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Looking to add some Christmas cheer to your kitchen? You’re in the right place! In this blog post, we’ll share easy and affordable decorating ideas that’ll make your kitchen full of the holiday spirit!

A kitchen with a center island and bar stools. minimal holiday decor is displayed

It’s that time of year again, the holidays are here, and it’s time to pull out your decorations from storage for the Christmas season! I am busy decking the halls over here, and for me, this time of year means adding festive holiday decor to every inch of my home, from the dining room to the living room, and yes even the kitchen. 

So let’s talk about some Christmas kitchen decorating ideas! From wreaths, garlands, and centerpieces, to Christmas trees, we have some fun festive ideas to help you spruce up your kitchen for the holiday season.

1. Garlands

When it comes to garlands they are versatile and can be placed all around your kitchen, really for any season!

Place a garland around the windows, sink, island, cabinets, to around your doorways. 

Hang a large garland or multiple garlands around your kitchen windows with some twinkle lights!

garland over kitchen sink

Photo via The Blushing Bungalow

You can even drape them around your hood and pair them with a Christmas wreath. 

draped garland over window trim and oven range

photo via Domestically Blissful

Drape a long garland or layer multiple garlands across your kitchen table or island. This will add that perfect pop of Christmas charm to your space during the festive season. 

garland running down a dining room table

Photo via Camille Styles

I’ve written a full roundup of the best garlands out there, so be sure to check that out if you still need that extra bit of Christmas decor! 

2. Add a Centerpiece

A fun way to add some Christmas flare to your kitchen is with centerpieces. You can buy a pre-made centerpiece or get creative and make your own. 

a centerpiece display including a bowl filled with greenery and pine cones and a couple of fake deer statues

How beautiful is this simple Christmas centerpiece with red ornaments, faux greenery, and pine cones? You could easily tuck some mini candy canes in this for a sweet touch. 

bowl of ornaments and greenery on kitchen island

Grab a pre-made centerpiece to make your life easier!

Like this little rustic one; bring the outdoors inside with this birch candle centerpiece

Birch Candle Holders Christmas Centerpiece Table Christmas Decor

Photo via Arch Way Store

Explore more Christmas centerpiece ideas for your dining room table, kitchen island, or even a coffee table.

3. Bring in a Christmas Tree

Nothing says Christmas like a tree in the kitchen! 

I added a Christmas tree in here for the first time ever (there was a wall there this time last year) and it’s so nice having the twinkle of lights in here in the evening. If you have a smaller kitchen, a mini tree is a great idea as well! Just add some fairy lights and mini ornaments.

Decorated Christmas tree next to a fridge

4. Plants & Flowers

Want another fun idea to make it feel like a cozy holiday in your kitchen?

faux plant next to a stove

Add simple, uncluttered additions like a vase of magnolia branches, or a little plant (real or faux) next to the sink or stove. Fresh greenery is a great way to add Christmas spirit and bring in more natural elements.

Even before my kitchen was redone, I used plants and flowers as simple Christmas decor in the kitchen to liven things up.

magnolia branches in a large vase net to the kitchen sink

5. Christmas Wreaths

I love to start with pretty garlands, wreaths, and other natural touches in my kitchen. 

wreaths on back of island counterstools

You can easily attach wreaths to the back of counter stools or chairs. You can even add red ribbon to them, too!

Another fun idea to save on kitchen space is to add Christmas mini wreaths to your vent hood, cabinets, and windows instead of decor on your counters. I love adding this small boxwood wreath to my vent hood. 

small wreath on range hood

6. Christmas Lights

Christmas lights are a great way to add some Christmas cheer to your kitchen. When choosing your lights, consider the size of your kitchen and the type of lighting you already have. 

If your kitchen is small, try to add some small string lights or battery-operated fairy lights to avoid overwhelming the space. 

centerpiece filled with juniper and large pinecones

If you already have bright overhead lighting, I love the idea of using warm white lights for a cozy feel. Adding them to a small Christmas tree or down the runner of your dining table, you can add some warm finishing touches to your kitchen. 

7. Place Settings

The final touch for your Christmas kitchen table is the place settings. You can use festive plates, cups, and silverware to create a cohesive look or you can jazz up your everyday dishes. 

holiday table setting with greenery garland and neutral dishes

I love adding a charger under my plate settings. You can add green or red bows to your napkin to spruce it up. I even added this pine cone and name tag to mine! 

A few small touches go a long way when creating a festive home. The holiday spirit should be in every room, especially at the place you gather to eat with your family during the season. 

wooden charger with white plate and plaid napkin

Final Thoughts

These are just some fun and festive ways to sprinkle Christmas decorations into your kitchen! We decorate the rest of our home, why not add a festive touch to the place you make Christmas cookies and gingerbread houses in?  

Whether you add a wreath to your kitchen cabinets, garland on the range hood, a centerpiece on the kitchen counter, or even a Christmas tree it will help you add some festive cheer to the heart of your home. 

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  1. Christmas is on the way and who doesn’t need tips like these! Keep sharing!