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!
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.
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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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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!
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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.
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.
And that’s it. You can’t go wrong with any of these: minimum effort for maximum holiday cheer.
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. 🙂
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More holiday decorating ideas
Today I’m joined by some talented friends who are also sharing part of their Christmas home tour with you…