A window without a curtain or any other kind of treatment looks empty and unfinished. This is especially true in the case of the bedroom or living room although other areas can showcase the same type of look. Hanging curtains in the kitchen is not a must but if you do decide to go with this option, then we’re ready to show you a few ideas and designs you can use as inspiration.
Depending on the style you’ve chosen for the kitchen, the design you choose for the curtains can differ. For example, a traditional décor using neutral, pale colors can feature curtains that looks like this in which they can be in a slightly darker shade just to stand out a bit.
In a kitchen with a simple décor infused with rustic details, the curtains can be made of burlap and rolled up like this. You can actually made these curtains yourself and all you need is some burlap and ribbon or twine to tie around them.
In most traditional kitchens, the curtains are purely decorative. They don’t even cover the whole window and often feature a decorative overhang with carved out details.
Of course, if the kitchen has access to a porch, terrace or to the outdoors in general, you can also add curtains to the door that leads outside and not only to the windows. The window curtains can be different from the door curtains.
The window treatments can coordinate with other elements in the kitchen. For example, if you kitchen has a breakfast nook, you can have the curtains match the accent pillows.
If you don’t want the curtains to stand out but to rather perfectly blend in, pick a color similar to that on the cabinetry or the walls. It would also help if the curtains were to match a few other details such as the backsplash or the seat cushions on the chairs.
Not all curtains are designed to necessarily block the sun or to offer maximum privacy in the kitchen. They can merely be ornaments that complete the room’s décor and offer it a bit of character.
On the other hand, if you’re also using the curtains for practical reasons, pick a type of fabric that’s efficient at blocking the light and unwanted lookers. This doesn’t necessarily mean the color has to be dark.
The curtains, whether they’re used on windows or on doors, are a perfect opportunity to introduce a pattern or an accent color into the kitchen. This can be a refreshing detail in some cases.
In order to create a cohesive décor, the kitchen curtains can match elements such as the cabinetry, the exposed beams and other big features. This is different from coordinating them with other small accessories and accent details.
When using curtains that feature patterns or prints, there are various in which you can integrate them into the décor. One option is to pick a color that’s reiterated throughout the kitchen, possibly even in combination with other patterns.
The window curtains match the small upper band on the door curtains and this is a subtle and very elegant detail. Also, both these elements coordinate well with the countertops.
Similarly, the curtains, the pendant lamps and even the backsplash share in common a beautiful and subtle glow as well as a color that’s slightly darker than that on the cabinetry.
Although the design on the curtains is not exactly bold and striking, it allows them to stand out and even to become a focal point in this particular setting because of the simplicity of the whole décor.
The pops of black create welcomed contrasts in this traditional kitchen. They’re featured by elements such as the hardware on the cabinets, the light fixtures, the faucet and that furniture block, although the curtains too play an important role in giving the space a cohesive look.