Nowadays, choosing curtains for the kitchen becomes easier every day - just turn on the computer, hundreds of pages of photos will be available for viewing. Considering the finished designs, it is necessary to remember that the choice of textile design depends on the size and purpose of the room.
Curtains in the modern kitchen should complement the interior, making it more functional and comfortable.
To begin with, write on a separate sheet:
- Kitchen dimensions;
- The degree of illumination from the window (sunny or shady side);
- Ceiling height;
- The color of the walls, furniture;
- How often do you cook at home (lunch, dinner with the whole family).
Your answers will be the basis for choosing the design of fashionable curtains from the 2017 photo, and the process itself will be reduced in time and will bring pleasure from creative search.
It is better to draw a preliminary sketch of the future kitchen, taking into account all the details
Curtains for a small kitchen
Short curtains that cover the entire window or only the upper part, thus saving kitchen space. Virtually every hostess wants to increase the working area, add convenience and functionality.
Short curtains help create a light atmosphere in a small kitchen.
Tip! If your kitchen is small and the family often gathers at the same table, then choose curtain models that will help save space and visually make the room more spacious.
French curtains are suitable for classic-style kitchens. They are made, as a rule, from light, translucent thin fabrics. Thanks to the technological division of the web into several vertical stripes, we get lines that visually increase the height of space. Soft drapery curtains form festoons on the bottom of the product, as in the photo. Design in the French style is chosen when it is necessary to add a bit of solemnity to the decoration.
The fabric gathers into festoons along the entire length of the curtain and creates a romantic image.
For short French curtains, there is a fabric of light pastel, creamy shades that will let the sunlight through and complement the interior with perfect lines. Choose a model from artificial or natural silk veil, cambric, viscose thin canvases. Eaves can be used with carvings and stucco, imitating baguette threads.
Light curtains add space and comfort to the kitchen
Roman short curtains in the kitchen are comfortable, functional types, and are available in various shades and textures. For these models do not need a separate eaves, because they are mounted directly on the window frame. Practicality, relevance, ease of operation makes them popular. In the photo below, designer roman blinds for the kitchen, which are able to decorate any interior.
At first glance, laconic curtains can be a bright highlight of the interior.
One of the important components when choosing a Roman curtain is the quality of the material. For a small room suitable options for pastel shades with a striped pattern that will make the room more spacious visually. The strips will emphasize the graphic nature of the furniture, will increase the visual space if the strips are arranged horizontally. With vertical stripes, the room will appear higher. Different width, tone and shades will give dynamics to the modern room.
Light Roman blinds blend perfectly with white furniture.
Suitable in any interior. A special feature of the design of windows in this style is its brevity, calm aesthetics of the eastern house. The advantages of Japanese curtains are based on simple rectangular shapes that are very quickly mounted, convenient to use, their practicality is much higher. Oriental motifs in design cause an increased interest for quite some time.
The laconic design of Japanese curtains will easily fit into any modern kitchen interior.
The color of the short panels of the Japanese direction can be very diverse. Beginning from white, ending with a dark, almost black tone of blue, lilac. Textile pattern can have large rapport, geometric lines, rectangular figures, subject compositions. In the photo of the design of the kitchen you can see the variety of possibilities of such a simple form.
Japanese curtains are perfectly combined with roll in the kitchen
Blinds are suitable for their universal qualities homes, where they value simplicity. It is enough to choose a vertical or horizontal arrangement of the plates. Modern industry offers a choice of blinds of different colors: monophonic, colored, with a pattern. The most popular in recent months were blinds of textile materials containing transparent elements. Such designer finds will help not only to decorate the room, but also to diversify the ways of lighting from the window.
Roller blinds are becoming more and more popular in recent years.
The best choice of blinds can be made independently thanks to the photos of the new 2017 season.
- If the room is small, furniture made of natural wood, then choose light, plain blinds or very bright, contrasting to your interior, so the overall look will be more correct in terms of proportions;
- If the furniture is of white, light gray, blue tones, then it is worthwhile to dwell on the bright, warm colors of the blinds to soften the coldness of the interior, add colors, aesthetics;
- Blinds with a pattern, you should choose for a room that is not designed in the same style, such a choice will soften the overall impression and make up a single image.
Blinds can be made of plastic or wood.
