Guide to Choosing Curtains For Your Kitchen

Kitchens are one room of the home where there are so many decisions to be made. You wonder about what kinds of appliances fit the space. You ponder what cabinet color to choose. You think about what to make for dinner. The last thing on your mind is probably your kitchen curtains, unless you have the sun shining in your eyes while you chop up your lettuce. Luckily for you, your kitchen window treatments can be made surprisingly simple. By following the decorating trend in the rest of your house, it’s easy to narrow down the options. Scroll through this guide to choosing curtains for 10 different kinds of kitchens and all you have to do is find which kitchen fits yours.

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For the classic kitchen that revels in creamy shades and chrome finishes, go for the crisp white curtains. Whether you cover the whole window or only hang a valance, it will blend in with your white backsplash and always look lovely with the morning sun streaming in the window. (via Heidi Piron)

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For the modern kitchen that boasts clean lines and deeper tones, make a statement with black shades. While these reverse shades would definitely be an eye catcher, the normal pull down kind will do too. (via HGTV)

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For the country kitchen that struts it’s butcherblock countertops and mason jar storage, gingham curtains are your best friend. Whether they’re in a bold color like the black above or classically country red, they’ll bring that down home feeling to your space. (via The Tale of An Ugly House)

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For the mid century modern kitchen that flaunts bold colors and woody tones, you have permission to grab the boldest patterned roman shades you can find. Be sure your colors match the rest of your kitchen and you’re all set to finish your window treatments. (via Mydomaine)

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For the Scandinavian kitchen that displays natural textures and minimal living, select a bamboo shade in a color light enough to match your other wood touches. It will keep your space looking warm and inviting instead of hospital cold. (via Hedda Hytter)

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For the industrial home that exhibits mixed metals and black features, soften things up with a gray roman shade. The fabric will give your kitchen a bit of romance while the gray tone will provide a bit of contrast.

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For the nautical kitchen that takes pride in it’s serveware and rope decor, play matchy matchy by installing striped shades. Since you probably already have other striped things in your home, picking a bold blue stripe for kitchen curtains will seem like child’s play. (via Style Me Pretty)

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For the bohemian kitchen that features secondhand pieces and chipping enamel, embrace a floral patterned window treatment. They could be roman shades like the image above or they could be curtains or even valances, as long as they look like your beloved grandmother’s tablecloth. (via KDW Home)

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For the urban kitchen that shines it’s brushed brass hardware and hostess friendly layout, stick to the edgy basics like a plain black shade. Such a stark statement will look so professional and daring against white walls, not to mention a little bit minimalistic.

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For the Spanish kitchen that drowns in red brick and fresh bread, it’s time to single out the patterned curtains in two layers. Because as long as they have a bit of red in the design, they’ll fit perfectly above your busy countertops.