5 Cute Christmas Kitchen Decorating Ideas For Your Home

Whether you like dark or light cabinets, it doesn’t matter when it comes to Christmas kitchen decorating. It’s time to infuse our kitchen with festive charm. I’m sharing a few tips on lightly decorating your kitchen early in the Christmas season without overwhelming your space.

Swapping out dishware

1. Swap out dishware

When I think about transitioning my kitchen from fall to Christmas, I think about swapping out my everyday dishes and glassware for festive, seasonal alternatives. It’s an easy way to start embracing the holiday spirit.

Christmas trees on the countertop
Christmas bells over the stove
Christmas decor in the kitchen

2. Layer near the stove

I start with the food prep area but I want to keep it as clutter-free as possible. I’ll just put bottlebrush trees in those spaces because they are small, festive, and easy to move. I’ll put cutting boards behind the stove. Here, I layered in sleigh bells which I can easily move before I cook.

Decorative tray and festive candle on a kitchen island

3. Brighten up the countertops

Add subtle touches to your countertops, such as a decorative tray, festive candle, holiday potpourri, or a small potted poinsettia can all brighten up your kitchen and make it feel more like Christmas without being overwhelming.

Reindeer decor on a kitchen island
How to decorate a kitchen island

4. Soften up the island

Here’s where all the magic happens. I add trays, greenery, and a couple of other pieces that give a nod to the upcoming holiday season. The fresh greenery can soften up the space and add fragrance. I added some greenery and pine cones to this stag bowl.

Decorating kitchen light fixtures
Hanging mistletoe from lamps
Christmas kitchen decorating ideas

5. Hang mistletoe from lamps

I added mistletoe to the pendant lamp but you can add in a simple wreath or garland for that Christmas touch.

Christmas kitchen decorating ideas

You can see that my theme in the kitchen was minimal clutter! I don’t like a lot of kitchen clutter and it was early in the season. I decorate a little heavier when it’s closer to Christmas.

Let me know what you think of my kitchen Christmas decorating style. How do you decorate your kitchen for the season? Share in the comments!

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