How to Choose the Best Kitchen Curtains

For many people, kitchen curtains are something they simply can't do without. So, in today's article we invite you to discover some of the most popular options and to find out which is best for you and your kitchen.
How to Choose the Best Kitchen Curtains

Last update: 27 November, 2018

Generally, kitchen curtains are pale in color to help let in as much light as possible. However, just because they are pale, doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice on personal privacy. There are many curtains which, although they are pale, will stop any nosy neighbors from peering into your kitchen.

When we think about curtains, we usually imagine those two-piece curtains which are held back with clamps or tiebacks, depending on personal preference. However, blinds, which are formed from a single piece of material, are also a type of curtain.

How to choose the best option

You need to take several different factors into account if you want to choose the right kitchen curtains.

Choosing kitchen curtains isn’t as trivial a matter as you might first think. Although it’s not too complicated, it’s important to know some tips and tricks to help you make the right choice. First of all, there are certain aspects of your kitchen which you need to take into account:

  • The size and height of the kitchen.
  • Light sources (natural and artificial).
  • The size of the window.
  • Color and style of your kitchen furniture.

These characteristics will help you work out what type of kitchen curtains you need. They are especially important when it comes to color.

If you have a long, narrow kitchen with a low ceiling, you shouldn’t go for strong colored curtains. They can make the kitchen seem even narrower and will reduce the amount of natural light.

There are many great options with simple patterns, neutral colors, and varying degrees of translucency, which can help to add charm and character to this type of kitchen. They are one of your greatest allies when it comes to decorating small kitchens. If you have enough space, instead of buying a set of curtains, consider installing a custom-made blind.


Another essential aspect that you’ll need to remember when choosing your kitchen curtains is how easy they are to maintain. Because they are made of fabric, they’ll inevitably get dirty over time, so you should try to find curtains that are easy to take down and wash.

Plus, you need to remember that while many fabrics can be machine-washed at home, there are others which require much more care. With this in mind, you need to ask yourself if you’re prepared to take your curtains to the laundromat to get them specially cleaned.

Choose translucent kitchen curtains to make sure your room gets plenty of light.

You can also buy stain-resistant curtains which will stay cleaner for longer. They can be machine washed, so they’re a really practical option for kitchens.

4 great kitchen curtain ideas

1. Translucent cotton blinds

Semi-transparent cotton blinds are, without a doubt, one of the safest options for kitchens and bathrooms. Their simplicity will add a minimalist feel and a touch of sophistication, whatever the style of your kitchen.

2. Lace kitchen curtains

Lace curtains are made from thread or linen and, because they allow lots of light to pass through them, they are a great option for rooms like kitchens. You could even combine both types to create a more interesting look.

The best thing is that this type of fabric also comes in vibrant colors, so even if you choose a blue lace curtain, for example, your kitchen will still get plenty of natural light.

3. Simple patterns

Kitchen curtains with a neutral base color (such as white, beige or gray) and a simple pattern (whether it is a neutral or another color), will be a really great addition to your kitchen.

We often decorate kitchens with yellows, blues, oranges, and greens, as well as colors like red, purple or even pink.

4. Lace trim or embroidery

Lace or embroidered kitchen curtains will add a touch of sophistication and charm.

Kitchen curtains with lace or embroidered details add bags of character and will help to create a romantic kitchen. However, you need to remember that this type of curtain will require special care, as they can get damaged easily.

Embroidery or lace can be made in the same color as the rest of the material or a completely different color altogether. Bearing in mind all that we have said, if you have a small kitchen, it might be best to choose a white curtain with matching white lace so as not to diminish the light quality.


To make the right choice of kitchen curtains you’ll need to keep all the different aspects we’ve mentioned in mind, from the issue of space to the size of the window. What’s more, you need to ask yourself if you want a timeless design, or one of the hot new trends, as the options vary greatly depending on your style preferences.