Best Window Treatments for the Kitchen

Katie Christopher
Updated December 22, 2021
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High traffic areas like the kitchen need sturdy window treatments that can withstand splashes and splatters. (Photo courtesy of Blindsgalore)

Learn how adding stylish shutters, shades or blinds can turn up your kitchen design.

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Kitchens are loved by everyone. Since we spend so much time cooking, eating and hanging out with our friends and family, make this best-loved spot comfortable and practical.

Being such a high traffic area, it’s important to have quality window treatments in the kitchen. Here are five options that will add style while simultaneously withstanding all of the messes that kitchens are bound to encounter.

Faux wood blinds

Providing the elegant look of real wood with more durability makes faux wood blinds a creative kitchen window design idea. Faux wood blinds come in a variety of colors, plus they can withstand heat, moisture, and even food splatters. Affordable, simple to clean, and stylish, faux wood blinds work especially well in kitchen environments.

Roller shades

Who wants to spend time doing dishes starring at an ugly window treatment? Roller shades are a neat, minimalistic window treatment that roll up neatly into a cassette when not in use. This leaves a wide-open window, ready for daydreaming while doing even the most mundane chores. In addition to the sleek design, roller shades are easy to wipe clean when things get messy.

Solar shades

Solar shades are also known as “window sunglasses” because of their ability to preserve the outside view while also cutting down on incoming light. Grab your coffee in the morning without the sun glaring in your eyes with solar shades.

Ranging from 3 percent to 14 percent openness values, you can choose how much incoming light you want coming in throughout the day as well as how much of your outdoor view you want to still see. The higher the openness value of the solar shade, the more light they let in.

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Solar shades preserve the outside view while also cutting down on incoming light and glare. (Photo courtesy of Blindsgalore)


Shutters make an architectural statement in your home, instantly adding a sophisticated look. Where better to include a stylish window treatment other than the place you gather with people the most?

Real wood shutters are classic, but composite wood shutters are easier to maintain in this busy room. Whichever you choose, shutters blend in with many styles and are always impressive.

Roman shades

Soft, elegant roman shades showcase your personal style in the kitchen. Easily bring bright colors or bold patterns into your kitchen, while also creating that traditional ambience that makes everyone feel at home. Wood floors and cabinets typically dominate the kitchen. Break up the space with fabric roman shades to make your kitchen an inviting and comfortable space for all. 

Kitchens are bustling with action. Whether it’s frying up an egg, rushing out of the door with a protein shake, or preparing an elegant five-course meal, find window treatments that work with your lifestyle.

What is your favorite type of window treatment to hang in the kitchen? Tell us in the comments section below.

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