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Get Your Kitchen in the Holiday Spirit

The holiday season is upon us. Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and the New Year are just around the corner. Is your kitchen prepared for the celebrations with festive decor?

If you’re thinking, “I don’t have time for that,” think again! With very little time, money, and effort, you can transform any kitchen into a holiday-friendly area.

Tips for Decorating Your Kitchen

With these simple tips and tricks, you can have your kitchen looking stylish and tasteful in no time. Let’s take a look!

·      Focus on lighting. Lighting is an effective way to transform a kitchen. Try wrapping a single strand of white lights around a centerpiece or plant. If you have a chandelier in your kitchen space, simply hang ribbons for a subtle touch. For a truly transformational look, change your kitchen’s light bulbs and opt for softer, warmer colors. You can then offset the reduction in light with candles.garland

·      Garland galore. Garlands are certainly “in” this holiday season. As an early American symbol of hospitality, garlands are aesthetically pleasing and celebratory. In the kitchen or dining room, there are plenty of places to hang garland. These include above cabinet space, around door frames, on mantels, or around a centerpiece.

·      Kitchen table. Whether it’s eating, socializing, preparing food, or enjoying a warm cup of morning coffee, you and your family will use your kitchen a lot over the next two months. For most, it’s the highest-trafficked room in the house during the holiday season. If you spend a lot of time around the kitchen table, make this your focal point when decorating; however, don’t go overboard. The key is to make subtle touches to your existing design scheme. For example, replace seat cushions with festive alternatives or add candles to a centerpiece.

·      Involve all senses. The best way to make a statement in the kitchen is to involve all five senses. For music, use one of the many free music sites or applications like Spotify or Pandora to stream holiday mixes. Be careful to balance the volume, though. It should be just soft enough to hear.

·      Holiday card display. Looking for a good conversation piece? Try grouping all of your holiday greeting cards in a basket or on a table and placing it where guests can access it. These pictures, notes, and cards will give you and your guests a chance to reminisce about friends, family, and fond holiday memories.

Start the holidays off right this year by taking some time to decorate your kitchen for the season. It only takes a small amount of time and can be done on a very limited budget. If you are interested in learning more about how you can prepare your kitchen for the holidays, contact us today!