The kitchen is a family hearth where everything should contribute to the comfort of its keepers and be thought out to the smallest detail, including curtains. They will decorate and refresh the interior, complement the color scheme, while performing their direct functions.
Our tour to the world of window decoration will help you choose the best curtains for your kitchen and evaluate the design of 2018. In the following photos you will find a lot of ideas and novelties in the world of curtains, which you can easily repeat or embody in your own way, making the kitchen more modern and attractive.
Before moving on to the design of curtains, let's first go through the main points and criteria for choosing curtains for the kitchen.
To properly select curtains, we usually focus on:
- style and color scheme of the interior;
- interesting novelties in the world of design;
- the sizes of windows and premises;
- the objectives pursued are protection from light or street noise;
- own preferences, convenience or habits.
All this influences the choice of the model, the coloring, the way of fastening and the design of the curtains, and it would be correct to take into account the maximum number of factors. It should be added and the size of the budget allocated for the window decor, but this factor, like most others, is easy to change for the sake of beauty, originality or functionality. But the dimensions of the room do not say this - so you will find a separate section on the design of windows in a small kitchen.
It is equally important to choose the right material for curtains.
The best fabrics
Regardless of the size, the cuisine dictates our demands. Like other textiles, curtains should be made of the material most resistant to water, fats, soot and other "guests" of the cooking zone.
Accordingly, heavy velvet, jacquard, brocade, corduroy and similar dense or fleecy materials should be reserved for other rooms.
The trend of 2018 will be light and natural - linen, silk, cotton and woolen fabrics. They correspond to the most popular styles of the interior today: eco, Scandinavian, Provence, shebbie-chic, fusion, modern ...
But this does not mean that you need to resolutely abandon the synthetic impurities, thanks to which the curtains will last you much longer and retain the original look. In the end, the style unity can be achieved with the help of the appropriate color scheme, as evidenced by these photos.
Modern curtains are not only new shapes and lines, but also the embodiment of non-standard textures and colors in traditional models. This is easily seen from the example of classic long curtains, from which we will begin.
Curtains up to or just above the floor will never go out of fashion due to their versatility and ... our conservatism. They will be appropriate in modern and classical style, where they will play the role of a harmonious complement, an inconspicuous decor or a bright accent.
In advanced ascetic interiors look good curtains on the eyelets, in the softer - curtains with tulle and decorative elements. In the first case, light drapery will be an ornament, but in the second it will be difficult to do without fringe, frills, brushes, picks, ruffles and lambrequins corresponding to the spirit of style. Such a decor will ennoble even the simplest fabric.
Tulle can be selected in tone to the walls, and the curtains will be in harmony with the upholstered furniture. There is no need to completely dim out the room? Pay attention to the tulle with lambrequin or on the thread curtains.
Long canvases slightly lighter or darker than the walls, high ceilings will be emphasized, they will make the wide room higher, and narrow - wider, of course, at the level of perception. As you can see in the photo, for this use a certain type of cornice - ceiling or elongated.
Curtains in the floor are great for large windows, so they are often hung in the kitchen with a balcony or bay window. They can successfully close the partition or corner. The novelties in design can be attributed to double curtains, which are a composition of several canvases.
Curtains organically fit into the interior, harmonizing by color and texture with furniture, walls, kitchen apron, suite. With a lack of sunlight, you can confine yourself to semi-transparent curtains made of organza or veil. Flowers, patterns, colorful threads or blotches will make this air material more remarkable.
If the decoration of the windows is a bright accent, it is easily supplemented by other home textiles, as well as small details - a vase, candy bar, drawer handles, tea or coffee set.
Coloring curtains for the kitchen will tell you the style of the interior. For example, pastel colors - beige, white, blue shades correspond to the classical direction.
Rural Provence and countryside are more suitable fabrics in a cage or with a floral ornament. Red, blue, pink flowers on the curtains are easy to supplement with small details of the same color.
There is another way - to decorate tablecloths, bedding on chairs or sofa cushions with ruffles or ruffles identical to the curtains of the coloring.
