Christmas décor in the kitchen is different to other rooms. The kitchen is a hub of activity especially at Christmas. Therefore, Christmas décor in the kitchen needs to be easy and practical. Here are twelve Christmas kitchen decorating tips for the kitchen.
1. Safety is a priority. Make sure that you don’t place any decorations where they might cause a fire. Keep decorations away from the stove and cooking areas.
2. Scented indoor Christmas decorating makes a nice accent in the kitchen. It can make it seem as if there are always ginger bread cookies in the oven! Opt for Christmas décor which features natural ‘food’ and ‘spice’ scents such as gingerbread, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla etc.
3. Use natural scents, rather than artificial. For instance, ornaments which use cinnamon sticks or natural potpourri look and smell better than artificial fragrances.
4. A fun idea for a natural scented decoration is a clove ornament. Stick cloves into an orange to cover the surface. Use a ribbon to hang the clove ornament so that it can dry out and fragrance the kitchen.
5. Food oriented Christmas decorations make a lovely accent for the kitchen. Decorating the kitchen for Christmas might involve ornaments which feature gingerbread men, gold artificial fruit, etc.
6. The ingredients in your kitchen can make pretty Christmas decorations. Displaying festive bowl of fruit, popcorn garlands and a glass canister of cinnamon sticks are practical ways of decorating the kitchen for Christmas.
7. Get out special Christmas accessories for Christmas – for instance, a special Christmas cookie jar, teapot, etc. This is a fun tradition which kids will enjoy.
8. The kitchen is often a good place for house plants because of the sunlight and access to water. Decorating the kitchen for Christmas might also involve a few pretty Christmas plants such as poinsettias or peace lilies.
9. Decorate the kitchen table with a pretty Christmas centerpiece.
10. Exchange regular table linens and tea towels for festive linens and towels in Christmas colors.
11. The refrigerator often acts as a gallery of photos for the family. Update it with a Christmas theme. Display Christmas pictures of the family such as shots of the kids with Santa, past Christmases, etc.
12. Finally, keep in mind that kitchen temperatures, steam and smells can cause wear on Christmas decorations. Therefore, reserve your heirloom Christmas decorations for another room which has less activity.