I find that when I am decorating for any season or actually any room I need a starting point. Something that gets me excited to get started! Christmas Decor is no different. Even if you are using what you have it can feel and look different every year. But you need a place to start. This year in our small kitchen it all started with the Christmas garland and some fresh eucalyptus. I am so excited to show you these simple changes today with our Seasons of Home Holiday Series, hosted by Ella Claire. Make sure and stop by the rest of the homes at the end of this post for some major Christmas Kitchen Inspiration.
My excitement started with Christmas Garland that I bought last year. I always love garland above my kitchen sink, the spot that I spend 95% of my day (not really) but it feels like it! It took two garlands to make it feel full and extend low enough to reach the plug so you wouldn’t see a cord from too high up. Seeing cords is my pet peeve, I will become a magician to find ways to hide a cord. (Similar garland HERE).
You know what my favorite part of Christmas Decor is? Twinkle lights! All my greenery gets a strand of lights. This garland is the perfect spot for a soft glow. Makes an everyday chore feel not so bad.
After getting the lights strung I had some eucalyptus I had just bought at Trader Joes and I decided to add pieces to the garland to give it some life. Man it smelled so amazing as I was doing it. It will dry really nicely- these pictures were about 5 days after adding it into the garland and see…looks great!
After adding the green garland and eucalyptus it really set the tone for what I wanted the rest of our small kitchen to look and feel like. Well actually our entire home. I am loving the greens and natural feel this Christmas. Aren’t you?
Just a little sprig of fresh eucalyptus in a glass jar is just the right little touch. Christmas decor doesn’t have to be something you buy in a store or pack away and bring up every year. (BTW- do you see a cord? Totally hid it with the wooden spoon and blends right into the subway tile #magic).
This year I decided to purchase THESE nice Christmas Cedar Wreaths- they are actually faux. I wanted them to last a long time and not make a mess every time someone bumped into them, which is often in a our small kitchen.
I added THESE battery operated pinecone lights to the wreath, they look like a little cluster of ornaments. And of course a little sprig of fresh eucalyptus.
I added another wreath above our roman shade too. I actually bought three because I had big plans to do three in our front room window- but then I tried them here and love them too. You know how that goes. Oh and I found that cute Christmas Tree Pillow HERE. (As always you can find the rest of my pillows and everything in our kitchen HERE).
When we made our Halloween cookies we made a couple extra of Christmas Cookies and froze them. Best idea ever! I always triple the batch of sugar cookies- because it only happens once a year at our house.
And can you believe I didn’t paint our door yet? I am still loving the Cushing Green from Benjamin Moore, it works well with my Christmas feel. Also you can find the info on our roman shades on this post HERE.
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I hope you enjoyed our small little kitchen tour. Maybe it will inspire you to grab a bunch of $2.99 eucalyptus and hide a cord of two! Happy Decorating- now get cozy and peep into some gorgeous kitchens today. You are in for a treat.