These 20 Kitchen Curtains Will Lighten, Brighten and Restyle Instantly!

If you’re looking to add a bit of new style and energy into the kitchen, you’ve come to the right place. Pay attention to the windows, if they need some dressing or at least a change, we’ve got a full list of 20 kitchen curtains that will lighten, brighten and restyle instantly!

1. Peekaboo Prints

 Kitchen Curtains

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This small window is dressed perfectly with a subtle, black and white print that’s draped just right. It’s a unique set up but one that’s also a bit vintage in style.

2. Wooden Piece

Kitchen wooden piece used like curtain

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Shield the sun away with this super quirky idea. A piece of wood for a rustic appeal may not be an actual curtain but it dresses the window all the same.{found on athomeonthebay}.

3. Clasped Whimsy

Clasped Whimsy

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We love the beachy vibe of this window styling. It adds an extra punch of fashion and luxury to the breakfast area and will give some coverage too when you need it.

4. Classic Roll

Modern kitchen curtain roll design

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If you’re looking for a bit of classic inspiration, check out this rolling, simple print that sets off this white and bright contemporary kitchen … just right!

5. Golden Royale

Golden kitchen curtain for window

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Top off your kitchen with some royal essence by contrasting the neutral space with gold and draping it all just right. Really pay attention to getting a thicker, heavier fabric when creating this same look.

6. Roman Shades

Roman shades for kitchen

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Roman shades – in all colors and prints – will work in the kitchen too. Just start envisioning the final product before you make any choices.

7. Cafe Looks

Caffe style kitchen curtain

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Made with a cafe rod at eye level, this look will give your space an extra-special Euro-flair. We love its quirky aspect and romantic appeal too.

8. Whimsical Scallops

Whimsical Scallops

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This vintage space is topped off right with these light and airy scalloped piece. With a whimsical vibe, your window dressing should help transform the kitchen into your ultimate vision.

9. Color Blocked

Color block kitchen curtain

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Here’s a beautiful, contemporary example of how to dress the dining area of the kitchen. You’ll get natural light throughout the day and be able to cover it up at night for the dinner party.{found on tobifairley}.

10. Mixing Patterns

Mixing patterns for kitchen curtains

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For some extra funk and personality, think about mixing and matching some exciting prints. Over the sink and on the door, there’s so much style and fun here.{found on debracampbelldesign}.

11. Burlap Sacks

Burlap kitchen curtain

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If you’re creating a farmhouse kitchen full of texture, why not put up some burlap sacks over the windows? It’ll add dimension and surprise.

12. White Tradition

Clean white kitchen curtain

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Sometimes all white is the right way to go. It’s classic and timeless, and it gives both the coverage and illusion you need.

13.Voluminous Floral

Colorful floral kitchen curtain

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Don’t be afraid to go with something grandiose if it fits the space and your vision. Just look how gorgeous this kitchen and eating area becomes with the extra window dressing!

14. Crisp Blinds

Green crips blinds

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Blind curtains with an easy pattern can add a crisp edge to modern or preppy-styled kitchen. For those that like minimalism or simplicity, this is for you!

15. Trellis Panels

Trellis Panels

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Check out these chic, trellis-patterned curtain panels surrounding this contemporary kitchen. It’s got a posh-appeal and womanly flair that we’re drawn to.

16. Floor-to-Ceiling

Kitchen bay window curtains

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Floor-to-ceiling options are for the bay windows kitchen too. Just look at this grandiose space and its use of cranberry, extra-long curtains.

17. Sheer Pattern

Sheer Pattern for kitchen

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If you like a sheer curtain but want something with a bit more style, grab one with a pattern. Just check out this contemporary design here!

18. Full Treatment

Blue kitchen curtains

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Here’s a kitchen that gave the full treatment to it’s windows. You see both blinds and a gorgeous, royal blue curtain dressing the area.

19. Exotic Tradition

Exotique kitchen curtains

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Between the exotic florals and the traditional spirit, we’ve loving the uniqueness of this eat-in kitchen area. Just look at that window treatment!

20. Coffee Top

Striped kitchen curtain

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Check out this coffee shop topping! We are in love with this vintage, adorable addition to the kitchen. What a unique way to dress your windows!

