38 Christmas Kitchen Decor Ideas to Set a Holiday Mood

Christmas White Kitchen

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The most wonderful time of year is fast approaching. Soon, our homes will be filled with loved ones — and the warm scents of hot cocoa and gingerbread. The kitchen often becomes a main attraction during the holiday season, as family and friends convene to grab their morning coffee or help out with dinner party prep.

Yet, the kitchen is rarely top of mind when it comes to decorating. The fireplace and living areas usually get more festive-looking, so why not give the heart of the home that same holiday spirit, too? It instantly impresses, as the space gets some of the most foot traffic. Plus, it’s a great excuse to bring some extra warmth, joy, and magic to the season. Ready to get decorating? Check out these stunning holiday kitchen decor ideas for inspiration, ahead. 

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    Go for Earth Tones

    Christmas Wreath Kitchen

    Finding Lovely

    Deck out the kitchen in earth tones and copper accents like Jackie of Finding Lovely. These colors bring in warmth, while fresh greenery, a faux garland, and rose hip wreath add charm.

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    Add Pops of Red

    Christmas Red and Green Kitchen

    @kirsten.diane / Instagram

    The classic Christmas color combo of red and green never fails. Here, Kirsten Diane hung a red rope above her stove, framing the shelves above, which are adorned with mini trees, Santa mugs, firewood, and white accents for a truly festive feel.

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    Make It White And Bright

    Woodsy Christmas Kitchen

    @milkandhoneylife / Instagram

    Not so keen on color? You can still opt for a minimalist look. Here, Karen Emile opted for a light and bright kitchen, pairing neutral decor with some lively greenery. Check out the droopy vine hanging over the windows — this design trick is always a sure hit.

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    Create a Cozy Nook

    Cozy Christas Kitchen Shelf

    @my.bohemian.nest / Instagram

    Katerina of My Bohemian Nest brought Christmas magic to her kitchen in full force — and we're here for it. Fairy lights twinkle just below the cabinets. Meanwhile, ceramic trees, gingerbread houses, and holiday-approved mugs adorn the shelves. A Christmas tree-inspired kitchen towel and petite lanterns complete the scene.

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    Embrace Warm Woods

    Christmas Earth Tone Shelf

    @home.and.spirit / Instagram

    Warm tones and natural materials make this space feel timeless and cozy for the holidays. Trailing vines decorate the deep brown shelves, and are paired with dried foliage, neutral ceramics, and rustic boards for a soothing, homey vibe.

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    Display Vintage Charm

    Christmas Shelfie

    @s.u.s.a.p. / Instagram

    The holidays are all about nostalgia, and few things encapsulate that feeling better than some vintage decor. Here, Susanne of S.U.S.A.P filled a vintage Ikea cabinet with brass candle holders, star-shaped trinkets, and charming teacups. A vine trails over the top, paired with twinkly lights and frosted pinecones.

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    Add Playful Touches

    Christmas White Kitchen

    @styleitprettyhome / Instagram

    Small details can make a big difference. In this space, Zenia of Style It Pretty Home hangs decorative wreaths over her cabinets and island. Fun-sized trees, dried foliage, and oversized wooden boards complete the cozy look.

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    Go for Moody Glam

    Moody Christmas Kitchen

    Ursula Carmona of Home Made by Carmona

    The end of the year is when all things gold and shimmery are allowed. Designer Ursula Carmona sets a glam scene in this tuxedo kitchen, placing freshly picked greenery, pinecones, and festive cocktails atop a glossy white countertop. String lights add a bit of Christmas magic, reflecting off the surface and playing off the statement gold-hued pendants above.

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    Embrace Rustic Elegance

    Rustic Kitchen

    @valiance_home / Instagram

    Sometimes, simpler is better. This kitchen by Kate of Valiance Home is proof, as soothing brown and cream tones instantly put you at ease. The limewash-style paint paired with clay tiles and wooden shelves offer an organic feel. Meanwhile, white florals and pretty plants offer a nod to the season.

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    Create a Winter Wonderland

    Winter Wonderland Kitchen

    @wildrosecountryhome / Instagram

    On the flip side, why not transform your kitchen into a whole winter wonderland? Here, Jenn of Wild Rose Country Home hangs decorative snowflakes from the ceiling with white thread and clear thumb tacks, creating the illusion that they are floating. It matches seamlessly with the white stools and cabinets. A candy jar and Christmas tree-adorned treat stand are also set on the counter for a sweet surprise.

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    Go Green

    Green Christmas Kitchen

    @burcharddesignco / Instagram

    A soothing sage green island and cabinets make for a playful holiday kitchen. Above, a statement U-shaped pendant, which looks like candlesticks, create a dreamy vibe. Real candlesticks on the island add to the magic, paired with harvest fruit, greenery, and brass accents.

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    Find Minimalist Moments

    Christmas Minimalist Shelf

    @estherbschmidt / Instagram

    Keep things monochrome with an all-white palette. This airy blank slate of a kitchen shelf is adorned with a white candlestick, simple glasses, and glossy ceramics. A DIY letter board reading "Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animal!" adds an antidote of humor inspired by everyone's favorite holiday movie, Home Alone.

