A kitchen with a bare window can look empty and cold, but kitchen curtains are a great way to give it a finished look – and they’re particularly good if you’re going for a shabby chic style. This is one of the great Kitchen Curtains Ideas.
Types of curtains include café curtains, which add a little style and privacy whilst still letting in natural light. They only hang over the bottom half of the window, lending your room a continental feel. You can also drape loosely woven fabric such as hemp, linen or cotton over a rod to create a natural-looking window dressing.
Fully lined kitchen curtains can provide privacy and total darkness, and the lining shields your chosen fabric from sun damage. For maximum durability and insulation, you can also get curtains with an ‘interlining’ – a layer of flannel-like fabric sewn between the lining and the main fabric. However, unless you really want the look, thick curtains are not the best choice for the kitchen as heavy materials can retain cooking smells.
We recommend cotton as the fabric of choice for kitchen curtains because it is durable but lightweight and easy to wash. Other potential fabrics include polyester combined with cotton or tissue-based viscose.
When choosing your curtain fabric, bear in mind the other colours in your kitchen. Whether you go for a bold contrast or a subtly mixed palette, your curtain material can make a real style statement. We recommend going for the same tone as the wall but a few shades darker, or choosing a non-dominant, subtle colour. The sun will shine through any unlined curtains and infuse the room with colour, giving it a lovely warm atmosphere. Remember that if your kitchen is particularly small, then light, cool colours can make it look larger and brighter while dark, warm colours can make an oversized kitchen feel more balanced and inviting. This is particularly important if you’re refreshing your kitchen before selling your home – to help you achieve what your property’s worth, you need to show your kitchen off to its best! Have you found your own Kitchen Curtain Ideas?