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Are curtains a good choice for kitchens?

Well-chosen blinds or curtains can complete a kitchen. Well-chosen blinds or curtains can turn a purely functional food-prep space into a food-prep space and comfortable living space combined. But, between curtains and blinds, which is the right window dressing choice for your kitchen?
Pink curtains and grey roman blinds in kitchen French doors
If you’re busy planning a new kitchen, window dressing isn’t usually near the top of the list of things to do. Nevertheless, the right choice of curtains or blinds can make the difference between an area of your home that’s merely used for food preparation and an area of your home that looks and feels like a homely space.
Curtains or blinds in your kitchen play a variety of other important roles as well. Patterned fabric or coloured fabric injects more life into your kitchen. Patterned or coloured fabric can work as a continuation of your present colour scheme. Then, of course, window treatments provide you with privacy. And, window treatments can offer insulation that’s needed in the winter months but also possibly in the summertime too since you’ll likely want to block out the heat.

Curtains vs blinds

Blue patterned curtain in a kitchen dining area
Blinds tend to be a more practical solution for kitchens; they are streamlined and that fits in with the surroundings of a busy cooking zone where billowing curtains likely would not. Blinds are easier to keep clean, they tend not to soak in moisture or smells, plus blinds are generally less costly.
For the open-plan space, there’s every possibility that a full-length curtain that comes in a contemporary fabric will work wonders in softening the scheme. A full-length curtain will designate the cooking area from the living zones in your home.
Further, heavy curtains keep draughts out and warmth in. This is ideal for a kitchen space where families gather at mealtime.
So, really, what it comes down to when choosing between curtains and blinds for your kitchen is your personal needs and your personal preferences.
And if you do opt for curtains, then here are three offerings that will have you covered regardless of your personal needs and personal preferences.

Triple pinch pleat curtains

Close up of a patterned red curtain with a triple pinch heading

If you want to add a dash of elegance and a pinch of style to your kitchen, then you’ll get that and more by choosing triple pinch pleat curtains. By choosing from Swift Direct Blinds’ triple pinch pleat curtain range it will help you to add a more formal finish to your kitchen space.

Kitchen curtains

Blue patterned curtain in a kitchen dining area

At Swift Direct Blinds we have an excellent selection of kitchen curtains for you to browse. Unmatched in terms of quality of fabrics, our range of kitchen curtains have been designed to smarten the kitchen space while also ensuring privacy from the exterior.

Yellow curtains

Yellow patterned full length curtain in a dining area patio door

Brighten up your kitchen with a subtle or striking pop of colour. Yellow curtains are a popular colour choice that will fit into many kitchen colour schemes. At Swift Direct Blinds, we have an expansive variety of yellow curtains to fulfill your kitchen’s needs. All of our yellow curtains are available in different styles and varying shades and are made to measure.
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