In our previous house, decorating the kitchen for the holidays isn’t something that would have crossed my mind. While the kitchen was central to providing delicious holiday food that everyone dreams of, I’ve always seen it as more of a tool versus a place to be decorated.
I also use my kitchen all the time. It’s often full of lunch, dinner and whatever else I’m working on for one of the blogs. With it being such a vital part of our lives, it’s difficult for me to once again see it as the blank canvas it was when we bought the house.
But, with the kitchen being such an integral part of the house and main living area, it seemed odd to leave it blank when the family room received the full Christmas treatment (more to come on the family room).
We need a little Christmas
So I decided to add a few little touches of Christmas.
Throughout most of the house this year, I wanted it to feel calm, beautiful and natural. I wanted everything to feel cozy and warm without going overboard. I can’t say I accomplished that in all the rooms of our house, but I do think I was able to bring a bit of understated Christmas décor to the kitchen.
Since our kitchen has no upper cabinets and is basically all windows, I knew I wanted to add greenery to the windows. Again though, I didn’t want to go overboard. While I love the scenes of homes with a wreath on every window, that just isn’t me.
Also, this is West Michigan and it is rather gloomy in December with the sun setting very early this far North. I didn’t want there to be wreaths on each window blocking out whatever precious sunshine
A few small touches
Instead, I concentrated on the sink area and dressing up the four windows just near it. I added two wreaths from the Hearth and Hand Collection at Target to each window on either side of the sink and then use real garland across the middle window.
I love the way the real garland falls across the window. We’ve used a lot of it in our home this year, unlike previous years, and it will be something we repeat next year. I find the texture of fir trees really beautiful and love the deep green color.
Across the top of the garland I wanted a little bit of sparkle. I found these mercury glass ornaments on Amazon and while I think they are out of this exact one, there is another they still have in stock that I ordered for another area in our home. You can find the white and grey one here. You can also get an email sent to you when this silver one is back in stock. There’s also this gorgeous green one.
That’s pretty much it in the kitchen this year. Simple, a bit rustic and hopefully elegant.
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