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When decorating for Christmas, many of us tend to focus on the living area of our homes. First, there’s the tree; then you have mantel displays, lighting, and soft furnishings that really tie the look together. And, while the kitchen is the heart of the home—it’s where Christmas dinner is cooked, after all—it sometimes gets left behind when decking the halls for the festive season.
With Christmas just around the corner (28 days when this post was published, for those keeping count), U.K.-based kitchen design specialists, Magnet, have predicted the top festive kitchen decor trends for 2021.
From wreaths and crockery to festive finishing touches, here are the need-to-know trends for turning your kitchen into a winter wonderland this holiday season.
A quick and easy way to elevate your kitchen for the holidays, consider adding wreaths to your kitchen this season. No longer for just the front door, add them to your cabinetry for a festive burst of color—just remember to make sure they’re not at risk of setting alight.
Hanging greenery (faux or real) around your window frames is a great way to bring the outdoors in, and will give a cozy, homely feel to your kitchen. You can keep things simple with a plain green garland, or try adding twinkle lights, pine cones, or berries, like Courtney Lawrence Studio.
Decorative Christmas jars
A great DIY to get you into the festive spirit is decorative Christmas jars. Using the jars you already have in your kitchen, add a white base layer that will mimic snow—sugar and cotton wool are great options. Next, add edible objects such as miniature gingerbread shapes, or miniature ornaments and remote control tea lights as @randilynnblog has done (pictured above).
Festive chair decorations
If you have chairs or stools in your kitchen, adding simple festive decor will give them a winter makeover. Foliage, ribbons, or miniature wreaths are a great option for a super stylish look. Dallas-based Instagrammer Melhia Omic opted for elegant wreaths on the back of her breakfast bar stools.
Swapping out your regular crockery with Christmas dishes, plates, and mugs will make a huge difference to the festive feel of your kitchen. From Santa and reindeer mugs to candy cane plates, the possibilities are endless. Thrift stores are a great place to start when building your collection.
Another fun and festive DIY is to make your own winter potpourri, a much-loved trend that’s not going anywhere. You can also assemble your potpourri into glass jars, and give it to your nearest and dearest as a handmade holiday gift. You can use make dried potpourri in your oven or opt for a stovetop Christmas potpourri.