Windows are designed to let the maximum amount of sunlight into our apartments and houses and protect them from the weather, as well as provide an opportunity to look at the world outside of our homes. Did you pay attention to the windows of the Dutch and Belgian houses - they are quite large and almost never obscured. They even say that the history of “bare” windows in the Netherlands and Belgium is associated with loyalty ... local wives.
The windows, devoid of curtains, gave every sailor, going on a long trip abroad, the confidence that his beloved is loyal to him and true. Of course, this is just a myth that is part of local folklore. But the fact is that the Dutch and the Belgians are ready to give every passer-by the opportunity to admire through the window the design of their interior and the style of housing. The design of rooms with fully or partially open windows is becoming more and more popular with us. Let's look at interesting solutions on how to decorate the kitchen window not only in the traditional way using curtains, but also in other less common ways.
The design of the kitchen window in the classic version, that is, with curtains or curtains is familiar to us and traditional. Making curtains in the kitchen should take into account the height and location of the window opening. Window openings that are located above the kitchen table or tabletop "love" short curtains to the windowsill on the sides. Depending on the style of the kitchen, the fabrics may be different:
Lambrequin is a short, as a rule, straight strip of material, often corrugated, pre-assembled, covering the upper part of the window. This kind of scenery makes the kitchen more comfortable, but at the same time, they do not take daylight.
Classic window decor in the kitchen - photo
People who love wonderful accents can successfully create “seasonal” decorations on the windowsill in the kitchen:
In kitchens where tables and cabinets are not placed under the window opening, you can use curtains for decoration - these can be long and short curtains or multi-level curtains to the kitchen with a balcony door.
Long, flowing fabrics are especially comfortable in apartments located on the first floor, thanks to them you will get much more intimacy. Designers offer to decorate windows with curtains in different ways. Basically, they are helped by fashionable accessories, such as garters made of cloth, elegant brushes, wooden and iron holders for curtains. They are chosen, as a rule, on the basis of color contrast. For example:
Curtains and drapes can have a lot of folds, the fabric can fall down in the form of a cascade, it can just be freely hung on one side of the cornice. Remember, however, that fantasy with bulky fabrics are appropriate only for a spacious kitchen.
It is better to decorate small rooms with light, freely falling curtains that do not overload the interior.
Curtains in the style of a cafe are small strips of fabric in the form of a pelmet, located on the curtain, nowadays they are often used in kitchen interiors in the style of country music and other styles.These small lambrequins 30-40 cm long appeared more than three centuries ago! Previously, they could be found, as a rule, in rural manors and houses. Today they appear in Provence-style apartments, as well as in rustic or English interiors.
The most beautiful curtains in the style of a cafe are snow-white, made of high-quality lace. Sophisticated handmade products, of course, cost more than classic jacquard models, but, of course, the effect they produce is worth the money.
When decorating windows with small curtains, you should choose an elegant cornice, and if the material is monochrome, you can think about additional decorations.If you want to add charm to this lambrequin, you can decorate it with colorful ribbons or small bows.
Roman curtains are becoming increasingly popular lately. They are not only decorative, but also very practical. There are two most common types of Roman blinds:
Roman blinds create a functional and impressive window finish that works well in both modern and classic kitchens. Monochromatic models made, for example, from flax or polyester, are more suitable for modern kitchen interiors; bright patterned woven versions of fabrics such as organza and veil are classic models.
Austrian curtains are more decorative than the Roman. These unusual curtains for the kitchen have a secret. It consists in a special cord, which is horizontally woven into the material. If it is pulled off, it will create beautiful, deep waves on the fabric.This window decoration is perfect for modern kitchens in a palace, classic or glamorous style. Austrian blinds are usually made of light, transparent fabrics, such as a veil or organza.
Those who dream of light absorbing material can choose Austrian curtains from the delicate shimmering Spanish taffeta. Some luxurious models can be further decorated with intricate appliqués, haberdashery, frill and lace. It is interesting to note that Austrian blinds can be fixed both to the ceiling and to the wall, and can also be installed non-invasively, while they are fixed to the window frame with the help of special brackets.
Fabric decorations, curtains and thin window pendants - that's not all! More and more people choose partial pasting of windows with glue film. In the elegant classic kitchen are perfect white stickers with a subtle pattern. This is an ideal choice for people who do not like curtains and drapes, but want to hide the interior of the kitchen from prying eyes from the outside. These elegant stickers are perfect for the kitchen where the sink is located near the window. Thanks to the labels, no unsightly stains will form on the glasses.
Colored stickers can be stuck in a fun motley kitchen. Fashionable geometric patterns made of foil will look great in a kitchen decorated in minimalist style, retro or pop art.
Kitchens in the colonial style or art deco style can successfully use stained glass motifs. Exquisite floral patterns pasted on window glass will give the kitchen a chic style.
The window is an extremely important architectural element in each building. Rectangular, square, oval or in the form of rosettes, window openings let in the kitchen light, and with it, cheerful sun rays. Special care should be taken about the window decoration in the kitchen, because, as everyone knows, the windows are the eyes of the house. Let them always be beautiful, friendly and bright, and, if necessary, slightly closed with a beautiful window decoration.