The design of the Austrian curtains, their design is quite similar to the Roman, as some historical roots left a special imprint. The characteristic folded festoons that adorn the raised position of the web may be wrinkled. These parts are formed through the use of the design of special rings on the seamy side of the curtain, through which the cords that lift the canvas are passed. Curtains of this style are height adjustable, well protect the room from sunlight. The popularity is explained by the fact that Austrian curtains allow using a sill area, besides they have a European appearance, especially if you use fabrics with a classic pattern.
Thanks to the ability to change shape, Austrian curtains can be combined with fabrics of different textures.
In the photo you can see the Austrian curtains of mustard, olive, wine, chocolate, i.e. for them choose natural shades of a noble natural material.
Austrian curtains look very elegant and noble in the interior of the kitchen
Roller blinds also apply to space-saving structures, which are very convenient to mount on plastic windows. The canvas is fixed on the bracket, and the curtain can be lowered manually, using a mechanism or remotely from the control panel. In the photo of this year's curtain rolls, you can see that for all the brevity of the form, these models are becoming more diverse in design.
Roller shutter mechanism can be mounted directly to the window frame or wall
Color solutions can be in tone of furniture or walls, contrasting against the walls, with a pattern. Rolled canvases can be ordered from textured materials that mimic flax, bamboo, tapestry. On each sash window, you can use a separate canvas, thereby adjust the degree of illumination.
Depending on the direction of the stripes in the picture of roller blinds, the interior of the room can be visually raised or extended.
Industrial technologies offer curtains of special textiles with several protective properties: an antistatic coating protects against dust settling, they do not fade under direct sunlight, they are decorative and very dense, light-proof.
Roller blinds simultaneously perform the function of blinds and curtains
Curtains in the style of "cafe"
Such curtains are one or two canvases, which are fixed in the middle of the window. Depending on the chosen fabric, they are suitable for country style, Provence and Chebbi-chic. The style of "cafe" will add to your room the emotional warmth, comfort as in the photo. As a rule, this model is made of natural and artificial fabrics imitating cotton with a pastoral floral pattern, it will look good ruffles, linen lace, and sewing.
Shutters in the style of "cafe" is incredibly cozy and cute
For such a window design, white coarse calico with embroidery is suitable, linen canvases of natural unbleached tones. Drawing for this style is obligatory in a small flower, monograms of leaves, ribbons, imitation of knitted linen and lace. You can use linen, cotton fabrics, thereby adding to your interior the mood of a noble estate.
The most spectacular curtains come from an interesting combination of different fabrics.
Tip! For curtains that are mounted in the depth of the window, you can choose a braid, a piping, a beyku to decorate the curtains along the edge of the entire perimeter. This technique will add expressiveness to the window opening.
Choosing your own design in a large kitchen is more difficult, but the more interesting the result can be. We will get acquainted with the most popular ideas of this season in the photo of finished interiors.
These curtains can be decorated with stylish decor.
Curtains for a large kitchen
Long beautiful portieres in the large kitchen should be chosen according to the creative idea to match the furniture or walls, and contrast elements should be used only as additions to the details of all textiles. A large area allows you to experiment with design, mix textures and colors. The main condition is to preserve the unity of the idea, use no more than three colors, then the interior will be modern. Portieres with lambrequins will decorate a room of any size, but in large spaces they look more organic.
With soft lambrequin
Soft draperies create peace, balance the interior of the working surface and dining, living area. Romantic details make up the upper part of the product, framing the eaves or closing it completely. Textiles for products with lambrequin depends entirely on the idea of dividing the space into separate zones. Lambrequin can be from the same textiles as portieres or with contrasting trim edging. Uniqueness depends on the number of arched draped details, the use of grommets, ties and swag. This technique can beat the design of a few windows, picking up similar tones for lambrequins.
Soft lambrequin allows you to create an amazing composition of curtain fabric
With hard lambrequin
Hard lambrequin is characterized by its dense frame, creates a unique style that forms the basis for the entire decor. Beautiful rigid construction is only made of dense textiles, dubbed with a special material, although the decorative elements are made of thin and easily draped fabrics. A strict, beautiful, solid hard lambrequin can decorate a modern house in the spirit of palace decoration.
The colors chosen are noble dark tones, using gold jewelry and details. The decoration welcome brushes, textured tape, tapestry fabrics made from metallized yarn, brocade. The contour of the bottom of a rigid lambrequin may have a smooth shape, be asymmetrical, rectangular or scallops of various configurations. The number of variants of one product can be unlimited, it is enough to change the fabric of the finish or add a second layer of organza curtains. The luxury of this design is always calm, noble, sometimes even a little theatrical.
