Choosing a curtain design for a modern kitchen
The kitchen takes up a significant part of every person’s life. The time spent here cannot be returned. Therefore, it is necessary to decorate the interior of the kitchen space as brightly as possible. A favorable atmosphere depends on this, which will set the mood. The design of curtains for the kitchen plays an important role in the interior arrangement of the room. The lighting intensity of the space depends on which curtains are selected. Special requirements are also made to the material of manufacture, associated with the constant presence of unpleasant smells of burning oil here. Our article will help you figure out all these features..
Curtains can hide room imperfections and visually adjust the kitchen space.
How to choose curtains?
In the kitchen, you have to cook food very often. High humidity, unpleasant odors are abundantly implanted here on nearby fabrics. Modern manufacturers have taken this factor into account. In order to avoid excessive contamination of the curtains, they treat them with special compounds to extend the life of the curtains, as well as increase the interval between cleaning. When buying, ask the seller which items have been specially processed. If you have children or pets, do not be afraid for their health and well-being. The substances used are harmless, do not emit toxins. In their manufacture, natural substances are included.
When choosing curtains, the shape of the window, the interior of the kitchen and the general color palette are taken into account.
In addition, when choosing curtains for window openings, pay attention to:
- material of manufacture;
- type of products.
Window textiles are available in different varieties from different countries. The choice is huge. There are Italian, English, Roman, Austrian, Japanese, roll, rope and others.
Light curtains with delicate patterns in the bay window kitchen
They also differ in sewing material. On the shelves of the store you can find:
- synthetic materials.
The last point includes roller blinds and blinds..
Blinds look stylish and laconic, do not occupy the window opening when assembled
Also, when choosing window textiles for the interior of the kitchen, the size and shape of the window opening is taken into account. If there is a balcony door or bay window, they must meet the requirements of convenience, ergonomics, and also completely cover the room from street light and prying eyes..
An important role is played by the way of interior decoration. This will determine which curtains are best to choose..
The combination of black and white is always in fashion
The color scheme is selected in combination with one of the elements of the interior decoration of the room. Experienced design experts advise taking furniture, kitchen sets, interior doors or wall decoration as the basis for the shade of the combination. With this arrangement, the furnishings of any room will be in perfect harmony, creating a complete picture of compliance. For a visual representation, you can draw up a design project. Read our article on how to do this..
Types of curtains
A large number of beautiful textiles are on the market today. You can choose the right option for any room design. In addition to the difference in the material of manufacture, products with different methods of suspension, fastening to the cornice are widely represented..
Options for fixing curtains:
- Braid. Thanks to the fine threads that completely penetrate the upper edge of the product, it is possible to organize unique folds. This method is widely used for classic curtain options..
Curtains with lace
- Ties. There are also bows, clothespins, loops and clips. This method of fastening is used for “Provence”, “High-tech”, “Minimalism”, “Loft”, as well as the style of the Scandinavian countries.
- Eyelets, wings. Such devices are widely used in almost any room design. With the help of eyelets, it is very easy to hang and remove the product, which is especially appreciated when using them in the kitchen.
Curtain on eyelets
- Rolled. Made from smooth fabric only. The lifting mechanism completely hides the product in the niche, so the fabric remains clean for a long time.
Roller blinds of the “day-night” format
The method of fastening to the cornice is usually determined by the way the room is decorated. But it should be understood that some curtains, such as Italian ones, are made only with a certain fastening method..
Choice depending on style
First of all, when planning and arranging the kitchen space, the style of the room is chosen, and after that you should think about buying curtains. Further, options for the layout of the joint design of the kitchen space and window textiles are considered..
The difference between the design and the ordinary “Provence” is that there are more strict lines, outlines.
Provence style involves the use of natural materials, so curtains are sewn only from natural materials
A classic Provence kitchen set should be presented in bleached wood. Smooth surfaces, together with straight lines, add sophistication to the atmosphere. Panels of cabinet doors are framed with a strip of gilding. Soft tones of color will bring a touch of French Provence to the atmosphere of the room. Classic means expensive finishing materials. Savings are inappropriate here. Therefore, the countertop, as well as the apron, is made of natural stone. Light granite with brown patches works well for this..
The flooring is selected white, made of large format ceramic tiles. The dining area can also be made of bleached wood, perfectly polished.
The colors can be different, in priority small ornaments – stripes, flowers or “light” geometry
The walls are covered with wallpaper, for example, light brown. The curtains will be combined with this particular element of the interior decoration. For classic Provence, Italian ones are ideal. The curtain is bought from a transparent tulle. Its shade must match the wall decoration. The curtain, on the other hand, is chosen from a dense, rough one. The shade will suit a tone darker than the curtain. Suspension method – braid. This is necessary in order to create the necessary folds..
The main rule of “Provence” format curtains is tenderness and unobtrusiveness
The curtain is girded with a girdle with a voluminous puff at the end. Crumpled, crumpled fabric is what fully reflects Italian design.
The favorite style of interior decoration for young families. It is often confused with Minimalism. “Hi-tech” is close to metal and plastic in finishing elements, while any materials are suitable for “Minimalism”.
High-tech curtains feature straight, clear lines and rectangular shapes
Here the curtains should look very restrained and not conspicuous.
Roller blinds are a great solution for both stylistic directions. They can be combined with any features of the interior decoration. There are two types of these curtains:
- the cloth;
Of course, not ordinary paper is used here. Its density is ten times greater. Alternatively, bamboo can be used. At first glance, it may seem strange to use paper to furnish a kitchen space. But this is not the case. The undoubted advantage of this material is the possibility of placing any pattern on it. Find beautiful landscapes, photographs of night cities, intricate lines and shapes, intricate patterns, paintings of rare animals.
Photo-printed curtains are great for creating bright accents in a monotonous interior.
