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Window Covering Types

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Venetian Blinds

When used hand in hand with your cottage kitchen venation blinds create a unique country style. Wooden venetian blinds help you make a timeless look, with their wood-based materials matching the rural settings upon which you and your family look out on. Use venetian blinds, a woven shade or a simple valance. White plantation shutters or wood blinds are ideal light-altering options that provide you with freedom from being seen when needed.

venetian-blind-kitchenTake note, these window coverings are a useful option when your home already enjoys attention-grabbing features such as wooden floors, or lots of wooden furniture pieces.

These blinds can be carefully tilted to suit a range of different angles, enabling you to allow the perfect amount of sunlight into their interiors at any time of the day or the evening. I like to adjust the slats to reflect the sun up to the ceiling to fill the room with light without glare. This also protects your furniture from damaging ultra violet rays.

Rather than just coming in set brown, orange and reddish colours as some people might think, wooden venetian blinds can in truth be made in various tones and shades to suit your cottage kitchen palettes.

Wooden venetian blinds do not even need to be made out of real wood. These faux wood look-a-likes come in handy for windows near sinks and steaming pots.

With so many wooden venetian blinds to choose from, those hoping to tidy up a cottage decor or give their rooms a top-to-bottom window revamp find they have a huge choice in front of them.

Valance

Showcase the window(s) of your cottage kitchen with a frilly valance or tie-back curtains made of chintz, florals, checks or fabrics reminding you of “grandma’s kitchen” patterns. You should have no trouble finding just the right colours to go with your country kitchen’s colour scheme. Pick, for example, a valance full of yellow flowers to add a bold and cheery yellow splash. Use valances or simple side panels to add colour to your windows. Flat sheets are easily sewn into valances or cafe curtains.

Valances can be used with shades or by themselves to trim a window. When being seen through the windows is not a concern, they’re a good choice because they stay well out of the way of cooking surfaces and sinks.

Shades Fit Right In

Shades have been around for a long time and therefore are known and accepted by people everywhere. They give you many solutions for your one of a kind kitchen. They can be rolled up to enjoy your garden view and let light. They can be rolled down for your privacy and light control. Shades fit right into the window frame, safely out of the way of splashing water and other hazards.

There are many different kinds of shades. Roller shades are usually easy on your wallet and are ideal for blocking or filtering light. Roman shades are made from fabric. They give a tailored look but allow you a lot of freedom in choices of colour and pattern. Shades made from woods like bamboo and other natural materials hold up well in the kitchen and give a rustic, textured look in tune with cottage kitchens.

Roller Shades

Roller shades are the safe choice for you. There is such as huge variety of styles, designs and fabrics being made and sold that these shades can add the right stuff to your cottage kitchen. Roller shades have come a long way since their wide welcome decades ago when only stiff vinyl options were on the shelves. Now roller shades can be found in a wide range of styles, colours, textures and patterns designed to match your home decorating needs.

Roller shades are usually easy on your wallet and are ideal for blocking or filtering light.

Roller shades are usually easy on your wallet and are ideal for blocking or filtering light.

Roller shades do have a downside though, for example, they can sometimes make it harder than normal to open the window they’re hung in front of. This is because you need to roll the blind fully up to get at the window. They can also take a lot of effort to clean unless you buy the roller shades with a wipe clean surface. The main advantage of roller shades is that they’re very easy on your budget and are fitting for every room in the home. This is a plus for windows that are viewed together like from the street side.

Roller shades have a low profile build that helps them blend into any room and cut down window space. The shades fit inside of your window casings.

Now roller shades can be found in a wide range of styles, colours, textures and patterns designed to match your home decorating needs.

Now roller shades can be found in a wide range of styles, colours, textures and patterns designed to match your home decorating needs.

Roller shades are at hand with one or more trim designs for the bottom of the shade. If you have specific design needs in mind, you may want to consider a roller shade that can be altered and tweaked to match your decor.

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