangement of freshly cut greenery. Come Christmas, the reclaimed wood kitchen table gets topped with brass candleholders all dressed up with festive red taper candles, while the windows each get a wreath hung with thick ribbon.
In this kitchen corner, sentimental vintage pieces, like felt stockings, hang from doorknobs and hooks. A bar is set up near a pass-through window (framed with fresh garland) between the kitchen and dining room. Collectibles, both holiday and holiday-in-spirit, sit atop and nestle beneath an antique butcher block table.
Stripes will never go out of style—especially when they're candy cane stripes! The look is even more holiday-ready if you have green cabinetry.
The built-in painted wood cupboard provides an ideal spot to display collections (here, white ironstone and picnic baskets [above]), as well as a blank slate to layer on holiday accents. Wide plaid ribbon looped through fresh wreaths adds a graphic touch to plain white cabinet fronts.
Easy touches of fresh greenery with garland, wreaths, and mini trees "Christmas up" this clean space without going overboard or getting in the way.
What better way to decorate your kitchen than with the man in red himself? Pop little Santa figurines throughout your kitchen for a fun and festive look this year.
The garland does all the talking in this elegant Christmas kitchen design, complemented by hints of red through the antique Santa, bowl of apples, Dutch oven, and ribbon.
Let your gingerbread houses take center stage in your kitchen this Christmas. Add hints of greenery throughout the kitchen with sprigs of holly and extra branches from your Christmas tree. String up dried citrus rings in the window for a subtle pop of color.
Blogger Nora Murphy embraces her natural surroundings and uses fresh and homegrown greenery. The iron chandelier by Richard Scofield is typically sans shades, but come Christmas, Nora ups the merry factor with tiny tartan treatments. The garland above the range holds miniature galvanized pails that serve as an advent calendar.
Cheery pops of red are found throughout this log cabin kitchen, from the clip-on task lighting and the vintage signs to the candy cane-stripe runner and plaid hand towel. A Charlie Brown-style Christmas tree adds a fragrant and nostalgic touch.
A little holiday nostalgia goes a long way in Jenni Bowlin's kitchen, where sophisticated year-round displays are seasoned with not-so-serious accents such as Putz houses, bottle brush trees, and Santa mugs.
This cheerful, retro yellow-and-white kitchen gets the Christmas treatment with curtains made with repurposed gingham tablecloths, fresh greenery, and a seasonal rug.
The homeowners paired a mint-hued paint (a mix of Mint Chocolate Chip and Hancock Green, both by Benjamin Moore) with neutral accents to keep the kitchen looking sophisticated. Simple garlands and potted paperwhites add to the seasonal feel without competing with the kitchen's beauty.
This kitchen's hunter green cabinets (Jasper by Sherwin-Williams) are Christmas-ready with the addition of red skillets and pots hung from ceiling beams, red spatterware, and a cherry-red tea kettle. A sweet and simple wreath hangs atop a platter above the sink.
Shiny Brite wreaths lend cheer to an equally vibrant array of vintage servingware, including Pyrex and a mix of old canisters. The glass fronts on the cabinets help homeowner Abby Hoppen justify her never-ending urge to collect.
Weathered surfaces, like reclaimed beams and a range hood made from scrap lumber, add a homespun farmhouse feel to this space. The upper cabinet doors (painted Bachelor Blue by Benjamin Moore) are lined with antique mercury glass and have greenery and ribbons hanging from the hardware.
This kitchen (with a half butcher block/half marble island!) has plenty of open shelving for necessities like canned goods and paper towels. The pass-through shows off the stairwell garland.
This bright kitchen gets pops of green from wreaths above the windows, a velvet ribbon swag, and potted rosemary. Picture lights illuminate the art collection and shine light on the workspaces.
Linen-covered pendant lamps bring the kitchen's 17-foot ceilings down to a cozy scale. The white marble island provides plenty of space for cookie-decorating. Simple touches of greenery allow the neutral kitchen to shine.
The kitchen's built-in shelving houses a collection of mostly vintage dishware, with the red and green pieces taking center stage for the holidays. The homeowner crafted the maple dishwasher cabinet to stand alongside the existing farmhouse sink.
Cedar branches, secured with invisible fishing line, curve naturally over a rounded pendant. A cluster of pinecones adds another textural touch. The clean white walls (Pure White by Benjamin Moore) and wood cabinetry offer the perfect neutral backdrop for any holiday decor.
The kitchen in this revamped 100-year-old farmhouse features a custom island and open shelving made from old beams and rafters. Pops of red, festive greenery, and tartan dishware play off the patterned runner and bring simple holiday flair.