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Which Shades Work Best in Kitchens?

Woman in kitchen looking out the window

MAKE YOUR KITCHEN EVEN MORE INVITING

The first step in choosing the right kitchen shades is to think about where your windows are located. If they’re near the sink, stove or other food prep areas where they may come into contact with water, steam or grease splatters, you might want to consider a window treatment that’s durable and easy to clean.

If you cook a lot or have a lot of sun coming into your kitchen, energy-efficient shades could be a good option. So here are some of the best types of window treatments for kitchens:

  • Cellular Shades
    Known for their superior energy efficiency, cellular shades add an extra layer of insulation at the window. So you can reduce energy consumption throughout the year and control the temperature in your kitchen while you’re cooking.
  • Faux Wood Blinds and Shutters
    One of the best options for windows located near food prep areas, faux wood blinds and shutters are very durable and easy to wipe down.
Kitchen window with Cellular Shades
Cellular shades add an extra layer of insulation at the window.
  • Roman Shades
    In modern kitchens today that are often all white or stainless, Roman shades are a great way to spice up a neutral palette with colors, patterns and textures.
  • Sheer Shades
    Featuring soft fabric vanes attached to elegant sheers, sheer shades can really soften the look of your kitchen’s hard surfaces and modern fixtures.
  • Woven Wood Shades
    Made from natural materials, like bamboo, grasses and jute, woven wood shades can also soften the look of stainless steel and kitchen appliances. And if your kitchen gets a lot of heat, they’re durable and can hold their shape over time.

Look around your kitchen, and check where your windows are as well as your existing décor. The right shades from Hunter Douglas can be both fashionable and functionable.

A kitchen with hard surfaces and soft window coverings.
Sheer shades can really soften the look of your kitchen’s hard surfaces and modern fixtures.