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Christmas Decorating Ideas That Add Festive Charm to Your Kitchen

Are you already busy frantically prepping your home for the festivities ahead? With Christmas just over a week away, now is the time to deck your home with those shiny ornaments, gorgeous decorations, and of course, the grand Christmas tree. Yet, as each year we delve into the magic of the holiday season and all the fun that it brings, somehow many of us forget about the heart and soul of the house! The modern kitchen is increasingly becoming a natural extension of the living space, and it makes sense to fill it with Christmas cheer, even as we make plans for decorating the living room and the front porch.

Eclectic kitchen gets a Christmasy makeover Christmas Decorating Ideas That Add Festive Charm to Your Kitchen
Eclectic kitchen gets a Christmassy makeover! [Design: Kerrie L. Kelly]

Christmas kitchen decorating ideas vary from the expansive to the subtle, and you can pick a color scheme, theme and style of your choice. It does not really take a whole lot of effort, and if you have a large dining space that is connected with the kitchen, it becomes even easier and far more impressive. So why not spread some Christmas joy into the kitchen as well this year?

Chic and Tasteful

Decorating the kitchen with Christmas ornaments does not mean filling it up with baubles or completely draping it in red, green and white. Instead, use the existing color scheme of your contemporary kitchen to your advantage. If it has a neutral backdrop, then all you need is splashes of red and green to usher in some festive charm. Make use of the vertical space on offer and hang lovely wreaths that instantly become focal points of the room and spread holiday cheer. Kitchen utensils and chinaware in red and green also add to the overall appeal of a Christmas-themed kitchen.

Dress up your kitchen this holiday season [From: Julie Ranee Photography]
Dress up your kitchen this holiday season [From: Julie Ranee Photography]
Modern Christmas decor idea for the kitchen [Design: Lori Pedersen Home Staging+Styling]
Modern Christmas decor idea for the kitchen [Design: Lori Pedersen Home Staging+Styling]
Snowflake ornaments bring holiday cheer without any major makeovers [Design: Lowe's Home Improvement]
Snowflake ornaments bring holiday cheer without any major makeovers [Design: Lowe’s Home Improvement]

Use the space available on top of the wall-mounted cabinets to add natural greenery and string lights to quickly alter the ambiance of the room. Creative use of string lights allows you to give the kitchen that merry vibe without actually altering the functionality or the space available in the kitchen.

Modern kitchen decorating idea for the holiday season [Design: Kipnis Architecture + Planning]
Modern kitchen decorating idea for the holiday season [Design: Kipnis Architecture + Planning]
Use red and green without going overboard [Design: Ayla Constructions]
Use red and green without going overboard [Design: Ayla Constructions]
Chromed glass orbs mimic the glitter and style of Christmas ornaments [From: Borghese Luce Arte]
Chromed glass orbs mimic the glitter and style of Christmas ornaments [From: Borghese Luce Arte]
Elegant Christmas kitchen decor [Design: 2Scale Architects]
Elegant Christmas kitchen decor [Design: 2Scale Architects]

Timeless Festive Magic!

Kitchens filled with Christmas allure are not just for those with modern kitchens alone. In fact, traditional, rustic, farmhouse and transitional kitchens embrace the classic Christmas adornments and ornaments with greater pomp and visual splendor. Place a cool Santa figurine on the kitchen island and surround it with shiny baubles or bring in a small Christmas tree and fill out the empty corner; there are plenty of possibilities if you are willing to think out-of-the-box. Carpets and rugs with Christmas motifs, window curtains, lovely drapes and carefully decorated chandeliers can all be used to usher in a classic and timeless atmosphere.

Bring the Christmas tree into the kitchen [From: Julie Ranee Photography]
Bring the Christmas tree into the kitchen [From: Julie Ranee Photography]
Custom made chair covers for the festive kitchen and dining space [Design: Tobi Fairley Interior Design]
Custom made chair covers for the festive kitchen and dining space [Design: Tobi Fairley Interior Design]
Kitchen island with Christmas ornaments and Santa figurine
Kitchen island with Christmas ornaments and Santa figurine
Mantle decorating idea for the rustic kitchen [Design: Susan Hunter Interiors]
Mantle decorating idea for the rustic kitchen [Design: Susan Hunter Interiors]
Smart carpet addition for the kitchen [Design: Julie Sandman]
Smart carpet addition for the kitchen [Design: Julie Sandman]
An easy way to add some Christmas charm to the kitchen [Design: Gertz Building]
An easy way to add some Christmas charm to the kitchen [Design: Gertz Building]
Beautiful Christmas kitchen decorating idea [Design: Regina Gust Designs]
Beautiful Christmas kitchen decorating idea [Design: Regina Gust Designs]

Ornaments, Trees and More

Bringing holiday cheer to the kitchen is pretty easy, and you can do it without committing to any long term changes. Just clear some central space on the kitchen island and fill it with holiday decorations, small figurines and glittering ornaments to quickly shape an impressive festive island. Faux fruits with golden glitter are also becoming pretty popular as holiday decor, and you can even use these well beyond the season. Fill up those old mason jars with candy canes, hand-blown baubles and other shiny ornaments, and add them to the open kitchen shelves for a quick makeover.

Kitchen island stacked with Christmas decorations [Design: KDH Designs]
Kitchen island stacked with Christmas decorations [Design: KDH Designs]
Faux fruit in gold is perfect as Christmas kitchen decorations [Photography: Victor Wei]
Faux fruit in gold is perfect as Christmas kitchen decorations [Photography: Victor Wei]
Take the Christmas celebrations into the kitchen this year! [From: Janet Paik]
Take the Christmas celebrations into the kitchen this year! [From: Janet Paik]

Decorating the kitchen for Christmas is not as hard or time consuming as decorating the living room. You will also not need any extra supplies, and you can simply siphon off a few that would otherwise be used in the bedroom, dining space, living room, or out in the yard. Give it a shot this year and you will quickly fall in love with it all!

Charming little holiday decorations for the kitchen [From: Rikki Snyder]
Charming little holiday decorations for the kitchen [From: Rikki Snyder]
Gorgeous display in red and white for the holiday season [Design: Amber Hopman]
Gorgeous display in red and white for the holiday season [Design: Amber Hopman]
Stylish and subtle Christmas kitchen decorating idea [From: Julie Ranee Photography]
Stylish and subtle Christmas kitchen decorating idea [From: Julie Ranee Photography]
Kitchen jars with Christmas decorations add festive glint to the room [Design: 320 Sycamore]
Kitchen jars with Christmas decorations add festive glint to the room [Design: 320 Sycamore]
Wreaths are an easy way to add festive charm to the space [Design: Kerrie L. Kelly]
Wreaths are an easy way to add festive charm to the space [Design: Kerrie L. Kelly]

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