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Fabulous Holiday Kitchen and Dining Decorating Ideas

Whether you’re sneaking into the kitchen for cookies and a peek outside to check the snowfall, or you’re sitting down to an elegant holiday meal, you want your kitchen and dining areas to look their festive best. Take a look at how we spruced up these rooms to create inviting seasonal spaces.

For the holiday kitchen, we used the following:

-plump cushions to cozy up the stools
-cute serving platters and cookie jars on the island
-a full, decorated tree with a smiling snowman topper
-matching holiday canvases displayed side by side
-a Christmas rug runner placed in front of the sink for comfort
-a cheery striped tier and valance set above the sink
-festive counter essentials like a paper towel holder and soap dispenser

To recreate the kitchen look, click here to view the holiday decor that we used.

Holiday Kitchen Decor

For the holiday dining room, we used the following:

-golden candleholders with red LED candles for worry-free lighting
-a pre-lit poinsettia wreath as a centerpiece
-a sleigh-style holder filled with Christmas baubles
-beaded placemats beneath plates, napkins, and napkin holders
-garland, seasonal centerpieces, candleholders, and a charger atop the mantel

To recreate the dining room look, click here to view the holiday decor that we used.

Holiday Dining Room

Holiday Decorating Trend Spotlight: Mountain Christmas

Do you feel like you need a secluded little hideaway to escape to when the holiday season reaches its frenzied peak? Mountain Christmas decor is all about coziness and relaxation—with a few rustic touches added to your home, you’ll be ready to snuggle under your plushest blanket and let those holiday stresses melt away as you sip cocoa in front of a crackling fire (real or virtual).

Take a look at how we brought some mountain-inspired magic to this living room.
Click here to view most of the seasonal and rustic decor we used.

  • We adorned the window and wall on either side of the fireplace with lodge-themed tier curtains, a lighted canvas depicting a vintage holiday scene, and a faux wood display ledge.
  • We warmed up the bare floor with a rustic area rug bordered in pine cones and plaid, then placed an accent chair topped with a throw pillow nearby.
  • We placed wilderness Santas on the floor and dangled snowmen Christmas stockings from the mantel. We opted for seasonal decor in earthy, muted tones rather than bright reds or glittery golds.
  • We gave some nature flavor to the area above the fireplace with a pair of decorative 24”H trees covered in pine cones and a pre-lit, frosted faux greenery wreath.

Mountain Christmas Holiday Decor

Decorating with Poinsettias: Holiday Living Room

Is your holiday decor looking a little humdrum this year? Let poinsettia accents flourish anywhere your home needs a decorative boost! With their saturated, showy red bracts, poinsettias are just the thing to perk up a floor, furnishing, or window. Decorating with poinsettia accents allows you to bring a cohesive element to your room while still giving you the flexibility to mix and match a variety of items.

For this holiday living room, we started with five larger pieces that would set the stage for all kinds of accessories to be added afterward. We used the following:

  • a full, coordinating window treatment (curtains with tiebacks and a matching valance)
  • a tall, flat-back tree that could be pushed close to the wall (decorated with faux poinsettias, of course)
  • a grand wall mirror set (central mirror and two grille-style sides)
  • a decorative stained glass fireplace screen
  • a statement rug (a poinsettia runner with shaped edges)

From here, we simply embellished the room with smaller poinsettia accents or glimmering accessories:

  • two different holiday throw pillows nestled together on a loveseat
  • a trio of glittering red wire tree accents grouped on the floor
  • a ribbon-and-greenery garland placed across the mantel
  • a pre-lit poinsettia wreath hung over the fireplace
  • an angel topper with poinsettias displayed atop the tree

To recreate the look, click here to view the holiday decor that we used!

Poinsettia Holiday Living Room

Holiday Decorating Trend Spotlight: Farmhouse Christmas

What’s not to love about farmhouse-inspired Christmas decor? This holiday decorating theme embraces the eclectic style, featuring rustic pieces with a modern edge. Nothing is too fussy here, so if your decor looks lived-in, or something’s a bit out of place, all the better. This decorating style will welcome your thrift-store finds, mismatched kitchenware, and weathered mementos from years past. Get ready to give your home plenty of country Christmas flavor!

How to get started?

1. Homemade decorations

Let your DIY spirit flourish as you create holiday decorations by hand. Give your tree a one-of-a-kind look with handcrafted ornaments, or hang a Christmas card garland on your wall.

2. Textural interest

Mix textures to keep your farmhouse Christmas decor from looking staid. Burlap, felt, and galvanized metal are just some of the materials that will be right at home in this style. Hang a wooden plank sign or a plaque featuring a corrugated metal tree above your fireplace as a charming mantel accent.

