The holidays are almost here, which means it’s time to kick your festive decorating into high gear! After all, you don’t want to miss out on the chance to show off your cozy holiday spirit, right? From all of our experience, choosing the perfect cozy Christmas decor for your kitchen is probably the most challenging part of the whole decorating process. You want everything to look inviting and cozy without feeling like you could be in a candy shop at any moment. That being said, we feel like this year is going to be our best yet when it comes to whipping up some room-wide magic with our chic holiday kitchens! Picture glowing gingerbread accents, snow-white baked goods, and other delectable treats that will have your friends and family begging you for more (trust us – they WILL ask!).
What you’ll need for a cozy Christmas kitchen
In order to create a festive kitchen that feels like the holidays, you’ll need a few key items on hand. While there are plenty of ways to decorate your kitchen with a cozy vibe, we’re going to keep things simple and focus on our must-have holiday essentials below.
You can find mason jars in a variety of sizes at most grocery stores. Not only can they be used to hold your holiday treats, but you can also use them as decorations throughout your kitchen. You can paint them red, green, or another holiday color to add a festive touch to your decor. Fill them with fake snow and bottle brush trees to create a snowy winter scene.
Holiday cookie cutters
You don’t have to make all your cookies from scratch! Instead, use some holiday cookie cutters to jazz up the look of your baking stations. You can also use these festive cookie cutters to decorate your kitchen for the holidays. String them together for a garland or hang them if you decide to put up a small Christmas tree in your kitchen! You can place your cookie cutters on the countertop near your stove or you can place them on a decorative tray near your sink. You can also place some mason jars in your kitchen that are filled with cookie cutters for a functional decor piece.
There are plenty of options when it comes to decorating your kitchen with gingerbread accents. You can find pre-made gingerbread wall decorations that you can stick into wall openings or add accents like the below gingerbread cookie jar!
If you want to make your kitchen smell sweet and inviting, you can try adding a scented candle to your decor. I tend to stick to non-toxic soy candles that have cozy scents. If you’re looking to add a little more oomph to your kitchen decor, you can also try using a vanilla-scented candle in your kitchen. Vanilla candles are perfect for filling your kitchen with a sweet scent that will make your home smell like you’ve just taken the time to bake some cookies or cake.
Vanilla candles also go great with everything from cinnamon and gingerbread scents to Christmas treats. You can also use vanilla-scented candles to fill your kitchen with a welcoming scent that will make your home feel like the holidays are in full swing.
You can find decorative wreaths at most major retailers! Invest in different sizes and sprinkle them throughout your kitchen. Put them up in any windows or above your stove. Small wreaths can be attached to cabinets too.
Christmas stockings or Trees
Add Glitter to your Christmas decor
If you’re looking for a glittery decor option for your festive kitchen, you should definitely consider adding some glimmering glitter to your decor. Even though it may sound like a silly addition, glitter is actually a great way to add an extra bit of festive flair to your kitchen decor. When you use glitter in your Christmas decor, you can also incorporate it into your baking packaging to decorate your treats with a bit of extra sparkle!
In addition to adding glitter to your food packaging, you can also add some fairy lights to your kitchen to more to add a bit of extra glimmer.
Add a warm touch with some blankets and throws
When you’re looking to create a warm, inviting home for your family and friends, you can also use some throw blankets and throws to add a warm touch to your kitchen decor. Throw blankets come in a variety of colors, patterns and sizes, so you can easily find one that suits your decor and makes your home feel like the holidays are in full swing. You can also use throw blankets to create a cozy feel in your kitchen by covering your counters or draping them on the back of dining chairs or stools.
With a few key holiday essentials and some creative DIYs, you can easily create a cozy, inviting Christmas kitchen that makes you feel like you’re baking with friends and family around the dinner table.