Christmas Kitchen Décor

Well yesterday I showed you my family room all festive for the holidays. Today I’m taking you on a tour of my other happy place… the kitchen.

christmas kitchen makeoverIt’s not like I overly decorated for the season, just added some little touches around the space. Basically my countertops and center island got a lot more love.

christmas kitchen decorationsI had a set of red, green and white mixing bowls that I filled with Christmas pinecones, potpourri and candy. If you remember my updated kitchen tour, every kitchen needs a bowl of candy. Before it was Starburst, now it’s Kit Kats. I figure the red wrappers are more Christmasy. I’m sure you agree.

christmas pinecones kitchen decorationsI printed out my Christmas Bucket List and found a white frame for it. I placed it on the kitchen countertops so it’s within an arm’s reach to mark things off our to do list.

christmas bucket list kitchenNext to it sits my cake plate that I decorated with three red candles and some flocked pinecones. Super cheap décor.

kitchen christmas decorations

christmas kitchen decorI also scooped up this adorable Santa cookie jar from Dollar General for $8. You bet I’m gonna fill this bad boy with some baking goodies. I’ve been in the baking mood already and it’s not even Thanksgiving. Not good.

christmas kitchen cookie jar

kitchen christmas decorationsAbove the sink I also added some little decorations. One of my favorite cheap holiday tricks is to fill a bowl with ornaments (I got mine from Walmart and DG).

christmas ornament kitchen decorationsI also used the rest of the flocked pinecones I had on hand. Easy peasy.

christmas decorations kitchen

christmas kitchen decoration ideasLike my little Santa spatula? No idea where I got it from years ago but I love bringing it out every Christmas season.

christmas kitchen decor ideasI added some little red bows to my kitchen lanterns, and then my favorite part… the chair covers. I got all 4 of them for $6 from Lakeside Collection.

christmas kitchenThese really add the biggest impact to the space and they were super cheap. My kind of décor.

christmas chair coversThen on the island I have another large white bowl filled with ornaments and a little boxwood plant.

kitchen christmas decor ideasSorry for photo overload, but I’m excited for the holidays.
Can you tell?

christmas kitchen makeover

So how about you?
Did you start decorating for the holidays yet?


Christmas Family Room

Since we moved in December of last year, I really haven’t decorated our new home for Christmas yet. So this past weekend I dug out all of our decorations and started getting ready for the holidays. Lots of things to show you in these next few days, but today I’ll start with my favorite space… the family room.

christmas family roomThe thing I love most about this space? The fireplace mantel.

christmas fireplace mantelI really didn’t buy a lot of new stuff this Christmas. In fact, if you look at my fireplace mantel from 2012 you’ll see a bunch of the same things (although I’m still digging that poinsettia theme from the old one).

These Christmas kissing balls I put on top of some oversized candlesticks are still one of my favorites.

christmas kissing ballsSitting next to those I have one of my Christmas printables in a cheap gold frame. Tucked behind you can see some old poinsettia garlands I’ve had for the past couple of years and a new fabric ball garland I picked up from Lowe’s this year for $9.

christmas printable firpelace mantelTo keep with the gold from the picture frame I added some gold trees to the other side of the mantel. I love the texture and shimmer of these; I’ll take sequins over glitter any day.

christmas family room decor

christmas fireplace family roomOn the fireplace hearth I have a large vase filled with some cheap Christmas spray and these burlap poinsettia flowers I picked up a couple years ago from Kirkland’s.

red poinsettia christmas decorationsAnd on the other side is a mini flocked Christmas tree with lots of touches of gold and red.

christmas decorations family roomYou might remember from my family room makeover that I have two large consoles flanking my fireplace. With the mirrors above I added some new wreaths from Walmart (I just attached them with Command Brand hooks).

christmas wreath decorations family roomYou know those little wooden box signs you can find everywhere with little sayings on them? I wanted some for Christmas but they’re kind of expensive, especially for itty bitty little things. $7-$10 each? No thanks. Instead I found some little decorative boxes from Dollar General (they had like 20 different designs). So naturally I scooped up 5 of them to place around the house.

christmas family room ideasI added a little bit of color to our family room couches with some cheap red pillows from Gordman’s for $10 each and a Christmas themed pillow from HomeGoods.

christmas home decorationsI scooped up a little bag of $4 colorful pinecones from Dollar General to put in the bowl on our sofa table. For a little bit of added color and texture I put a table runner underneath. I think I’ve had this plaid one since 2004, not even joking.

christmas pinecone family room

christmas family room decorations

christmas family room decorationThen my newest love… my staircase garland. I picked up a 9ft garland on sale at Ace Hardware for $8 and covered it in cheap ornaments (you can get similar ones from Dollar General or Walmart). Basically $10 or so for a big impact.

family room staircase christmas garland

christmas garland ornamentSo there you have it. Our family room is officially ready for the holidays! We keep our tree in the sun room so I’ll be showing you that room soon. Oh, and our kitchen got a holiday makeover. Stay tuned for that one next!

christmas family room