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Kitchen Decor: Curtains

Kitchen Decor: Window Curtain Tips

New curtains are a fast, inexpensive way to change the look or theme of your kitchen.  They are fairly easy to change when you need an update and curtains can make a large impact on the feel of your kitchen without spending a lot of money.

Curtains without a window?  If you don’t have a window in your kitchen (or any other room) don’t worry.  You can still create the illusion of a window:  hang a set of curtains on a rod over a large mirror or scenic poster; voila!  You can even add a wall shelf to the bottom of your ‘window’ to make it look like a windowsill.

If you are looking for a quick kitchen window redo, here are a few more kitchen curtain ideas to inspire you:

Kitchen Curtains 5 Tips to Getting Them Right

Kitchen curtains are an essential element in finishing off kitchen décor. Unfortunately they often tend to get forgotten. Once you have them however you’ll see just what a difference you can make by framing your windows with the right window treatment. Here are five tips to help you make the right choice.

1. Choose a Simple, Informal Style

Fancy swags and tails and elaborate curtain headings are more suitable for formal rooms such as the lounge or bedroom. Keep the curtains simple in a kitchen to be more in keeping with the style of the room.

2. Add Impact with the Fabric Design

While we might hesitate to choose (and be stuck with) colored cabinets, curtains are a great way to add some color to a kitchen. Choose a fabric design and colors which go well with the other elements in the kitchen whether they are contemporary, classic or country.

3. Keep them Short

Sill length curtains are generally a better match for the informal style in a kitchen although full length curtains may be appropriate if you have a window in the eating area of your kitchen and use this for dining. A cafe style curtain is also great if you would like some privacy but don’t want to block too much light.

4. Make Sure they are Washable

Kitchen curtains are likely to get much dirtier than curtains in other rooms in your home with all the steam and grease in the air. They will need to be cleaned frequently so make it easier for yourself by choosing a curtain or fabric which is easily washed in the washing machine rather than one which needs you to make a trip to the dry cleaners.

5. Think Safety

Fabrics dangling over a cooking area are not ideal. If you have a window near a cooker then consider whether curtains are a safe option. You may be better with a simple roller blind which will stay well away from the flames or hot pans.

If you want the best kitchen curtains for your home, take a look at http://kitchencurtainsonline.com where you’ll find a free consumer guide to help you to choose the right curtains and save money when you buy them. See Kitchen Curtains Online for more details.

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