From baking gingerbread cookies to catching up with family and friends, the kitchen seems to be the heart of the home during the Christmas season—and for good reason! Its warm, welcoming atmosphere helps everyone feel at ease and ready to celebrate with their nearest and dearest. To create an even jollier environment, we’ve compiled a list of our go-to ways to create a curated holiday kitchen stocked with all of the essentials.
- Choose a Color Palette
Though red and green are most associated with the holiday season, don’t let those two hues limit you! One of our favorite ways to add warmth to the kitchen space is through color—especially during Christmas time. Use tones of chocolate, caramel and hunter green to add earthiness to the space, and highlight with metallic tones and pops of bright red and lively green to round out the Christmas palette. For a quick kitchen update, upgrade your backsplash to something with a warm hue or metallic accents to keep your kitchen looking chic and festive year-round.
- Add Lots of Texture
Oftentimes, the kitchen can seem a little too sterile. Add warmth and dimension with texture throughout via area rugs, window coverings, linens, pillows and placemats. Infuse patterns and motifs into the kitchen’s design for depth and visual interest. Our favorite holiday textures include burlap, wool, wood and smooth metal.
- Set the Table
The easiest and most effective way to decorate for the holidays starts with the dining table. Whether you have a breakfast nook, bistro table or extended dining space, paying special attention to where you and your loved ones eat your holiday feast is a surefire way to create a curated look this holiday season. Mix and match serving trays, plates, silverware, napkins, placemats, and glassware for a styled space everyone can enjoy.
- Go Green
Round out your holiday look with plenty of greenery. Roses, magnolia leaves and pine are our go-to foliage for the kitchen. The scent of the pine plays well with warm gingerbread cookies and cinnamon-scented candles, while red roses add a refreshing pop of bright red to liven up the kitchen. Wreathes, garlands and tinsel are welcome in the kitchen space, too!
Last but certainly not least, add accessories to round out your curated kitchen look. The holidays are all about celebrating traditions, which is why using antiques and heirlooms to decorate is one of our favorite ways to quickly infuse Christmas spirit into our kitchen’s design. Add touches of your personality to the dining space with personalized name plates or placemats paired with candles and antique vases. Finally, show off your love of baking with a beautiful kitchen cove stocked with your favorite cookie-making essentials.
What are some of your go-to ways to create a curated kitchen scene this holiday season?
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