Curtains for Kitchen Windows
Curtains for kitchen windows can come in many forms and are one of the easiest ways to make a visual impact in the kitchen. Ordinary curtains as window coverings can work for just about any window style or size, and they do not need to be expensive to look nice.
Tailored Roman shades are the perfect option for traditionally styled spaces. Since they have simple, sleek lines, they also work in contemporary rooms. Designer Phyllis Harbinger says this about her window treatment choice, "Elegant silk Roman shades with glass-bead trim adorn the windows. Not wanting to deter from the architecture of the space, custom-designed hand-carved corbels for the drapery panels frame the fabulous Palladian windows."
Floor-length drapes are simple, classic and make any space look more sophisticated. Designer Shelly Riehl David says this about her window treatment choice, "Custom elaborate draperies with imported trim are tied on handpainted medallions to frame the beautiful view of the lakeside."
There are many different kinds of curtain options; however, the shape and style of window—along with a budget—will help you determine the scope of the project. Doing an online search for kitchen window treatment ideas is a great way to ignite your imagination.
Curtains, drapes and fabric shades are only a few varieties of seemingly endless window covering options. 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. If your kitchen is particularly small, then light, cool colors can make it look larger and brighter; dark, warm colors can make an oversized kitchen feel more balanced and inviting. Geometric patterns or asymmetrical styles can create a stunning visual impact.
If privacy is a concern, investigate screening materials that let you see out but allow some daylight to pass while blocking views from the outside; consider café curtains, Roman shades and fabric roller shades using translucent or woven materials, or try sheer fabric, rod-pocket curtain panels.
Where privacy is not an issue, a simple swag of fabric draped over a single window can also make a statement. This is the opportunity for creativity to shine.
If you have large windows or are dealing with odd shapes, floor-length curtain panels are ideal and offer an opportunity for color and pattern when framing a large bay window or French doors.
Fabric valances are like accent marks over windows you want to showcase. Asymmetrical applications could balance offset windows or lend a more contemporary feeling to the kitchen.
Curtains for kitchen window treatments can make a tremendous impact on your space. For the most personalized effect, choose resources that express your lifestyle: texture, colors and style.
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