Christmas Kitchen Decorating Ideas

Food glorious food. We’d wager that when you think of Christmas, one of the first things that springs to mind is the food. Delicious mince pies, liberally sprinkled with icing sugar. A glistening turkey, taking pride of place in the centre of the groaning table. Even the lush green sprouts, steaming on a plate. For those of us tasked with preparing the Christmas meal this year, sometimes we can feel a little intimidated by the scale of the task ahead. Some of us may, in fact, dread spending hours in the kitchen. While we can’t do it all for you, we can offer some festive decorating tips to help turn your Christmas kitchen into a space you’ll love being in this holiday season.

We’ve put together some of the best Christmas kitchen decoration ideas. Have a look below…

Christmas Scents

cinnamon sticks and christmas cookies christmas scents

Fill your kitchen with classic Christmas scents. You can always find Christmassy scented candles and plugins. We love warming scents like cinnamon, mulled spices and gingerbread. For a more creative display, fill a bowl with cinnamon sticks and potpourri. Maybe incorporate some dried citrus for added freshness. Your kitchen will smell like a festive paradise all season.

Deck The Table

christmas table display

Christmas is a chance to get creative with your table display. Infuse bold colours such as red and green into your design. Use a cake stand to create levels to your display, showcasing tasty Christmas treats, candles or even greenery. The possibilities are endless. 

Cosy Lighting

Harsh overhead lighting does not make for a cosy kitchen environment. Why not hang some Christmas fairy lights? Or light some candles and bask in the glow. For worktops, you can purchase stick on under cupboard lights so that you can still see what you’re doing when it comes to prepping dinner.

Pop Goes The Champagne

Eat, drink and be merry. If yours is a family that enjoys a Christmas tipple or two, set up a drinks station in the kitchen for festive spirits and bottles of fizz for celebrating. Why not try some of the delicious sounding Christmas cocktail recipes?

Nature Inspired Christmas Decor

mistletoe christmas decor

Add some greenery to your Christmas kitchen decor. It’s time for holly, ivy and mistletoe. Hang it from the doorway, arrange it on the table or overhead. Instead of flowers in your vases, add some sprigs of Christmas holly for an extra festive feel. You may be able to find all you need in your own back garden! For greenery that you can keep for next year, opt for faux foliage from your local garden centre or online. For other nature-inspired Christmas decor, why not incorporate pinecones, acorns and dried fruit into your displays?

Edible Decor

gingerbread houses edible decor

How about a bit of edible decor to get your mouth watering, ready for that Christmas feast? Gingerbread houses look so lovely displayed on the kitchen table or counter. Plus, they are a fun activity to make together with the family, especially the kids. You don’t have to bake one from scratch, either. There are plenty of gingerbread house kits from supermarkets and local shops,  so keep an eye out.

Sparkle, sparkle

Christmas is all about that extra bit of sparkle. Be it the Christmas lights, glitzy outfits or glasses of fizz. Don’t hesitate to add some sparkle to your kitchen decor. Hang a tinsel garland around the doorway or from the ceiling. Or sprinkle some sequins onto your Christmas table. It’s sure to make you feel that extra bit Christmassy while you’re getting ready for the big day.

Sites like Pinterest are great for finding more creative Christmas decor inspiration. Make it your own this year and have fun with it. And most importantly…

Enjoy Yourself!

Remember, while food is a big part of any Christmas celebration, getting stressed out over it is simply not worth it. Take time for yourself this Christmas. Don’t let yourself get burned out. Ask for help and don’t be afraid of falling short of perfect.


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us at Dunstable Glass!



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