It’s two weeks until Christmas, can you believe it? I’m about halfway through my Christmas shopping, and there’s still plenty I need to get on top of, but at least I can finally say my Christmas decorating is finished! I’m later than usual, but I’m giving myself a break. This has been one crazy year, and an unbelievably fast pace month so far – who else feels that way? Before we know it, January will be here and it’ll be time to pack it all up and pare it all down. At least for now, I will enjoy my holiday layers that I’ve used throughout our home, and with all of the new updates we’ve added to the main living areas in our home, it’s so fun to see it all dressed up for the season. Today I’m sharing my Christmas kitchen decorating, and how I’ve incorporated silver, gold and holiday greenery into my decor this year. Come on into our Christmas kitchen!
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CHRISTMAS KITCHEN DECORATING: SILVER, GOLD + HOLIDAY GREENERY
If you saw my recent kitchen updates (see it here), then you know this space looks very different than it used to. We recently changed our lighting, barstools and added a new vintage rug to this space. I wanted to make sure that my Christmas kitchen decorating was not going to compete with these new elements, but rather compliment them. Last year, it was all about my blues (see it here), but this year, I went mostly with neutrals, keeping the look clean and simple, except for a small dose of my signature blue and white.Silver wreaths adorn our range hood and windows, and I added cream and gold bows to dress one of them up, along with my frosted trees flanking the stove.
A few scattered silver and gold Christmas ornaments presented on a cake stand is the perfect way to dress up an otherwise simple corner.
KEEPING OUR NEW VINTAGE-INSPIRED RUG
It was important to me to keep this piece in here for a couple of reasons. First of all, it’s new, and even though it wasn’t expensive, I didn’t want to remove it simply because it’s Christmas. Instead, I found an easy way to work with it, by keeping my blue and white ginger jars to compliment it. It is quite specific from a color standpoint, so I needed to ensure it wasn’t sticking out like a sore thumb, and balancing it with another element, my ginger jars, was key.My ginger jars are also dressed up with the same cream and gold bows, and I added a mix of fresh cedar and faux holiday stems to bring the greenery to this side of the room.
SCATTERED TREES + A FEW TOUCHES OF FROSTED HOLIDAY GREENERY
Keeping my Christmas kitchen decorating simple, I used my collection of trees on our island to reinforce the trees by the range. I added some votive candles on the tray for added ambience as well. Can you see the pair of trees tucked into the corner shelf on the right? Most of my elements are nature-inspired, but notice that they’re not necessarily rustic. A nature themed holiday can be dressed up just the same by using white, silver, gold, and some frosted greenery.My frosted mini wreaths are hung with ribbon to dress up the barstools, and for another added nature-inspired element of my holiday greenery. My dressier, beaded trees are a fun juxtaposition paired here with my frosted trees that have a slightly more rustic look. This is another example of how I’ve kept the look from becoming too casual. These beauties bring in a more refined look, and also compliment my silver wreaths.
Our Christmas kitchen decorating is layered, but still simple, since we already have many elements happening in this space. A few metallic accents and touches of holiday greenery with a sophisticated edge is all I needed to create the look. Stay tuned for my Christmas porch and living room coming very soon! xo