If there’s one thing I love about the start of December, it’s the fact that I get to deck the halls quite literally with Christmas decor. It’s one of my favorite things about the holiday season and always puts me in a festive mood. I turn on the Christmas tunes and bop around to everything from Nat King Cole to The Waitresses, enjoying the classics and throwing a bit of cheer on every surface.
One of the larger pieces of furniture that always lends itself well to Christmas decor is the hutch. With its open shelving and plenty of surface space, it’s the perfect opportunity to express your Christmas style in your kitchen or dining room. Today, I wanted to share a few tips on creating a festive look for your own hutch and sharing some fabulous inspiration for decorating.
Our Kemble Rustic Solid Oak Hutch is the perfect addition to the dining room at any time of year but looks especially festive topped with some evergreens and pinecones for simple Christmas chic.
For a sophisticated country look like 21 Rosemary Lane, show off your collection of white dishes with additional greenery on the base of the hutch as well as a few simple red accents with holly berries and mason jars filled with festive cranberries. We love how she added Poinsettias to play off the dark hutch as an additional shot of color too.
Keep to a traditional red and white scheme by filling the shelves with wrapped gifts, Christmas cookies, ornaments and a few simple sprigs of holly. If you don’t have a traditional fireplace, utilise the front of the hutch to hang some festive Christmas stockings that match your theme.
We love Craftberry Bush’s charming Christmas hutch with bowls of ornaments and greenery as well as a few cups full of candy canes. Well-placed Christmas accessories like a vintage scale and Santa just add to the overall theme and create a welcoming vibe with the addition of a hot chocolate station on the dining table.
This beautiful display by Just a Girl and Her Blog also keeps to traditional colors with the addition of a few simple black accents. We love the miniature vintage bicycle and the red and white garland strung along the top. Lots of candles mean it turns from festive display to cozy corner come nightfall. You’ll also notice how Abby has created layers within her vignette – white plates create height with smaller objects layered in front of it adding additional interest with different heights and textures.
Jenn from Clean and Scentsible kept to a natural woodland theme for her hutch, perfect for those who like a rustic style. Offcuts of logs become makeshift trays to display your pieces and create texture and then all you need to do is fill in some of the negative space with fresh greenery. We love the addition of the reindeer and bird ornaments which really bring the outside in and everything is finished off in style with a pinecone-filled garland along the top.
And finally, for a contemporary twist on Christmas decor, follow the lead of Fynes Designs which created this beautiful display with silver and turquoise accents. Silver, turquoise and white ornaments dominate this look alongside a host of cute white ceramic animals and white trees, proving you don’t have to stick to the typical red and green for a look that’s truly ‘merry and bright’!
How will you be decorating your Christmas hutch this year? We’d love to see your festive snaps as you get decorating this Christmas; tag us in your Instagram pictures with #OFLUSA and we’ll share our favorites.