How to Decorate Your Kitchen Shelves for Christmas

Simple tips on how to decorate your kitchen shelves for Christmas in a rustic winter style. The kitchen is the heart of our home and it is a special place that I love making merry!

The kitchen is where we spend a lot of time this season, from baking holiday pies to gathering with loved ones, playing games and sipping hot cocoa. With faux garlands and a few other little accessories that I tucked into our shelves, here is a look at Christmas in the kitchen.

Christmas Kitchen Shelves

How to Decorate Kitchen Shelves for Christmas

Tis the season for decorating, and it is no secret that I love Christmas. While we do a lot of gathering with family and enjoy baking delicious sweets, I love creating a warm and cozy space for our family and friends.

If you have decorated the tree, and created a rustic cozy space in the living room, try decorating some of the open shelving in your kitchen! With just a few simple you can transform your everyday shelves into a festive focal point of your kitchen.

Simple Farmhouse Style Open Shelves For the Holidays

Open Christmas Style Shelving in the Kitchen | Video

Farmhouse Style Christmas Shelves (2)

Choose a Theme

Maybe you love neutral colors for Christmas or the more traditional style of red and green. Whatever you love, choose a theme for decorating your kitchen shelves.

In our home, I tend to use a lot of rustic, natural elements to decorate for Christmas. We use our open shelves on a daily basis to hold our everyday dishes, so I had to choose items that would still allow us to use the shelves.

Natural and Simple Christmas Decorations

Gather Your Items

On the top and bottom shelf, I used two faux Cypress garlands. They are both 72″ long which gave me enough length for the garlands to hang down over the edges of the shelves.

I wove the garland around, in front of and behind the various layers of dishes, crocks and cutting boards. Using faux Cypress garlands, instead of real ones created a no mess solution for garlands on a shelf.

One of the great things about greenery is that it can be used throughout the winter season. I generally take down a lot of my Christmas decor the day after Christmas. Using seasonal greenery, like this garland, when Christmas passes, the garland will still fit into the winter decorations.

Did you catch a glimpse of the tiny jingle bell garland? Simple, tiny details can often be one of my favorite elements in decorating.

I was able to find the jingle bell garland already put together from a local shop but it would be so simple to make one on your own. Simply take little jingle bells and tie them onto whatever kind of cord or twine of your choice. My favorite little bells are these simple silver ones or maybe even this more rustic style bell.

Cypress Christmas Garland
How to Decorate Kitchen Shelves for the Holidays
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I hope you have enjoyed this little tour of our simple Christmas open shelves. I hope that by sharing my thoughts behind this space will help you find the inspiration you can use in your home. Thank you so much for stopping by today! I truly appreciate you visiting!


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4 thoughts on “How to Decorate Your Kitchen Shelves for Christmas”

  1. I love your greenery and little bells on your shelves, looks so Christmasy. I live in Oklahoma when it gets warmer i wanted to try and cut some greenery and berries that grow in my yard to put up for a few days. You have a wonderful day.

  2. I’ve been reading your blog since you started, and wanted to let you know that your true sense of DIY, recycle & reuse (not to mention your DIY skills) as well as your determination to not be wooed & seduced by the instant gratification of conspicuous consumerism (read as buy, buy, buy) is noted and so appreciated! These characteristics truly set you apart from the many bloggers and influencers on Instagram.

    As you’ve grown as a blogger and an Instagram influencer, your commitment to being down-to-earth, purposeful, inspiring, and mindful has grown and your blog brings joy and inspiration to so many.

    Wishing you & yours a wonder-filled Christmas, and a New Year filled with good health, prosperity, laughter, love and success as you define it.


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