Making the Kitchen Christmas Ready

Often the kitchen is described as being the heart of the home. It’s where we cook, make the coffee and conversation, let the bills gather, do the homework, pray to an appliance that its contents will change to ingredients we are craving. Without it, what would we do? We can only take out for so long. So, of all the places in your house that could probably do with a Christmas touch, the kitchen would seem to make the most sense, apart from whichever room your Christmas tree is in. Now with all the hustle and bustle that occurs here, it’s important for the decor not to get in the way. It’s there to make a statement, not a disturbance. With that in mind, here are a few ideas you should consider incorporating into your Christmas kitchen decor.

CANDLES: Okay, now it can be mildly debatable as to whether a candle counts as decor or not, but here us out, candles are a great way to add a lot of impact without taking much space. Scents are powerful! Have you ever experienced a scent that transported you back to a specific time wayback when, and unlocked a memory you thought you forgot? Gingerbread, cinnamon, evergreen pine needles, rosemary and thyme are just some of the Christmas scents that send us back to cherished holiday memories. Or experiment with new scents to help you save the memories of today down the line. It’s your home, do what works for you.

SWEET DISPLAYS: There’s a non-medically advised rumor that the calories don’t count between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. With so much deliciousness that is available this time of year, it’s hard to avoid. Plus, you deserve to enjoy goodies. You’ve made it through another year. Savor the sweetness with a festive display you can set out on your counter or table. It could be as simple as a mason jar with a cute craft bow, or maybe a small model of Santa’s sleigh that could easily store a few treats. Whichever you choose to do, remember that seeing these little treats every morning is a great reminder of the sweetness and gift everyday of life is.

CHRISTMAS VILLAGE: We don’t know quite where the tradition started, but Christmas villages are such a quaint and cozy depiction of what the holiday season can look like. In California, these little villages can often portray the snowy weather that our normally Mediterranean climate protects us from. Now, it may be a bit much to put out a whole village, but if you’ve got some space tucked away, adding a corner of a village–say a coffee shop, a skating rink, and maybe a gazebo–can add a little bit of warmth and fantasy to decor. You can be as simplified or as elaborate as you want. Also, they work for any budget–even dollar stores carry their own lines of Christmas villages.

WREATHS: What is Christmas without a wreath somewhere? The simple shape allows plenty of decorating possibilities. For one, you can go the traditional route and hang it upon your wall or door. It’s also a great centerpiece on its own, or can provide a border around one (maybe even a safely spaced candle or that Christmas village we just mentioned?) We’ve even heard of some people tying wreaths on the back of dining chairs. However you want to incorporate them, a festive wreath is an easy and versatile addition to your Christmas decor box.

From all of us at California Sliding Door, we wish you a happy and safe holiday season!



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