|Hi...I am hopeless at decorating. With the help of the GW kitchen forum, I have muddled through bazillions of decisions and don't want to blow it now. So I am looking for ideas on what to do for window treatments in my new kitchen / dining room space. |
I have white honeycomb blinds I will put back up on the existing windows for privacy. However the kitchen window and back door are new so I have nothing! My taste is simple and I'm decorating a 1400 sq. ft. 1955 ranch.
Where do I start?
Thanks in advance for any guidance. :)
|Here's a view of the back door. Maybe a description of current finishes will help? |
Cabinets and all trim is ultra pure white.
Wall color is Gypsy Magic (plum) and accent wall / outside door is Aubergine / Eggplant.
Granite is moonlight - gray / white with plum Flecks
Finish is satin nickel
Floor is red oak (?) hardwood throughout
This post was edited by Muffett on Tue, Jan 28, 14 at 10:51
|You are emphasizing the wall area around the kitchen window with color. Although I like the aubergine wall with the door and windows, I think the sink wall should be the same color as the wall on either side of the range backsplash. |
That doesn't address your wt question. I'm sorry. I looked for a fabric for my kitchen for almost a year. Initially I wanted something punchy, but instead I chose a large scale graphical print in neutral colors similar to my cabs and counters, and I'm happy. Kitchens are so busy -- you might be happies with treatments that are similar in color to your honeycombs, with maybe a border for a touch of definition.
|Suggestion: And then for the door, I would do something simple for privacy and for windows near door use the same or coordinating fabric that you use over sink.|
This post was edited by zen4d on Wed, Jan 29, 14 at 10:47
|For someone who is "hopeless at decorating" your kitchen looks fabulous! |
Take a look at the window treatment thread for ideas.
I love aubergine...have been in my aubergine phase for a couple of years now.
I would get the honeycombs for privacy and light control for the other windows.
I'd then put a valance over the kitchen window. Maybe out of a print fabric that picks up on the aubergine and silver in the room...(Joann's)
or I might get one that adds some green with it....
How is the space by the back door used...will it have a table? Or will it be open as it is?
Here is a link that might be useful: window treatment ideas
|Personally, I love the white wood slat blinds. They're cool and crips and fresh looking, airy, and would be beautiful in your kitchen, which is beautiful, btw.|
Here is a link that might be useful: Horizontal wood slat blinds
|It seems to me that there's no middle ground. You have stark white cabinets, island, and trim against the deep jewel tones of the paint and accent tile. I think you need something with medium tones to bring them together--no white or solid deep colors. |
Is the Gypsy Magic paint every where or just over the window? I know from the kitchen forum that your accent tile has a lot of red in it, so I know why you painted in the GM, but I don't think it and the eggplant will be an easy combination to work with. Annie's second photo brings in the reds and the purples on a softer cream background, so I'd try something like that to start.
|Thank you everyone for your suggestions. |
@ annie - I see a trip to Joann's in my future I really like the first fabric you posted.
@ May_flowers - the kitchen did end up without a lot of middle ground. The paint around the window is the "gypsy magic" a medium plum. I will definitely use that color around the hood. I don't think I posted a picture with the Aubergine in it. The aubergine is two shades darker from Gypsy Magic on the same Behr selection card.
I based the paint colors off the purples / plums in the backsplash tile that blends with the plum flecks in the granite.
@ Tibbrix - thanks for the link. I'll go check out the white wood slat blinds.
What do you all use on the back of your doors? I was worried about a treatment sliding around...and yet I do want to be able to open/close to let light in.
|You can do Venetian blinds that hook at the bottom so they don't slap around, or they make blinds that are enclosed that attach over the door glass.|
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