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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

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 Entertaining and Decorating

Can you believe it’s already time to start thinking about holiday decorations? You can never start too early—especially if your house is a hub for family and friends during the winter months. To your guests you’ll want your home to convey a warm peacefulness—as well as your great taste in decor, of course!

Whether cooking an elaborate feast or “supervising” food preparation, many people will be concentrated in the kitchen. Take this opportunity to demonstrate your finesse! Glass serving plates and pastry stands will bejewel your kitchen and play up the elegance of any seasonal spread. The Red Hat Snowman Cookie Jar with scarlet cheeks to match will blend well with your holiday color palette. Just make sure he doesn’t receive repeated visitors too close to dinner time.

From your kitchen, guests will pour eagerly into the dining room. Following the snowman’s example, the Holiday Nouveau Cutwork Placemat and Napkin Sets are a rich red and ornamented with ribbons and holly. Poinsettia Shaped Holiday Plates will look beautiful on your dining table. Choose holiday plates in ivories, greens, and reds.

Finally, for a tasteful conclusion to your dinner, make a toast with the Bogart Carafe and Glasses and the Kyara Stemware Set.

Guests wanting a pleasant soak after dinner will be pleased to find the holiday spirit is not just confined to the kitchen and dining room – it’s in the bathroom, too! The Holiday Nouveau Towel Set features ivory backgrounds and tendrils of holly swirling across red plaid. The Glad Tidings Cherubs will look darling fluttering about your bathroom mirror. These gold-finished angels cradle baskets of fruit, alluding to the seasonal tradition of bonding over great food.

What is the best way to decorate individual rooms in your own home? Which decoration do your holiday guests never fail to compliment?