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    Focus on Classic Elements

    Christmas Sign Stove

    @homebypolly / Instagram

    Play off your kitchen's natural color scheme like Paula of Home by Polly. Filled with grays and whites, she opts for a decorative dimensional star to rest by the stovetop. An easy DIY sign singing the tune of "Baby, it's cold outside" sits alongside it. Marbled cutting boards, planters, and a white kettle top complete the pared-back palette.

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    Make It Lush and Vibrant

    :ush Botanical Christmas Kitchen

    Casa Watkins Living

    Who says the holidays have to be white and cold? Stephanie of Casa Watkins Living brings a tropical vibe to her Christmas kitchen, filled with plants and lush wallpaper. The shelving is decorated with an abundance of colorful ornaments, as well as mini Christmas trees and fairy lights for a festive touch.

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    Find Inspiration in a Farmhouse

    Farmhouse Christmas Kitchen

    @homestead.city.dwelling / Instagram

    A few rustic touches can really create that cozy holiday mood. Here, April of Homestead City Dwelling hangs some sage green and white cookware over a weathered wall hanging. Lots of oaky boards decorate the counter, and a pillow-filled seating area alongside adds to the comfort.

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    Look Luxe and Lavish

    Luxurious Christmas Kitchen

    Host To Perfection

    Get your glam on. If you have a large island, make use of that square footage with plenty of festive treats. Barbara and Carolina of Host to Perfection opt for reds and greens to pop out on their luxe marble island. Playful ceramic gingerbread houses, trees, and trucks juxtapose against classic white ceramics and florals for a true blue Christmas theme.

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    Model a Modern Tuxedo Look

    Tuxedo Classic Kitchen

    @houseofchais / Instagram

    Jade and Anthony of House of Chais create an airy, bright feel in their tuxedo kitchen. Lots of greenery, wood boards, and candlesticks decorate the shelves and counter. Plus, a tasseled rug by the sink adds texture and warmth. Don't miss the gorgeous brass detailing on the sink, hardware, and oven for extra glamor.

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    Keep It Crisp and Cool

    Crisp White Kitchen

    @houseofharvee / Instagram

    More of a less is more person? You can still keep things crisp and cool — especially if you already have a white kitchen. Organic touches infuse warmth in Krystal of House of Harvee's space — from the tiled counter base to the light wood stools. Fresh plants add a pop of color, while a gold-finished pot filler and farmhouse-style sink add some shine.

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    Add Some Bohemian Design Flair

    Boho Christmas Kitchen

    @jcdesign1.1 / Instagram

    Boho style can still accommodate some holiday touches. Here, Jennifer of JC Design tops her counter with frosted faux trees and tall drippy candlesticks atop pretty brass candleholders to create a cozy vibe. Rattan baskets and woven chairs keep with the bohemian design theme.

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    Deck the Halls

    Christmas Kitchen and dining area

    @tuxedofarmhouse / Instagram

    Create a scene from a storybook with boughs of holly. Sandra of Tuxedo Farmhouse decorates her traditional kitchen with lush, frosty accents, hanging wreaths and ferns atop the stovetop, cabinets, and chairs. Gold ribbon and accents add a glamorous touch.

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    Include Brass Accents

    Gold Accents Christmas Kitchen

    Jessica Nelson Design

    For a breezier look, go for a coastal color palette. Natural woven chairs complement this kitchen's airy, light-filled atmosphere — without neglecting the holidays, as reddish-green branches and brass-accented lighting bring a festive feel.

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    Create a Cute Corner

    Kitchen Nook Christmas

    @home.and.spirit / Instagram

    Keep your holiday treasures consolidated in a corner of your kitchen like Erika of Home and Spirit. She hangs a simple green wreath on one of her shelves. Meanwhile, a white Christmas tree and house decorate the countertop. Extra details like a wooden tree, dried foliage, and hanging vine outside add to the charm.

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    Assemble a Sweet Spot

    Christmas Shelf

    @jkinteriorliving / Instagram

    Designer Julie Kantrowitz creates a beautiful hot chocolate bar in this space, complete with canisters of marshmallows, candy canes, and coffee grinds. Red and green foliage, along with holly branches, peek out of glossy white ceramics to complete the look.

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    Stick With Organic and Moody

    Organic Moody Kitchen

    @kirsten.diane / Instagram

    Lacy rattan pendants make a statement in this moody kitchen. Dark paint and woods infuse in warmth, creating a cozy vibe for the cool season. Extra dry plants and a trailing vine add character.

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    Make It Pretty in Pink

    Pink Christmas Kitchen

    @vfynes / Instagram

    Coated in pastel pink, this Christmas kitchen proves the holidays aren't all about green and red. Tiny trees adorn the countertop, while mini wreaths hang over the drawers. The shelves are even more crowded with holiday trinkets, all in a palette of green, gold, and pink. Of course, the standout is a matching Christmas tree dressed up in the same colors — who says your tree has to be in the living room?

