When I think of decorating the kitchen for the holidays, I must admit, it makes me cringe. The kitchen's the hub of holiday preparation around here. After all, a big part of getting together for the holidays is the food! It seems decor would just get in the way. These examples, however, have me reconsidering:
With a Scandinavian influence, most of these kitchens are decorated in an understated fashion that won't get in the way. Some take-aways I got from these examples:
- Exploit the hard-to-reach: The far corner of the countertop or the weird space between cabinet tops and the ceiling are generally bemoaned in the kitchen. But they're perfect spots to tuck in a little holiday decor!
- Windows are game: Simply placing wreaths in windows is enough to bring some cheer to the kitchen without cluttering the countertops.
- Hang it up: Overhead decor like a simple wreath chandelier or a branch hanging from the ceiling will bring big impact without getting in the way.
- Go green: Use greenery you'd like to have in your kitchen anyway, with a holiday twist. Rosemary "Christmas trees" come to mind, for example.
- Display tools of the trade: On that same note, decorate with tools you'd like to have on hand anyway: star-shaped cookie cutters, for instance, or a few cookies themselves (as in pics 5 and 10)!