An interesting solution would be to install rolls with a printed picture of the underwater world. It is possible to complement this composition by using a stand for the island part from a real aquarium. Create a truly original design.
Do not worry about the possibility of tearing or wetting such curtains. Modern technologies imply the use of a bamboo base, as well as impregnation with special protective compounds. Such a product will last just as long.
An alternative to roller blinds are Roman ones. Their difference is the method of fastening, as well as the lifting mechanism. Two thin threads are passed along the entire length from the edge of the product. Also, thin plastic knitting needles are sewn at the same distance along the entire canvas. This allows the curtain to be folded like a house of cards. It looks much more expensive than the roll version. But for “Hi-tech” such curtains will not work. The minimal style accepts the use of this product..
Roman blind with luscious ornaments over the kitchen sink
For a window on the sunny side, it is better to choose a curtain made of thick fabric
Take a closer look at the option using Italian textiles. Luxurious, expensive, coupled with the original, sophisticated and unique design of curtains and curtains, will add some chic to the kitchen space. Gold, dark-burgundy colors will look beautiful against the white-gray background of the modern “high-tech”. Here you can also hang a lambrequin, extensively decorated with swag, chill mold and ties. Unique curves will fill the atmosphere with notes of old, luxurious Italy.
Italian curtains will easily mask the unevenness of the window opening and will contribute to the visual expansion of the kitchen space
A great option for kitchens that are finished in dark shades. Thin, graceful threads, quietly descending from the ceiling downward, will allow the required amount of sunlight to pass through. This will contribute to bright lighting, but at the same time, it will not blind people too much..
Rope curtains are an excellent way to diversify the interior and give it originality.
Like all other types of curtains, rope curtains come in a wide range of shades. From pure white to blood red. You can create a kind of composition using several colors. Particularly interesting is the option with a three-dimensional pattern or pattern that becomes visible at a certain angle, or at a set distance. Modern sewing technologies are replete with such non-standard solutions..
Choosing a lambrequin
The use of a lambrequin instantly gives the room a luxurious, expensive atmosphere. Thanks to the abundant use of arc folds, called swagas, it is possible to create the atmosphere of the royal halls. In the presence of a bay window, the lambrequin perfectly complements the outer part of this element..
Straight rigid lambrequin hiding the cornice
There is one caveat. Lambrequin cannot be used if the window opening has a balcony door. With frequent visits to the balcony, it is possible to damage it with a door.
Complex curtains with three swag lambrequins
The color of the lambrequin is most often selected based on the color of the curtains. If they are made of two different shades, then the lambrequin must completely repeat these colors. It is not necessary to purchase a top made using the entire standard set. Find a piece without a tie that is usually sewn in the middle. This option involves the use of two distinct colors..
Decorative finishing can transform window textiles beyond recognition. Jewelry elements are:
- metal fasteners;
- decorative cords;
The last point also includes small flower arrangements that are sewn to the curtain, small figures of animals, butterflies, attached to clothespins..
French curtain with glass beads in a classic kitchen
The bugle looks very nice. To add shine, it is used in conjunction with strong lighting. At night, this type of decoration will look amazing on the curtains of a bay window equipped with ceiling lighting.
Garter elements are designed mostly for Italian curtains. Additional curves, gracefully descending to the floor, look harmoniously in the kitchen space of a classic design. The garters themselves can be made from a similar curtain fabric, as well as from decorative twisted ropes, the ends of which are decorated with tassels..
Beads are great for decorating curtains.
With regard to Italian textiles, the cords are launched from the ceiling itself, while creating the irregular shapes of the two curtains.
Cold styles of room decoration, such as “High-tech”, “Scandinavian”, “Loft” will perfectly complement the chrome-plated cornices of the open type. At the same time, the curtain must have eyelets..
But for “Provence”, colorful ties, clothespins, or the same curtain will do. Curtains are embroidered with ruffles made with patterns of flowers and plants.
The interior of the kitchen will look more original if you use a combination of several different fabrics. For example, rolled curtains are additionally hung with Italian-style curtains. The same can be done with Roman.
A successful combination of light snow-white tulle with a thick Roman blind in bright colors
If there is a balcony, then make the decor of the window opening composite. Hang tulle on the part where the balcony door is located, and English decorations can be installed directly on the window.
In general, a window with a balcony door can be trimmed with a large number of different curtains. Roman, roller, English, and even blinds are suitable here..
The bay window is also an ideal place to experiment. Hang Austrian curtains on three window openings. This type of curtain has a luxurious look thanks to the pleated puffs at the bottom edge. The outer part of the bay window is arranged with a curtain or one-sided curtain. At the same time, the fabric is best selected with a light cut. It should be translucent, transmit light well, create visibility.
On the Internet, there are very few photographs of truly beautiful kitchen rooms decorated with oriental styles. But they are in no way inferior to modern European ones. The ancient sultans especially appreciated overseas silks brought from distant countries. And the people of antiquity were no less versed in luxury, and maybe even more.
Long canvases of Japanese curtains can completely close the doorway leading to the balcony or terrace
Pay special attention to Japanese style. The harmony of nature and man is its main task, with which the wise Japanese do an excellent job. In addition to the harmonious interior, the design of textiles here also has a special charm. Retractable (sliding) structures replace the hanging ones we are used to. Surrender yourself to the flow of Eastern energy. Bring the unique Japanese flavor to your kitchen design. Thanks to the smooth texture, it becomes possible to apply any pattern to the surface of the curtains. The choice of colors is extensive.
A distinctive feature of roll-back curtains is the presence of a rigid structure around the perimeter. Thanks to this, it is possible to organize the window space with clear, strict lines, which is impossible when using hanging textiles. Full-height sliding curtains. They perfectly complement the room.
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