The Best Kitchen Christmas Decor Ideas for a Cozy Home

Do you decorate your kitchen for Christmas? I’m sharing the best kitchen Christmas ideas for adding holiday cheer to the heart of your home.

Christmas is my absolute favorite time of year to decorate, and I love adding touches of Christmas all over our home! Our kitchen is certainly the heart of our home, and we spend a lot of time in there over the holidays. I love adding festive and cozy touches all around the room, and today I’m sharing some of the best ways to decorate your kitchen for Christmas.

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Amazing Creators Holiday Blog Hop

Today, I’m excited to join some of my sweet blogger friends in our Amazing Creators Holiday Blog Hop! We’re coming together to share tons of fabulous holiday ideas and inspiration for you! You’ll find favorite holiday recipes, decor ideas, tablescapes, and so much more! I’ve linked to everyone at the end of this post, so be sure to visit everyone for lots of creative holiday ideas!

If this is your first time to Perfecting Places, welcome! I’m so glad you stopped by! I’m Kim, and I blog about all things home decor! I love to share easy DIYs for your home as well as paint colors, design sources, and favorite decorating tips and tricks to help you make your house a home!

We spend LOTS of time in our kitchen during the holidays! Our kitchen certainly gets lots of love and attention with all the holiday baking, cooking, entertaining, crafting, cookie decorating, and not to forget — game playing that happens when all of our kids are home for Christmas.

Wrapping Christmas Treats

It’s true that the kitchen is really the heart of the home.

I’m sure if you entertain often in your home you’ll find that guests tend to gather and linger in the kitchen. You can have an entire house decorated and ready to receive guests, but they just always seem to be drawn to the kitchen.

So today, I’m sharing some of my favorite kitchen Christmas ideas to spruce up your space for this Christmas season. Just a few simple ideas can add a lot of holiday spirit to your room.

10 Favorite Ways to Decorate Your Kitchen for Christmas:

1. Add some Santa mugs to a 3-tiered tray.

Santa mugs are perfect for serving up delicious hot cocoa. Complete the look by adding mason jars full of your favorite hot chocolate toppings alongside your favorite Christmas mugs. It creates the perfect little coffee station or hot cocoa bar for your home — don’t forget the candy canes and mini marshmallows!

Christmas Home Tour in Kitchen

2. Flank your stove with pretty Christmas topiaries decked out in red velvet bows.

Red velvet ribbon makes everything look more festive!

Kitchen Christmas Tree with DIY House Ornaments

3. Decorate a kitchen Christmas tree with cute DIY Christmas house ornaments.

These Christmas house ornaments were so fun and easy to make. Get the details here!

Seven on Saturday 11-12-22 Christmas Wreath

4. Decorate with red tartan plaid.

One of the easiest ways to make anything feel like Christmas is to add a pretty bow! Tartan plaid ribbon added to a wreath in the window is the perfect touch for cozy Christmas kitchen.

Christmas Brunch Decor Ideas for Your Table

5. Make red and white checked placemats from a roll of decorative jute mesh.

I created these placemats from a roll of this jute mesh. I pulled some of the threads along the edges to create a frayed look.

Display Christmas Dishes on Three Tier Stand

6. Display your Christmas dishes on your kitchen counters in a cute tiered tray.

I like to keep our Christmas dishes handy to use everyday during the holidays. Displaying them on your countertops makes them easy to use everyday. If you have open shelves in your kitchen, consider collecting your holiday plates on them for a pretty display and easy access.

Red Berry Kitchen Centerpiece

7. Use a multi bud vase holder to create an easy centerpiece with greenery and berries.

A vase holder like this makes it so easy create simple Christmas arrangements for your table. Just at a little greenery from your yard and some berries. I even mix real and faux stems to create this look.

Blue and White with Red Plaid on Kitchen Buffet

8. Add a small tabletop tree to a kitchen buffet.

Even if it’s undecorated, a simple tabletop tree is perfect for the top of a buffet in the kitchen.

