7 Different Ways to Decorate Your Kitchen Windows

One of the best ways to spruce up the appearance of your kitchen is to decorate the windows.

Decorating the kitchen window can add style, beauty, and functionality to the space.

Certain decorative elements can also create an illusion of space where there is none.

In this blog post, we will share a few creative ways you can decorate the kitchen windows to improve the ambiance of the room.

Add a Window Sill

Installing a window sill is a great way to add functionality and style to the place.

kitchen window sill

Decorating the window sill will create a focal point that will be highlighted by natural light. A window sill can also complement the neutral colors of the kitchen window and walls.

A window sill has both functional and aesthetic value. You can place cutlery on the sill to let them dry after washing. 

Moreover, you can decorate the sill by placing potting plants or other decorative items on the sill.

Indoor plants on the kitchen window sill will enrich the appearance of the place.

Decorating the sill with potted plants is recommended as it will create a soothing and pleasant ambiance. It will also create a positive vibe as you prepare food or wash the dishes.

Apart from plants, you can also decorate the window sill using bowls, bottles, and vases. You can also place custom-colored glass artwork on the sill. 

The decorative item will add to the richness of the area due to the mesmerizing display of colors and light.

You can also go eclectic by displaying memorabilia such as trophies or items that you had collected during your vacations.

Install Drapes and Curtains

You can also set a pleasant mood by installing eye-catching drapes and curtains. They provide shade and also offer some privacy.

kitchen window curtain

As they are available in different shapes and colors, you can buy one that meets your aesthetic preferences. 

Create a focal point by installing red and white color curtains. These curtains can grab attention become a center of attention.

Consider hanging wreaths on both sides to create an even more interesting look.

You can also go for a monochromatic look by installing a grey and white colored curtain.

The neutrality of the curtains will draw attention to the decorative items placed on the kitchen window sill.

Installing curtains on the kitchen windows will make the place more inviting and homely.

If there are multiple windows, you should buy a curtain having the same width to create a harmonizing and uniform look.

Make sure that you buy the curtains having the right size and width.

When installing a curtain with a kitchen window sill, you should consider leaving a gap of about ¼ inch. 

You should measure the height and width of the window to buy the right size curtains for your kitchen window.

Decorate Curtains with a Ribbon

Adding a ribbon is a simple way to enhance the beauty of the curtains.

kitchen window curtain ribbon

It is also an inexpensive way to decorate the kitchen window. You can buy a ribbon of any design and shape.

But a dark color ribbon that contrasts with the light color of the décor will look the best.

And the great thing is that you don’t need a professional to install a ribbon on your kitchen window curtain.

Here are the steps required to make a simple curtain ribbon.

Materials Required

  • Three ribbon pieces
  • Pompom trim
  • Fabric glue
  • Scissors

Note: Ribbon should be 8 times and the pompom trim should be 6 times the width of one curtain.

  • Step 1: Place a curtain on a surface and put a line of fabric glue. The glue should be about 5 inches from the top edge of the curtain.
  • Step 2: Now, place the pompom trim on the fabric glue line.
  • Step 3: Add another fabric line about three inches from the pompom trim. Make sure that you put the fabric glue across the curtain. Now, stick a ribbon on the glue line.
  • Step 4: Place another fabric glue line beside the first ribbon and stick a ribbon to it. You should do the same with the third ribbon piece.

That’s it!

You can create different patterns of colorful pompom trim and ribbon creatively.

The ribbon will add to the appearance of the kitchen window, creating a positive vibe.

And the best thing about it is that you don’t have to spend a fortune on decorating your kitchen window with curtain ribbons.

Add Some Character with Side Sconce

Decorating the window does not involve dressing it up with curtains and ribbons.

Kitchen window sconce

You can also improve the appearance of the kitchen window by installing a side sconce.

The sconce can add additional sources of illumination while also creating a fashion statement.

It will add a sense of modernity and enhance the appeal of the kitchen window.

Decorate with Corbels

Corbels can visual interest to space. It will make a unique statement and spice up the image of the room.


Similar to sconces, corbels are not fixed on the window. Instead, the fixture is installed around the window.

You can buy corbels of any design and shape. But intricate design corbels will add an element of visual delight.

Historically, these fixtures were made of wood and stone. Today you can also buy cheap corbels made of polyurethane and resin.

Install Blinds/ Shades

Instead of curtains, you can also go for shades to decorate the kitchen window. Installing shades can also provide functional and aesthetic value.

You can find different types of shades and blends available on the market. They can also be custom-made to suit your exact design preferences.  

But custom made shades will be more costly as compared to readymade shutters available for sale.

Blinds and shades are available in an assortment of textures, colors, and patterns.

You can give your kitchen décor a pleasant charm with rustic shaped blinds and shade. Consider choosing a color that will blend in with the existing kitchen décor.

Vibrant color shades will serve as a focal point while neutral ones will highlight the existing decorative elements of the kitchen.

They tend to last for a longer time than curtains both in terms of form and trend.

You can rest assured that you will be getting your money’s worth when you install blinds for your kitchen window.

Consider Shutters to Decorate Kitchen Window

You can also decorate your kitchen window with shutters. These are sturdier as compared to blinds.

Window Shutters

What’s more, they also provide greater privacy as they can block the sunlight completely.

Shutters look more elegant than blinds but often come with a higher price tag.

The benefit of shutters is that they can last for years while maintaining the same elegant look.

You should consider installing shutters if you want a window treatment that will last for many years.

Shutters are available in different colors. Going with plain white is the safest option. But it will provide little aesthetic value.

If you want to spruce up the appearance of the kitchen, you should consider fancy color shutters.

You will find different types of shutters for the kitchen window. The most popular type is the café style shutters that cover the lower part of the window.

These shutters provide aesthetic appeal while allowing plenty of light inside the kitchen.

The café style shutters provide you the freedom to cover as much space as you like. You can measure up to the center, two-third, or one-third of the space.

Another type of shutter for the kitchen window is the full height shutters. A mid rail in this type of shutter allows you to change the upper and lower louvers.

This provides flexibility in blocking light and privacy.

On-tier shutters are yet another type that has split panels. You can swing open and close the upper and lower tiers as required.

For the kitchen, it is recommended that you buy a shutter with polyvinyl material.

The material is waterproof that makes it perfect for the kitchen window. You can rest assured that the shutters made of this material will not get damaged due to exposure to moisture.

You should buy one with a stainless steel hinge as these shutters last the longest.

In case the kitchen is ventilated and shutters won’t be exposed to moisture, you should buy a wood shutter or a hybrid shutter made of wood and aluminum core.

These shutters offer an exceptional aesthetic appeal that can enhance the overall look of the kitchen.

Final Remarks

Decorating your windows can be an exciting project. You can run your imagination wild to come up with design ideas for decorating the window kitchen.

The blog post has provided some ideas that will help you to get started.

You should explore options to know what will work best for the kitchen window. The remodeling of the kitchen window should reflect your taste and style.

And above all, it should meet the budget that you have set aside for the kitchen remodeling project.

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