Saturday, July 16, 2011

Tips for Kitchen Window Treatments designs ideas 2011

Spruce up those windows to make your kitchen more attractive with easy-to-do ideas.


Design by Gail Drury
LIGHTEN UP

Natural light in the kitchen is essential. "Pleated shades offer a privacy treatment and still allow plenty of light," says Pelley.Just one example of an attractive pleated shade is the Smith + Noble version, available in tones ranging from White to Sky Blue, in subtle stripes and a tropical-looking pattern. It even comes in versions suitable for skylights or arched windows.


Design by Beth Haley
PICK CURRENT COLORS

If you're using fabric, make sure it's in a contemporary tone."The terra cotta shades are very 'in' mixed with greens, blacks and golds," says Pelley. "You can also mix cotton fabric prints, either within a treatment or coordinating a print in the valance or cornice with another print on the cushion seats or place mats."If your kitchen is particularly tiny, then light, cool colors can make it look larger and brighter, while dark, warm colors can make an oversized kitchen more inviting.


Design by Lin Lee
TRY SOME TEXTURE

Another hot trend is Roman shades made of rattan, bamboo or other natural fibers, says Pelley: "They add visual interest with their texture, but still roll up smoothly like the Roman shades of old."

Design by Jill Hertz

SOFTEN DIRECT LIGHT


Too much direct sunlight is also an issue in kitchens, says Pelley, since it makes it hot and unpleasant to work in. Simple wood blinds or woven wood shades, like the Provenance sold by Hunter Douglas, will filter the light without looking too heavy.

Design by Phyllis Harbinger
CONSIDER SOME CURVES
"There are typically lots of straight lines in the kitchen — the cabinets, the appliances, the counters , everything is straight or square," says Pelley. "It's a good idea to add a window treatment with soft curves to open the space up, especially in a small kitchen."
Arching a valance is a good option, particularly over the sink. Other options include a curved cornice, a box-pleated valance with a curved line along the bottom or a London Shade from Smith + Noble that is nearly flat at the top but falls from inverted pleats to gentle swags along the bottom, with wings at either side.

2 comments:

Modular Kitchen India said...

We are one of the trendy Modular Kitchen Manufacturers in India offering modular kitchen cabinets, kitchen cabinet doors and drawer fronts and kitchen furniture ranges from traditional to more contemporary and modern.

roman blinds said...

This one is surely looking one of the great source to see the elegant pictures of the Kitchen. Hey Dude, I am highly impressed to see the arrangements and window treatment of this kitchen. This one is really looking one of the Royal Kitchen. Thanks for sharing.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Tips for Kitchen Window Treatments designs ideas 2011

Spruce up those windows to make your kitchen more attractive with easy-to-do ideas.


Design by Gail Drury
LIGHTEN UP

Natural light in the kitchen is essential. "Pleated shades offer a privacy treatment and still allow plenty of light," says Pelley.Just one example of an attractive pleated shade is the Smith + Noble version, available in tones ranging from White to Sky Blue, in subtle stripes and a tropical-looking pattern. It even comes in versions suitable for skylights or arched windows.


Design by Beth Haley
PICK CURRENT COLORS

If you're using fabric, make sure it's in a contemporary tone."The terra cotta shades are very 'in' mixed with greens, blacks and golds," says Pelley. "You can also mix cotton fabric prints, either within a treatment or coordinating a print in the valance or cornice with another print on the cushion seats or place mats."If your kitchen is particularly tiny, then light, cool colors can make it look larger and brighter, while dark, warm colors can make an oversized kitchen more inviting.


Design by Lin Lee
TRY SOME TEXTURE

Another hot trend is Roman shades made of rattan, bamboo or other natural fibers, says Pelley: "They add visual interest with their texture, but still roll up smoothly like the Roman shades of old."

Design by Jill Hertz

SOFTEN DIRECT LIGHT


Too much direct sunlight is also an issue in kitchens, says Pelley, since it makes it hot and unpleasant to work in. Simple wood blinds or woven wood shades, like the Provenance sold by Hunter Douglas, will filter the light without looking too heavy.

Design by Phyllis Harbinger
CONSIDER SOME CURVES
"There are typically lots of straight lines in the kitchen — the cabinets, the appliances, the counters , everything is straight or square," says Pelley. "It's a good idea to add a window treatment with soft curves to open the space up, especially in a small kitchen."
Arching a valance is a good option, particularly over the sink. Other options include a curved cornice, a box-pleated valance with a curved line along the bottom or a London Shade from Smith + Noble that is nearly flat at the top but falls from inverted pleats to gentle swags along the bottom, with wings at either side.

2 comments:

Modular Kitchen India said...

We are one of the trendy Modular Kitchen Manufacturers in India offering modular kitchen cabinets, kitchen cabinet doors and drawer fronts and kitchen furniture ranges from traditional to more contemporary and modern.

roman blinds said...

This one is surely looking one of the great source to see the elegant pictures of the Kitchen. Hey Dude, I am highly impressed to see the arrangements and window treatment of this kitchen. This one is really looking one of the Royal Kitchen. Thanks for sharing.


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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Tips for Kitchen Window Treatments designs ideas 2011

Spruce up those windows to make your kitchen more attractive with easy-to-do ideas.


Design by Gail Drury
LIGHTEN UP

Natural light in the kitchen is essential. "Pleated shades offer a privacy treatment and still allow plenty of light," says Pelley.Just one example of an attractive pleated shade is the Smith + Noble version, available in tones ranging from White to Sky Blue, in subtle stripes and a tropical-looking pattern. It even comes in versions suitable for skylights or arched windows.


Design by Beth Haley
PICK CURRENT COLORS

If you're using fabric, make sure it's in a contemporary tone."The terra cotta shades are very 'in' mixed with greens, blacks and golds," says Pelley. "You can also mix cotton fabric prints, either within a treatment or coordinating a print in the valance or cornice with another print on the cushion seats or place mats."If your kitchen is particularly tiny, then light, cool colors can make it look larger and brighter, while dark, warm colors can make an oversized kitchen more inviting.


Design by Lin Lee
TRY SOME TEXTURE

Another hot trend is Roman shades made of rattan, bamboo or other natural fibers, says Pelley: "They add visual interest with their texture, but still roll up smoothly like the Roman shades of old."

Design by Jill Hertz

SOFTEN DIRECT LIGHT


Too much direct sunlight is also an issue in kitchens, says Pelley, since it makes it hot and unpleasant to work in. Simple wood blinds or woven wood shades, like the Provenance sold by Hunter Douglas, will filter the light without looking too heavy.

Design by Phyllis Harbinger
CONSIDER SOME CURVES
"There are typically lots of straight lines in the kitchen — the cabinets, the appliances, the counters , everything is straight or square," says Pelley. "It's a good idea to add a window treatment with soft curves to open the space up, especially in a small kitchen."
Arching a valance is a good option, particularly over the sink. Other options include a curved cornice, a box-pleated valance with a curved line along the bottom or a London Shade from Smith + Noble that is nearly flat at the top but falls from inverted pleats to gentle swags along the bottom, with wings at either side.

2 comments:

Modular Kitchen India said...

We are one of the trendy Modular Kitchen Manufacturers in India offering modular kitchen cabinets, kitchen cabinet doors and drawer fronts and kitchen furniture ranges from traditional to more contemporary and modern.

roman blinds said...

This one is surely looking one of the great source to see the elegant pictures of the Kitchen. Hey Dude, I am highly impressed to see the arrangements and window treatment of this kitchen. This one is really looking one of the Royal Kitchen. Thanks for sharing.