Christmas Kitchen Decor: Natural, Fresh, Simple

Christmas kitchen decor can be charming without being complicated. Use these easy holiday decorating ideas to add some simple, natural, fresh holiday touches to your kitchen!

two toned kitchen with marble backsplash and countertops- Maison de Pax

The busy-ness of life (and discovering that I’m allergic to wheat) may have put a damper on the amount of holiday baking I’ve done this year, but it doesn’t mean our kitchen gets used any less.

white upper cabinets and grey lower cabinets in a christmas kitchen- Maison de Pax

We enter the house here, eat our meals at the table, do homeschool at the counter, do art projects at the island, and generally spend about 90% of our time in this room… and I imagine that the same might be said for your kitchen.

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farmhouse kitchen table and marble top island- Maison de Pax


So I thought it would be fun to share some SUPER simple Christmas kitchen decor ideas for the Seasonal Simplicity series today. My friend Krista from The Happy Housie does an amazing job of bringing together a bunch of bloggers to share holiday ideas, and they’re all linked below. So if you’re visiting from sweet Shannon of Home Made Lovely for the first time, welcome! I’m a mom of four who loves a mix of classic, rustic, modern, and french decor… And I love capturing it all. Be sure to visit the others at the end of the post.

christmas kitchen: light gray walls, white upper cabinets, marble countertops, and pops of greenery- Maison de Pax

Simple Christmas Kitchen Decor

The theme of this month for me is “SLOW DOWN” – said in a ridiculous loud voice because apparently I’m deaf to the concept otherwise. I’m trying to actually participate in advent activities with my kids – spend less time working and more time playing tag in the crisp, cool weather. Enjoy holiday parties and people without feeling the rush rush rush that is so ingrained in our culture my own mentality. All that to say, I didn’t want these to be complicated ideas… I wanted quick, simple, and easy.

Christmas kitchen decor with grey lower cabinets and marble backsplash with copper accents- Maison de Pax


Make a greenery swag

The only thing easier than a DIY wreath is a DIY swag. I grabbed a few branches, twisted some floral wire around the ends, and hung them above the sink using a suction cup hook. This would be perfect on a window, on a backsplash, or even on a cabinet.

super easy holiday swag hanging on marble kitchen backsplash- Maison de Pax

Mix real and faux greenery

I love mixed real and faux greenery. The faux is so much easier to work with and more cost effective in the long run, but the real is richer and smells wonderful. For the swag, I used two faux branches and two small real ones. It gave the swag depth that the faux ones lacked.

simple swag with real and faux greenery hanging in a kitchen- Maison de Pax

Use clippings

Speaking of real greenery, it can be easy to mix in that piney Christmas smell without breaking the bank or showering the floor in needles… I love fresh random clippings: put them in a vase or bowl (or add them to a swag) for a hint of that smell. If you can’t clip from your yard like I did, try a Christmas tree lot where they often give away the lower branches that they trim.

christmas kitchen decor: white farmhouse pitcher with fresh cedar clippings- Maison de Pax

christmas kitchen decor: fresh cedar clippings in a wooden bowl on a kitchen table - Maison de Pax

Decorate at the back edge of your counters

When the advent wreath took up its place on our dining room table on December 1, I pulled the baguette bowl filled with cedar clippings that I had used in there when I shared my holiday dining room into the kitchen. Since it’s only ~6″ deep, it’s perfect for lining the back edge of the counter – looking lovely but not really taking up my actual usable counter space.

wood baguette bowl filled with fresh cedar clippings- Maison de Pax


marble countertops and christmas touches in a two toned kitchen- Maison de Pax

Add a holiday scented candle

I found this one when putting together my gift basket ideas this year, and I must say, it adds so much charm!

kitchen with white upper cabinets and gray lower cabinets- Maison de Pax


Use holiday hand towels

I’m not usually one for Santas and snowmen, but these dark green towels I found last winter are perfect for adding a rich, holiday feeling.

marble backsplash in a two toned kitchen with dark green holiday accents- Maison de Pax

Add a copper light strand

I think I’ve mentioned before how much I love these little copper light strands. I’ve used them to highlight printable Christmas art and to fill demijohns in the past… and they’re such a sweet little touch at the back edge of the counter or above the stove.

christmas kitchen: greenery in a farmhouse pitcher with a copper light strand in the background

And that’s it. You can’t go wrong with any of these: minimum effort for maximum holiday cheer.

