Design curtains for the kitchen interior
The kitchen is a very important room in the house, requiring a special approach to the design and compliance with special requirements for interior adjustment. In addition, the kitchen should please the owners with its colorful design, it should be cozy, practical and functional.
First of all, it is worth paying attention to the curtains, which can visually, as narrow the already small room, and expand it, giving a feeling of warmth, comfort and good mood.
Curtain requirements for the kitchen
Design curtains for the kitchen requires a special approach. When choosing curtains, it is important to consider:
- harmony with the general interior;
- kitchen area;
- window size and placement;
- aesthetics of shades;
- curtain functionality.
Types of curtains for the kitchen
Functionality is an important characteristic of curtains, the main feature of which is the minimum of details. Massive curtains of the classical style are ideal for spacious kitchens, and for small cramped ones - rolled, bamboo, roman, opening on the principle of modern blinds.
- Roman curtains
The most popular. Because of the stylistic features, simplicity, practicality are popular with housewives. Roman curtains for the kitchen - the perfect alternative to elegant and fashionable blinds. They are made of various materials, well combined with the interior of the kitchen. They are not whimsical in care, very practical, easily adjustable. In addition, their manufacture requires little fabric. Roman curtains are fastened to a special eaves, mounted in the wall, window opening or ceiling.
The main advantages of this type of curtains are:
- easy care;
- resistance to fading;
- no shedding;
- no heating up.
- Japanese curtains
Ranked second in popularity. They have a 60 cm aluminum profile. Only natural fabrics (cotton, linen, bamboo, silk) are used for their manufacture. The width of Japanese curtains ranges from 35 to 85 cm, length - from the eaves to the floor. This type of curtains has a number of advantages, including:
- easy installation;
- minimum fabric consumption;
- modern design.
Japanese curtains are ideal for kitchens with large windows. Sometimes used for zoning space as a partition-screen in the kitchen, combined with the living room.
- Rolled curtains
They have an original design, high quality material, low cost. Very easy to use. For example, when it becomes necessary to hang the window, it is worthwhile to twist the canvas firmly on a fixed eaves roller. If necessary, hang the window simply by lowering the roller.
Curtains in the form of rolls reliable in bright sunlight. The fabric of which they are made has anti-dust properties. In addition, it does not fade and does not fade. The design of rolled curtains is suitable for modern plastic windows. It can be completed both closed, and an open box.
The design of curtains for the kitchen requires the use of multi-colored fabrics with different textures as materials. Blinds in the interior are suitable for kitchen windows of any width. Conveniently mounted on the wall. To improve illumination, for wide windows it is recommended to use roller blinds consisting of several fabric strips.
These wallpapers have a long period of wear, beautiful design, reliable protection from the sun's rays, the original appearance. Among other things, they are economical, compact and easy to clean.
- Classic curtains
Standard curtains in the kitchen have become a bit boring, rather than roller and roman ones. Used in kitchens where there is no need to hide from the sun. Short and long classic curtains with draping from transparent lightweight materials (tulle, veil, organza) can be used. Look good classic curtains in combination with blinds.
- Austrian curtains
This is a modern combination of Roman and French curtains, in which the designers managed to preserve the majestic nobility, practicality, luxury and pomp. In the curtains with the naked eye, there is a drapery and a single-color print with a print that adds elegance to the interior of the kitchen.
The design of the Australian curtains is the same as the Roman. The only thing that distinguishes them is the lack of horizontal fixings. Used for decorating balcony blocks and various window openings.
- French curtains
They are used in the interior of kitchens combined with the living room in order to visually expand the space. Curtain and tulle fabrics of medium length are used as materials for their manufacture.
- Grommet Curtains
New in the interior of the windows of modern kitchens. Trendy and stylish. Unique folds give originality to the design, creating warmth and comfort in the kitchen. Suitable for decoration of kitchens in the style of maximalism. Mounted on a round cornice. The important point is the combination of the diameter of the eaves with the grommets. The advantage of such curtains is in the ease of movement and originality of the color palette.
- Curtains with lambrequins
The design of curtains for the kitchen is made in a classic style. Sliding straight drapes are successfully combined with light tulle. In the kitchen itself, this kind of curtains looks ridiculous because of its bulkiness, but in the studios-kitchens or kitchens-living rooms, this combination will be very successful.
Curtains with lambrequins are increasingly popular because visually increase the space of window openings in small narrow kitchens.
