Log Cabin Curtains for the Kitchen
Kitchen tier curtains are often used in log and timber home kitchens because they are so versatile and they provide a casual, but easy-care solution to decorating your kitchen windows.
You have a number of options for kitchen curtains. For example, you can use a valence or swag alone, use tiers with either a valence or swag or use any combination that works for your window.
Tier curtains offer you the option of:
- using a valence with a café style curtain
- using the valence separately
- keeping the lower tier closed to keep out unwanted sunshine or give you a little privacy in the kitchen.
What’s Available in Kitchen Tier Curtains?
Tier curtains for the kitchen come in lots of cute prints and also with embroidered or appliqued figures. For example, if you have used a particular theme in your cabin or cottage, you may be able to find kitchen tiers with that theme.
Some of the most popular country kitchen curtains have figures like roosters, apples, strawberries, grapes or wine, and, of course, traditional fruits, figures of chefs and perhaps your favorite foods.
Simple and Casual Log Cabin Curtains
For log and timber homes, you might also use a simple valance with figures of deer, moose, elk, pine cones, hunting dogs, fish, bears or birds. Try teaming a cute valance with a short plaid, polka dot or plain colored curtain or purchase a kitchen tier set.
Whatever you decide to do with your kitchen windows, keep the window treatments simple and easy to clean.
A log or timber home, whether a lodge or a cabin, is a relaxing and laid back type of home. Make sure your kitchen window treatments reflect that character.
Country kitchen curtains should be bright, fun, informal and practical, and they should reflect your personal interests and the character of your country home.
In fact, country styles for curtains are the all-time favorites for both kitchens and family rooms. That may have something to do with our love for informal, relaxed living—and we do spend most of our time in these two rooms!
Add Spice to Your Kitchen Window Treatments!
Choose easy to maintain kitchen window curtains, as you will need to wash them from time to time. Some fabrics that have a casual country look and are easy to wash include gingham, cottons, polyester blends, calico, ticking, linens and muslin.
If your home has a central theme, for example, a “fishing cabin on the lake”, choosing your kitchen window curtains provides another opportunity to use prints or motifs that express your fishing or boating theme.
Sometimes a valance is all a window needs. A valance can add color and interest, without drawing attention from an attractive window.
Kitchen window curtains can enhance your rustic décor and give one of your most popular rooms a cheerful and welcoming look. Choose carefully and you will have care-free window treatments that will make your home more warm and inviting!
Rooster Kitchen Curtains
Rooster kitchen curtains can brighten your country kitchen, whether or not you raise. And your little roosters will greet you cheerfully, no matter what the weather!
A traditional motif, roosters and chickens have been used in kitchens for many years. However, their symbolism and country flavor never seem to get old. In fact, we often see roosters used as a theme in log home kitchens today.
Rooster curtains used in the kitchen or bathroom are often made of cotton or a polyester blend, and they are washable. As you know, kitchen curtains need to be practical, as they will be laundered more frequently than curtains in other rooms.
In addition, kitchen window curtains should be sill length. The curtains can be tier curtains with swags or valances to match. Or, alternatively, if you have a nice view from your kitchen window, you can just use a decorative valance, without the tiers.
Roosters are symbolic of early rising and a bright start to the day. If you enjoy the early morning and hearing roosters crow, why not use log cabin curtains with roosters in your kitchen?
Apple Kitchen Curtains
Apple kitchen curtains are an example of country window treatments that reflect foods that you often use to prepare meals for your family.
One of the most popular fruits used in country décor, apples are one of the favorite foods that people living in the country, enjoy each fall.
Can you think of anything homier than a fresh baked apple pie?
Apple kitchen curtains are usually made from washable fabrics like muslin, gingham, calico, ticking, homespun and plain linen. They can be printed with fruit and apples, or they can have apple appliques or embroidery on them.
Your kitchen is one of the busiest rooms in your home. Not only do you prepare food there, but you may use the kitchen for children’s homework, paying the bills, having tea with neighbors or working on craft or sewing projects.
Choosing curtains with an apple theme will give your kitchen a down-home earthy feeling, and will help everyone who spends time there, to feel at home!