The kitchen is truly the heart and soul of your home, and whatever your design scheme, kitchen window coverings can add a great deal of style and charm to any décor, from modern to shabby chic.
There are many window treatment ideas that can be used to spruce up your kitchen. However, finding the right fit for your windows can be tricky.
Many traditional fabric based treatments,such as curtains, can stain easily and absorb cooking smells, making them hard to keep fresh and clean. Curtains are also generally associated with a rustic, “country” style kitchen, and may not be the best fit for more modern or contemporary spaces.
A more practical, elegant alternative to curtains is interior window shutters.
Kitchen window shutters come in a variety of shapes, materials and colors, and can be created to match any design you may have in mind. Wooden shutters are a popular choice for many and can be stained or painted to suit your individual taste.
In most cases, kitchen window shutters can also be altered or customized to your specifications, such as crafted with arched tops or French door style cutouts, or even painted or stained to match existing cabinetry and molding.
If your style tends to lean towards a more modern flair, consider a simplistic shutter with straight, clean lines and a dark paint or stain. A “shabby chic” style kitchen would look fantastic with traditional wooden shutters, perhaps painted white or distressed to create a more antiquated feel.
Whatever your decorating style may be, kitchen window coverings are an ideal way to enliven your kitchen and make it feel like a more warm and inviting gathering place for family and friends alike.