Not everyone decorates their kitchen for the holiday season, which can be a shame since it is the hub of many a family home. Of course, too much decoration can get in the way of the functional use of a kitchen and you certainly do not want tinsel and garlands in places that are liable to become hot. However, a few choice decorations can add a little festive style to your kitchen, without being too intrusive. You may end up liking them so much that you decide to keep them all year round. Have fun and make your kitchen a colofrul place to hang out over the Christmas period.
Glass Storage Jars.
Glass storage jars are great way of bringing some color and excitement to a kitchen space. They can add a little Christmas feel without adding clutter to a busy workspace. Storage jars keep Christmas decorations on display but tidy. Fill them with anything that reminds you of Christmas. Baubles and cinnamon sticks are great choices. Nothing says Christmas more than twisted candy and these always look great in storage jars. Colorful, fresh fruit can work really well, too, so if you are stocked up for the holiday season, use your fruit as a temporary and edible decoration.
Use blank porcelain in your kitchen over the holiday season to create a stylish, white Christmas. Set off the monotone approach with a few traditional elements so the look is Christmassy, rather than minimalist. Add a little sparkle with some silverware or use pine kernels, or nuts, in a white bowl to evoke a seasonal feel.
If you have a kitchen diner select decorations that connect the two areas of the room. A Christmas center piece on your dining room table, or breakfast bar, is a good idea but make sure it connects, visually, with some décor in your kitchen space. A simple and stylish way to achieve this is to use decorations from the same color palette. Greens with golds and red always works well at this time of year. Why not arrange some holly, cut from your garden, around your kitchen units and dining area to get a novel look for Noël?
If yourare keen on avoiding a cluttered feel in your kitchen, one of the best ways of decorating it for Christmas is to use wreaths. Simply mounted over your kitchen’s windows, these decorations will look great viewed from this inside or the outside. Since, during December, you won’t be opening your kitchen windows regularly, if at all, the decorations will be out of the way whilst you are preparing food. Complement a window mounted Christmas wreath with a garland or two, or simply leave them on their own for an effective and seasonal style statement.
Simple Snow Flakes.
If you have simply designed kitchen with lots of clean lines, or even a minimalist kitchen space, decorating it for Christmas may seem something that would be the last thing you’d want to do. Nevertheless, the regular geometry of a snowflake will make a great Yuletide decoration for such spaces. A few plain snowflakes in white or silver will give an understated and stylish lift to even the plainest kitchen designs.
If you choose no other decoration for your kitchen this holiday season, go for a festive floral display. White and red flowers are superb choices. Mix the flowers with some sparkle to set off their natural beauty and enjoy your holidays in style. Fake flowers are ideal at this time of year, so don’t worry if you can’t find fresh ones to do the job.
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