10 Ways to Decorate Your Kitchen for Christmas

The true heart of the home at Christmas is the kitchen. Try these 10 festive ideas to decorate your kitchen for Christmas for any kitchen style and budget.

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The true heart of the home at Christmas is the kitchen. Incorporating some simple, impactful design ideas can really bring the holiday spirit into the space that matters most. Here are 10 festive ideas to decorate your kitchen for Christmas that are adaptable to any kitchen style and budget.

1. Stick to a Simple Décor Palette That Complements the Colors of Your Kitchen

Choosing two main colors such as classic red and white, wintery blue and silver, or forest green and gray keeps your design streamlined, sophisticated, and welcoming to complement the colors of your kitchen, adding a touch of festive cheer to every corner of your home.

A light kitchen with Christmas decorations and Ella quartz countertops

A red and white palette creates Christmas simplicity in this kitchen featuring Ella™ countertops and star-pattern backsplash. Design by Jkath Design Build

A kitchen with a blue oven, Christmas decorations and Swanbridge quartz countertops

Styled for Christmas, this bright and inviting farmhouse kitchen includes Swanbridge™ countertops.

A kitchen with Christmas greenery and Swanbridge quartz countertops

As seen in Country Living December 2019.

2. Enhance Your Home Décor with Organic Elements for a Natural Touch

Natural greenery works as a perfect accent for any Christmas color scheme. Try a festive green garland on your open shelving or small wreaths over closed kitchen cabinet doors. You can also add a vibrant pop of color to your kitchen with an amaryllis, poinsettia, or sprig of berries. For texture, consider incorporating some pinecones, birch bark candle holders, or a decorative antler bowl.

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Freeflowing greenery, pinecones, and organic textures create a boho-chic Christmas display.

A kitchen with a farmhouse sink, Christmas greenery and Torquay quartz countertops

Space by The Ranch Uncommon featuring Torquay™

A kitchen with holiday decor and Brittanicca quartz countertops

Over-cabinet wreaths add a dash of Christmas green to this gorgeous white kitchen featuring Brittanicca™ countertops. Design by ProStock Kitchens SC

3. Elevate Your Holiday Décor with a Festive Range Hood Focal Point

A built-in range hood that blends with your cabinetry is a natural focal point for your Christmas decorations—much like a mantel in the living room. Think greenery, wreaths, or a holiday sign.

A bright white kitchen with Brittanicca quartz countertops

Spread Christmas joy through décor displayed on a built-in range hood. This kitchen from Mary Lane CO. features Brittanicca countertops and cage pendant lights. Photo by Happily Ever Pratt


A dark pink wreath adds a pop of color to this winter-white kitchen featuring Torquay countertops. Photo by Househaven

4. Craft a Stunning Countertop Vignette for Your Home Décor

Your countertops are the perfect place to showcase the holiday spirit with a simple vignette. Tuck away any appliances or utensils you may typically leave out, and enjoy the beauty of clean countertops paired with a sweet Christmas scene. By combining carefully selected elements such as decorative trays, charming figurines, and vibrant greenery, you can infuse personality and style into your kitchen or living area. Choose a cohesive color scheme that complements your existing décor and kitchen features, and play with heights and textures to create visual interest.

Carrick quartz countertops in a breakroom

A woodland scene pops on gray Carrick™ countertops with a black Mercury Mosaics tile backsplash.


Serving on Swanbridge is pared back and polished in this space from construction2style.

A holiday themed kitchen with Waverton quartz countertops

Decorate your kitchen for Christmas with a mix of décor and serveware, as House of Jules does on her Waverton™ countertops.

5. Spread Holiday Cheer with a Festive Letterboard Display

One of the easiest ways to decorate your kitchen for Christmas? Put a fun, festive message on a letterboard—keep a favorite quote for the entire season or change it up as the mood strikes. Stumped on a phrase? Scan Letterfolk on Instagram for inspo.

A holiday themed Kitchen with a decorative letter board

A string of lights illuminates a lyrical Christmas message in this kitchen corner, connecting to a village vignette on Torquay. Photo by SeasTheMoment

6. Transform Your Dishware into Stylish Holiday Accents

Use Christmas versions of your kitchen staples for décor that are as useful as they are delightful. If you have open shelving, showcase dishware that complements your palette. Consider setting aside space on your countertops for a hot cocoa and coffee station—complete with Christmas mugs, of course.


Cake stands and Christmas mugs create a cozy holiday moment in The Daily Nest’s kitchen. Her stain-resistant Cambria quartz countertops are the perfect spot to serve hot cocoa and coffee. Cambria design shown: Torquay


Have a cup of cheer with seasonal Santa mugs. Cambria design shown: Torquay. Photo by SeasTheMoment

7. Decorate Your Kitchen Island with a Holiday Centerpiece

The kitchen island is a natural focal point in your kitchen, and likely where holiday guests will want to hang out. Dress it up for the occasion with a Christmas centerpiece. You can’t go wrong with a medley of evergreen, or style a Cambria Lazy Susan with décor and food for a double-duty centerpiece.

A Brittanicca quartz countertop with a holiday decoration on it

Pine boughs, berries, driftwood, and retro ornaments make a beautiful Christmas centerpiece on a Brittanicca kitchen island.

8. Elevate Your Table Décor: Delight Your Guests with a Surprise at Their Seat

Are you planning to decorate your kitchen for Christmas gatherings and holiday parties? A beautiful tablescape makes for a memorable get-together, and it’s not limited to the dining room. Set the table—or kitchen island—in style with a gorgeous centerpiece and place settings. Surprise and delight your guests with a party favor or gift. Try personalized ornaments for place cards or set a box of truffles on each seat.

A long island with Swanbridge quartz countertops and holiday themed decor

We love the dressed-up Swanbridge island at the Wit & Delight Studio, greeting guests with festive chocolate boxes atop each barstool. Photo by 2ndTruth

9. Swap Out Your Rug and Dish Towels to Match Your Holiday Décor

A holiday-themed dish towel is an easy décor swap to bring the Christmas spirit into your space. For your kitchen rug, choose a solid color or scaled-back pattern in your color scheme. Simple designs are easier to re-use and will still seem fresh and bright well into the new year.


A red and white striped rug complements the Christmas color palette in The Daily Nests’s farmhouse kitchen with Torquay.

10. Personalize Your Holiday Décor by Incorporating Your Holiday Traditions

Let your kitchen tell the story of how you embrace the Christmas season. If Christmas baking is your favorite tradition, showcase your supplies in an artful way. If you love catching up with Christmas cards, post your favorites on a framed board or arrange them neatly on the fridge. If you look forward to crafting with your kids at the kitchen island, display creations from past years alongside the new. Rather than focusing on perfection, decorate your kitchen for Christmas in a way that allows it to be enjoyed with the ones you love.


Showcase seasonal cookbooks and unfussy ornaments for a lovely Christmas countertop display. Cambria design shown: Torquay. Photo by Kathleen Richardson


Holiday baking on Ella quartz countertops paired with pastel poinsettias creates a lovely moment in The Happy Tudor kitchen. Easy-clean Cambria quartz surfaces make for a stress-free prep space.

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