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Top tips for choosing a window dressing for your kitchen

Sarah Quilliam by Sarah Quilliam

There’s something about the arrival of autumn which makes me long for hot soups, roast dinners and bubbling stews. Gone are the simple salads of summer - instead, I crave warming dishes to ward off the cold weather. Of course these meals take a little longer to prepare than simply tossing a few leaves into a bowl.

The kitchen is the heart of the home and we spend a significant amount of time in this room - particularly when the temperature drops. That’s why it’s important to create a welcoming environment there. When it comes to choosing a window dressing for this space, there are lots of options available. Here are my top tips for picking just the right one.

Avoid heavy fabrics
Fully-lined curtains may look fantastic, but they’re not the best choice for the kitchen as heavy materials can retain cooking smells. Choosing a lightweight option will ensure that odours from previous lunches won’t linger.

Choose splash proof options
In lots of homes, the kitchen window is situated above the sink. If this is the case for you, then splash proof Teflon coated or PVC Vertical blinds are a sensible choice. These are easy to clean and mould resistant too.

Acacia Pillarbox Red Vertical blind View vertical blinds

Go for practical alternatives
If you love the look of real wood, then a faux wooden blind is a great alternative for the kitchen. Our practical range is perfect for humid spaces as the water repellent blinds will not warp in steamy conditions.

Ivory faux wood Venetian blinds View Wooden blinds

Consider storage space
Personally, I like to use my kitchen window sill as additional storage space. If you’re the same, then go for a window dressing which doesn’t take up much room on the sill. A simply stylish Roller blind would be ideal.

Iowa Frost Roller blind View Roller blinds

Think about privacy
For many of us, our kitchen windows are overlooked by neighbours, or face out onto a busy street. If privacy is an issue for you, Cafe Style shutters provide a stunning solution. Only the bottom part of the window is covered, so prying eyes are kept out while plenty of light is allowed in.

Close up of white wooden shutter View cafe style shutters

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