Some would say that a kitchen is the most important area and the soul of every home, and I would personally agree with them. It’s a sort of a haven and at the same time a workshop. It’s a place where you prepare all the meals, from the simplest ones, like bacon and eggs, to the new experimental and delicious recipes.
Personalize Your Kitchen
In order for any meal to succeed, you need to prepare it with a lot of love and devotion. Trust, me, I have managed to ruin the simple meals like bacon and eggs when I was upset or unmotivated, but I have also had complicated dishes work out perfectly the first time I was making them when I was happy and motivated. To help you achieve that Zen state and to increase your motivation, make your kitchen your safe haven and a place of inspiration.
One way to make your kitchen a beautiful and inspiring space is decorating it according to your style and personality. If you have already chosen the perfect tiles and matching color cupboards, it’s time to deal with the window treatments. For your kitchen, you will need durable materials that also provide a sense of warmth. You could go for curtains, but bear in mind that your kitchen will be filled with a variety of different smells every day and there will also be a lot of humidity and spills caused by cooking. This will inevitably lead to the curtains absorbing all the different smells and getting dirty faster than in any other room.
Curtains Or Blinds?
A more sensible solution for your kitchen is installing window blinds. The blinds are practical, easy to clean, durable, and they can be very gracious. Wood and its humidity resistant varieties are an excellent choice for kitchen window blinds and shades. However, aluminum blinds are possibly a better solution than wood because they’re easier to clean and they can come in a variety of different colors. This makes them easy to fit in any kitchen to complement the style of the room perfectly.
Even though blinds are more recommendable for kitchens, this doesn’t necessarily mean you shouldn’t consider getting curtains as well. You can even combine both solutions and get blinds and curtains to maximize the practical and the visual effects of your window treatment.
Although blinds are generally easier to clean than curtains, there’s also a downside. Window blinds can trap dust and accumulate grease. To avoid these problems, get metal Venetian blinds or roller blinds that can be wiped clean.
Another great option for kitchens and the areas where you need to get as much sunshine as possible is window film. Window film decals also come in a variety of colors and patterns to match any room design.
Keep It Nice And Simple
The choice of window shades is rising every day so you can pick anything from basic horizontal blinds to modern automatic shades. There’s also an offer of cordless light-filtering shades for the area above the sink. However, when choosing blinds for your kitchen, perhaps you should stick with natural wood colors. This can provide a natural, warm and cozy feeling and it will also look very stylish and rustic.