Get ready for Christmas with the perfect festive kitchen

If there’s one time to make the most of your kitchen it’s Christmas. The festive period is all about good food and celebrating with your loved ones and a new designer kitchen is the perfect setting for your seasonal soiree. You’ll be able to wine and dine friends with a dinner party, serve up a Christmas feast in beautifully festive surroundings and toast to the New Year with a party for all your friends.

Not sure where to start? Here are just a few ideas to kickstart your festive kitchen planning…

Don’t forget to style your kitchen

When it comes to classy seasonal décor in the kitchen, why not repurpose some of your everyday items? A simple but stylish idea is piling glimmering festive ornaments and rustic pinecones onto tiered cake stands to bring an elegant Christmas touch to your kitchen. Natural colours like greens, golds and browns are great to use in their kitchen as they bring a festive touch to the room without being garish – which really isn’t pleasant in the room you dine and entertain in!

Create the perfect Christmas table

For the big-meal itself, dress your dining table with a simple tablecloth and decorative table runner and lay homemade place settings to welcome your guests to the table. For a fun yet chic look, choose something like pinecone name settings, or for something bolder – that the children will love – make name place Christmas cookies. Your table centrepieces can be almost anything, from a mix of pinecones and gold baubles interspersed with tall ivory candles, or perhaps a classic red themed floral centrepiece sat at a height to maximise table space.

Welcome the New Year with a touch of glimmer

For New Year, why not team your festive kitchen with a little relaxed decadence by adding some dining room shimmer. Accessorise with some gold crockery or cutlery; scatter silver and gold stars across your serving area and kitchen table and serve up some classy cocktails in chic champagne flutes. Instead of the traditional party poppers and hooters, why not give your guests some indoor sparkles to enjoy as the clock strikes 12. If you’d prefer, you could even present these on a celebratory cake that comes out at midnight.

Serve up a sophisticated collection at your New Year’s party

Create the perfect New Year’s Eve party food with a relaxed buffet so suit all. Serve up extra special cocktails like angel’s kiss, winter Pimm’s punch and fill platters with easy-to-eat bite sized treats such as Bourbon-glazed pork belly chunks, mini Mont Blancs, and fig and prosciutto pizzettas. Serve your canapés on decorative skewers to add a stylish touch and remember all those finishing room touches like candles and fairy lights!

However you’re celebrating Christmas this year, we hope you and your family have a truly wonderful time.

How are you styling your festive kitchen this Christmas? We’d love to hear your ideas. Tell us in the comments below or tweet us @ModernKitchens.

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