You may have seen that Silk Kitchens are on Pinterest, and with good reason. It’s a great place to find inspiring design and home ideas as photos, links to articles and how to instructions. Pinterest is like a glossy magazine of images that you edit yourself, adding what interests you onto Boards, and share them with others.
This year, we’ve created a “Christmas kitchen ideas” board, and thanks to the wonders of technology, it’s shown below in a neat mosaic format. Here are some of the highlights.
Contemporary Christmas Decor Ideas
If you have a minimalistic contemporary kitchen design, traditional multi-coloured Christmas decorations will probably jar the eye. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t bring the look of natural decorations into your home. We’ve found a selection of cool designs for simple decorations using natural materials to stunning effect. We love the elegant green wreath, the bark-wrapped jars with candles and especially the minimal rosemary mini wreaths that will look lovely and smell divine.
Clever Christmas Cookery Ideas
We’ve picked a few unusual and really rather clever recipe ideas that everyone can help make. Check out our cool strawberry Santas, the edible wreaths, and how to make a chocolate tea cake looks very seasonal indeed.
Kitchen Decor Ideas to Avoid
Yes, this is our personal view of over-done Christmas cheer that dominate instead of decorate. See if you agree!
Fun Kitchen Decorations To Make Yourself
We like these ideas of how to bring Christmas cheer to your kitchen, from cookie cutter ‘baubles’ to washing up brush art, and how to ‘wrap’ your kitchen cabinets.
Three Top Tips for Kitchen Decoration Safety
- Keep everything high
As parents of a new and vey inquisitive baby, we are very conscious this year of how easy it is for small hands to grab at decorations. So, make sure everything is well out of reach, so that lovely window display doesn’t end up on the floor.
- Make your decorations dog-proof
Christmas is a time for giving, but for counter-surfing dogs, it can also be a season of taking. Keep decorations well out of nose range, and don’t include food items, especially chocolate. (It’s highly poisonous to dogs.) From our own experience, don’t bother to make lovely gingerbread cookies to hang on the tree either; a couple of damp days and they go soggy and drop like autumn leaves. And guess who will be ready and waiting to hoover them up?
- Keep decorations away from your hob
It’s common sense to keep your cooking area free from decorations, to avoid the risk of fire and a fallout of tinsel in your turkey. Remember too to check there are no trailing wires from lights (see #1 above), and also not to overload electrical sockets.
If you find your kitchen really isn’t up to the job this Christmas, Silk Kitchens can help. We’ll design you a new kitchen that works for you, your everyday family life AND for all your social occasions, from Christmas dinners to summertime drinks. Call us before Christmas to discuss your kitchen dreams, and you could be enjoying your new kitchen in the New Year.