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Know that every big party starts and ends in the kitchen. If you’re hosting a dinner this holiday season, we know that this time of year we will all be busy perfecting Christmas carols, hunting for gifts, and digging up those festive Christmas sweaters. With all of this, the most important place of vacation is sometimes overlooked. Decor Aid interior designers offer expert advice and put together their six best kitchen vacation decorating ideas to prepare your home for the upcoming holidays.
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Proper lighting is essential for any room, especially the kitchen. During the holidays, our designers recommend using warm light to create a welcoming atmosphere. Wow, your holiday guest by replacing old lights with modern updates such as pendant lights. If the replacement is not in your future, you can temporarily use light bulbs with shades of color, such as: B. an amber tint that creates an inviting glow and offers a classic holiday atmosphere. Layering the lighting is another great idea for a kitchen decor that is big and easy on your wallet when shipped. Mixed use of candles, base cabinets, and pendants is an example of how layering can be achieved.
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While your regular seating arrangement will work wonders for your everyday life, our designers emphasize the importance of having extra seating available while you are hosting your holiday parties this year. Adding counter stools to your kitchen will make your guests feel invited and you even now have a few extra hands to help with prep. If all of these gift purchases are on your budget, get chairs from around the house to make room for everyone and add personality to any kitchen. An affordable kitchen holiday decor idea that will give each of your guests the chance to sit back and socialize while the chef works wonders.
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Not always the first thing to think of when planning a festive dinner, but the dishes are not to be forgotten this year. Whether you’re using traditional family chinaware or looking to buy a new set, clean and sharpen the dishes a day or two before the big day. For a more conventional look, Decor Aid’s decorators advise opting for silver, while the use of gold utensils and plates adds a touch of glamor to any dining set. Never be afraid to mix and match styles and patterns. Traditional with modern, modern mixed with rustic, whatever the combination, your table will have personality and style.
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Something that doesn’t seem to need mentioning, but designers feel like a lot of people overlook their pantries when trying to get their kitchen ready for the holidays. While your guest is most likely not to come into your pantry, creating space for the incoming ingredients required to perfect these dishes is a great idea. It is the time of giving. A great way to give something back is to clean the pantry and put non-perishable items aside. These can then be donated and what better feeling than knowing that you helped make someone else’s holiday season a little better.
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Adding vegetation to your kitchen vacation decor is a fantastic way not only to freshen up the heart of your home, but also to add the right festive touch. You don’t have to go overboard as a little green will get your place where it needs to be. Try playing with draped greens around your table. Senior designers say that when the amazing pine aroma surrounds them, your guest will instantly have the holiday spirit. Another bonus is that while many plants make beautiful decorations, they will help purify the air in your kitchen during a time like this when it inevitably gets stuffy.
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While the kitchen should be a space you want to prepare for any holiday dinners or parties, it’s easy to get carried away and have a crowded cooking area. To keep this design nightmare at bay, look for rented rooms in your area to ease the vacation stress in your kitchen. If space allows, import a small table to serve appetizers, or transform into a self-serve bar, or look for a convenient serving buffet in your dining room. Regardless of where in your kitchen you give yourself some leeway as you prepare for this season’s holidays.