Photo: curtains with lambrequins
- Lightweight curtains
Ideal for small kitchens. Tulle is used as a fabric material. Short in length, light curtains allow maximum use of the sill as a working area in the kitchen, emphasizing the naturalness of kitchen furniture.
Photo: light curtains
- Bamboo curtains
It is recommended to use in kitchens of cold shades. Bamboo curtains are cloths that are originally woven from bamboo cane, resistant to moisture and mechanical damage. Suitable for any interior. Thanks to the processing of a special tool, bamboo curtains do not fade, reliably protecting the room from direct sunlight.
- Combined Curtains
It is successfully combined with tulle, light curtains and lambrequins rolled, Roman, classical, bamboo curtains. Perfectly in tune with each other translucent and transparent modern curtains without unnecessary folds and quilling.
Photo: a combination of roman and classic curtains
Choose curtains to match the walls. This is the main rule of zoning space. In rare cases, it is possible to choose the fabric of the curtains, which is not in harmony with the interior of the kitchen, but combined with the texture and quality of the material with the overall design of the room.
For small kitchens suitable light curtains to match wallpaper or monochromatic with a large pattern.
German scientists proved the fact that curtains influence a person’s appetite. According to the recommendations of German professors, it is advisable to choose gray tones of curtains for people who are inclined to be overweight, since this color scheme reduces appetite.
This design of curtains for the kitchen provides a combination of pink tones with gray. The interior of these shades can reduce the manifestation of appetite, relieve tension and anxiety in 75% of people.
Those who wish to increase their appetite should choose the curtains of turquoise and orange.
Tip: Consider that the white color of curtains makes people aggressive, so it is better to choose white curtains for the kitchen with coffee, beige, pink shades.
Having stopped a choice on monophonic or neutral tones, it is recommended to get curtains with bright interesting pattern. If the kitchen is hung with wallpaper with a print, give preference to plain curtains without folds.
The choice of material for curtains in the kitchen
The first thing you should pay attention to when buying curtains in the kitchen is the resistance of fabric to dirt and laundry. The curtain fabric should be perfectly colored, not shedding or fading. The ideal option is a textile fabric with a universal dirt-repellent layer that does not adsorb dust. On the mini-kitchen is best to choose a material that is resistant to rapid fading.
Recently, curtains made of natural materials with a minimum percentage of synthetics are popular. Curtains made of fabrics such as viscose and polyester breathe well, are easy to wash, do not wrinkle, complement the interior design. They are easy to use and very practical.
Choosing a cornice in the kitchen
Do not buy for the kitchen a massive eaves of wood, because It can crack quickly due to dampness and sudden temperature changes. Better pay attention to plastic and metal curtain rods. They are durable, durable and easy to install. For chamois curtains fit chrome round cornice. It will not only become the subject of decor, but also emphasize the interior of the kitchen.
How to determine the length of curtains for the kitchen
Curtains for the kitchen do not have to be short. This is the personal preference of the owners. However, it should be remembered that long curtains are not very practical because of their inefficiency.
Tip: Long curtains will look perfect if you have access to the balcony from the kitchen. The combined option is a short curtain on the window and a long one on the door.
The ideal length of curtains in the kitchen is 15 cm above or below the window sill. So you can decorate the window and make the most of the window sill as a working area.
Inappropriate look short curtains on the windows of large spacious kitchens. In this case, it is better to use beautiful long curtains with an unusual pattern. You can choose curtains with lambrequins or drapery.
In miniature kitchens, transparent short curtains, ribbed on the sides, look good. They visually increase the area of the kitchen, making the room lighter and more comfortable.
Experiments with color solutions are welcome. With the help of various variations, you can create both a cold and a warm interior.
Tip: Vertical patterns on the curtains create the effect of "high ceilings" in the kitchen, while horizontal ones contribute to the expansion of space.
Plain curtains can be complemented with accessories. Curtains of organza and silk can be decorated with snatches that prevent the wind from inflating. When the desired length of the curtains is much longer than necessary, it is worthwhile to tie the edges beautifully under the knot. You can also diversify the interior not only with the decoration of the curtains, but also the cornice, alternating elements of decoration depending on the time of year.
Create an attractive look for curtains will help the new tablecloth, in harmony in color with curtains. The tablecloth sewn from the same fabric as the curtain will look original. If there is no such fabric, use a traditional white tablecloth.
Finishing the interior of the kitchen will give covers on the furniture, sewn from the material to match the curtains. You can learn more about how to choose beautiful curtains for the kitchen by looking at photos of kitchen designs on the Internet.