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8 Easy Ideas to Decorate Your Kitchen for Christmas

Join me for the Blogger’s Best Holiday Home Tours! I am sharing 8 easy ideas to decorate your kitchen for Christmas.

Blogger’s Best Holiday Home Tours

Hello, my friends and welcome! This week is Bloggers’ Best Holiday Home Tour! This tour, hosted by my talented friend Kelly from The Tattered Pew, features 35 creative bloggers, who are welcoming you into their holiday decorated homes. You will love all of the amazing holiday decorating inspiration!

If you are joining me from Michelle’s Thistle Key Lane, I am so glad you’re here! Isn’t her living room beautiful? I just love Michelle’s timeless, classic style.

collage of 35 homes decorated for Christmas

If you are new to My Family Thyme, welcome! I’m Lynne. I am a life-long New England girl. By day, I’m a wife, mom to two college kids, and a fourth grade teacher. By night, I am a crafter, baker, gardener, and self-proclaimed home decor enthusiast. I am a lover of all things home and family. My Family Thyme is a place where I enjoy sharing and connecting with you!

I LOVE Christmas and am so excited to welcome you into my kitchen!

pin with collage of hot chocolate bar, vignette with Christmas candle and Christmas wreath

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8 Easy Ideas to Decorate Your Kitchen for Christmas

Today is the first day of December and it is officially the holiday season. I love adding simple and easy decorations to my kitchen that are both festive and functional. With these 8 easy, budget-friendly ideas, you can get your kitchen ready for Christmas too!

kitchen with white cabinets and Christmas wreaths on them.

1. Add Seasonal Linens

Adding fresh, seasonal linens is an easy and budget-friendly way to add some Christmas cheer to your kitchen. You don’t have to completely change out all of your daily linens. Simply, place a pretty new dishtowel in an eye-catching spot or add new runner to your table.

2. Decorate with Wreaths

Wreaths aren’t just for exterior doors. Add a wreath to an interior door, on the interior of a window or on a your cabinet doors. Along with the greens, the ribbon and embellishments will bring a pop of color and texture to your space. 

close up of artificial wreath on white cabinet door

3. Add Greenery

I love bringing greenery into my home. When you can’t do fresh greenery, use faux. Nowadays, the quality of faux greenery has improved and so many look very realistic. Along with wreaths, adding small artificial trees, garland, and small picks of greens can add a natural touch.

4. Create a Hot Cocoa Bar

Have you ever created a hot cocoa bar? Use a tray to gather your supplies to create a hot cocoa bar. This wooden tray is from Target’s Dollar Spot. Keep it simple with marshmallows, hot cocoa mix, along with a few candy canes. Wouldn’t this be a great spot to warm up?

decorate your kitchen for Christmas with a hot cocoa bar with Santa mug filled with cocoa on counter

5. Light a Pretty Candle

Whether you purchase a scented candle or make this Simple DIY Holiday Jar Floating Candles with Boxwood and Cranberries, the soft glow of candlelight will make your kitchen cozy and inviting.

6. Decorate with Ornaments

Christmas ornaments are not just for the tree! Use ornaments in unexpected places to add a pop of color, a festive word, or a holiday touch. This wood slice ornament is being used to as a napkin holder.

7. Use Seasonal Dishes & Mugs

You don’t need a whole new set of dishes for the holidays. Adding a set of holiday side plates or mugs is a great way to bring a festive touch to your Christmas kitchen. I recently found these Santa Claus mugs from Pottery Barn. They are my favorite because they remind me of ones that my grandmother had owned. When I see them, it takes me back to my grandma’s kitchen.

8. Create Small Vignettes

A vignette is a small grouping of decorative items to create interest. I recently made these ribbon wrapped trees. By just gathering them on a Dollar Tree charger plate, with this jingle bell ribbon and greens, I was able to create a pretty centerpiece for the table. What items could you gather to create some vignettes in your kitchen?

Shop the Look

view of kitchen with white cabinets and wreaths hung on cabinets and window.

I hope these ideas are helpful to you as we welcoming Christmas into our homes!

Thank you so much for visiting today! Please be sure to visit all of my creative and talented blogging friends listed below as they each share their beautiful homes with you. Please head over to my friend Amber at Follow the Yellow Brick Home. You will love her classic, elegant home decor!