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    Rely on Rich Hues

    Christmas Jewel Tone Kitchen

    @alisonpickart / Instagram

    Berry tones elevate this space with a sense of regality. Sky-high windows showcase ribboned wreaths with red mugs and tableware to match. Purple chairs at the floating island give it all a lift, placed face-to-face rather than in a line to keep conversations flowing.

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    Add Frosty Touches

    Christmas Frosty Kitchen

    @hopetoshopdecor / Instagram

    Contemporary style meets the holidays in Ruby of Hope to Shop Decor's kitchen. Modern seats and lighting are wrapped in icy wreaths and faux holly to match with the whites of the island. A big candlestick, and bouquet of red and green ferns, top things off on the counter.

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    Dress Up the Industrial

    Christmas Industrial Kitchen

    @lhk.interiors / Instagram

    Designer Lisa Kanegae juxtaposes industrial decor with playful accents in her holiday kitchen. Wire and leather chairs are dressed in classic red bows. Meanwhile, faux trees, a bowl of ornaments, and a cute wreath decorate the counters and hood.

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    Go All-Out With Vintage

    Vintage Christmas Maximalist Kitchen

    @spruceridgevintage / Instagram

    If you're a more is more kind of person, take notes from Risa of Spruce Ridge Vintage. She goes all out with Christmas decor, stuffing her counters, top shelves, and stove with vintage holiday trinkets. Think: Santas, candy canes, plaid prints, and lots of holly.

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    Choose Copper Tones

    Copper Tones Christmas Kitchen

    @sanctuaryhomedecor / Instagram

    Karen of Sanctuary Home Decor's holiday kitchen feels like a breath of fresh air. Copper cookware hangs over the stove, offering a warm metallic shine perfect for the cool weather. Candlesticks are tucked in wood lanterns, which match the exposed beams on the ceiling for extra warmth. Faux greenery and pinecones top off the wintery forest vibe.

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    Elevate the Traditional

    Traditional Christmas Kitchen

    Stager Roz

    When there's lots of wood-tones in your kitchen, you can't go wrong pairing it with greenery. Not much is needed to get the effect in this traditional kitchen: simple wreaths hang on the back of the island chairs, one sits on the stove hood, and a Christmas tree in the corner completes the theme.

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    Stick With Spice Tones

    Gingerbread-Hued Christmas Kitchen

    @kasiaizabella / Instagram

    Give gingerbread tones some love. Spicy amber and nutmeg hues show off on decorative trees in this kitchen, matched with lots of gold shimmery accents — present in the candles, wreath ribbons, and serving tray to hold it all together. Don't miss the Christmas tree-shaped cutting board (by the stove) for a festive surprise.

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    Flaunt a Floral Vignette

    Christmas Kitchen Sink

    @hollychollon / Instagram

    Designer Holly Hollon embraces florals in the heart of the home, creating a windowsill vignette to spark delight. A red and green floral-motif window treatment is complemented by petite ribboned trees, small vases of red flowers, and ceramic pups for a playful touch. The color scheme trails to the last detail, as even the the hand soap is dressed in red.

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    Pick Plaid and Gingham

    Christmas Candy Kitchen

    @theholidayhousedecor / Instagram

    Pattern reigns in this kitchen, which could be a scene from a story book. A plaid runner sits on the counter, matched by gingham kitchen towels, window treatments, and upholstered stools. "Gingerbread Street" and "Candy Cane Co." signs embellish the walls for a fantastical feel, while abundant bells and holly fill the remaining space. We especially love the mint green panels on the island to top it off.

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    Feature Festive Reds

    Christmas Red Kitchen

    @sweetlittlesmithfarm / Instagram

    Go for a classically cute look, showcasing pops of red and warm woods. This kitchen by Miranda of Sweet Little Smith Farm has a spread of candles, trinkets, and themed thermoses at the island. Other highlights include pompom-like garlands hanging from the floating shelves, a festive kitchen towel, and faux ferns sitting at the bottom of a pendant.

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    Create Some Cabin Fever

    Cabin Christmas Kitchen

    @alwayschasinglife / Instagram

    Create a warm cabin feel using moody hues and organic textures. Here, Fawn of Always Chasing Life dresses up her kitchen in a cozy rug and lots of deep oaky details. Vines trail on the windowsills and doors, and neutral snowflakes welcome at the entrance to complete the cozy feel.

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    Show Off Custom DIYs

    Custom Christmas Kitchen

    @theupcyclingjunkies / Instagram

    Take on some DIYs like Suzanne of the Upcycling Junkies for a bespoke look. She reupholstered the stools in red plaid cushions, perfectly matched with minty legs. Lots of minty details play off the look, as seen with the pantry door trim, coffee maker, and mugs, which decorate a custom hot cocoa bar on the island.

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    Make It Bright and Merry

    Merry Woodsy Christmas Kitchen

    @floralandpearls / Instagram

    Poinsettia — that classic ruby-red plant — is a sure way to bring in the holiday spirit. Place one on your island as a centerpiece, and complement it with red and green plaid fabrics to match. If you happen to have a fireplace alongside, don't forget to deck it out in fairy lights and frosty decor like Nicole of Floral and Pearls, too.