marble kitchen with christmas decorations

I hope that you enjoyed these ideas! Be sure to visit my friend Abby at Just a Girl and Her Blog next… and I encourage you to visit the other bloggers sharing this week that are linked below! And don’t forget to pin it. 🙂

marble backsplash kitchen with overlay that reads "holiday decorating ideas for the kitchen" - Maison de Pax


Other Sources:

Sectional (in family room) | ottoman (in family room) | more on kitchen remodel | countertops and backsplash | island (in store) | rug: vintage | chandelier: antique

More holiday decorating ideas

Today I’m joined by some talented friends who are also sharing part of their Christmas home tour with you…


holiday home tours with bloggers- Maison de Pax

The Happy Housie
Home Made Lovely
Maison de Pax
Just a Girl and Her Blog
Hallstrom Home

Christmas bloggers home tour- Maison de Pax
Jamie Costiglio
Sawdust 2 Stitches
The DIY Mommy
Summer Adams
All Things With Purpose

And the sharing has been going on all week long!


Christmas bloggers home tour- Maison de Pax

The Happy Housie
House of Wood
Inspiration for Moms
Town and Country Living
In My Own Style

Christmas decor ideas from bloggers- Maison de Pax

The Turquoise Home
Amber Tysl
Deeply Southern Home
Tauni Everett


Christmas decorating ideas from a blog tour- Maison de Pax

Sincerely, Marie Designs
Satori Design for Living
Finding Silver Pennies
Willow Street Interiors
Confessions of a Serial DIYer

Christmas decorating- Maison de Pax
Happy Happy Nester
Life is a Party
Two Twenty One
Tatertots and Jello


Christmas decorating with bloggers- Maison de Pax

Lemon Thistle
So Much Better With Age
Taryn Whiteaker
Love Create Celebrate
Rambling Renovators

Christmas trees and ornaments- Maison de Pax
Clean and Scentsible
House by Hoff
A Pretty Life
Modern Glam


Christmas tree and tablesetting ideas- Maison de Pax

Rooms FOR Rent
Stacy Risenmay
Jenna Kate at Home

blue and white Christmas decor- Maison de Pax
Sand & Sisal
Paint Me Pink
Place of My Taste
Maison de Cinq

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  1. Adding fresh greenery to faux arrangements is such a great idea. I did some of that with my porch swag this year., except that the majority of my swag was real and I added some faux magnolia leaves to flesh it out. Now if the winter wind just won’t blow it all away!

  2. Lovely kitchen. It is good to slow down and not overdo it. Your decor could stay up much longer than just the holidays. I love all the little touches. Thank you for sharing your home on the tour Rachel.

  3. Your kitchen is the perfect backdrop for all the greenery and fun Christmas details. It is so dang pretty Rachel!

  4. Rachel you’ve officially nailed ‘less is more’ to perfection! Love the bits of greenery and copper.

  5. All the little touches make your space so beautiful ❤️ Sorry to hear about your wheat allergy. Several in my family have Celiac. I cannot do any grain so I use almond and coconut flour. My favorite bloggers are Elanas Pantry and The Spunky Coconut. Danielle at Agsint All Grain has great recipes, FB lives on Tuesdays and a YouTube channel. Her latest cookbook has just released. The only thing with her is the recipes can be complicated/need several ingredients and it’s hard to learn all of them when you’re just new to the GF/DF world.
    On another note, my daughters love King Arthur’s GF flour mix and you can replace it for the flour in your standard recipes. Many like Namaste flour mix which you can buy at Costco. Finally, Whole Foods allows you to return items you do not like. Meaning you can open it, eat it, gag on it, and return it for a full refund. So I always shopped there first. (They may have changed their policy so ask before you buy one of everything GF) 😀

    1. Thank you, Moriah! It’s been an adjustment to switch to GF, but we are making good progress. I’ll check out those resources.

  6. Love your Christmas touches. Oh where, oh where did you find that gorgeous red rug? I need it! I want it! Have to have it!!!

    1. Thank you! I ordered the rug from Ebay, and it’s a vintage wool Persian rug. It cost ~$70, and the dark colors (and real wool) make it very forgiving.

  7. Rachel, it caught my eye the soft mix of copper, the antique brass kitchen handles, the amazing wood bowl and the green bunch on top of the sink. Its just beautiful, not mention that your kitchen inspired me on my kitchen renovation …love it love it
    I wish you a great holiday gathered with your family and the cozy environment you created in your beautiful and warm home!!!!

  8. Oh my gosh, can we take a second and check out that gorgeous backsplash! And what a great way to make your kitchen feel festive, especially with all the greenery. Love, love, love!

  9. Rachel, thank you for sharing your beautiful decor, it is such a lovely gift to receive in my inbox. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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