Today I’m sharing our newly renovated kitchen, beverage centre, and dining nook all decorated for the holidays; Christmas decorating ideas in the kitchen.
It’s here! Home Tour Week is upon us. I can hardly believe that it is the first week of December already… and I haven’t bought more than a couple of gifts yet.
The house is decorated, the baking has begun, and the parties and dinners are all booked. But… I haven’t really thought about what exactly will be going underneath the tree this year. I was so much further ahead last year, despite the fact that we moved (and painted and decorated) right at the end of November.
That being said, I can’t believe it’s one year since we’ve been in this house! You can see last year’s very simple Christmas home tour here (and the best of our old house tours here). And with having recently completed the MAJOR renovations on our kitchen, I was most excited to get to decorate the kitchen/beverage centre/eating nook for the holidays this year.
I hope you’ll find some ideas to help inspire your kitchen decor for the season…
As I mentioned it is the Seasonal Simplicity Home Tour week. Which means that 50 (yes, I said FIFTY!) talented bloggers are sharing part of their home this week, all decorated for the holidays. Ten bloggers each day – be sure to check out the links to their tours at the bottom of today’s post.
If you’ve popped over from one of the other bloggers on this week’s tour, then welcome! My name is Krista and I’ve been writing on this blog for about six years. I love to share DIY, decorating ideas, organization projects, crafts, recipes, and tons of free printables. You can read more about me and the blog here.
I just want to share a couple of before pictures of this space, because it’s so fun to remember how much things have changed in just one year. One of our favourite new areas is the little eating nook and beverage centre that we created in what was previously the past owner’s eat-in kitchen area.
Here is how it looked just over a year ago when we looked at the house…
And now (from the opposite direction, this picture is taken from where that doorway used to be on the left side of the picture above)…
We love this little area! It’s perfect for when we have the whole family together or larger groups of friends over.
You can find all the sources for this space in this post. I love the tulip table and chairs, and found the graphic artwork for a steal at HomeSense. The light can be found here, and wallpaper can be found here. Adding a greenery centrepiece and a pine garland (purchased at Costco a couple of holiday seasons ago) is all I needed to do to give this space a Christmasy feel.
I mixed real pine and cedar greenery with a flocked pic from Michaels for this centrepiece…
The main kitchen before (it used to have a wall dividing it from our dining area)….
And, after the renovation…
I used the same pine garland (from Costco) over our window in the kitchen. You can find our full kitchen reveal and all the sources for it in this post.
The most fun part about decorating this kitchen is definitely the open shelves! I love open shelving in a kitchen, and changing them around for the holiday season is changes the feel of our entire home. I added some rustic wooden trees, one of my free printable vintage truck prints, and some red and teal/green accessories as well as natural cedar boughs. Within minutes it feels 100% Christmas, and I didn’t have to buy a bunch of new stuff! That was part of the goal this year; to use what I have with very minimal purchasing – and it actually went really well!
One of the things I’m most excited about this holiday is getting to host several parties and dinners in our new kitchen. With my sister and brother-in-law being mid-home-build, we have become the only place to really hold a large family dinner, so it will be busy around here for the few days leading up to the holidays. My boys absolutely love this time of year when we get to have all of the extended family together!
All of the greenery has now been disbursed to various corners of our home; nothing says Christmas like the scent of cedar and pine floating throughout your home. I love to tuck little bits of cedar bough everywhere this time of year.
The beverage centre is another favourite zone of this kitchen – I’m so glad we decided to go ahead with this use of the space when we undertook the major kitchen reno. I definitely would put a zone like this in any home we have in the future…
The White Christmas printable is available free to download in my printable library for all of my email subscribers – just look in the Christmas printable folder!
I shared about our giant Christmas village houses here.
We love our new kitchen, and it was really fun to get it ready for the holidays. Having the space so open, yet with different little nooks and spaces to visit makes it perfect for hosting big gathering. We are hosting my school staff this coming Friday for our Christmas party and you know what they say… the party always ends up in the kitchen!
Next up on today’s tour is Janet’s gorgeous home, from Shabbyfufu. Head over to see what she has to share, and then hop around to see what everyone is sharing today!
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