Perfecting Places Christmas Home

9. Decorate with gingerbread houses.

Does your family love to make and decorate gingerbread houses? Create a pretty vignette with them on your kitchen island. If you prepare a “done-for-you” option, At Home has the cutest gingerbread houses this year! 

DIY Advent Calendar Idea with vintage family photos
Advent Calendar

10. Add an Advent calendar to your wall or countertop.

Add a little Christmas cheer, and countdown to Christmas with an Advent calendar. This family photo Advent calendar DIY is such a fun and special project your family will love.

Christmas Brunch Decor Ideas for Your Table

11. Create adorable napkin rings with twine and little wooden houses.

This is such a fun look for your Christmas table. It’s a perfect look for a Christmas brunch. You can see the rest of the Christmas table here.

Wrapped Treats for Christmas Gifts

12. Display your baked goods in pretty wrapping and ribbon.

If you bake sweet breads to share at Christmas, wrap them with simple Christmas papers and tie with ribbon. They’re so pretty displayed around your kitchen. See some of my favorite Christmas treats here.

Two Small Wreaths on Navy Door

13. Stack two small wreaths together on your kitchen door.

Why just stop at one wreath when you can add two! It’s a pretty Christmas look!

Dried Oranges in Tabletop Christmas Tree

14. Dry oranges and tie to a small tree with jute string.

Have you ever dried oranges? I’ve dried oranges the past two years for Christmas and love using them around the house. Thread some jute twine through the slices and hang them on a tree in your kitchen space.

Kitchen Christmas Ideas -- Glass Cloche with Houses and Bottle Brush Trees

15. Add tiny houses and small bottle brush trees to a decorative glass cloche or glass canisters.

I added these cute little galvanized house ornaments and some small bottle brush trees to this glass cloche to create a miniature village. Display the cloche on your countertops. You could even add battery-operated fairy lights for a little extra holiday cheer.

16. Create a display of small poinsettia plants.

I love this pretty red and cream variety of poinsettias. I actually used them on my Thanksgiving table this year and then added them to this buffet display for Christmas. Whether you go with traditional red, white, pink, or variegated varieties, poinsettias make any room look Christmassy!

Kitchen Christmas Ideas -Add a Christmas pillow to  a kitchen chair

17. Add a cute Christmas pillow to a kitchen chair.

These Pottery Barn Christmas pillows are fun!

Kitchen  Christmas ideas - Christmas wreaths on cabinets in the kitchen

18. Add wreaths decked out in plaid bows to your kitchen cabinets.

I love adding wreaths to our kitchen cabinets. I added a pair to the tall cabinets over our stove.

Add a bow to a topiary for Christmas

19. Tie a ribbon around cute topiary in a festive DIY cachepot for a stylish look.

The tartan plaid ribbon really dresses up these DIY blue and white cachepots filled with rosemary topiaries. You can see the painted cachepot DIY here.

Kitchen Christmas Ideas - add a touch of whimsy

20. Add a touch of whimsy.

You can find so many fun whimsical decor pieces perfect for your kitchen at Christmas. I added our fancy little snow-woman to the top of our tiered tray. We call her Miss Julie.

how to plant paperwhites

21. Force some Paperwhites to bloom in cute tartan plaid-wrapped terracotta pots.

Delicate white Paperwhite blooms are so pretty during the holidays and beyond. I faux-aged these terracotta pots and added a pretty Tartan plaid ribbon. It’s fun to watch the plants grow and exciting to see the white blooms at Christmas.

22. Add festive Christmas towels.

Can you have too many Christmas towels in the kitchen? With all of the Christmas baking and holiday meals, keep a stack of festive fresh linens on hand — and they might as well be pretty!

Bottle Brush Trees in Rattan Tray

23. Create a bottle brush tree forest on a tray.

Bottle brush trees are some of my favorite Christmas decor pieces, and they’re perfect for a kitchen buffet. Gather a variety of trees in your Christmas color theme and create a “forest” of these classic Christmas favorites!

