Choosing a Window Dressing for Your Kitchen

As we all are spending more time at home whether that is relaxing, or even working it is paramount to feel at ease in every room!

The areas around your windows can completely transform your living space. It allows you to seamlessly merge the indoors and outdoors spaces giving your home a more open feel and can help to create a modern and fresh living space. One area in which we spend a significant amount of time is the kitchen. The true heart of the home.

Choosing the right Curtain

For this reason, we believe it is crucial to choose the right window dressing to create the ultimate welcoming environment. The experts of JL Ball interiors are on hand to give you some useful tips and considerations for picking the right window dressing for your kitchen.

Whilst curtains are a fantastic choice for pretty much most rooms in the home, they are not the best choice when it comes to the kitchen. The regular build-up of cooking smells will absorb into the fabric material of the curtains. Over time, this odour will linger and become stronger. We suggest avoiding curtains, as lovely as they are, for the kitchen area and choosing one of the options from the below.

So let’s have a look at some of the options available with below!


Shutters are a good choice if you are looking for a durable and easy to keep clean window dressing solution. Most are treated to ensure they remain stable and do not cause any issues in varying temperatures. As a result, they are easy to wipe clean and remain sturdy if accidentally knocked. Explore Our Selection of Shutters featuring a wide range of colours and styles.

Wooden Venetian blinds

For a splash-proof option, Venetian blinds are a sensible choice. They can be easily adjusted to let in more or less light, and easy to raise and to manage precise lighting conditions. Venetian blinds with an additional coating and version made from PVC are great next to the sink as they are completely waterproof. This means they do not warp and will remain in shape when in presence of heat. They are lightweight yet sturdy whilst still standing the test of time. Perfect for humid spaces and can withstand direct sunlight and other effects such as cracking and fading.

Electric Blinds

Electric blinds, sometimes called motorized blinds or smart blinds, are becoming more popular as some homeowners move gradually from the traditional to the technological. We are proud to be able to provide our own range of smart blinds, made by Luxaflex, which includes their Powerview system to help you create the perfect mood in your home, no matter what time of day or night. Learn more on our website by simply clicking here!

Roman blinds

Roman blinds hang flat when lowered and when pulled up they create attractive pleats. This provides the area around your windows with a much more decorative effect in comparison to the roller blinds.  Roman blinds can give your kitchen a clean and contemporary style.  This is particularly suited for windows where there is plenty of natural sunlight. This is due to how the pleats will cover a small amount of your window.

At J&L Ball we provide and install hundreds of blinds, shutters and curtains every year and have a wealth of experience helping customers design the best look for their windows.

If you are still not sure about what window dressing solution would suit your kitchen area. Feel free to send us a photo of window and email it over to us at ….. We will be able to offer you some helpful advice and suggestions to help you design the perfect kitchen window dressing solution.

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Every year J&L Ball Interiors visit hundreds of homes to help people choose what best suits their requirements. Drawing on our experience, we can help you decide what does and doesn’t work in your home. We will work with you to find the perfect fabric, blind or wallpaper. We also cater to the needs of corporate and business clients and can supply blinds and soft furnishings suitable for any office or work-place.

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