They say the eyes are the window to the soul. In the interior decorating world, the windows are the eyes to the world. If you are fortunate enough to live in the Edmonds, Mukilteo, or Everett areas, you know how beautiful and peaceful a natural view from your window can be.
Windows allow not only natural light to shine into your home, but they also invite fresh breezes to blow through and incredible views to be seen. Whether you're sick in bed or cooking your favorite meal, windows allow you to have a completely different view of the world.
We are going to discuss the best ways to use custom window treatments and blinds to help frame your kitchen windows and make them not just a necessity but a masterpiece.
The first thing to keep in mind when choosing the style and color of your custom blinds or draperies is to remain true to your inner self.
It's great to know what the latest trends or fabrics are, but if they don't gel with your personal style you won't feel comfortable in your own home. With so many options for window treatments on the market, you don't have to settle for second best...ever.
If your kitchen is one basic color, consider adding drapes that are made from printed fabrics in complimentary colors to bring your kitchen to life.
Go for bolder colors and patterns if you really want to make a statement and draw people's eyes to your fabulous views.
If your style is more modern-chic, you may want to steer clear of the brighter colors and go for more solid, neutral drapes.
Keep in mind that lighter colors will make a smaller kitchen appear larger; darker colors will make a larger kitchen appear smaller and more intimate and inviting.
Sometimes houses can be pretty close together; so much so that those pesky, nosy neighbors have a clear view of your kitchen right through your windows. If this is the case, we have just the solution: Roman shades.
Roman shades are a stylish way to let some light in but keep your prying neighbors at bay. They come in several styles and colors, so you're sure to find just what you need in that respect.
Another option is fabric roller shades. These are similar to the older roller shades from back in the day, but made from much higher quality materials. Roller shades are fabulous because you can set them at the exactly level you want to let in a lot of light or no light at all. Roller shades are also an affordable option if you are on a tight budget.
The last option we'd like to suggest is sheer fabric to hang in your window, like our line of sheer shades. They offer the privacy benefits of a window shade with the softening view of a sheer shade. This blocks prying eyes yet lets in sunlight and looks incredible paired with just about any window treatment.
When it comes to dressing your kitchen windows, the sky's the limit. Most often when you have guests over they gather in the kitchen, heck, that's where the food is! You want to make sure that your kitchen is inviting and cozy yet chic and stylish all at the same time.
Follow these suggestions and your kitchen windows will be the talk of the town!