The kitchens, decorated in a modern style, are characterized by a riot of colors and color saturation. Representing two verticals, the curtains will complement the columns, refrigerator, pencil case, thus creating a spatial unity.
Curtains of metallic shiny shades will be in harmony with household appliances, sink, lamps and other elements of a similar color. For the kitchen with a balcony and floor-to-ceiling windows, furnished in a minimalist style, colorful Japanese curtains fit. To enter the balcony, you do not have to do complicated and traumatic tissue manipulation. The downside is that lamellas should not be hung in low rooms.
Previously, it was believed that the window decor with a picture looks best against the background of monochrome walls. Today, bold combinations and experiments are in vogue, so all the rules have become even more conditional, which only confirm the photo below. Wall patterns are duplicated by texture or ornament on fabric, and it looks pretty good.
Straight and zigzag stripes, pictures, intricate ornaments and complex drapery, combinations of fabrics of different textures - modern ideas, as you can see, perfectly stimulate the imagination.
What colors will be popular in 2018? Many designers vang about the return of fashion to monotony. However, fashion is insidious by its contradictions.
Therefore, choosing curtains in the kitchen, build on the general color scheme and your own feelings. After all, everyone creates harmony in their own apartment in different ways.
You can apply the method of diversity: choose your color curtains, if you previously had monochrome, and vice versa.
As for trendy colors, it is:
- brown, lilac, wine, berry, gray, red shades;
- complex compound colors;
- eternally fashionable cage and strip;
- interesting prints and drawings.
Use the magic of color for your own purposes. So, juicy and tasty bright shades will have an invigorating effect and will cause a good appetite, and cold tones will cool the hot room - of course, at the level of sensations. The strips will also serve practical purposes, making the window wider, higher, or simply complementing the color ensemble.
Impressive novelty can be called gradient curtains or curtains with the effect of "degradation". Two-color composition with the participation of white - the original way to bring a little bit of brightness to the kitchen. A few smoothly moving colors will unite all the colors present in the interior.
- Dark curtains are more suitable for a kitchen with good natural or artificial lighting;
- white or monochrome light curtains can be an impractical choice, unlike curtains in a cage or strip.
Long curtains can be given a variety of forms with the help of accessories - picks, clips, magnets, couches. But other models may seem more convenient and practical to someone.
Curtains that cover only the window and nothing more - very economical option in terms of tissue consumption and space management. Short curtains facilitate access to the windowsill, which is very important if you use it as an additional work surface. They will be useful also in the case when it is intended for plants or, perhaps, it is a viewing point for your cat. Perhaps, you will appreciate all the advantages by looking at the photo.
Short curtains, perhaps, are now at the peak of popularity. Versatile and versatile, they are applicable in a variety of styles and decorate windows of all sizes.
You have several variants of forms:
- one curtain on the whole window;
- two vertical canvases;
- a mini-curtain or, more likely, a lambrequin at the top of the window.
The color scheme and methods of fastening such curtains are no less diverse. Standard, string cornice, clamps, eyelets or kulisks - it all depends on your ideas, the need to open the window and push the curtains apart.
Roman and roll
If you are tired of sliding curtains, you have small windows or you are afraid that a standard cornice will break all your design plans, decorate the windows with lifting ones - roman or roll curtains. They are perfect for a kitchen in the style of minimalism, high-tech, modern, classic, provence, eco and other areas thanks to the compact form, the variety of colors and materials. Plus, one of the options for fixing them is directly on the window. Examples are waiting for you in the photo.
What is the difference between Roman curtains and roller blinds? The first during the rise form folds, the length of which can vary at your discretion, and the second rolls into a roll, respectively, revealing most of the window. Laconic design of curtains will complement ribbons, bows and other accessories - depending on the style of the kitchen and the flight of fantasy.
If these models are too simple - let's go further, because on this list of lifting curtains is not over.
Austrian and French
These once-status models have gone beyond classicism, baroque, theatrical and opera scenes and, oddly enough, look organically in completely different settings. Shebbi-chic, vintage, Provence, ethno - many styles accept such a luxurious decor.
