Adding a festive feel to your kitchen
Its the most wonderful time of the year… for sorting out your kitchen and giving it a bit of festive cheer. The kitchen often becomes the hub of the home during the Christmas holidays, with people gravitating there to chat, drink, listen to Christmas music, and cook up a storm of festive treats. However, the space can be neglected when it comes to decorating the house for Christmas, with most people focusing on decorating the living room instead. Here at The Gallery, we think decorating the kitchen is equally as important, so we’ve come up with some tips for sprucing up and adding a little festive cheer to your kitchen this Christmas.
Finish those decorating jobs
If there are any kitchen DIY jobs that you’ve been putting off, then the lead up to Christmas is a great time to finally get them done.
Whether you need a brand new kitchen, your paintwork needs a refresh, some artwork needs hanging, or you need a new dining table, getting any renovations, odd jobs, or decorating done before Christmas can give you a fresh new space to cook and spend time in over the festive period.
For help or advice with kitchen renovations or improvements, get in touch with our team here at The Gallery for help and advice by visiting our Contact page.
Many of us do more cooking over Christmas than at any other time of the year. Even if you won’t be cooking Christmas dinner at home, you may well find yourself baking Christmas cakes, mince pies and gingerbread, or at least whipping up some festive cocktails.
Whatever the extent of your cooking prowess, getting your kitchen clean, tidy, and organised will make creating festive culinary delights relaxing and stress-free.
Now is also a great time to clean, clear out, and organise your kitchen cupboards, fridge, and freezer to make space for lots of delicious Christmas food.
Once you’ve got your kitchen looking spick and span it’s time for the fun bit, decorating it for Christmas. The kitchen is often a hive of activity during Christmas so it’s important not to forget it when decorating. Here are a few of our favourite ideas for decking out your kitchen for Christmas.
Add a Christmas tree – Why have one Christmas tree when you can have multiple? If you have enough space, the kitchen can be a great place to put up an additional Christmas tree. No room for a big tree? A tiny potted tree on the dining table or kitchen worktop can add a little festive cheer to even the smallest kitchen.
Wreath or garland – Natural decorations look right at home in the kitchen and a wreath or garland made from greenery can make your kitchen look beautiful, feel cosy, and smell fresh. Try draping a garland across kitchen shelves, over a doorway, or across your table. Or if you don’t have enough room for a garland, a wreath hung on the door or wall can look just as effective.
Food-related decorations – All kinds of delicious foodie smells and tastes can conjure up the feeling of Christmas, including oranges, rosemary, and Christmas spices like ginger, cloves, and cinnamon, so festive food-related decorations will look right at home in your kitchen. Try using cinnamon sticks and dried oranges to create garlands, wreaths, and table decorations.
If you’ve baked something beautiful for Christmas, don’t hide it away in the food cupboards, display your mince pies, Christmas cake, or gingerbread house in the kitchen for some festive cheer (not to mention the irresistible smells).
Christmas plants – Looking for a more subtle and low effort injection of colour and festive cheer in the kitchen? Add a Christmas plant in an attractive plant pot to your work surface or dining table.
Our favourite Christmas plants include:
- Christmas Rose