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« on: November 22, 2011 09:34:32 PM »

hi!

my name is jo and i cannot figure out my kitchen curtains.

i have 3 windows in my kitchen.  one large one where our kitchen table is

(please note these are images from before we moved in, so anything on the wall or the table/chairs are not in there.  our table is a natural stain and has more straight lines)
one small one above the sink

and we have a door leaving the kitchen going into a breezeway that is 75% window.


all three are currently covered in the previous owner's delightful seafoam green curtains that are a bit 'old lady' in style (my opinion).  i'm looking to change that.

i have the fabric picked out and purchased:

one i tear off all the wallpaper i intend to paint the walls an aqua that's a few shades lighter than the one in the fabric.

i need help.  i want the house to have a fun/modern/casual vibe to it, so what style of curtains should i do?  we do not have a formal dining room, so this is the whole deal.

a couple contenders:
http://pinterest.com/pin/130393351680833773/
http://pinterest.com/pin/130393351680833793/

oh, and last note . . . the directions these windows face gets the evening sun (dinner time), so there does need to be significant coverage.  the blinds have to stay.

thanks for your help,

jo
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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2011 02:01:29 PM »

Very cute kitchen!  You're right though, those curtains have to go.  They are really bland looking.  It makes the kitchen look dated and boring.  I would pick a bold color or something with a pattern.  
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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2011 12:00:51 PM »

I would stick to the cafe curtain look...similar to what is already there in the first picture, with a valance and lower curtain. The fabric you have picked (which is so cute!) will take away any old lady look about it. I would also hang them using a fun rod and clip hangers like the ones in the first link you posted.

I have a glass french door off my kitchen, and I wasn't thrilled with having a curtain on it, so I bought some artscapes window panels and used that for privacy instead of a curtain. Mine looks like stained glass, but they have lots of options. If I get tired of it, I can always peel it away.
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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2011 12:27:33 PM »

I would stick to the cafe curtain look...similar to what is already there in the first picture, with a valance and lower curtain. The fabric you have picked (which is so cute!) will take away any old lady look about it. I would also hang them using a fun rod and clip hangers like the ones in the first link you posted.

I have a glass french door off my kitchen, and I wasn't thrilled with having a curtain on it, so I bought some artscapes window panels and used that for privacy instead of a curtain. Mine looks like stained glass, but they have lots of options. If I get tired of it, I can always peel it away.

i considered a window "covering" like this, but the door will show damage from removing the curtain hardware, and there's no budget for a new door for vanity reasons right now.
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« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2011 08:34:51 AM »

I'd love to see pics with the new furniture.
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« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2012 10:44:49 PM »

Apart from classical curtains and blinds, what do you think about net curtains?? They are enough good to leave funky look.
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