With Thanksgiving in the rearview mirror, it’s time to set our sights on the holidays that are coming up with new kitchen design trends!
The second our turkeys are out of the oven, the outside world gets ready for Christmas. The lattes are pumpkin spice and peppermint chocolate, the radios are set to Mariah Carey, and the Christmas cards start pouring in.
When you’re the host for Christmas events, you can feel the pressure to make sure your own home matches up to these seasonal celebrations.
Given how much of our holiday parties and family dinners revolve around the kitchen, we find that’s the best place to start.
To get you inspired we’re sharing eight of our favorite holiday kitchen design trends today, and how you can use them to spruce up your kitchen in no time at all!
Add A Festive Touch
Use holiday-themed dish towels, potholders, and oven mitts to add a festive touch to your kitchen. You can also hang garlands or wreaths on your walls or cabinets to add a pop of color and cheer to your kitchen.
Whether you’ve got a special box of Christmas decorations or you swing by Target or Michaels for a couple extra dish towels, these pieces are a perfect addition.
Clean Before The Chaos
While spring is normally the time we all reserve for our yearly deep cleans, there is something satisfying about doing one before the Christmas holidays.
It can seem counterintuitive since this is when most people will be stopping by, but we look at it the other way. During the spring, who’s there to appreciate all the hard work of your freshly cleaned home?
By doing a deep clean that starts with the kitchen, you’ll be inviting guests into an even more welcoming home. That’s one holiday kitchen design trend we can all get behind.
Get The Ovens Ready
If there’s one appliance that works overtime during the Christmas season, it’s the oven. From a non-stop parade of pies getting churned out throughout December to big family gatherings on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, your oven might never get the chance to cool down.
That’s why it’s extremely important to keep it clean1 The benefits to keeping your oven clean include safety (less chance of burning grease or food debris), efficiency, longevity, and plain old deliciousness.
Before you go straight for the heavy-hitting cleaners, see how much progress you can make with a damp cloth and a mixture of baking soda and vinegar. This can get rid of most grease stains and burnt food. If you’re still battling against the buildup after, then go for the industrial-strength cleaners.
Christmas Is In The Air
Use holiday-scented candles or potpourri to add a festive aroma to your kitchen.
After all, is there a holiday that has as many smells associated with it as Christmas? From vanilla and cinnamon to evergreen pines and sweet desserts, take advantage of this chance to add some delicious smells throughout your kitchen.
Add An Arrangement
Add a centerpiece to your kitchen table, such as a holiday-themed floral arrangement or bowl of seasonal fruits. In particular, pomegranates can add a nice dash of red.
The winter holidays are a fun time for these arrangements because you’ve got the flexibility to do more than just flowers. Arrangements with dried flowers and plants can be a nice way to change up your normal floral style.
Make The Lights Seasonal
When it comes to holiday kitchen design trends, consider changing out your regular light fixtures with holiday-themed ones, such as string lights or lanterns.
If you’ve been listening to Deck the Halls and you haven’t actually decked the halls, now is your moment. Adding a string of colorful lights to part of your kitchen island or around the doorway to the kitchen can be an inviting way to tie the different rooms of your home together.
Use holiday-themed kitchen linens, such as tablecloths, placemats, and napkins to add a festive touch to your dining experience.
Though these types of linens can be thought of as more tied to the dinner itself, feel free to take advantage of their festive design and set the placemats and linens out ahead of time.
Unwrap Some Wallpaper
Consider adding a holiday-themed backsplash or wallpaper to add a splash of color and cheer to your kitchen.
This is a slightly more involved idea that makes for fun photos that will make 2022 stand out. By adding in splashes of color (bonus points if they’re thematically similar to gift wrapping paper), you also have another way to play with your holiday kitchen design trend for the year.
Want To Revamp Your Kitchen For 2023?
While these holiday kitchen design trends can help you make a big difference in a short amount of time, they’re not permanent solutions. If you have your eye on a more significant kitchen remodel, we can help.
With 100 years of experience helping homeowners in the Maryland area, Johnson Lumber has the expertise to make your next kitchen project a smooth one. Get in touch with our team today.