Christmas Wreath on Dining Chair

24. Tie small wreaths to your chairs or barstools with ribbon or twine.

I love the classic look of a wreath tied to a chair or barstool. Just add a pretty ribbon and you really take your Christmas decorations up a notch! Faux mini wreaths are easy to use, or try a small wreath made of fresh greenery for a wintergreen scent.

Red Berry Christmas Wreath

25. Add a pretty red berry wreath to a mirror.

This gorgeous red berry wreath adds such a festive touch to the pair of matching mirrors in our kitchen breakfast area. Adding a wreath to a mirror is such a classic holiday look.

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I hope these Christmas kitchen decorating ideas inspire you to give the heart of your home a few Christmassy touches this holiday season. These tips will create a kitchen that’s not just a place for cooking, but a centerpiece for holiday joy and beautiful family memories.

Happy Decorating!

Amazing Creators Holiday Blog Hop

Amazing Creators Holiday Blog Hop:

Be sure to visit my creative and talented blogger friends below for even more holiday inspiration and ideas!

Kimberley at From Farmhouse to Florida — There’s Snow Place Like Home

Cindy at Cloches & Lavender — Star Anise Garland

Suzanne at Shop at Blu — DIY Dried Orange Slice Ornaments

Kristin at The Fifth Sparrow No More  — Repurpose for the Best Christmas Countdown Calendar

Kim at Exquisitely Unremarkable — Upcycled Cookie Sheet Christmas Sign

Crystal at Sweet Valley Acres — A Frosty Winter Wreath

Rachel at Tea and Forget-me-nots — The Best Christmas Decor: Indoor Ideas for Decorating Your Home

Sharon at Now Choose Life — Perfect Gifts for Couples to Give Each Other

Donna at An Organized Season — How to Make Inspired Wood Slice and Pinecone Christmas Ornaments

Maria at Pure Happy Home — Peppermint Christmas Bowl with Popcorn

Kristy at At Home With Kristy — Homemade Christmas Thin Mint Cookies

Sara at Birdz of a Feather — Free Crochet Christmas Tree Pattern

Linda at Bushel and a Pickle — Christmas Farmhouse Kitchen Table Welcome

Rosemary at My Home and Travels — Christmas Tree Brownies

Carol at Bluesky at Home — How to Make DIY Charger Plates for Christmas

Mary Anne at House of Mar — A Holiday Gingerbread House Party

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  1. Hi Kim! The kitchen really is the heart of the home and yours looks fabulous! I love all the tartan plaid you added here and there! Enjoy your beautiful decor because Christmas will be here before we know it!

  2. Your kitchen is just dreamy decked out in all that Christmas red plaid. It’s my weakness! Thanks for sharing all the pretty holiday ideas. Off to pin them all!

  3. The kitchen is the one place I rarely decorate at holiday time because it’s so small but I’m so inspired by your decorating ideas! You’ve shown me so many beautiful touches I can easily add!

  4. Kim these are all beautiful ideas. I have the same seedlings. I wish the scent of paperwhites didn’t bother me because they are so pretty.

    1. Thank you so much, Cindy! Oh, I wish you could tolerate the scent! They are a Christmas favorite of mine! I do have some pretty faux paperwhites that I throw in the mix while I’m waiting for the real ones to bloom. They’re actually pretty realistic.

    1. Thank you, Sharon! It was a labor of love and such a fun project looking back on all the sweet Christmas memories! I can’t wait to get it out again this year!

    1. Thank you so much, Kristin! The blue bottle brush trees came from Hobby Lobby a couple of years ago. I believe, however, that I’ve seen some similar ones there this season! I hope you can find some!

  5. Your Christmas tree is so full and luscious, one day i’ll achieve that! Love all of these recommendations, Kim.

  6. Kim you have so many great ideas that I cannot pick a favorite! You have inspired me so much to take my kitchen decor up a level! Thanks for sharing all your tips!

  7. Everything is just beautiful. There are so many places in a kitchen to add a hint of Christmas and loving your red and white.

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