DIY Kitchen Window Treatments
Ordinary window coverings can work for just about any window style or size. DIY kitchen window treatments can be the best way to express your personal style. Hand-crafted window covering ideas that use everyday materials in unexpected ways can make a tremendous impact on your kitchen.
Window treatments do not need to be expensive to look nice. There are many different kinds of options that can involve a fusion of existing treatments or the creation of your own window decorations through a DIY project. The shape and style of window, along with a budget, will help you determine the scope of the project
Curtains, drapes and shades are easy treatments with which to make a visual impact in the kitchen since our eyes are naturally drawn to the light already. Consider adding pattern and color, perhaps a fabulous print to liven things up. Choose a neutral, grounding fabric or material if you are after a clean, crisp contemporary or modern feeling. Doing a search online is a great way to visually inspire and ignite your imagination.
If privacy is a concern, look for screening materials that let you see out and allow some daylight to pass while blocking views from the outside; consider making Roman shades and roller shades using translucent or woven materials, or try sheer fabric, rod-pocket curtain panels. Frosted vinyl is also a simple, affordable solution that takes acrylic paint well. Frosted vinyl is a good design fix for windows that require both privacy and light.
Where privacy is not an issue, a swag of patterned fabric draped over a single window can also make a statement. Consider no-sew—burlap, bed linens, bathroom curtains, fabric napkins, floor-length drapery panels hung horizontally, beads, just to name a few. This is the opportunity for creativity to shine.
Do you have big windows or are you dealing with odd shapes? Floor-length curtain panels are ideal and offer opportunity for color and pattern when framing a large bay window or French doors.
Valances and cornices are like accent marks over windows you want to showcase. Asymmetrical applications could be wood or fabric, offering a more modern feeling to the kitchen.
Unique ideas can be simple. Curtain rods can be a secured pipe spanning an entire wall to achieve grandeur and openness. Tree-branches fixed over the windows bring nature in and act as a decorative valance or rod.
For the most personalized effect, choose resources that express your lifestyle: materials, texture, colors and design. DIY kitchen window solutions add just the right amount of personalization to finish your custom kitchen window treatments.