12 Jul Decorating Your Kitchen for Christmas
Filled with delicious scents and a constant supply of mince pies, boxes of chocolates and roasted nuts, your kitchen needs to look the part as well as smell delicious. Have a read of our festive ideas to get your kitchen suitably wrapped up for Christmas.
Light it up
Nothing beats the twinkle of festive lights at Christmas, so why not put some up in your kitchen as well as on your tree? They don’t have to be garish, flashing ones like you see on the outside of some houses! Choose simple, clean white lights that will add a touch of Christmas sparkle. Tea lanterns are another way to introduce a traditional Christmas look – just makes sure you’re around when they’re lit and always blow the candles out when you leave. Alternatively, opt for fake candles to put in the lanterns to avoid the worry.
We’d usually favour minimal clutter on open kitchen shelves, but during Christmas time the usual decorating guidelines can get a little blurred! You could put the fairy lights on your shelves, or even a fake fir tree branch for something a little different. Spread some Christmas trinkets, fir cones or homemade crafts for extra festivity. Poinsettias look the part at Christmas and would make a lovely, festive addition to your open shelves.
Spend some time decorating your dinner table and you could turn it into a real focus point in your kitchen. National Trust have some lovely Christmas kitchen accessories, from Novelty Santa Jumper Napkins to Christmas Drinking Jars and Christmas Robin Tea Towels to decorate to your heart’s content. Choose a theme and stick with it to keep it looking classy. If you try and introduce too many ideas it might end up looking cluttered and a little tacky!