Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Roman shades in the kitchen

A lot of the kitchens in pictures I save on my computer have roman shades on the windows. I like the look of fabric in kitchens -- especially kitchens with a lot of white -- because it softens the room, and is a quick and easy way to add color.


Here's a picture from my parents' house. My mom made the curtain, and I think it looks great.


It's hard to see what the fabric and trim detail look like, so I zoomed in:


My mom specializes in pleats and ruffles - you can see her handiwork in my slipcovered armchairs from an earlier post. The quality of both pictures is not that great because I grabbed the stills from a Flip video, but you get the idea.

I've used this next picture before (in my round-up about red), but it fits in this post too, so here it is again.



Now I'm looking at the floors, too. Do you think they're painted wood? It's kind of hard to tell.

And finally, roman shades don't have to be in a colorful fabric to soften a room.


It's not really a fabric, and there are no colors in sight. But there's already a lot going on with this kitchen (in a good way), so I think the simple, natural texture works.

I love the picture of the kitchen below, but after noticing all the pretty roman shades, I can't help but imagine this window with a pretty dress on.


Happy Wednesday!

4 comments:

My Yellow House said...

I hope they work in a kitchen because after I paint (sometime this week)I'm getting rid of the blinds and the valances and would love to put up a fabric shade or roller. I love fabric in the kitchen - it makes it feel more like a room than a utilitarian space. Love your mothers!
Sarah

Julie said...

oooh, I really like the direction your kitchen is going! I bet you'll have fun picking out fabric for the shade!!

Things That Inspire said...

Now I am going to have to go back through my kitchen files to see how designers are dealing with the kitchen windows! I love it when a blog post causes me to see things in a whole new light.

Roman shades are the perfect solution for kitchen windows, as they can stay high enough so that they aren't messed up with the splatters and splashes that naturally occur in a kitchen, yet soften the look of the space.

Great post!

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