If you have any questions about anything, please feel free to reach out to me. I would love to connect with you on FacebookInstagramPinterest, or here on the blog! 

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Bloggers’ Best Holiday Home Tours

This week I am joining some of my blogging friends for the Bloggers’ Best Holiday Home Tours 2022. Thirty-five talented and creative women will be opening their homes up for you to tour all week long. You can visit each Christmas home tour by clicking the links below.

Monday’s Tours


The Tattered Pew // Cottage On Bunker Hill // StoneGable // My Wee Abode

Open Doors Open Hearts // Cottage In The Mitten // My Thrift Store Addiction

Tuesday’s Tours


Midwest Life & Style // She Gave It a Go // Sand Dollar Lane // Bricks n’ Blooms

Pasha Is Home // Robyn’s French Nest // The Ponds Farmhouse

Wednesday’s Tours


Shiplap and Shells // White Arrows Home // This Is Simplicite // White Lilac Farmhouse

Peacock Ridge Farm // Cloches and Lavender // Simply2Moms

Thursday’s Tours


County Road 407 // Country Peony // Eleanor Rose Home // Le Cultivateur

Thistle Key Lane // My Family Thyme // Follow The Yellow Brick Home

Friday’s Tours


Southern Crush At Home // A Life Unfolding // Southern Home and Hospitality // WM Design House

Dabbling and Decorating // Lora Bloomquist // Vintage and Grace Living

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  1. What a gorgeous holiday kitchen! I love the wreaths and all of your festive touches looks amazing! Enjoy a wonderful holiday season. Merry Christmas!

  2. HI Lynne!
    Love the photos and ideas! Pinned! laura in Colorado

  3. Hi Lynne, your kitchen Christmas decor is charming–pinned! (I hang wreaths from ribbons on my corner cabinets for instant holiday cheer, too.) Wishing you a joyous Christmas season! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  4. Your home is stunning! I love all of the pops of red! Merry Christmas!

  5. Lynne, I love all of the festive holiday touches you added to your kitchen. It looks so bright and cheery. My favorites are the cocoa bar and the wreaths on your cabinets. Happy to be touring with you this week. Pinned!

  6. Your entire kitchen is so festive and I love a good hot cocoa bar. And what a cute idea for the cone ribbon trees! I’ve not seen those before. Hope you have a wonderful holiday season.

    1. A beautiful Christmas tour Lynne.

      I love adding tons of greens to our home for Christmas

      Great touring with you


  7. I love your tips for decorating your kitchen for Christmas!! I especially love your holiday floating candle jar!!!! Sooo pretty!

  8. Lovely decorating tips Lynne, and I especially adore your green wreaths. They look so pretty on white cabinet doors with pretty ribbon! Hope you’re having a wonderful holiday season!

  9. Lynne, your home looks so pretty and festive. I love the candles with fresh boxwood and cranberries. So many pretty touches in your space.

  10. Lynne I love your kitchen decorated for Christmas! Your Santa mugs and those cute little plaid plates stole my heart. Where are the plaid plates from? So fun, pinned and so thankful you could join me this week! Merry Christmas!

  11. Your kitchen looks so warm and inviting for Christmas. Love doing these tours together.

  12. Such wonderful tips for creating a festive Christmas kitchen! I love your floating candle jars and the adorable hot cocoa station.

    Merry Christmas!

  13. Great tips, Lynne… and I love the wreaths in your kitchen. Those ribbon trees are really pretty, too!

  14. Your Christmas kitchen looks so pretty, Lynne! Love the wreaths on the cabinets. Nice hopping with you this week! Merry Christmas!

  15. Libbie Burling says:

    What a lovely holiday kitchen! I love that beautiful wreath and pinned away!!!

  16. Cozy ideas, Lynn! I’ve always loved wreaths on kitchen cabinets; so special. Enjoy the Merry season!

  17. I did not realize that you are a teacher! Love the wreaths and hot cocoa bar. Your kitchen feels very inviting and festive!

  18. YES to Christmas all over the house! Great inspiration for holiday decor for my newly renovated kitchen, Lynne!

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Janet! I am excited for the upcoming holiday season! Merry Christmas!

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