For many people, Christmastime conjures up many memories that originated in the kitchen. Whether it is the thought of home baked Christmas cookies or the taste of eggnog, the importance of the role of the kitchen during the holidays cannot be ignored. These memories are part of what makes decorating a kitchen for Christmas such a fun and rewarding process. The tips for Christmas decorations presented in this article will help bring some genuine Christmas cheer back into the kitchen this holiday season!
String Up Some Christmas Lights
There are few decorations more readily associated with the season than Christmas lights. While the kitchen is not the place to rack up major holiday light wattage, a few well-placed strands can add a great deal of ambiance and mood to the room. Consider taking some plain white strands and draping them around windows or above a center island or bar within the kitchen. The lights should be present but not a focal point.
Dishtowels, Tablecloths, and Candles
Seasonal linens can add a lot of pizazz during any holiday, and Christmas is no exception. Dish towels and tablecloths can be purchased with any number of season decorations including Santa, snowmen, and outdoor scenes. A onetime investment in these seasonal pieces will add a touch of cheer for years. A good scented candle placed atop a Christmas tablecloth adds an extra touch sure to please the family. Consider a warm vanilla, apple pie, or pumpkin candle. Any scent that conjures up images of Christmas goodies is a definite yes!
An often overlooked area of Christmas decoration that can add a lot of fun to a room is the windowpane. Numerous decals are available that will static clean to a window and easily peel off after the holidays. Consider investing in a few clings in snowmen or snowflake patterns at the least. These are fun for the family during the daytime, and when the curtains are drawn at night, they will be silhouetted against the snow.
Poinsettias are the quintessential Christmas flower. Consider purchasing a centerpiece featuring this vivid jewel for the kitchen table or center island. If table decorations are not a possibility, an additional way to implement this flower is within a holiday wreath. Any flower shop will have numerous options to choose from and online companies like 1-800-Flowers and FTD can deliver via FedEx or UPS.
Cookie Jars, China, and Mugs
Don’t overlook finding fun Christmas alternatives to traditional kitchen necessities! A Santa cookie jar, reindeer plates, and Frosty the Snowman mugs can all add a touch of holiday spirit to daily life while being fun decorations when in not in use. A cup of hot cocoa out of a Christmas mug can be the perfect end to a lovely holiday!