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A Guide to Kitchen Curtains
Kitchen curtains are perfect for giving your living space a personalized, unique look, as well as ensuring your kitchen is an inviting place for people to gather. Curtains come in a variety of decorative prints and colors to meet your window treatment needs. Dress up your kitchen windows and create a picturesque space with options such as blue kitchen curtains and red kitchen valances. And if you're hoping to keep your kitchen cool, block sunlight out, or absorb noise, blackout kitchen curtains are the way to go!
When it comes to decorating your living space, find the information and inspiration needed to get you started right here.
Kitchen Curtain Styles
Keep your kitchen classic and bright with tier curtains! Tiers are tailored or ruffled window treatments that are typically hung from the middle of the window down to the window sill. A window valance, on the other hand, covers the uppermost part of the window. This type of window treatment can be hung alone or paired with blinds. Additionally, they're a popular decorative choice for concealing window hardware. You can also adorn your kitchen with beautiful style thanks to curtain sets.
How to Measure Your Window
To ensure accuracy, measure the width of the window in three places: the top, the middle, and the bottom. For outside mounts like curtains, consider how far you want the window treatment to extend. In addition to the width, determine how much overlap of curtains you want on each side. One important tip to keep in mind is that hardware generally adds two and a half inches to each side of the window.
After measuring the width, it's time to measure the height of the window. When hanging kitchen curtains, measure from either the bottom of the window sill or directly below it to the top of the window. Once you find the right length, mark how high you want your curtains to hang and round up both measurements to the nearest standard panel size.
Types of Curtain Fabrics
Curtains are available in a variety of fabrics, from light and sheer to heavy and thick. With so many options available, it can be difficult knowing which material might work best. When conducting your search, consider practical options such as linen drapes, cotton curtains, and lace to brighten up the look of the room. Other options include:
- Sheer fabric: lightweight curtains that complement decor without overwhelming it
- Medium-weight fabric: provides moderate levels of light filtration
- Heavy-weight fabric: delivers a formal look while also providing extra privacy and insulation
Choosing a Curtain Pattern or Color
Do you want the curtains to blend with the decor? Would you prefer a look that pops? If your kitchen is particularly small, opt for light colors such as white curtains to make it appear brighter and larger. Dark, warm colors, like black curtains, typically make an oversized kitchen feel more inviting. You can also choose from various patterns such as novelty curtains, striped drapes, and floral curtains.
Curtain Top Treatment
The top treatment is how a curtain fastens to the rod(s) above your window. Opt for a top treatment that suits the formality of your space and the hardware that you select. In general, rod pockets are the most common type of top treatment. Featuring a built-in pocket at the top that easily slips over a curtain rod, they're the ideal choice for a casual, gathered look. Additional top treatment options include:
Enhance the look of your home with kitchen curtains from Kohl's! Not only are they a functional necessity, but they also add a decorative touch that will match your style. Explore a variety of options, from valances and curtains to blinds and shades. You can also learn more about window treatments before you buy with the Kohl's product guide.
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