Excuse me for the cheesy title (obvious ways, yes I know) but sometimes things are better kept basic. There are million of ways to decorate a room for Christmas in a unique sort of way but sometimes a classic approach goes a long way. So I'm sticking with classics yet I pick a not so typical room to decorate; the kitchen. Do you decorate your kitchen for the holidays? To tell you the truth, I don't, for it is a rather small and dark room in my home to beautify. And you know what? I am most certainly wrong cause a room gives out the amount of love you put in, multiplied by hundreds. Walk in a pretty decorated space and you find your soul lift up.
Chances are you spend a considerable amount of time in the kitchen during the holidays, cooking and preparing all the delicacies to go with the spirit. So why not make this room a happy place to be? Here are the 3 most obvious things to start with, right after the jump.
#1 the CHRISTMAS TREE
No matter how big or small your kitchen might be, you can always find the perfect size tree for it. Pick a minion size to place on the countertop or window sill if you lack of space or opt for a ceiling high if your kitchen is as spacious as this pretty one by Wren Living. I find it a great holiday splurge to keep a small tree in every room during the holidays and that may come from my deep love of anything green and leafy anyway. Take into consideration, though, that open space interiors count for one. More than one tree in a single view frame can be a bit awkward, don't you think?
|Beautiful small tree in a bucket on the countertop of Dustylu's kitchen.|
|Love the warm rustic vibe and the large tree in this setting by H&M (image via here).|
|Wrapping up my presents in this gorgeous festive kitchen by Wren Living looks like so much fun!|
|Tree in a wooden crate, decorated with white candles and effortless holiday spirit is just set.|
#2 the WREATHS
Just like christmas trees, evergreen wreaths can instantly bring a natural festive breeze inside the room. They can be found in all sizes and styles and are a bit more practical than the trees as can be adapted on any vertical surface, like wall, cabinetry or window, in groups or solo. Furthermore, they can be hung from the ceiling to form an eye-catching Christmas chandelier.
|Impressive wreath chandelier with simple ball ornaments hung with a deep red ribbon.|
|Small evergreen wreath hung in front of vintage cabinetry in the kitchen of Rusty Hinge (via here).|
|Make some easy Christmas wreaths for your kitchen window with this tutorial by Martha Stewart.|
|Decoration is kept simple in this scandinavian kitchen with a slim wreath hanging over the island.|
#3 the ACCESSORIES
It’s always about accessories and quite frankly a kitchen is the perfect place inside a home to invest on pretty little accents that can be both beautiful and practical. Tea towels, mugs, bowls, trays, votives, straws and so many more to name play their role in the festive decoration of the kitchen as well as help you out with the Christmas entertaining. Open shelving proves a great option to showcase your holiday collection but, if you’d opted for closed cabinetry, you can always use the countertop or table for that matter.
|A dream cottage kitchen decorated with holiday bits and pieces all around the place (image by +fotogenica)|
|Festive kitchen towels from H&M to decorate with and use.|
|Open shelving fantasy, setting decorated by Not On The High Street.|
|Wrap plain tumblers with red and white bakers twine for an easy to make instant holiday decor.|
So, will you decorate your kitchen this Christmas?
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