When it comes to entertaining at Christmas, the pressure of being the host can be overwhelming. The kitchen is arguably where the heart of the home is, so give it the attention it deserves this Christmas. We recommend decorations, here is our ultimate guide on how to spruce up your kitchen for the festive season.
What’s Christmas without some holiday décor? Spice up your kitchen with some tinsel and lights to give it that festive charm. Achieve a golden glow with some candles to create that warm, cosy ambience. This is a great way to achieve a welcoming kitchen space without breaking the bank. If you want to achieve a more natural holiday vibe, consider placing traditional winter ingredients (such as cinnamon, pinecones and dried clementine) into a bowl or vase. Not only is this visually appealing, but it brings a winter aroma into your kitchen. It is also nice to scatter small Christmas accessories throughout your kitchen for an effortless, seasonal look. Simple things such as wrapped presents or candy canes can turn any kitchen into a winter wonderland.
Step into the New Year with a new kitchen, just in time for Christmas. Upgrading your kitchen at Christmas will encourage you to want to spend more time there. If you have a smaller kitchen, try brightening up space with new white counters. This will not only make your kitchen appear bigger but will also look beautiful. Who wouldn’t love a new kitchen for Christmas? Entertaining family and friends in a new kitchen is fulfilling and will make being the host a lot more desirable.
A successful Christmas get together needs to be relaxing. If you’re entertaining this Christmas, set the scene with some holiday music. Creating a festive ambience is great, as it makes you and your guests embrace the festive cheer. Perhaps consider playing a podcast or radio station as background music, which also gives the same effect.
How to use your kitchen space
There are many ways to use the space in your kitchen to create a welcoming, festive atmosphere. If you have an island in your kitchen for example, perhaps but an ice bucket with drinks on the countertop. This means that you won’t have to be constantly waiting for your guests, as there is a ‘help yourself’ station.
Big family dinners
Christmas wouldn’t be complete without a big family dinner, so why not make it a showstopper? Get organised and plan the Christmas dinner ahead of time, by sorting out when and where you will buy the food, who is cooking and what time you will serve. This way, the main event will be easy and will, therefore, make the kitchen area a nice, relaxed space. Also consider decorating the dining table, to add to the festive aura. Keep it simple with small candles, a coloured tablecloth and a few springs of holly. Natural accents such as wood, berries and pine are also good materials to decorate with, as they create an outdoors-inspired, rustic appeal.