In a room like a kitchen, which is filled with appliances and utensils, window treatments are one of only a few sources of style and aesthetic appeal. They add a splash of colour and drama to otherwise dull and boring set up.
Other than aesthetically pleasing, window treatments should also be practical, provide privacy and light control.
Confused over which window dressing to choose? If so, then consider these stylish ideas for your kitchen windows.
1) Café Curtains
Café curtains offer the perfect combination of privacy and light control. They are hung only partway up the window, inspired by the way roadside cafes dressed their windows. They hide what you’re cooking for breakfast in your kitchen without restricting the entry natural light inside. These curtains decorate the windows fashionably while still being functional. You can buy fabric and paint it with your favourite colours and patterns to give a personalised look to your windows.
2) Plantation Shutters
Plantation shutters are one of the most versatile window treatments. They are more cost-effective than custom draperies and enhance the beauty of your home décor. If you have a traditionally-styled kitchen with wooden interiors, then plantation shutters are the ideal choice for adding to the look of your home. With this window covering you can control both the view and light entering your home. They are easy to clean and maintain; meaning you don’t need to worry about cleaning all the dirt and grime accumulated on the windows. If you don’t want to cover the entire window, then go for half shutters.
3) Bamboo Blinds
Bamboo blinds add natural wooden warmth and provide a conventional look to the windows. The texture and style of bamboo goes well with metallic appliances and utensils in the kitchen. They are inexpensive, easy to install and a treat to watch. If you have a monochromatic kitchen, then bamboo blinds are a great way of creating a sophisticated look in your kitchen.
Think out-of-the-box and choose patterned valances for your kitchen. Valances with floral patterns and polka dots bring a breath of fresh air to your kitchen décor. Mount a valance above your kitchen window and see the personality it adds to your drab window. You can add curtains or shades to it for privacy. If you want to add drama to your kitchen, then go for valances with kitchen utensils and appliances printed on it, or paint a plain fabric according to your choice.
Window treatment for the kitchen should be interesting, functional and fashionable. Try implementing these ideas for your kitchen windows to transform the whole set up. You can get a get an appealing look by installing plantation shutters or give a modern touch by going for the valances. Which one do you prefer?