Happy December! Can you believe Christmas is only in a few weeks? If you’re looking for inspiration today, I’m sharing my simple and elegant kitchen Christmas decorating in blue and green. My theme this year is all about simplicity and keeping things easy for myself. I’ve decked all of our halls in blue and green this year, with a focus on simple greenery and ribbon throughout our home.

This week I’m joining an amazing group of bloggers for the Holiday Home Tour 2022, hosted by Jenny of Evolution of Style – a huge thank you to Jenny for putting this tour together! You can link to everyone touring this week at the bottom of my post.

Come and have a look around the busiest room in our home – our kitchen – I hope you enjoy my simple kitchen Christmas decorating!

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If you’re joining me from Amanda of Sincerely Marie Designs, welcome to CitrineLiving! I am so in love with Amanda’s style – it’s classic and timeless and everything that I love. Her kitchen and mantel are beautiful and charming!

I have been so busy this year, and Christmas seemed to come out of nowhere…doesn’t it always seem that way?

I love this time of year so much, and I always love to create a unique look each Christmas so I can inspire you!

Let’s talk about how I kept it super simple in our Christmas kitchen this year. Like the rest of our home, I needed simplicity, both visually and practically speaking.

Once I knew what color palette I wanted to use, and the look and feel I wanted to create in our home, I decided that our kitchen would be dressed with just a few simple and elegant Christmas touches.

With an open concept home like ours, it’s crucial to have a cohesive look throughout for visual continuity, especially when you’re using accent colors to tell a story.

I continued with the same look you see everywhere else in our home – gorgeous greenery dressed with ribbon and bows, as well as simple Christmas decor accented throughout. That’s it.

I used the same green and blue bows on our bar stools that I used on our Christmas tree this year, and I love them! I secured them to the stools by tying them right onto the back of each one, after I made the bows.



Our tree and mantel are decked in more blue and green this year! Head over to get all the details!

This soft sage green color is just so pretty paired with the soft blue, it’s unexpected for Christmas, and I absolutely love it.

I also dressed up the wreath hanging on our range hood the same way as in our Christmas entryway as well, with more of my beautiful green and blue ribbon.

I used a simple 3M command hook to secure the wreath – so easy!



Our entryway this year is decked with simple + elegant details with a modern approach and a little bit of nostalgia thrown in!


You can see everything in our kitchen from just about anywhere in our home. We have a small footprint home that’s open concept, which can be tricky to decorate sometimes.

To keep it from becoming overdone and too busy and cluttered, I try my best to keep it simple over here in this corner of our kitchen.

Simple for me that is, ha! I love to display all the pretty things.

Our open shelves typically have some of my favorite pieces continuously on display, with just a few items swapped out each season.

This Christmas, I used a pair of my blue ginger jars tied with more pretty green ribbon, a pair of light green ceramic reindeer, and a small blue and white ginger jar arranged with some simple greenery.

Beautiful and simple ceramic Christmas trees on the shelf above bring your eye upward.

If you know me, you know I love my symmetry and this open shelf is usually styled with a symmetrical look in mind.

My cooking and baking staples that I use daily are always displayed here on the counter with my beautiful Mama’s blue and white platter.

I moved my brass salt mill and pepper mill over here to pick up the gold on the ceramic trees.

In hindsight, I think it might look better without the added brass, but I only realized that after I took my pictures!

CLICK BELOW TO see last year’s christmas kitchen


Last year’s Christmas kitchen dressed in blue, white and gold!

Sink pendant light | Brass pepper mill | Brass salt mill | Wall sconce | Blue ginger jars | Light blue ginger jars (near window) | Green ribbon | Blue + white ginger jars (top shelf) | Small blue + white ginger jar | Ceramic champagne bucket | Blue + white platter | Apothecary jars | Faucet | Drawer pulls | Towels


Our stove and range hood are styled with more simple, elegant touches, like the rest of my kitchen Christmas decorating.

