20 Stylish Kitchen Window Treatment Ideas

Cordless Wood Blinds

White wood blinds are a versatile option when it comes to kitchen window treatments. They are inexpensive, their cordless design makes them easy to operate, and the streamlined design looks clean and modern. The white color seamlessly blends in with white window frames and pairs well with any kitchen decor.

Roman Kitchen Shades

This oversized blue and white striped roman shade lends a casual feel to this stunning white kitchen and echoes the linear pattern of the white shiplap walls. To break up the repeated pattern and create contrast, cylindrical pendant lights a stunning curved range hood and marble backsplash soften the straight lines.

Bamboo Window Shades

Bamboo window shades bring in a natural material and a textured element to warm up white kitchen cabinets. The cordless shades are easy to open and close, and while they provide some privacy and block bright light to a certain degree, they are not fully opaque or considered blackout window treatments unless they have a special liner.

Patterned Cafe Curtains

These patterned cafe curtains feature a pattern that's similar to the one in this striking kitchen backsplash, just on a smaller scale and in a different color. Playing with scale is a clever way to repeat a pattern without going matchy-matchy and adding depth and contrast for a more interesting-looking kitchen.

Outside-Mounted Blinds

There are two ways to mount blinds—inside or outside the window frame. Here, a woven window blind is mounted outside the window frame, which is an excellent option if you want to block more light, create the illusion of a larger window, or hide an outdated frame.

Inside-Mounted Blinds

Inside-mounted blinds sit recessed inside a window frame and are the more popular choice out of the two mounting styles. Practically speaking, they're a good option for a series of kitchen windows, and although they provide privacy and help block light, some light will filter in through the sides. In terms of aesthetics, inside-mounted blinds look clean and elegant, and allow decorative trim on window frames to stand out.

Oversized Kitchen Window Treatment

Instead of installing separate shades on individual windows, go for an oversized roman shade when choosing treatments for a row of windows. The continuous look helps unify the space and is the perfect choice for an elegant breakfast nook.

Floor-Length Kitchen Curtains

For a set of French doors, a sliding door, or floor-to-ceiling windows in your kitchen, opt for floor-length curtain panels. They provide privacy from top to bottom, while dressing up the wall of doors or windows and providing an opportunity to inject a pop of color and pattern into the space.

Layered Kitchen Window Treatments

Layer cordless bamboo shades and a patterned valance for window treatments that are both aesthetically pleasing and practical in providing privacy and shade. The bamboo shades introduce a natural texture and blend well with the dark wood window frames, island, and ceiling beams. The valance adds a pop of color and ties in the stunning range hood and marble backsplash.

Window Treatment Hardware

These simple cafe curtains with a soft stripe are a pretty addition to this modern farmhouse kitchen. Don't forget about the hanging hardware, which in this case is a tension rod and curtain rings, when selecting window treatments for your kitchen. It's a great way to introduce a new material, emphasize a design theme, or continue a theme.

Woven Wood Shades

Light beige woven wood shades keep an open and airy aesthetic in this stunning modern kitchen. They complement the light wood floors and statement ceiling, and add just enough warmth and contrast to the cool blue cabinetry and bright white walls.

Nautical Kitchen Window Treatment

Kitchen window treatments provide an opportunity to continue a room theme and color palette. Here, a set of roman shades featuring a navy blue and white striped design coordinate perfectly with framed coral prints on the wall and a whimsical whale-shaped piece above the windows for a breezy, coastal-style kitchen.

Formal Kitchen Window Treatments

Pair solid colored curtain panels with a patterned window valance to merge style and function in your kitchen. To prevent the window treatments from overwhelming the space and looking cluttered, use this look in a larger size kitchen with tall ceilings and a double window.

Matching Kitchen Window Treatments

If you have windows as well as doors with glass panels in your kitchen, match their window treatments for visual continuity. In this white kitchen, the same woven wood shades are mounted on the insides of the window frames and on the white door leading outside, which creates a seamless transition between the door and windows.

Black Window Blinds

In this modern kitchen, black window blinds contrast white cabinets, a classic white subway tile on the walls, and a stunning white marble waterfall island. To tie in the dark wood blinds with the rest of the space, use touches of black through small accents such as a striped black and white runner rug and matte black cabinet pulls.

Single Cafe Curtain Panels

Cafe curtains are often used in pairs, but for a more modern and streamlined look and especially when using them on multiple windows, opt for a single cafe curtain on each window. In this modern rustic kitchen, the yellow cafe curtains are simple yet charming, add privacy while letting light in, and create a visually pleasing sense of symmetry.

Roll-Up Window Shade

Unlike a cordless window blind that automatically rolls up with a gentle tug, a roll-up window shade needs to be manually rolled up and secured in place. You will sometimes see this operating mechanism on woven bamboo shades and although it is not difficult to use, it is best suited for windows where the shades aren't frequently opened and closed, since it is slightly more time-consuming.

Blue Kitchen Curtains

In an open floor plan, connect your kitchen, dining, and living areas using a cohesive color scheme. The mid-tone blue curtain panels in this breakfast nook are a nod to the navy blue kitchen island and the blue linen sofa in the living room.

Coordinating Window Treatments

Coordinate the color of your kitchen window treatments with the moody cabinet color as was done in this blue and white kitchen. The blue stripes on the window treatments tie in the cabinetry, offering a great design tip for a monochrome color palette: make it more interesting by using the dominant color in both pattern form and as a solid.

Mounted Kitchen Window Treatments

Elongate windows and create the illusion of a taller ceiling by mounting shades above the frame. If you plan on this mounting style, make sure to take it into consideration when measuring the kitchen windows for your shades. Add the height of the top portion of the window frame to the length of the window, then add up to two inches to the length to give yourself some wiggle room when mounting the shades.

Patterned Window Valance

Break up solid colored cabinetry with a patterned kitchen window valance. It brings in a touch of traditional elegance, helps frame the top of the window, and allows maximum natural light to filter in.

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