13 Christmas Kitchen Decor Ideas from Our Stylists
Why stop at your tree when decorating for Christmas? Our Taste of Home stylists are here to show off their favorite Christmas kitchen decor items for 2021.
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Why should your Christmas tree have all the holiday decorating fun? This season, bring the holiday cheer into your kitchen with these Christmas kitchen decor picks from our Taste of Home stylists. We’re pretty sure Christmas cookies taste at least 10 percent better when their baker is fully in the holiday spirit, after all.
When decorating for the holidays, don’t let your floors miss out on the fun. This red and green striped rug is a festive choice for below the kitchen sink. But we really love that it also comes in one-color red or green striped options, too, which can make it a more versatile rug past Christmastime.
For a not-too-obvious piece of holiday decor, go with this set of three pretty heart-shaped wreaths. Each comes with a ribbon, but Taste of Home Executive Director of Visual Production, Stephanie Marchese, notes that it can easily be removed. “Replace it with a black and white buffalo plaid or gingham for a true modern farmhouse feel,” Stephanie says. “Hang them on your cabinets, from your window locks or your kitchen chairs for a truly festive look.”
If your Christmas aesthetic trends towards traditional, go for a gorgeous plaid table runner like this one. Its classic red and green colorway ensures it’ll match the rest of your decor, and it’s a piece that comes in handy in case of dinnertime spills.
“If you really want to splurge and give your shelves some joy from the jolly old elf, add this baking Santa to the mix!” Stephanie says. It would also make an adorable—and appropriate—gift for the baker in your life.
This stylish stoneware mug pairs perfectly with these treats for hot chocolate lovers. Just make up some hot cocoa on a chilly day, curl up with your favorite Hallmark movie and have yourself a merry little Christmas.
Kitchen mats are splurge-worthy—and just because they save you from back pain, doesn’t mean they have to be ugly. This festive wreath kitchen mat is low profile to prevent tripping or stopping doors, and comes with a non-slip backing.
Yet another great Hearth & Hand with Magnolia pick, this set of two potholders is both pretty and useful. Stephanie notes that they make for great pattern mixing and matching with the towels above.
While this kitchen towel may be more decorative than utilitarian, it makes a statement when hung from your oven or dishwasher handle. “It also makes a nice gift all by itself or as a wrap for a bottle of wine,” Stephanie says.
Once you’ve determined how to build a charcuterie board (these charcuterie board books should help), you’ll want to make sure you’re laying out your spread on a gorgeous board. This wood and marble board is simple, so it won’t detract from your food or fall out of fashion.