These Classic Christmas Kitchen Ideas give you inspiration for adding small pops of red and touches of nostalgic decor for a cheerful and fun holiday season!
Come on in and grab a cup of cheer! Today I’m sharing my favorite Classic Christmas Kitchen Ideas to help inspire you to bring in small nostalgic touches to your own space. You can see more classic Christmas decorating ideas here and you can visit more Christmas kitchens at the bottom of the post!
Classic Christmas Kitchen Decorating Ideas and Inspiration
In case you’re just visiting for the first time, we recently renovated our kitchen. You can get all of the details here! We actually just finished it a couple of weeks ago, so I had barely had a chance to enjoy it before it was time to decorate for Christmas!
I felt like there was a great lesson in this, that you only have to make a few small swaps in order to bring big holiday impact into your space. I left the base of the shelf decor intact, then changed just a few things out and added inexpensive touches like ornaments.
I was very intentional about decorating with only what I had on hand from previous years.
Many of you shared in the reader survey that you’d like to see simple, achievable, and affordable ideas for decorating your house for the holidays, which I completely understand. I know it is difficult and/or sometimes impossible to go out and buy new things each year— but the good news is that a small collection of inexpensive staples can make a big impact, too.
In the spirit of that, my favorite things in this entire room were the sweet little red finches I bought a couple of years ago. Although the “put a bird on it” joke definitely came to mind— if it works, it works. They feel so whimsical and cheerful peeking out of random spots all around the room! The oil painting was done by my grandfather.
I also brought out the wooden horses that I’ve had for years and years. They always make me think of the nursery in the Velveteen Rabbit and other stories from that era.
Create a Hot Chocolate Station
I added a small and portable hot chocolate station to the corner of the counter. At this point, I’d call this a yearly staple!
The kids love it. Since we have snow in the forecast already, we’ll be using it sooner rather than later.
Hot Toddy Station
As a new companion to the hot chocolate station, we have a hot toddy station for the grown-ups.
I’ve actually never had one, but we’re going to give it a try! Aside from the whiskey and tea, we’ll add a couple of lemons and some honey and drink them from these fancy red goblets.
Portable Christmas Village
Red and White Classic Christmas Kitchen Hutch
In the same vein as the shelves, I made a couple of small additions to the hutch to bring it from every day to Christmas.
The bright touches of red really stand out since the rest of the cabinet is pure white.
I hope that these classic Christmas kitchen ideas sparked inspiration for how you can use a few simple touches to create a cozy holiday feel in your own home! If you use some of these ideas, please make sure to tag @ninahendrickhome on Instagram so we can share in our stories!