In today’s post we’re sharing our Christmas kitchen decor, and it’s a blue Christmas this year! Our holiday palette consists of lots of whites along with some touches of soft French blue for a subtle take on the season.
Can you believe it’s that time of year again?! Today I’m joining an amazingly talented group of 15 other bloggers for our annual Seasons of Home Holiday series, and we’re all sharing our kitchens decked out for the season.
I know it can seem a little early for some (especially my husband, haha! 😉 ) but our idea in sharing early is to give you ideas for your own holiday decorating. I find that when I’m planning I start looking on Pinterest for inspiration and ideas around this time, so we want you to get inspired ~ even if you’re not decorating for a few weeks yet!
Personally, I love starting with a touch of Christmas in the kitchen. It seems like a place where you can add a few touches without going full force. And why not decorate an area you spend so much time in?! And this year, I have a bit of a surprise for you. In fact, it’s a surprise for me, too!
Last year, I did a Christmas that was mostly neutral, with touches of blush and copper. But this year I’m going in a completely different direction! Of course, I’m still decorating in mostly neutrals, but this year I’m adding some French blue to the equation. And funny enough, I’ve never loved blue in Christmas decor. That is, until now…
The first place I usually add Christmas kitchen decor is to this little corner of my counter. A gathering of a little vintage Santa, some ornaments, and a paper mâché house featured on a cake stand.
I love using cake stands as decor in the kitchen! They make anything look cute and special – they’re not just for food!
Can I tell you a secret? This little blue velvet Santa is the thing that inspired this entire season ~ and I bought it last year! I literally saw this little guy late in December and the second I saw him and that gorgeous soft blue color, I knew it was going to be my color palette for this year!
I usually add this little tree in the kitchen, too, just for some added texture, greenery and sparkle 😉
More ornaments, a little tree and another vintage Santa decorate the counter on the other side. I love using ornaments as decor ~ it’s easy and so festive, and it doesn’t involve buying anything special!
A couple of white trees, a little bottle brush wreath and some eucalyptus decorate the stove mantel.
The great thing about using mostly neutral Christmas decor, is that you just need to buy a couple of boxes of ornaments of whatever color you want to add! I purchased 3 boxes of new blue ornaments, the blue Santa that started it all, and some blue ribbon. That’s it!
These little frosted wreaths were a new purchase last year (except I used cream ribbon) and they are out again because I love them so much!
More silver and blue ornaments in my antique French ironstone tureen. I broke the top so it’s the perfect way to continue using it!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope this inspired you and got your juices flowing for your own holiday decor!
And be sure to visit my talented friends for more Christmas kitchen decor inspiration ~ they are so good!!
Christmas Kitchen Decor Resource List
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Seasons of Home Christmas Kitchen Tours
Ella Claire & Co. | Zevy Joy | Inspired by Charm | Maison de Pax
Dear Lillie | The Lilypad Cottage | Maison de Cinq | Kindred Vintage
Rooms for Rent | Home Stories A to Z | Craftberry Bush | French Country Cottage
The Handmade Farmhouse | Boxwood Avenue | Nina Hendrick | My Sweet Savannah
If you liked this post, you might want to check out a few of my previous Christmas tours for more inspiration below!
Soft & Romantic Christmas Kitchen
Green & White Christmas Kitchen
French Inspired Christmas in the Family Room
Kim Stegeman says
Please tell me what color of paint is on your walls in your kitchen and family room (with the fireplace). It is exactly what I am looking for and I must see if it will work with the lighting in my new house! Thanks!
Hi Kim! I’m not quite sure what rooms you mean as the family room doesn’t have a fireplace (that’s the room adjacent to the kitchen). The living room has the fireplace. But either way, they are all similar. The kitchen and family room are Muslin at 50% strength and the living room (with the fireplace) is Muslin full strength.
Hope that helps!
Sheila, your kitchen is stunning– soft and subtle, elegant and inviting. Love it! Would you mind divulging the source of the window shade over your sink? It’s exactly what I’m looking for in my kitchen. Happy holidays!
Thanks so much for your kind words Debra!
The window shade is from Blinds Galore. You can see the color and name of it in the post below (I put them in the entire downstairs and you can see more details about all that in the post).
Very pretty. Clean and crisp and not cluttered!
What a nice compliment – thanks so much!
I love the blue in the kitchen. I recently redid my kitchen and added a lighter navy blue lower cabinet. I would love to use navy to accent the kitchen. Thank you so much for the ideas!!
BTW I noticed the oven does not have a microwave. I hate the microwave over to the stove. Do you have a vent in that upper cabinet??? I love the look in your kitchen and would love to copy that too!!!
Happy decorating…looking forward to more wonderful ideas
Hi and thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind words! My microwave is in the pantry/cabinet (to the right of the refrigerator) and there is a small vent that is part of it (at the top). That’s all it needs as they don’t emit as much heat as a regular oven!
Hope that helps!