French long curtains
French long curtains will complement our selection of luxury ideas. Palace-style furniture will not be complete if you do not use delicate French canvases from an elegant light-colored veil. The solemnity of this style prevails in the classic design, adds formality to the interior.
French curtains are more often white, milky or creamy, but modern designers offer models of chocolate, blue, purple tones in the color of curtains. Such a bold decision makes the interior calm and conducive to secular communication. A novelty in recent months can be considered French draped curtains of heavy taffeta silver coffee color. This drapery completely isolates the room from the sun, leaving the room light, a little even chamber, and it’s better to use this option for a large kitchen-living room.
Tip! Long draped curtains for large rooms is better to choose with the help of a specialist. Pick up a photo and show the designer in the store or online, so you can avoid mistakes.
If you find it difficult to decide between the functionality of some curtains and the aesthetics of others, then you should take the opportunity to combine several models. In the photo of modern kitchens, you can see that the designers allow you to choose various options for kitchen decoration.
Several types of combining curtains are presented in the photo:
Blinds and drapes
We select roller blinds, and lightweight tulle and curtains of one tone to the furniture will take on the decorative load. The photo shows the options for decorating windows in this way. The result will be a beautiful kitchen decor and a fully closed window. The color of the curtains can be white or beige, with the exception of the idea when the curtains and roll curtains are made of fabrics that contrast with each other.
Blinds and direct draperies
When you want to emphasize a discreet style, you should choose a combination of straight curtains on the grommets, and in the window opening hang the white blinds. Straight lines of both designs will look concise, restrained. It is possible to close the window shutter tightly, leaving the curtains to function as a decorative element in the kitchen. The color of the curtains can correspond to the overall design of the kitchen as in the photo, since there will be shutters on the window opening only if necessary.
Lambrequins and "cafe" models
A romantic design of the window for the kitchen will be a combination of curtains-cafe with a soft draped pelmet. Such a reception would be very appropriate if there is a lot of greenery behind the window of your kitchen, sunlight enters the room through the foliage, and furniture of the classic row or with elements of rural romance. In the photo you can see how harmoniously decorated work area. This design will make any kitchen cozy, a little naive, which is appropriate in the design of a country house or apartment for the warm period of the year.
Tip! Choosing a combined model, you can make changes to your interior for each season. Complementing the long models with short curtains made from a different material.
Color curtains for the kitchen
The right choice of colors for the kitchen curtains will add harmony and comfort to the interior. To choose a color for kitchen textiles is no less difficult than the model itself. First of all, psychologists advise to choose for the kitchen and dining room those shades that contribute to improving the mood. It is very important to eat in a comfortable mood. All warm colors of the solar spectrum are considered as such colors: ocher, all shades of yellow, orange, red tones. In principle, you can always find in the store the color that will improve the emotional perception of the kitchen.
A completely different tone may be textiles, if you want to withstand only the aesthetic side of the room design. This case assumes that the curtains are strictly the same range as the furniture set, and in large kitchens the color can be a set for the upholstery of a soft sofa.
Natural shades are all colors of nature. Brown, like the bark of trees, coffee, chocolate. The color of burnt clay, or ocher, is a warm gamut of yellowish-red foliage of the autumn forest. Blue should be cornflower blue, azure or transparent blue. Green is chosen natural, natural, light or dark, the most important thing is that it harmoniously complements the shade of furniture, walls. In the photo, these colors in the interior of the classical style, shades of this group are also suitable for the Provence cuisine. The main rule when choosing this group is its naturalness and warm gamma.
Synthetic, cold shades are the colors of a different spectrum of the same group, only with a cold pigment. Green should be malachite, pink - fuchsia or purple. Yellow is a lemon tint, and blue reminds metal, a cool water column, precious sapphire. Such shades are chosen to decorate the kitchen of modern hi-tech style, loft, suitable for classic interiors of black and white, as textile color accents. In the photo you can see the options for the use of such curtains, as a stylish decorating reception. Notice that the glossy satin sheen of the fabric looks best in this cold group of colors.
When choosing the color of curtains, pay attention to the fabric with a pattern that can be woven on textiles. Such a reception monotonous curtains adds decorative interior in one color. Another role is performed by curtains made of fabric with a color pattern - such interior details draw more attention, thereby diluting the colors of the furniture and uniting them into one image.
So, we got acquainted with the basic rules for choosing textile design for kitchen curtains. We considered leading design styles and several ways to create a harmonious design of kitchen space. Now look at the examples in the photo again, and boldly proceed to the design of your own kitchen.