Has your kitchen island become a catch-all from keys to books to mail and kids hoodies? It doesn’t have to look that way, especially around the holidays!

Kitchen Island Decorating Ideas

Pick up three apothecary jars of different heights at HomeGoods and add Christmas ornaments to each one. This is very simple and cost-effective. You can even add some seasonal stems between the bases of each jar.

The jars can be found at your local Michaels craft store – and they are almost always 50% off.

Kitchen Island Holiday Decorating

Before and after for a festive kitchen island.

Dining Room Buffet Decorating Ideas

Before and after of dining room buffet decorating.

Before and after of this dining room buffet.

If you have a buffet in your dining room and aren’t planning on using it for a formal holiday dinner, this is a great way to bring out the “New York storefront decorator” in you.

Costco sells the Santa for $45. The lighted Christmas tree is from Target as is the tree skirt. Wrap up some boxes and add fancy bows (free). The kids will love it!

What dining areas have a holiday theme in your house? What items did you use? Let us know in the comments below!

Additional Holiday Dining Decorating Ideas