Having made major overhaul, or having just decided to remodel kitchen, many people face a dilemma: to choose blinds or curtains for kitchen? Undoubtedly, megapractical blinds bribe the functional universality, but nevertheless in decoration of a house interior most of people prefers to see curtains and curtains from which blows as a cosiness and heat, but not office severity which is subconsciously associated with an intense operating schedule. The modern design of curtains for kitchen isn’t limited to modest curtains and blinds with pickups. Options of decoration of a window opening in kitchen vary from strict minimalist Roman and rolled curtains to exotic bamboo and magnificent and grandiose curtains with lambrequins in classic style.
What kind of curtains to choose is your own decision. However in a pursuit of beauty and originality, you also shouldn’t forget about purpose of the room. It is better to leave curtains from expensive textures with a rich drapery for a drawing room or a bedroom. Deciding on suitable model of curtains on kitchen, designers recommend to proceed from the rule “the simply, the better”.
What should be the curtains for the kitchen
The design of kitchen curtains has a set of the features caused by specific functions of this room in the house. Choosing curtains for kitchen, it is necessary to be guided not only esthetic and stylistic, but also especially practical reasons. Magnificent long snow-white curtains with magnificent folds from gentle material already in couple of days will lose the trade dress and will just disturb. Therefore at selection of curtains on kitchen it is necessary to remember that first of all they have to be:
- Functional – kitchen curtains have to be drawn and moved apart, protect easily the room from inquisitive glances and direct sunshine, at the same time passing light and air for the most comfortable work and pleasant feeling of freshness. If the plate is located near a window, and for tailoring of curtains you have chosen light air material, take care of fire safety – use special pickups or sew the making heavier band on bottom edge.
- Practical – curtains in kitchen have to be erased easily. Selecting material, surely consider not only the general stylistics of an interior, but also specifics of the room where daily cook and take food. To avoid excess efforts, stake on fabrics which don’t absorb smells on which the minimum of dirt, dust and soot accumulates. It can be as natural materials, with special fireproof, a heat – and dirt-resistant impregnations, or synthetics, and the modern mixed fabrics with impurity of synthetic fibers combining functionality and a practicality of synthetics with a unique esthetics of natural materials.
Modern design of curtains for kitchen: what to choose for a kitchen window
The modern design of kitchen curtains is a maximum of a functionalism and a minimum of details. The unpretentious short curtains, the Roman, rolled or bamboo curtains operating by the principle of blinds or the Austrian curtains will become the optimal solution. Classical curtains with portieres are pertinent in the spacious, well ventilated rooms, and also in the kitchens combined with the dining room or a drawing room.
Light curtains for kitchen
Light fabric and tulle curtains will become the optimal solution for small kitchen. They don’t encumber a window opening, allowing to use it as a table or an additional working surface, and always create indoors the warm house atmosphere. The transparent curtain from tulle will help to emphasize beauty of a classical wooden set. Curtains with pickups and curtains cafes perfectly will be suitable for style of a country and Provence.
Easy-to-work, laconic in design, practical and elegant Roman curtains will perfectly fit into any style of kitchen: from classics and a retro to hi-tech and vanguard. The universal way of fastening on a wall, a ceiling or directly in a light aperture of a window will allow to use to the maximum useful space which in kitchen never happens superfluous. In the straightened look the Roman curtains represent an equal cloth which at rise gathers in soft, graceful folds. In interior design they are applied in those places where it is undesirable or it is impossible to establish wide portieres.
It is very convenient to regulate the level of such curtain, shading that part of a window which it is necessary that allows to control amount of a light flow. In case of desire it is possible to pick up the Roman curtains which will perfectly scatter a sunlight even in the lowered type. At a wide window for more effective regulation of level of lighting it is desirable to hang out not one strip, and directly a little. Thanks to impregnation by the special structures protecting a cloth from impact of direct sunshine, the Roman curtains almost don’t heat up in the sun and don’t burn out, long keeping the primitive beauty. Besides, they are reliable, practical, simple and convenient in leaving: in need of them it is always possible to remove from eaves and to wash.
