Season’s greetings kitchen lovers,
December is finally upon us and that can only mean one thing – festive-themed fantastical kitchen blogs for the next four weeks!
Forgive me for getting a little excited, but at this time of year I just can’t contain my delight at how fantastic our natural kitchens look, all spruced up with a sprig of holly, a sprinkle of festive lighting and a dusting of glittery goodness.
Whilst planning for the festivities in my own kitchen, I’ve come up with these five festive features I know you’ll love!
Let them know it’s Christmas!
Want your neighbours to know you’re getting in the festive spirit? Hang a simple boxwood or cranberry wreath in front of your kitchen window and you’ll instantly feel twice as Christmassy. The circular shape is more traditional, though square and framed variants are now available (if you want something a little more modern).
Bring a little festive foliage to your kitchen!
To bring a little natural Christmas decoration to your kitchen, the addition of seasonal plants or flowers such as Poinsettias or Amaryllis look totally fab on a windowsill or as a kitchen island centrepiece. If you don’t have the green fingers required to look after a real plant, freshly cut ivy or twigs decorated with a set of battery-powered LED fairly lights also looks very effective on top of wall cabinets.
Give your kitchen a sparkle with LED lighting!
Christmas fairy lights can be used almost anywhere in the home to bring a dash of holiday cheer – I’d suggest fixing them around window frames or along the top of cabinets. Modern Christmas lights use low voltage LED lights that can be kept on for longer without wasting lots of electricity, though be careful not to position them too close to cookers and other hot appliances.
Ribbon is your friend for festive accessorising!
Drop the tinsel and choose red ribbons instead; it’s the perfect accessory for wrapping around chandeliers, shades and other fixtures. You can never have too much ribbon at Christmas – wider ribbon can be tied around the backs of chairs for a funky little festive touch. If you’re overwhelmed with Christmas cards and start to run out of space, why not attach them to a length of ribbon and pin them to the top of your kitchen cabinet pelmets and cornices?
Wish a white Christmas in your windows!
The likelihood of a white Christmas in England is bet upon every single year, but the actual chances are always incredibly slim.
Hedge your bets with this simple snowball decoration that is made by hanging cotton wool on thread or fishing line. Make balls of differing sizes to replicate the kind of thick snowfall that we all dream of.
Now that my halls are thoroughly decked, I’m turning it over to you – the delightful deTerrarinos! If you’ve got a particularly festive feature you think might be perfect for our solid wood kitchens, why not let us know on social media? We can be found on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest!
Ta ta for now,
The deTerra Diarist.