11 Easy & Affordable Kitchen Christmas Decor Ideas

11 Easy & Affordable Kitchen Christmas Decor Ideas

Turn your home into a winter wonderland with these festive kitchen Christmas decor ideas!

It’s official… Christmas is around the corner. Is your kitchen ready for the holidays?

If your kitchen is lacking in the festivity department, don’t sweat it. We’ve hand-picked 11 of our favorite kitchen Christmas decor ideas to get your home looking cozy. From cabinet decorations to mini Christmas trees, there are plenty of creative ways to get your kitchen spruced up for the holidays (without spending an arm and a leg). After all, the kitchen is the heart of the home! These ideas will make your kitchen the go-to spot for Christmas cookies, hot cocoa, and all your favorite holiday festivities this winter season.

Read on to find 11 of our best picks for kitchen Christmas decor.

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Idea #1: Simple Pine Garland

holiday kitchen with white shaker cabinets and pine garland above the sink window

Love Grows Wild

It’s not necessary to spend hundreds on your kitchen Christmas decor. In fact, often times less is more. This simple pine garland strung above the window adds a touch of modern holiday charm without overdoing it. Besides, who would want to take the attention away from those gorgeous white shaker cabinets?

Idea #2: Mini Cabinet Wreaths

farmhouse christmas kitchen decor featuring christmas wall sign, mini cabinet wreaths and mini christmas trees on the countertops

@diapersanddecor Instagram

Sometimes your kitchen cabinets need a little something extra during the holiday season. One of our favorite ideas for Christmas cabinet decor is hanging mini wreaths from the tops of upper cabinet doors. This idea is affordable and easy, yet it still transforms the look of the whole kitchen! To create this look, simply purchase a few mini wreaths (we like these from Amazon), attach a red ribbon, and tape to the inside of the cabinet door. If you have dark cabinets, you can purchase white wreaths instead of green to create the same contrasting look.

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Idea #3: Santa Shelf Decor

holiday kitchen display with open shelves and a collection of festive santa mugs

Liz Marie

Open shelving is another great way to display Christmas decor during the holidays. This gorgeous farmhouse kitchen by Liz Marie uses open shelves to display a collection of adorable Santa mugs. If you already have holiday mugs laying around that you’ve accumulated over the years, why not make a cute display out of them? These festive Santa’s look especially charming with bright white cabinets.

Idea #4: Christmas Decor For Top Of Kitchen Cabinets

traditional white kitchen with simple christmas decor including pine garland on top of the white cabinets

Clean and Scentsible

Finding the right Christmas decor for above kitchen cabinets can be a challenge. You don’t want it to appear bulky or overdone, but you also don’t want the cabinets to look barren. A good middle ground is keeping the existing above-cabinet decor and adding a simple garland or pine branch. For example, this kitchen by Clean and Scentsible features a few pieces of decorative dishware above the cabinets with a snow-frosted garland. This look is easy, simple and affordable.

Idea #5: Chalkboard Christmas Sign

farmhouse kitchen with large chalkboard christmas sign hanging on the range hood. a mini christmas tree and more holiday signs are displayed above the stove

Less Than Perfect Life Of Bliss

Another easy and affordable DIY Christmas decoration is a simple chalkboard sign. It’s customizable for every season, and spreads holiday cheer in a fun personalized way. Plus, chalkboard signs are great for kids who want to help decorate the kitchen for Christmas. Combine it with some Christmas kitchen towels and a mini Christmas tree and your kitchen is ready for Santa!

Idea #6: Cheery Chair Decor

modern white kitchen with large center island. the seating around the island features chic white christmas wreaths tied with ribbon around the back of the chairs


Instead of cluttering your kitchen island countertop with Christmas decor, consider adding accessories to the surrounding seating. Tie festive bows around the tops of the chairs, or add mini wreaths like the chairs in this kitchen. This is a great way to keep your countertops clear while still adding a touch of holiday cheer to your kitchen design.

Idea #7: Kitchen Christmas Tree

country farmhouse white kitchen with rustic christmas decor and a mini christmas tree with twinkle lights

Min Lilla Veranda

Of course, it’s not Christmas without a tree! Add a mini Christmas tree (real or faux) to make your kitchen feel cozy and festive. In this charming farmhouse kitchen by Min Lilla Veranda, a small Christmas tree is planted in a small metal pot, in keeping with the country farmhouse style. The rest of the decor is kept subdued and simple so the Christmas tree is the center of attention.

Idea #8: Kitchen Table Christmas Decor

christmas kitchen table decor featuring buffalo plaid table runner, mini christmas trees, elegant modern place settings and a black pillar candle

North Carolina Yoga Girl

The kitchen table is where friends and family come to gather and create beautiful memories during the holidays. A few festive decorations will can make your Christmas dinner table the go-to spot for cookie making, games and family bonding. This beautiful farmhouse dining table features a buffalo plaid table runner, a few snow-dusted mini trees, a pillar candle and elegant place settings. Family and guests are sure to love this inviting holiday table during the Christmas season.

Idea #9: Holiday Cocoa Station

bright white kitchen with mini christmas hot cocoa station featuring mini christmas trees, santa mugs, decorative white trays and a hot cocoa sign


When snow is falling outside, the wind is blistering and the fire is roaring, the best way to spend the evening is with a big mug of hot cocoa in hand. This mini hot cocoa station is the perfect way to keep your cocoa ingredients handy during the winter season. Having adult guests over? Add a few bottles of liquor for a festive holiday hot drink station. (Just don’t spill on your white cabinets!)

Idea #10: Snowflake Cabinet Stickers

white kitchen cabinets with pine garland above and red snowflake stickers on the cabinet doors


Looking for ultra-simple Christmas kitchen accessories? To save time and money on your kitchen Christmas decor, add a few snowflake stickers to your kitchen cabinets. For white cabinets, use red snowflakes for optimal contrast. If you have darker cabinets, white snowflakes will be just as dazzling. Festive stickers can be a fun way for kids to get involved in Christmas decorating, too.

Idea #11: Dining Room Light Decor

dining room table with chandelier that is strung with pine garland and white christmas ornaments.

Clean and Scentsible

Another creative idea for your Christmas dining area is to weave a pine garland through the chandelier or pendant lighting. Hang a few ornaments from the garland and it’s complete! To tie the look together, add the same materials to a basket in the center of the table. This is a great way to make the kitchen table look festive without cluttering the eating space.

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