Recently the increasing competition to traditional fabric curtains is constituted by rolled curtains. And there is no wonder, they have a mass of benefits before other types of curtains. They are compact, practical, durable, convenient in operation and leaving, and the variety of invoices and coloring will allow to pick up the option for any style of an interior of kitchen. The rolled curtains also known as fabric blinds, blinds or rolled blinds, differ in a simple design with which even the child, and universality will be able to cope: they are suitable for windows of any width, easily fasten to a wall, a ceiling or are established directly in a window opening.
At a wide window it is possible to use as an integral cloth, and several separate curtains that will allow to experiment with the level of illumination of the room and will make each shutter of a window autonomous from next. The equal cloth in the spread-out look densely closes a window opening, and when opening is minimized in an accurate roll in the top part of a window. At selection of materials for rolled curtains on kitchen it is necessary to consider not only them dirt- and dust-resistance properties, and fire resistance, but also desirable degree of blackout of the room. Rolled curtains with the minimum blackout reliably protect the room from curious looks, at the same time almost completely passing a sunlight while blinds of “black out” fabric are absolutely lightproof. Rolled curtains with the thematic drawing will organically add a kitchen interior: fruit, vegetables, glasses with wine, etc.
Bamboo curtains for kitchen
Ethnic east motives will introduce exotic notes in an interior of kitchen, will fill the room with a light aroma of herbs and a natural tree, and “will kindle” coldness even of the most ultramodern hi-tech. Bamboo curtains represent the cloth weaved in the special way from bamboo reed, natural fabrics and jute straws. They are very light, compact, and the most important – moisture resistant. Processing of lamels a special varnish in addition protects them from mechanical damages and influence of sunshine. Besides, in use the bamboo doesn’t emit toxic substances and doesn’t cause an allergy that allows to use safely to data material not only in kitchen, but even in finishing of nurseries. Numerous shades and ways of weaving will allow to pick up an optimal variant for any interior of kitchen.
The Austrian curtains in an interior of kitchen
If there is a wish for something more magnificent and grandiose, but at the same time practical, it is worth paying attention to the Austrian curtains which represent a peculiar fusion of the Roman and French curtains. The Austrian curtains similarly Roman rise and fall, but unlike the last in them there are no horizontal clamps thanks to what at compression fabric gathers on an extent of all width of a curtain not in uniform soft horizontal folds, and in semicircular. As a result we receive the “Roman” severity on a bottom diluted with scalloped folds in the spirit of the French romanticism. In the lowered look the Austrian curtain is similar to a usual curtain. Magnificent scallops are formed only at rise, introducing the atmosphere of a holiday, luxury and a delicacy in an interior of kitchen. The Austrian curtains look not less effectively, than classical curtains and portieres, but take at the same time much less place that allows to use them for dressing of small window openings including non-standard.
Classic curtains and lambrequins
The classic curtains representing a combination of light tulle curtains to sliding direct portieres are more pertinent in a drawing room or a bedroom. For kitchen, especially small, they are too bulky, inconvenient and besides are unsafe. Classical registration of a kitchen window will be suitable only for the spacious, well ventilated rooms in which the plate is located far from a window, and also for the kitchen studio combined with a drawing room, the dining room or a bedroom, especially if one window unites several functional zones. Additional expressiveness, solemnity, luxury and a delicacy to an interior of kitchen will be given by lambrequins. Curtains with lambrequins not just will become original decoration of a window, but also will help to change him to a proportion visually.
Combination of several types of curtains
The Roman, rolled and bamboo curtains can be used as independently, and in various combinations with tulle curtains, lambrequins and various light curtains. Transparent and translucent curtains from air light fabrics, without volume folds and magnificent folds will become ideal addition.
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