Decorate a Kitchen For Christmas

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Today I’m sharing how to decorate a kitchen for Christmas and the best christmas kitchen decor ideas this holiday season. Fresh greenery and hanging wreaths on cabinet doors or chair backs are an easy way to add a Christmassy feel to a kitchen.

Our kitchen in our previous home has beautiful Super White Quartzite countertops and white shaker style cabinets. 

Christmas Kitchen Decor Ideas

Christmas decor can be anything from wreaths, garland, ribbon, miniature Christmas trees, a red countertop appliance, a Christmas rug or Christmas hand towels. 

Christmas Kitchen 2021 | hanging wreaths on the barn doors, white kitchen hanging wreaths on the stools and windows along with a mini boxwood Christmas tree as a centerpiece on the island | Four Generations One Roof

1. Hang Christmas Wreaths: Counter stools & Chairs with Red Ribbon

Hanging Christmas wreaths on kitchen cabinets, barn doors, chairs or windows is a popular Christmas decorating idea. I used red ribbon to hang the wreaths but you can use any color depending on your Christmas theme.

white kitchen cabinets, island, wreaths on counter stools, barn doors, superwhite quartzite counters

2. Kitchen Island Vignette With Mini Christmas Tree

The mini boxwood Christmas tree is an affordable way to decorate a kitchen island and still leave room for eating.

white kitchen cabinets, island, wreaths on counter stools, barn doors, superwhite quartzite counters

3. Hang wreaths on windows and Interior Doors  

I used 3M tape double sided hook to hang the wreaths on the window. The wire hook on the back of the real wreaths fits perfectly on the 3M hook.

I added a couple Christmas throw pillows to our mudroom wall bench (click here to see ur mudroom build) which look great!

white kitchen mudroom cabinets, white tile floor, wreath with red ribbon hanging on window

4. Holiday Colored Small Appliances on Counter

Kitchen Christmas decor really pops against a white background. If you are not a fan of red accents, try blue, gold or green!

Typically my kitchen mixer is stored in a cabinet but during Christmas, I display it on the counter with white dishes and striped towels to add a pop of red to the kitchen.

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Our Christmas Kitchen 2015: boxwood wreaths, red velvet ribbon, boxwood Christmas tree, red striped hand towel, greens and holly berry.

Red striped hand towels or a jar filled candy canes are simple festive decorations in the kitchen.

A plate or bowl topped with red ornaments also is an easy Christmas decor idea or the kitchen.

Our Christmas Kitchen 2015: boxwood wreaths, red velvet ribbon, boxwood Christmas tree, red striped hand towel, greens and holly berry.
white kitchen cabinets, island, wreaths on counter stools, barn doors, super white quartzite counters

5. Mix fresh Christmas Greenery with Faux greens

white kitchen cabinets, island, wreaths on counter stools, barn doors, super white quartzite counters

6. Add Inexpensive Faux Berry Picks to Greenery

Mixing faux berry picks, ornaments or pinecones with fresh greenery to embellish a wreath or garland.

christmas mini tree with garland on quartzite countertop island

7. Embellish with Pinecones & Greenery

Natural elements like greenery and pinecones are budget friendly Christmas decorations that can be placed anywhere in the kitchen.

mahogany x back counter stools with red ribbon and wreaths tied to stool

8. Holiday Figurines and Snowglobes to Open Shelves 

Christmas kitchen decor on a bookcase, open shelves, hot cocoa bar or extra countertop space is the perfect place to creating a Christmas scene with villages, holiday figurines and snowglobes.

Christmas kitchen with barn sliding doors, hanging wreaths on stools and doors

Click links below to purchase:

Vintage Mahogany Stools | Dome pendant | | Sliding Barn Doors  | Greenery + Boxwood mini tree – local nursery |

I have rounded up my favorite holiday season items in this post on Amazon – Click here to see my Amazon Storefront & these Christmas kitchen decorations.

Christmas Decorating Ideas Our The House

If you are looking for more Christmas kitchen ideas or holiday decor tips featuring a farmhouse Christmas, Country Christmas Kitchen or a classic Traditional theme, click through this post 40 Christmas Kitchen Ideas to steal!

Click through this post, DIY kitchen renovation to see the entire remodel and tour of this kitchen.We tore down walls and opened this space up adding an additional 400 sq. feet. It was crazy!

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  1. Jessica! Your kitchen looks amazing!! Thank you so much for doing this fun tour with me and I hope we can do it again next year! Merry Christmas my friend!!! Xoxo

    1. Merry Christmas and yes, we will definitely have to do another!! I really do love this little group we have.

  2. I’m so glad your grandfather is okay! That’s so scary, but I’m glad he is recovering.

    Also–those barn doors make my heart so happy. I LOVE barn doors in houses but don’t have anywhere to put them in my house and it makes me so sad. ๐Ÿ™ Your kitchen looks so amazing with all the pops of red and green.

    Merry Christmas!

  3. You had me at wreaths. And barn doors! It’s just so beautiful and inviting. So fun to do this with you today.

  4. It’s all looking so merry & bright!! Must be a such a pleasure to decorate that new kitchen. It’s so pretty Jessica.
    Hope Gramps is feeling much better today.
    xo ~Shannon

  5. This kitchen is beautiful! Do you all share this kitchen or do you have three kitchens? Do you frequently eat together? How do you share or determine cooking duties?

    1. Hi Karen! We have another kitchen and we do a Saturday night dinner together as a family (all four generations). Between work schedules, kids sports and my grandfather insisting he eat at 5pm SHARP, we all kind of do our own thing during the week. Although many times during the week, my son, my dad and me will eat together as my mom may work late. My gram and gramp eat together b/c eating at 5pm sharp isn’t practical for anyone except them! haha.

  6. Juanita in OH says:

    The kitchen is just as wonderful as the other rooms. You have everything in just the right amount which is not an easy task. I am grateful to hear that your Grandfather is doing okay. I also went to the other ladies blogs and it was so enjoyable to see how differently things look in different settings. Each and everyone made my heat leap. The homes were fabulous also. TFS.

    1. Thanks Jaunita! Glad you enjoyed our little tour and friends as well. Have a great day!

  7. Your kitchen looks beautiful all dressed up for Christmas!!


    Merry Christmas to you and your family. I really enjoy your blog.

  8. I love how open and big your kitchen is now and those barn doors…don’t even get me started on my love for them! All your festive touches from those cute pillows to the chair wreaths make this the perfect family holiday setting. I hope your gramps is doing better today too! And thank you for sending your readers off to me with such a huge compliment!
    Merry Christmas!

  9. So glad your grandfather is okay– that is scary! Your kitchen is so beautiful, and I love how you’ve decked it out for the holidays! It was so fun being “on tour” with you this week! Have a wonderful weekend!

    ~Abby =)

  10. Love those beautiful Barn doors! Whatโ€™s the wall color & counter top? Love the simplicity of Christmas decor.

    1. Thank you! The counter is Super White Quartzite. The wall color is rainwash by Sherwin-Williams

  11. Jessica – Everything is ready for Christmas. My wish is to see you walk down the stairs in a beautiful bridal dress of your choice. The home is prepared for this, no extra decorating needed and we would all cheer for the two of you.
    Blessings and good health .

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