3. Repurposed items

No need to stock up on new holders for this decorating style! Fill aged buckets, watering cans, or pitchers with faux holiday greenery for a fresh take on vase arrangements. Turn Mason jars or vintage lanterns into LED candle luminaries for safe accent lighting. Stock clear latch-lid canisters with peppermint sticks for old-time appeal. If you can reuse or restyle something to suit your decor, do it!

4. Unique statement pieces

Go on the hunt for those offbeat items that will make your farmhouse decor stand apart! Just a few ideas: a white resin reindeer head, a stack of vintage soda crates, an old trunk used as a table, or a darling antique sled or wagon.

5. Comfy accessories

Don’t forget plump decorative pillows, fringed throw blankets, and patchwork quilts to give warmth and comfort to living rooms and bedrooms.

Below are a few farmhouse-style Christmas decorations to inspire your inner decorator! Click on each image below to view the item shown.

Holiday Tartan Plaid Stockings Christmas Spirit Pillow Set
Sled Lighted Wall Art Set Merry and Bright Decorative Accent

Holiday Decorating Trend Spotlight: Scandinavian Christmas

If minimalism is your thing, you’ll love the Scandinavian Christmas decorating style. This pared-down holiday decorating theme draws inspiration from the Scandinavian region, with lots of natural touches and homespun accents. Simplicity and homey charm are key for this unpretentious Christmas look.

Here are a few basics you can use as a foundation for this style: natural wood decorations, greenery swags and wreaths, trees dappled with homemade ornaments, and presents wrapped in brown paper and tied with twine. To cozy it all up, you might want to add textural touches of snuggly faux fur—perhaps a rug, throw blanket, or tree skirt.

After you have the basics in place, you can enhance the Scandinavian holiday decorating style with one of three palettes (or use some combination to create a look that is all your own!):

1) stark black and pristine white

2) icy/frosted with metallic golden touches and candles

3) red and white or cream, especially Nordic patterns

Below are a few decorations that would look delightful amidst your Scandinavian-inspired Christmas decor. Click on each image below to view the items shown.

Snowflake Frosted Globes White Poinsettia Votive Candleholder Set
Snow Day Snowmen Stander Set Nordic Throw and Pillow

Holiday Decorating Ideas for 2016: Wintersong Collection

Nestled among sprigs of holly and berry, vivid red cardinals sing their sweet Wintersong for all to hear. If you love both the inspiration of nature and the festive staples of red and green, you’ll adore the cheery Wintersong Collection of holiday decor.

Coordinating bedding, window treatments, bath decor, and area rugs make it easy for you to create a cohesive look throughout your home. Brushed polyester fabric lends a smooth, soothing feel to the bedding, shower curtain, and window treatments. A comforter set, daybed set, and coordinating pillows are available to fulfill your holiday bedding needs. Embroidery embellishes select pieces, while hooked designs bring textural interest to the area rugs.

This Christmas decorating style comes to life with your favorite holiday accessories. We recommend framed botanical wall art, cardinal accents, greenery, and the gentle glow of a red glass table lamp.

Click here to view the entire Wintersong Collection, as well as the home accents we used to complement the look. The Wintersong items are available exclusively through Touch of Class®.

Wintersong Comforter Set Ecru Wintersong Holiday Daybed Bedding
Wintersong Holiday Shower Curtain Wintersong Rectangle Rug Light Cream

Make It a Sweet Christmas! Gingerbread Holiday Decorations

Sprinkle a little cinnamon and sugar, and stir up your own sparkling vision of a Sweet Christmas. Whether you love to bake or you can’t resist those merry gingerbread faces, these Christmas decorations are your ingredients for a fun setting! Traditional colors of red and green, rickrack trim, peppermint buttons, festive plaid, sugar-cookie stars, and holly sprigs are just some of the delightful details you’ll find among this decorating theme.

Click here to view our entire selection of Sweet Christmas holiday decor, including decorations featuring gingerbread friends, baking Santas, candy canes, and peppermint swirls.

These Gingerbread Kids are the best of friends, and you’ll be happy to let them spend their “snow day” at your house. These standing figures, approximately 30″H, are weighted for stability and have posable arms. Dusted with glittering snow, these gingerbread decorations will be happy to brighten your indoor entryway or warm up beside the fireplace.

Gingerbread Kid Figures Burgundy Set of Two

Perched atop your kitchen shelf, bookcase, or mantel, the Gingerbread Shelf Sitters have plenty of cute cookie charm to spare. The girl holds a bag of flour, while the boy has a fork and wears a chef’s hat. Approximately 15″H, each has button-and-bead legs that will dangle adorably from your ledge.

Take a break from baking to check out the antics of this Gingerbread Family. This holiday decoration will make you smile with its stacked design of gingerbread people. This handcrafted, plush accent, 26″H, is weighted for stability and embellished with buttons and trim.

Gingerbread Family Stacker Floor Accent Light Brown