Kitchen in the style of Provence can not be imagined without a beautiful design of windows. In this material, we presented the 10 best ideas for curtains in the style of Provence, formulated several tips for choosing fabrics, and also compiled a selection of inspirational photo-examples.
10 Ideas for Decorating Window with Curtains in Provence Style
Idea 1. Classic white curtains
Let's start, perhaps, with the most universal way of window design - white curtains made of cotton or bleached flax. Such curtains fit into any interior, and especially they are good in small and dark kitchens, since they do not hide natural light during the day, reflect artificial lighting in the evening and do not overload the space. True, light fabrics should be washed more often and not hung near the stove and dining table.
- To make simple white curtains not seem too boring, choose models with interesting details, for example, bow ties, lace inserts or ruffles.
Idea 2. Roman blinds, gathered with ribbons
Roman blinds are good in any form, but in the kitchen in the style of Provence, the most organic will look like their country version, when the length of the canvas is regulated not by a lifting mechanism, but by hand using ribbons.
- The largest selection of inexpensive Roman curtains in the style of Provence, we found on the site catalog bonprix. There you can choose a natural cotton or mixed fabric, the right size, density and design, for example, with contrasting ribbons as in the photo below.
Roman bonprix curtains in the style of Provence
Idea 3. Curtains in a white and blue cage
Cage tartan and Vichy - traditional prints for curtains in the style of Provence, and especially in white-blue or white-blue color. By the way, thanks to the cage, your kitchen curtains will get less dirty.
- Blue and blue curtains are more suitable for well-lit kitchens, with windows facing south or southwest. For dark "northern" kitchens such cold colors are not the best solution.
Idea 4. Curtains "cafe"
Curtains "cafes" are short curtains, which used to be decorated with kitchen windows. Most often they are combined with lambrequin, but if desired they can be used solo, paired with curtains, soft Roman or roll blinds. Hanging "cafe" on a special telescopic curtain rod directly to the sash window.
- Mild curtains in the style of "cafe" can be made in 5 minutes ... from cute kitchen napkins. The eaves can be made with an ordinary fishing line, and with hooks - clothespins as shown in the following photos.
Idea 5. Linen curtains
Curtains made of flax - a win-win option for kitchen in the style of Provence, not only because of its natural beauty, but also practical. Flax well tolerates frequent washing and ironing, very durable and wear-resistant. Give preference to textiles not from 100% flax, but with the addition of synthetics. Mixed material will not only sit down less after washing and easier to iron, but it is better to drape.
- A large selection of linen curtains in the style of Provence we found in Ikea. Here you can find curtains of 100% or mixed with flax of different density, colored and unpainted, with or without patterns. Thick curtains are patterned Rockentraves, monochrome Ingert, striped Arnfrid and curtains in the flower of Malert. Light curtains can be found under the names of Arya, Aina and Mariatistel. More practical curtains from a mixture of flax and polyester are presented in just one model of Guldzinnia.
Idea 6. Soft Lambrequin
A soft lambrequin of a simple cut can give the village chic any curtains and at the same time cover the cornice and the top of the window opening if they have any drawbacks. However, it can also be used as an independent curtain, especially if the kitchen does not have enough natural lighting, but do not want to leave the window completely without decoration.
- Since sewing lambrequin is not costly and easy, you can make several products in different colors at once, in order to update the interior in the mood.
Idea 7. Stained-glass curtains
Stained-glass curtains "hourglass" are good for their compactness and elegant appearance, they are convenient to open and collect. If the stove is not far from the window, then with stained curtains you can not be afraid of winds, because the fabric is fixed both from above and from below.
- Stained-glass curtains are "dressed" on a telescopic mini-cornice and fastened to the window sashes.
Idea 8. Soft roller blinds on podhvatah
Standard (cassette) roller blinds look too strict for the "village" kitchen, but soft "rolls" will fit into the interior with cheers. Since these curtains have a simple style, they can be sewn by hand.
- Roller curtains can be made more interesting by sewing their back and front sides from different fabrics.
Idea 9. Knitted curtains
If you know how to crochet, then you can, at least, tie the lace inserts to decorate the curtains (example in the photo below), and as a maximum - full curtains.
Idea 10. Curtains with ruffles and ruffles
Curtains with ruffles and frills will add texture to simple curtains and create a romantic mood in your kitchen. Especially well they look in the neighborhood with rough massive or aged furniture.
- Remember that the smaller the room, the smaller the scarf on the canvas. In order not to overload the interior, it is desirable that the fabric of such curtains be monophonic.
- Do not forget, pay attention to choice of cornice. It must be wooden or metal, for example, forged. Tips for the rod will fit traditional - in the form of balls, cones or arrows.
- Flax and cotton are the ideal fabrics for curtains in the style of Provence. But for kitchen curtains are more suitable blends of cotton / linen with synthetic, for example, polyester. Curtains sewn from such fabrics, more durable, elastic, better hold shape, easier to wear out, iron, do not shrink and less fade from sunlight.
- Curtains in the style of Provence should have a simple cut, but the pattern of canvases can be variegated. Suitable fabrics in flower, striped, with cockerels, pastoral "engravings" or marine motifs.
- For small kitchens it is better to choose light short curtains: Roman, roll, stained glass, "cafe" or classic curtains with a moderate build. It is important that the pattern on the fabric is small or medium, large prints visually reduce the space.
- Универсальные цвета для штор в стиле прованс: белый, бежевый и серый. В целом, в выборе цвета материала нужно ориентироваться на уже имеющийся на кухне текстиль (обивка стульев, скатерть, подушки, полотенца и пр.), оттенок стен или мебели. Не забудьте учесть и ориентацию кухни по сторонам света. For «южных» кухонь больше подойдут занавески холодных оттенков, а для темных «северных» - теплых.