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Kitchen Valances For The Stylish Kitchen

Apr 23, 2008
Kitchen is an important part of any house as family and friends gather for some good time. A lot of time goes in decorating the whole house but most of the time kitchen is over looked. But now with so many interior designers and firms available, designing your kitchen can be fun. One of the most important factors in designing a kitchen is the curtain and valences which adds a stroke of style to your kitchen. They are available in various colors, prints and design motifs and can be made easily. The fabric used for kitchen curtains should be light and washable as kitchens are generally a very messy place with cooking oil and grease floating in the air. Heavy fabrics will not be a good idea because they will absorb more odor and smell as compared to lighter fabrics. Fabrics like silk, sheers, cotton, laces and polyesters are good for kitchen curtains.

Long panels and drapes can not be used in kitchen for long time as they need more care and come in the way. Instead using short style valances, café curtains and swags would be more stylish and helpful. Moreover, they are easy to clean and are always out of the way with their positioning right at the top of the window. Valances are kind of short curtain which is positioned on top of the window to cover the hardware and at the same time making it look good. There are many types of valances and can be made in different fabrics. Balloon valances, pouf valances, scarf valances, and ascot valences are pretty popular.

Valances are a great way of adding style to your any room. In kitchen, they can be used in coordination with the curtains or with the collection in your kitchen. These are available in variety of fabric, color and patterns. Choosing a right valance for kitchen windows requires a little styling sense and brains. Make sure to match them with the color of the curtain and kitchen, for example if green color is used in your kitchen, go for a valance having ivy and rather then putting it on the top of the window, tuck it inside the ivy. Using a balloon valance can help solve your lighting problem as it lets the light to come in from below and above the curtain.

They can be used to add a pattern to the room for instance, if the kitchen is painted yellow, use a blue colored ones to add some drama to the kitchen. If you kitchen as some collection display like tea pots and cookies jar, get a valance which highlights the collection. You can easily get them with any print and pattern matching your kitchen curtain. Cotton valance can add a touch of style to a rustic faired kitchen and even laces are a good option for valance as they are available in many colors. Kitchen valences can be made at home as well and many websites and books can help you design and stitch one matching the color and collection theme of your kitchen.
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William I. Neil is an architect, providing information and directories about home decor, please visit Kitchen Valances
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