When it comes to kitchens, people are either all in on the interior design or very apathetic towards the concept of decorating their kitchen. It’s understandable that a lot of people aren’t enthused about kitchen interior décor, after all the majority of things in your kitchen are likely built in appliances, with cupboards and countertops build into the structure of the room.
But for even if you can’t do much with the main body of your kitchen from a design perspective, there is one area of the kitchen that can be made stylish without having to worry about any practicality issues… The windows.
So, what are the best window dressings for a kitchen window?
First, we need to acknowledge the issues that come with window dressings in a kitchen environment, the most pressing of these issues being: spillages and wetness. These two factors remove a lot of potential window dressing from contention such as curtains, wooden blinds and fabric blinds.
The wetness of the kitchen may cause wood blinds to deteriorate, fabric blinds and curtains to accumulate mildew and the risk of staining a fabric window dressing with spilled food is too high a risk. So for this, only non-fabric blinds are in consideration. Now let’s get into the potential window dressings for your kitchen!
- PVC Material, Easy Wipe Roller Blinds
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Roller blinds made from ‘easy wipe’ PVC material are perfect for kitchen environments. As they are made of PVC rather than a fabric like cotton or a polyester blend they won’t stain if something is spilled on them, all you’ll need to do to clean them is simply wipe any spills off with a damp cloth.
You will also be able to easily find a roller blind that perfectly matches the décor of your kitchen as these blinds are made in a wide range of colours and patterns, so your perfect roller blind is out there! It’s also very important to consider that these blinds are easy to measure for and install, so even those who aren’t very DIY-literate can handle installing these.
- Aluminium Venetian Blinds
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Next up we have Aluminium Venetian Blinds, these are very much like the traditional wooden venetian blinds you likely know, but the slats are made of aluminium rather than wood. These are perfect for kitchens with street view windows as they provide excellent levels of privacy when shuttered.
The metal slats are resistant enough to deal with any damp issues in a kitchen and can easily be wiped clean if you spill anything on them, which makes them ideal for a kitchen setting. Again, these are available in many colours, so you should easily be able to find one right for your kitchen.
- Polyester Vertical Blinds
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Finally on the list we have vertical blinds, while you may think of dreary office blinds when you hear ‘vertical blinds’ let us tell you that vertical blinds available nowadays are far superior to your old office’s vertical blinds.
Available in a variety of colours you can easily find a colour matched blind for your kitchen and once it is installed in your kitchen, the blind will be resistant to the dampness of a kitchen as well as any spills as these blinds are made from 100% polyester rather than a blend, they are also usually ‘wipe clean’ much like the roller blinds we recommended earlier.