A lush wreath and a pair of ginger jars dressed with my holiday ribbon in green and blue, accented with clean-lined mercury glass Christmas trees.

I styled my white soup tureen – one of my favorite pieces I’ve had for years – on a marble board on the stovetop, for a clean look.

Symmetry is always a no-fail way to style any space, and I’m loving the simple and elegant look this Christmas in our kitchen.

Wreath | Green ribbon | Blue Ribbon | Blue ginger jars | Soup tureen | Marble cutting board | Monogram towel | Fringe towels


Keeping elegance and simplicity in mind on our island, I styled it with a simple and beautiful, lush greenery arrangement in one of my favorite ginger jars.

Some more ceramic Christmas trees and a beautiful scented candle complete the look.

I used an abundance of two types of faux greenery to create my arrangement, twelve stems in total.

I wanted a mix of colors and textures, but you can use all the same if you prefer. There’s no right or wrong with this type of arrangement!


make a wow statement!


A large ginger jar is always a showstopper! Create a beautiful holiday statement anywhere in your home with a gorgeous arrangement.

The few greenery touches throughout our kitchen and home this Christmas are truly so beautiful, and keeping it natural and simply decorated makes such an elegant statement.

Ginger jar | Greenery stems | Greenery stems | Ceramic trees | Scented candle | Marble lazy Susan | Scalloped marble board (small)


You don’t have to pull out all the stops when you’re decorating for the holidays! I kept everything in our kitchen simple and easy so I didn’t have to stress.


This year, my simple Christmas decorating go-to’s around our home are the three same things that I’ve also used for my kitchen Christmas decorating:

  1. A color palette that is consistent with the rest of our Christmas decor in our home. This year it’s blue and green.
  2. An abundance of simple, beautiful and lush greenery – wreaths, arrangements, garlands. You can use real or faux, I used faux since we have it up for so long.
  3. Simple Christmas decor and accents styled in a few key areas around the kitchen.

Thank you for touring with me today, I hope you were inspired by my simple and elegant kitchen Christmas decorating! Next on our tour today is Rhoda of Southern Hospitality, you’ll love her style so much! Another favorite of mine with all of her timeless, classic style! Please don’t forget to visit all of the very talented bloggers on tour with me this week, everyone is linked below. Happy decorating! xo

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  1. Your kitchen is just beautiful and I love the subtle Christmas touches you added. Just the right amount.

  2. Cindy@CountyRoad407 says:

    Your tours are probably always my favorite! I love how different the colors are for Christmas and how it’s so bright, happy and welcoming. I especially love your clutter free space and how you mixed the two ribbons. Seriously gorgeous. You make me want to change up my entire house! Fun hopping with you again. Merry Christmas!

  3. Oh, Tamara, I’m just breathless and am taking away so much lovely inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing so many details and gorgeous shots of an unforgettable holiday kitchen. This is my first time as a participant on the tour, and what a bonus to discover new to me sources of talent and creativity! Sending peace to you and yours for a wonderful holiday season.

  4. Your kitchen is always one of my favorites, Tamara! I’m still crushing hard on your island pendants. As always, everything is so beautiful and inviting! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas season, friend!

  5. Yours is the best….I love the simplicity! Beautiful

  6. Love your kitchen and the mix of soft blues and greens! It’s a nice change and a calm feel from the usual holiday decor ! Fun doing this with you all this week !

  7. What a beautiful kitchen you have Tamara. I love the blues and greens throughout the kitchen for the holidays.

  8. Your kitchen is so beautiful, one of my all time favorites and the decor this year in green and blue is stunning. Always timeless and classic. Love it all.

  9. Hi, Tamara, your kitchen & whole home really are one of my faves! Your kitchen is a dream kitchen for sure and those colors of green & blue, always at the top for me. You do such a great job with all your Christmas decor and it’s so lovely. I forgot to add your welcome at the top of my blog, but just added it! Merry Christmas to you!

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