Every year during the holiday season, I love to crank up the Christmas music and enjoy spending some time in the kitchen baking seasonal treats for my family. There is almost nothing like it to get you in the holiday spirit. And, as most of you know by now, we moved into our first home earlier this year, so it is an especially exciting time!
We were so grateful to have the place that we did for our first 6 Christmases together; it was the perfect home for us at the time, and we formed so many precious memories there together. However, I would be lying if I didn’t tell you that the kitchen was teeny-tiny (no exaggeration; you couldn’t open the dishwasher and the fridge at the same time, or the fridge and the oven at the same time, haha) and very dark, given we were in an apartment with few windows, and the kitchen was at the back where no windows existed. Because of this, I had definitely done a bit of dreaming about the day I would have a better sized, and brighter, kitchen.
Well, that day is here! I have been so happy to have some more space to breathe and to create in this very central room in our home. And I am excited to be able to share with you a glance into our Christmas kitchen today.




Like so many, we believe the best part of the Christmas season is simply slowing down and spending more time together. Much of regular life can be consumed by running around doing errands, focusing on work, and having so many plans we sometimes collapse at the end of a week. Because of all this, we delight in the extra time we have during the holiday season to relax and reconnect. And among the many other traditions we share during this time, much of that resides in the kitchen, as we begin baking Christmas goodies and savouring holiday treats.




This is why I focused my holiday kitchen decor, in part, around these tiny gingerbread houses! Making them was so much fun. And adding them to my various display plates and cake stands, along with the mini bottle brush trees, has made this room feel sweet, and almost whimsical.





The other festive touches in here are inspiration drawn from other areas of my home, since I like to keep everything cohesive. I loved adding this light strand over here to bring those holiday twinkling lights into the kitchen.





This fresh pine and cedar wreath above our range hood, with a lovely white bow, was the perfect finishing touch to pull this space together and make it feel truly like Christmas in the kitchen.







That’s it for the tour of my kitchen all spruced up for Christmas! I hope that you enjoyed scrolling through, and that you maybe even found some inspiration for your own kitchen decor for the holidays.
It has been my joy this season to be able to bring the festive feeling of Christmas to every room in our home, and I have been having fun taking my time doing so this year, decorating as I feel the urge, to savour and enjoy every moment of this holiday season. I hope that you are able to truly cherish the time you spend with those you love this Christmas.

Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. I love this look so much! Congrats on your first home. We just bought our first home and are currently deciding on kitchen ideas. Could you tell me what colour these cabinets are? My husband and I couldn’t believe it when we came across this photo on pinterest, its our dream kitchen! Thanks so much for your help and Happy Holidays!


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