5 Fresh Ideas for Kitchen Window Treatments

Abigail Sawyer | 15 Dec 2017 | Kitchen

You've just spent 3 months remodeling the kitchen of your dreams. The countertops are gleaming, the appliances are state of the art, but you forgot to give your windows a polished look to match!

If you're searching for window treatment ideas for the kitchen and aren't sure where to start, we've got you covered.

white kitchen with small marble tile backsplash and white roman shades

In the white and stainless kitchens that are trending today, window shades are a great way to make a statement against a blank slate. We'll share the top trending styles for kitchen windows that'll make your neighbors say, "Where did you get those?"

Ask Yourself This Question Before You Buy Kitchen Window Treatments:

Before you settle on a kitchen window treatment style, you need to ask yourself, "Are my windows in the splash zone?"

The splash zone is any window that could come in contact with food splatter, water or steam on a regular basis. Think about windows above the sink, near the stove where splattering grease could build up, or heavy food prep areas.

If you do have windows in the splash zone, we recommend choosing a PVC based window treatment which is water safe and easy to clean. Some great options are faux wood blinds, faux wood shutters and vinyl roller shades. All of these won't warp with heat and humidity changes and can be wiped clean with soap and water. Learn more about these great options below.

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Top 5 Window Treatment Ideas for the Kitchen

Kitchens are the heart of the home for today's casual entertaining culture, so make sure yours looks its best with polished window treatments. Here are our favorite styles.

1. Roman Shades

If you have an all-white or mostly neutral kitchen, adding a patterned roman shade can really make your windows pop. Plus, Roman Shades bring softness and charm that's great for traditional or modern farmhouse kitchens.

Roman shades are available in hundreds of fabrics, so be sure to >order free samples to find the right one for you!

Note: Because Roman Shades are made of fabric, they are susceptible to food stains and grease spots. If you're concerned about splattering, go with easy-to-clean Faux Wood Blinds or Faux Wood Shutters instead.

navy, white and gold kitchen with island, no upper cabinets and navy roman shades on windows

Blinds.com Premium Roman Shades in Camden Dark Storm. | See more of this room from Brittany Makes.

In a solid fabric, Roman Shades will give your kitchen a clean, classic look.

modern kitchen with white cabinets, dark countertops and black roman shades

Premium Roman Shades in Camelot Walnut. | See more of this room from Mary Ellen Skye.

Designer Roman Shades in Odyssey Graphite. | See more of this room from Goldmine Journal.

White kitchen with shaker style cabinets, stainless steel appliances and grey roman shade on wide window over sink

Premium Roman Shades in Rio Stone. | Photo via @thesimplifiedspace

White Roman Shades are the perfect choice for an airy, light-filled kitchen.

White kitchen with stainless steel hardware, marble mosaic backsplash and white fabric roman shade on window

Premium Roman Shades in Lexi White. | See more of this space from Curbly.

2. Woven Wood Shades

If you want your kitchen windows to stand out, but your style is more eclectic, try Woven Wood Shades. Like printed Roman Shades, Woven Wood Shades give your kitchen windows texture and visual interest.

Note: Woven Wood Shades may be susceptible to food stains and grease spots. If you're concerned about splattering, go with easy-to-clean Faux Wood Blinds or Faux Wood Shutters instead.

kitchen window with light brown woven window shade and grey cabinets on either side

Deluxe Woven Wood Shades in Verona Sandbar. | See more of this space from Property Brothers Buying and Selling.

An airy, woven material gives windows character without stealing the show.

eclectic kitchen with leather barstools, large island, grey cabinets and sheer bamboo shades on windows

Deluxe Woven Wood Shades in Verona Sandbar. | See more of this space from Property Brothers Buying and Selling.

modern kitchen with stainless steen apron sink, matte black faucet, floating shelves and light brown woven wood shades on window

Blinds.com Woven Wood Shades in Bonaire Flaxen. | Photo via @frengpartyof5

A chunkier bamboo shade gives your windows some contrast and plays into a more eclectic kitchen design.

modern farmhouse kitchen with grey subway tile backsplash, white cabinets and bamboo shade on window over sink

Deluxe Woven Wood Shades in Palena Sand Dune. | See more of this space from House of Hoff.

open floorplan kitchen and dining room with woven wood shades on windows

Deluxe Woven Wood Shades in Palena Sand Dune. | See more of this space from House of Hoff.

kitchen sink with Turkish rug and bamboo shade on window

Blinds.com Woven Wood Shades in Antigua Natural. | See more of this space from Jamie Fink Designs.

3. Faux Wood Blinds

If you're not looking to make a big design statement, but want your windows to look polished, you can't go wrong with Faux Wood Blinds. This classic style will never look outdated, and they're made of PVC, so you can wipe down with soap and water if they get grimy or greasy.

traditional white kitchen with island and white faux wood blinds on window over sink

2" Faux Wood Blinds in Pearl White.

4. Faux Wood Shutters

Get the best of style and function with Faux Wood Shutters for the kitchen. The PVC material and wide slats can be wiped clean any time, and the classic style will give your windows an upscale look.

Note: If placing Faux Wood Shutters above the kitchen sink, high arching faucets may block one or both of the doors from opening. If this is a concern, talk to your Blinds.com designer about options to avoid this issue, or consider another window treatment style.

Shutters on window over kitchen sink with one panel open

Premium Wood Shutters in Off White. | See more of this space from Thirty Handmade Days.

romantic kitchen with hexagonal tile backsplash, open shelving, farmhouse sink, industrial faucet and white plantation shutters on window over sink

Simplicity Wood Shutters in Bright White. | Photo via @cottageonlex

Shutters are also a great choice for homes with small children because they're completely cordless. Learn more about window cords and child safety.

modern industrial kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel pendant lights and plantation shutters on windows

Premium Wood Shutters in Off White. |  See more of this space from Thirty Handmade Days.

5. Roller Shades

If your style is more modern and you love clean lines, Roller Shades are a great kitchen window treatment option. These shades are also great for smaller windows because they hardly cover any of the window when fully raised.

Note: If you choose a fabric roller shade rather than a vinyl material, the shades may be susceptible to food stains and grease spots. If you're concerned about splattering, go vinyl instead.

white kitchen with subway tile to ceiling, open shelving, brass swing arm lights over windows and white roller shades

Light Filtering Roller Shades in Linen Cream. |  See more of this space from Property Brothers: Buying and Selling.

white kitchen with metallic globe pendant lights, large island and flat white roller shade behind sink

Blinds.com Solar Roller Shades in La Costa Silver. | Photo via @ang.kondor.

  • About Author

    Abigail Sawyer is a Senior Social Media Specialist for Blinds.com. She's a home improvement junkie who is currently restoring a 1972 cottage with the help of her husband and goldendoodle, Biscuit. Walking in the footsteps of Martha Stewart, she’s happiest when she’s crafting or whipping up a new recipe; although nothing beats curling up with a good book and some Girl Scout Cookies. Follow her on twitter + instagram at @whatabigailsaw