French and Austrian curtains are very similar, but still have a difference. In French curtains, the semicircular drapery extends along the entire length, while in the Austrian it is concentrated only in the lower part.
A lot of semicircular folds-festons will emphasize the richness of the luxurious interior and revitalize the monotony of modern styles.
Especially effective look curtains of smooth monophonic materials, tulle, with a small pattern, vertical contrasting strips. The multilayered upper part of the composition makes such models suitable for kitchens with low ceilings or wide windows. Do not believe me? Take a look at these photos.
A minus in the lifting models still there - accustomed to the standard curtains households simply can not cope with their management. As an option, facilitate this task by automated management.
Everything changes, and impermanence is considered the only constant value. But we found an exception that your mothers and grandmothers will confirm. Remember, they have since childhood said that the best gift - the one that made their own hands? Handmade creations guarantee the originality of the interior, moreover, definitely increase the image of the hostess. If you can sew, knit or crochet, know the secrets of macrame and have a weekend - you have every chance of creating a masterpiece.
Have you ever done anything like that? Well, start with a simple one - decorate ready-made curtains-beads with beads, glass beads, paillettes or glass, and if you want - make this occupation a useful family leisure.
Together with the conquering eclectic position in 2018, various combinations of materials and varieties of curtains will be popular. You have already seen the variety of models, colors, accessories and design of curtains. Imagine how different they can be combined. And now add accessories and asymmetry. The number of possible variations has increased to infinity.
See how successfully you can combine long and short curtains, or pass a soft lambrequin through the eyelet.
In addition, combined curtains allow you to harmoniously arrange asymmetric windows, properly dispose of space and provide the necessary convenience for the kitchen.
Plus, you can combine the achievements of modernity - for example, striped curtains day and night and revived, no less fashionable remnants of the past like French curtains. Another option is knitted curtains and blinds. By the way, the latter - it's not just plastic, easily bending white plates. Narrow or wide, they can be made of wood and painted in the color you need.
Ideally, beautiful curtains should serve any practical purpose - at least protect from the sun. But this duty is easy to take on more modest blinds or roller blinds, which will complement the color scheme and play the role of a background for a brighter window decoration.
Here's how the patterned white-transparent tulle with saturated rolls looks spectacular. So you adjust not only the amount of light, but also the brightness! Therefore, the combination of lifting and sliding models is not uncommon in the modern design of windows.
Curtains for a small kitchen
For a modest kitchen, we would advise such types of curtains:
All of them take up little space, they will not get tangled on their feet, they will open access to the window sill, the window and the boxes under it. In other words, they are super-ergonomic, which is especially important for a small kitchen.
It will also be useful to design techniques aimed at adjusting the space. A narrow window can be expanded by hanging curtains on a longer cornice. The same effect is given by horizontal bands, as in the photo. A vertical strip a little stretch low ceilings. If you want, experiment with two types, apply slanting or zigzag strips.
A common cornice is easy to replace with a wall, telescopic or string option - depending on the shape and material of the windows. So you will win at the window 10, and even more valuable centimeters. To install Roman and roller blinds, it is generally not needed, and this is their enviable advantage.
Fabric for curtains should not be dense, dark or very bright - it will eat up space. Pay attention to light lightweight fabrics like linen, poplin, organza, cotton, silk, not burdening the interior. When decorating the windows of a small room, it is better to do without lambrequins, scarfs, double cloths, magnificent drapery, excess decor - anything that can create the effect of multilayeredness.
However, a short dense lambrequin will help hide a bulky cornice, and looks good with tulle. And unobtrusive use of other decorative elements will complement the style of your kitchen and fill it with comfort. Agree, the crowdedness is not yet an excuse to give up beauty. After all, only relying on one's own feelings, creating comfortable conditions for living, let alone cooking food for the whole family.
As for the coloring, it is better to give preference to light, monophonic and non-variegated fabrics with fine images or subtle ornaments. A large number of saturated colors - not the most successful solution for small rooms. But if you really want to - do not deny yourself.
This concludes our tour. We hope that the proposed novelties of design of curtains for the kitchen will help in creating the interior of your dreams!