Such beautiful colors! Gorgeous!
Thanks so much Chloe! Happy holidays to you!
Pat McKellar says
I love your style with the natural wood and blue touches inspired by that gorgeous Santa. Everything is classically beautiful. Also I like the rug under your kitchen table and was wondering if it’s seagrass or sisal. I’ve been thinking about placing such a rug under my table too.
Hi and thanks so much Pat! The rug is seagrass which I highly recommend over sisal! Seagrass does not stain and repels water and stains naturally, while sisal does the exact opposite. And while neither one is what I would call soft, seagrass is definitely way softer on the feet than sisal. Good luck and thanks again!
Everything is so lovely! My favorite shade of blue, used so elegantly by you. The table is also so beautiful. I noticed 3 different links to the farm table; is yours one of the links, or are the links a close resemblance to your? I’ve been looking for just the one I want for several years now, and yours ticks all the boxes!
Thanks so much,
Hi Laurel, thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind words! And yes, my table is one of the links! My table is from Elsie Green but it is a bit pricey, so I linked a couple of pretty similar ones that are less expensive. (Also, mine is completely customizable size-wise as it’s built from antique reclaimed wood). Hope that helps!
Oh my word, your home is beautiful. What a gorgeous cozy classy home you have made for your family. I love it. May I ask about the wall hanging that has the wreathe on it? It looks like wood? It is above the console? Next to the window? May I ask where you got that piece? I have seen something like this only smaller and not as detailed. May I ask where it came from? Thank you so much and may you have wonderful Blessed Holidays in this gorgeous home of yours!!
Good morning Rose, and thank you for your beautiful words – you made my day!! The piece you’re asking about is something I got from Home Goods years ago and I’ve never been able to find it again, so sadly, that is why . don’t link it at all. I’ve looked and looked and haven’t been able to find anything even close. There are no brand markings either (typical Home Goods!) so it’s made it hard to find it! I don’t think it’s real wood, probably MDF or something like that though it does look like wood. So sorry I don’t have more info for you, but if you ever find it, please let me know!
Thanks again for stopping by and for your lovely words!
The subtle touches of lighter blue are very high end looking and not in your face blue. I like it.
I wasn’t stressed about Christmas until someone said There are only eight Saturdays until Christmas.
Oh goodness, 8 Saturdays??! Wow, now I’m stressed too!! lol… And thank you for your kind comment! so glad you stopped by:)
Everything is so elegant and lovely! I could never figure out how to do a French Christmas that felt like me and I think this is it! You already inspired my fall mantle which has eucalyptus, white pumpkins, autumn joy from my yard and some brass candlesticks and is my favorite mantle ever! Silver and blue are my favorite colors, but I wasn’t sure how to make it look farmhouse and not modern-so thank you very much for the inspiration!
Aww thank you so much Gina!! Your comment seriously made my day:)
Your mantel sounds gorgeous and I know your “blue Christmas” will be gorgeous, too! Thank you so much for stopping by!
Barbara C. says
Sheila, I think your Christmas kitchen decor is luscious! Wintery, soft and beautiful. I am having surgery before Christmas, so I won’t be decorating; which is very unusual for me. So, I will decorate vicariously through all of the lovely blog posts!
Oh Barbara, I’m so sorry to hear that! I hope your surgery goes well – and that you’ll be good as new soon! (you can use these ideas when you decorate next year:))
Thanks so much for your kind words and for stopping by!
Sandi Biquet says
Your kitchen is beautiful. I love the vintage looking blue ornaments mixed with your pretty white stoneware. It’s so refreshing looking.
Awww that is so sweet! Thank you!! I’ve never done blue before so it’s new for me:)
thanks so much for your kind words and for stopping by!
Jill Castoral says
I love your Christmas kitchen! I especially love your over stove mantle for display. I hope you do not mind if I “borrow” the idea for my kitchen. Never too much display space! Jill
Jill, what a wonderful comment! And no, I’d love it if you’d borrow my idea! Nothing makes me happier than to know I’ve inspired one of my readers:)
Beautiful!!!!!! Thank you for the inspiration….
Aww, thank you so much! So appreciate your kind words!
I love blues and am so happy they are back! I just have to laugh…we all love to get our dogs into our pictures don’t we?
I’m so glad you’re loving the blues too! For so long I just hated them, and now they are my favorite! And I can hardly get Hudson out of the photos, haha! He’s always in the way so I figured, just let him stay in then, haha!
Thanks for stopping by!
Michael Wurm Jr says
The touches of blue where such a beautiful choice in this space! Everything is so beautiful. I love those glitter houses too. I’ve been wanting to start a little collection, but have yet to pull the trigger. Well done, friend! Merry Christmas!
Thank you so much Michael!! And I think you should start – the little houses are so cute!!
Happy holidays to you my friend!
Marinda Jones says
Nice decoration. I like how you decorated your kitchen. It’s simple and neat. Love it all, especially your Christmas tree.