Add fresh new kitchen window treatments to instantly brighten up the space and transform the overall feeling of the room. With an updated design, you’ll draw attention to the kitchen’s windows, making them a focal point in the room for a beautiful balance of style, pattern and color.
Choosing the Best Fabric
Fabric content plays an important role when dressing kitchen windows. Depending on the location of your window, you need to be very careful with the fabric you choose. For example, if your window is by the sink or stove, fabrics will soak up spatter and cooking odors, so you’ll need fabric that is easy to clean. In addition, if natural sunlight shines through your windows be sure to have them professionally lined with a good quality lining. This will sustain the life of the kitchen window treatments and the investment will be worth it.
Stick With Symmetry
Many updated kitchens use patterns that promote symmetry, and have clean simple lines or patterns. Sleek lines look great and compliment updated appliances, such as stainless steel and natural stone surfaces. When choosing a pattern, remember that an updated feeling can be a simplistic pattern or a sleek design. Avoid choosing patterns that are too busy, and colors that are too bold or bulky.
Which Style is Best
When choosing a style of kitchen window treatments for your kitchen, you want a style that will soften the edges in the room to create a more appealing appearance. For larger windows, such as in a dining room, you can create a dramatic look with long drape panels. For smaller windows, that are directly in the kitchen work space I recommend a valance or roman shades. Valances work well in a kitchen with an outdoor view as well.
Add Natural Texture
In addition to patterns, natural textures and open weaves are common in today’s home decor. These fabric styles give your windows a warm and casual look. They serve as a soft backdrop to windows and do not take center stage. Many soft colors are available in these fabrics as well.
There are a number of ways you can dress up the design of kitchen window treatments to suit your lifestyle. You’ll want them to work for you, not against you when going for an updated look. Since we spend so much time in our kitchens, let’s make them bright and happy and uplifting. Let your windows achieve their full potential to improve the ambiance of your kitchen.