Inside: A red and white color scheme and vintage-style ornaments bring the feeling of nostalgia, home, and the joy of Christmas to our kitchen and family room! ➡
When it comes to decorating the heart of our home for Christmas, I want it to wrap us in feelings of “comfort and joy“. The kitchen and family room are where we spend most of our time together as a family. And this holiday season I’ve filled it with traditional red and white classic Christmas decorations with vintage style.
This deeper cranberry shade of red has more of that nostalgic “comfort” vibe and looks more fitting in my home and its style. And the brightness of white and silver lightens everything to make it cheery, bringing in the “joy“.
I’ve spread this red and white over the living room, dining room, foyer, and on into the kitchen and family room for a cozy, cohesive look. Come on in the kitchen and I’ll show you around!
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Red and white Christmas decor ideas in the kitchen.
In this room, I added very few Christmas kitchen decorations to the counters, mostly switching out other decor instead of adding to it. I need to preserve that precious counter space for cooking holiday goodies!
This vintage-look Santa Claus punch bowl and mug set is one of my very favorite Christmas decorations and it just makes me happy every year when I unpack it.
I emptied this corner of the counter to make room to display it by itself and let it take the spotlight.
The Santa mugs always have some candy canes on standby just waiting on a mug of hot chocolate.🎅
On the kitchen island, I kept my breadboard and vase in place and added a little Christmas cheer with Santa to greet everyone. And a chalkboard sign when you enter the kitchen reminds you to eat, drink, and be merry here!
I switched the greenery in this big mercury glass vase for some Christmas greens and red berries:
And added more Christmas greens to the kitchen with these faux cedar picks on the range hood.
And more Christmas greenery on the other side of the kitchen with small wreaths in the dining nook windows.
I loved these mini wreaths so much when I saw them at Hobby Lobby that I bought two styles because I knew they would be so versatile!
I hung them from the window frame with this red and white stripe ribbon. It complements both farmhouse and French country styles so well!
I created this triple wreath craft with the other mini wreath style:
On the kitchen table, I added a little more red and white kitchen decor. I filled a white pitcher with a flocked faux mini tree and added some simple red berry picks and a couple of faux pine pieces.
And filled in the dough bowl with lots of shiny Christmas baubles – mercury glass ornaments and jingle bells in bright silver and aged brass.
The festive red and white Christmas family room.
The family room is also so merry and bright, decorated in the same crimson red, silver, and white!
On the fireplace mantel, I layered faux garlands in two of my favorite southern greens – magnolia and pine.
You can see all of my tricks for layering and easy ways to beef up garland here.
Both of these garlands came with pine cones which help fill it out and add to its natural look.
I inserted extra magnolia picks and a few sprigs of white berries. And finished by winding a crimson velvet ribbon throughout.
The garland has such a presence on this wall, I didn’t want to add a lot to the top of the mantel. These two simple, sleek copper-colored metal deer fill in this area perfectly.
The usual frames on the shelves next to the fireplace stayed, but I replaced the pictures with Santa photos of my kids when they were little and a family Christmas photo. I love using family photo memories – it’s one of the easiest ways to decorate for free! Photo mats brought in a little pop of red. And a little more with red berries in the vase.
I couldn’t wait to use this Pottery Barn Oversized Finial Mercury Glass Ornament I bought back in October.
I made a coffee table centerpiece by placing it in a large silver tray along with other red ornaments and silver balls of all sizes.
I snipped some fresh greenery off of the cedar trees in the yard and laid it in with the ornaments.
I cozied up the sofa with holiday throw pillows and a cranberry and white throw blanket:
I love these vanilla cable knit pillows from Target – they’re just like a warm, cozy sweater. And these Everywhere Velvet Pillow Covers in Cardinal from Pottery Barn match the red of our Christmas stockings also from there. They’re both such a beautiful crimson classic red!
The ornament and snowflake pillows and the cute red and white plaid throw were finds this year at TJ Maxx.
I don’t have a lot of space for a tree in the family room but I wanted at least a small one to enjoy while we watch tv, cook, and eat.
So I moved over one of the chairs and put a small six-foot tree in this corner. It looked a little too small with the twelve-foot ceilings in here, so I helped give it a little more height by placing it on top of the wicker footstool that I keep near these chairs.
You can see all my tips for making a small tree look larger here.
I used one of my fluffy white winter throws to cover it all. I think this corner would be an excellent candidate for a slim 7 1/2″ foot tree. Next year goals!
Cheery red and white wrapping paper adds another dose of red and white underneath.
I filled the tree with cranberry red velvet and ivory satin ribbon. Then loads of ornaments in red, white, and silver!
See the easy way to put ribbon on the tree here.
This hutch that was my mother-in-law’s is always a great place for holiday decor because I always keep white dishes in it.
Over them, I brought in some holiday spirit with vintage look Santa appetizer plates and a cookie jar Santa enjoying his milk and cookies.
I stacked a few Santa mugs under the cloche and added some faux winter greenery to the basket to finish off this final corner of the family room.
I hope this red and white Christmas kitchen and family room tour inspired a feeling of comfort and joy for the holidays!
Before you go, if you’d like to see the rest of the holiday home tour this year with its red and white theme, you can hop over here:
Happy Holiday Decorating!
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