It’s that time of the year where Christmas spirit is in the air. Picture twinkly lights framing your window sills and a rustic wreath adorning your front door. While your living room might have a crackling fire and cosy armchairs, this year it’s time to embrace your kitchen as true heart of your festive celebrations.
There for you through all the hustle and bustle, your kitchen is where the turkey sizzles, songs are sang and glasses are clinked on New Year’s Eve (why does everyone end up in the kitchen at parties?). Go on, show your kitchen a little extra love this winter with our fantastically festive tips.
Christmas baking, all wrapped up
Nothing says Christmas like the warming scent of cinnamon and orange wafting through your home. If you want to squeeze in some extra time for festive baking this month, you’ll need to get organised.
December is great for a ‘crockery audit’ to help you avoid rummaging for that pesky baking tray that always falls to the back of the drawer. Move everything you need to the front of your cupboards and donate anything you don’t use any more.
Don’t forget to stock up on retro-style mason jars too. Dried orange, cranberries, candy canes and Christmas cookies can add a pretty touch to your shelves, while cinnamon sticks can be used to make rustic napkin holders.
The most luxurious time of the year
Christmas is the perfect time to embrace a little sparkle in your home. If glitzy decorations aren’t your thing, introduce some metallic tones to kitchen for that subtle shine.
Gold cutlery sets are one of 2017’s biggest trends, and with its festive connotations, gold is a great colour choice for winter. We love this set by Made.com.
It’s not just the Grinch that’s green
Whether you’re wrapping presents or setting the table, you’ll find a helping hand at the bottom of your garden (or your local florist). From eucalyptus garlands to pine cone centrepieces, bring the outdoors, indoors and create your very own winter wonderland with some festive foliage.
Tools of the trade
As the vehicle for your most important meal of the year, your kitchen deserves the best tools.
Treat whoever carves the turkey to a proper carving knife from local Derby craftsman, Benjamin Edmonds. Handcrafted from steel, a Blok Knives carving knife is designed especially for slicing the juiciest cuts.
To complement your new carving partner, invest in an ethically-produced, rustic chopping board. Perfect for popping your leftovers on (if there are any).
And a treat for the new year
If all that extra time at home during the festive season has you dreaming of what your perfect kitchen would be like, it might be time to indulge in an upgrade. You deserve it after all that cooking.
Whether it’s a fresh coat of duck egg blue or a complete transformation to a cottage kitchen design, pop into our showroom next year and see how we can create your perfect kitchen in just four steps.