When decorating the rooms in one's home, the manner in which the windows are dressed is an important consideration. One room where many find this especially important is the kitchen. Because this is usually the busiest room in the house, the curtains used here can go a long way in setting family friendly mood. Therefore, one should give a lot of thought as to which dressings to choose for this special area.
With the variety of window treatments available to choose from, it pays to take the time to look for the best compliment to the rest of the kitchen dÃ©cor in the room. One must keep several things in mind when doing this. First, the decorator must look at the colors that are present in the room, especially those of large surfaces such as the cabinets and flooring, and determine if there is going to be a predominant color scheme or theme to follow.
Next, one should decide what kind of fabric they would like to use. Are the window dressings going to be used for privacy, thus being made from a heavier fabric, or are they going to be more decorative, and constructed from a finer material such as lace or a sheer material? One needs to keep in mind that due to the area in which the curtains will be hung, they must be made of material that is easily washed.
Another consideration should be whether the window treatments will be a solid color or a pattern. Depending on the look one desires, there are curtains that work with most any style, such as country, contemporary, or any other style the homeowner may desire. There are solids, stripes, floral, or even abstract patterns from which to choose. Once one has decided on the color and material that he/she wishes to use for the kitchen curtain panels, they then must decide on the style of dressing to hang. The easiest window dressing to install is the swag valance, which hangs at the top of the window. Many feel they just need this little bit of color to make their dÃ©cor complete.
One of the most popular styles used in this area is the kitchen cafÃ© curtain. With this type, the window treatment hangs at the middle of the window, rather than at the top. This allows privacy for the homeowner with the bottom half of the window covered, but still allows the light in through the top half of the window. CafÃ© curtains are often paired with matching valances that are hung at the top of each window.
Other types of curtains that can be used in the kitchen include those that are full length as well as those that are window length. Those who want a contemporary look may choose a simpler style, while those with more frills and valances will work well with a country look.
No matter what type of look a homeowner is striving for with their kitchen dÃ©cor, they should think of the window dressing as the last piece of a puzzle, completing the entire look of the room. There is no limit to the number and types of curtains available to the homeowner. One should take advantage of this, and take their time to find the perfect match for use their kitchen.