5 Fresh Ideas for Kitchen Window Treatments

Natasha Ero | 02 Jan 2024 | Kitchen

You've spent months renovating the kitchen of your dreams. The quartz countertops are glistening, and the appliances are shiny and brand new, but you neglected your windows during the remodel.

If you're searching for window treatment ideas for the kitchen and aren't sure where to begin, we've got you covered. We're sharing 5 kitchen window treatment ideas that will rival the stunning kitchens on your timeline.

In all-white kitchens that dominate today's trends, 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 will make your neighbors say, "Where did you get those?"

white kitchen with small marble tile backsplash and white roman shades

Ask Yourself This Question Before Buying Kitchen Window Treatments:

Before settling 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 regularly. Think about windows above the sink, near the stove where splattering grease could build up, or heavy food prep areas.

If you 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. They 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.

A woman operating motorized Roman shades in an all-white kitchen

Pictured: Premium Roman Shades in Gent Bisque. Photo via: @ohjoy.

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.

a bright farmhouse kitchen with a large farmhouse sink. woven wood shades are on the window above the sink

Pictured: Woven Wood Shades in Fiji Natural. Photo via: @theinspiredroom.

A bright and airy farmhouse kitchen with white and blue cabinets. There are woven wood shades on the window above the sink

Pictured: Woven Wood Shades in Fiji Natural. Photo via: @theinspiredroom.

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

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 contrasts your windows and plays into a more eclectic kitchen design.

A couple dancing in the kitchen in front of a window with brown woven wood shades.

Pictured: Natural Woven Shade in Antigua Bahia. Photo via: @the_cobblestone_farmhouse.

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 them 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 great choices for homes with small children because they're 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 windows 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.

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    Natasha Ero is a Social Media Marketer for Blinds.com. She is a native Houstonian and proud graduate of the University of Houston and the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. In her free time, she enjoys trying out the latest workout classes and the newest restaurants in town. Follow her on Twitter + Instagram at @nicetrynatasha.