At this time of year Paula likes to get a little festive and add some sparkle to our showroom. We thought we’d share some of these simple decorating ideas to bring some festivity to your kitchen spaces.
Keep things simple
As your kitchen workspace needs to be available for food prep and cooking we believe it’s best to keep things small and simple. Using spaces such as a dining table, island or peninsula for larger displays is a great idea.
Why not treat yourself to a couple of tea towels, oven gloves or apron? A fun festive print to hang in your kitchen is great additions. We did want to share these pictures but Paula has been busy baking and to directly quote her
‘I’m sorry I have no pictures of this as my apron is covered in cake batter and really needs a wash!’
To help the christmas theme follow through to your dining area why not use festive napkins and placemats throughout the season.
There is no need to head out and buy more crockery. Afterall, you will only need to find a place to store them for 49 weeks of the year.
Here’s Paula’s top tip.
You simply can’t beat mince pies or your favourite Christmas cake on a gorgeous decorative platter – add some icing
sugar dusted fruits and edible glitter for a real luxurious sparkle.
I’ve used battery operated lights in an upturned glass in the middle of my fruit bowl. I’ve then added fruit a plate of mince pies and fruit cake on top of the glass, before dusting everything with icing sugar. It looks lovely and cosy of an evening. Just looking at it and I’m ready to tuck in with my hot chocolate.
We’re sure that we are not alone in having an odd glass or two in your cupboard. Well why not use them now? Add some candles (LED if you want to be super safe), Baubles and pinecones and group them as a centrepiece on an island or table. You can use just a couple together in a smaller space such as a window ledge or shelf.
Don’t forget the treats
We all have a few extra treats in the house at this time of year. Rather than leaving them in their packaging opt for a festive storage jar like this Christmas Pud gifted to Liz by Matt to keep all her chocolate together!
Fairy lights just instantly say “Christmas”. Whether you want colour changing, warm or bright, icy white lights they always set the mood.
Paula has used battery operated lights in glasses, glass bottles or storage jars (washed out with labels removed of course), with baubles and cones, or simply wrapped around a plant pot. She even uses baking dishes filled with baubles and lights.
We would love to see your kitchen decorations. Why not share these with us across our social media using the #limakitchenschristmas