DIY curtain ideas that can be adapted to the kitchen:

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Even if it may not make a ton of sense to put a valance in the kitchen this is definitely an idea that could really suit this space. A window valance can look really nice and hanging it can potentially be super easy as well if you have a couple of wall-mounted cabinets to attach it to for example. Head over to onegoodthingbyjillee to find out more about this cool idea.

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The idea of having to make new curtains for the kitchen can be discouraging for a lot of people, especially because most curtains require sewing. There are however ways in which you can get around that. For instance, check out these great no-sew curtains from savvysouthernstyle. They’re really easy to make and this could be a lovely weekend project that you could do next.

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This rolled fabric shade can also be made without any sewing involved. Something like this can look super nice in a space like a kitchen or a laundry room where there’s really no need to cover up the windows.

It’s mostly just a decorative window treatment, something to make the room feel more welcoming, a way to add some texture and color to the décor. Check out the tutorial for this no-sew fabric shade on theinspiredroom if you’re interesting in making something like this.

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In case you prefer something a bit more classic, how about some simple curtain panels? If your kitchen has windows with no furniture or appliances right below this can actually look really nice and can give the room a more refined and warm feel, more similar to a sitting area.

Just like the idea presented earlier, these are no-sew curtain panels and you can find out all about them in a tutorial featured on artsychicksrule. You can make these out of any type of fabric you like and make them as long or as short as you want them to be in order to fit well into your kitchen.

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It’s not just the curtains themselves that matter but the mounting hardware too. Curtain rods are an easy option because they’re very versatile. Also, if you can’t find a rod that has just the right size or if you want to save a bit of money you can actually craft one yourself. You can use a long wooden dowel and a couple of ping pong balls for that. It’s actually a perfect idea for small windows like the one in the kitchen and for lightweight curtains and other window treatments. Head over to shineyourlightblog to see how this cool curtain rod can be made from scratch.

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Bay windows are known to pose a few challenges when it comes to hanging curtains and other window treatments. If you have bay windows in your kitchen you’re probably using this area as a cozy sitting nook or as a dining corner and the area would look a lot nicer if you were to frame it with long curtains.

The trick is to connect the curtains rods for each window and to have them curve around the corners for a nice and continuous look. It’s all explained in the tutorial which you can find on domesticimperfection.

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If you want to add lining to your curtains that adds an extra step to the whole process. Similarly, if you want to go with the back-tab technique that complicates things even more. Making lined back-tab curtains is however not difficult. It’s simply a bit more tedious and it involves a lot of steps and a lot of patience.

The result however is really beautiful when done right. You can use this style for any space, including the kitchen so be sure to check out this super detailed tutorial from viewalongtheway if you’re a fan of this type of curtains.

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Making basic curtains is pretty easy even when the sewing machine is involved. It doesn’t take long to understand the entire process and if you follow the steps from this tutorial everything will become very clear.

First, you select the fabric, then you measure it and cut it to size, you iron the edges, you stitch them and you finally you hang the curtains. Head over to domesticimperfection for more info and more useful tips.

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Curtains can be used in more than one way. You can think of them as window treatments but also as space dividers. For example, if you have bay windows in your kitchen you can make a pair of long curtains to hide this nook and to create a separate little area.

They’ll also add a lot to the room’s décor even when they’re open. This cool idea comes from homestoriesatoz so head over there to see how these curtains were made.

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A couple of simple curtain panels and a piece of trim can potentially change the look of your entire kitchen. This is also an idea can you can use for other spaces as well. Making these curtains is super easy and the process starts with choosing the type of fabric that you want to use.

Pick a color and a print that suits the style and look and feel of your kitchen. It could be fun to go with a bold print but neutral colors and monochrome designs have their charm as well. Check out cleverlyinspired to see how the rest of the project goes.

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Something else to keep in mind is that you can create your own custom design for the curtains so you don’t necessarily need to look for the exact pattern or print when shopping for fabric.

For example, you can use ribbon to add a cool design to a plain and simple kitchen curtain. It’s actually pretty easy and it doesn’t require a lot of supplies. You can find out all the details in the tutorial provided on viewalongtheway. Based on that you can come up with your own unique design if you want to try something different and special.

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