The silly season is upon us and the fun has just begun! Decorating your Christmas tree, and buying gifts may be on top of your to-do list but don’t forget about your kitchen this Christmas.
Your kitchen and dining area are the centre of attention on Christmas day, after all, they produce and showcase the most important thing—food. Yet they are almost always forgotten when it comes to decorating. Here are some kaboodle tips to get your kitchen looking festive for the big day.
A huge trend in 2017 was the presence of natural textures and tones—a perfect trend to carry through to Christmas. Small things like leafy green plants, rosemary, pine cones, baby’s-breath, and holly are all readily available at your doorstep or at your local florist. You can creatively place them around your centrepiece piece by piece, carefully overlapping the sprigs of greenery and building it up with the level of texture you want. Or, you can weave them together and gently tie them with butchers twine to create your very own rustic garland to hang from your windows.
Another simple DIY touch to add even more texture to your table, is to loosely roll your napkins and tie them with butchers twine, and add a sprig of rosemary or holy for the finishing touch. Whatever you do, these elements will all add that natural earthy vibe to your dining space and really set the tone for the day to come.
Whether you decide to go all out or keep the decorating to a minimum, a centrepiece is a must. It can be as simple as an oversized candle, or as busy as a line of bunched small tea light candles. Use some greenery and creatively place it around your centrepiece, bit by bit gently overlapping the pieces. Add a burst of colour with a few baubles worked into your natural textured masterpiece. A centrepiece will light up your dining and kitchen space and set a calm mood for the busy day ahead.
Minimise your dinnerware
Don’t bother putting out five different plates and bowls, and seven different sets of cutlery for each guest’s place setting. One plate, one bowl and two sets of cutlery will be enough for your guests and it will give you some more space to play with. As well as saving space, this will also save a lot of time slaving over that huge pile of dishes at the end of the day.
Hanging decorations underneath your wall cabinets with some invisible tape or scotch tape, along your walls and over your kitchen bench will add the finishing touches to your kitchen and dining area. This is also a great opportunity to add your pop of traditional Christmas colours.
Make your kitchen a fun, festive space this Christmas!
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