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?"
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.
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.
In a solid fabric, Roman Shades will give your kitchen a clean, classic look.
White Roman Shades are the perfect choice for an airy, light-filled kitchen.
Premium Roman Shades in Lexi White. | See more of this space from Curbly.
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.
An airy, woven material gives windows character without stealing the show.
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.
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.
2" Faux Wood Blinds in Pearl White.
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.
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.
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.