Here are some different curtains styles you can use in the kitchen.
Divide: Break up the window space. Have a half curtain on the bottom of the window for privacy, and keep the top open or have decorative valances. A valance adds some shade but is more of a decorative feature.
Layering: Use a combination of white blinds and curtains to have more control of the sun light coming through and privacy.
Styles: If you want a more modern style then look for straight curtains with no added decorative parts (like the yellow and white ones above – think IKEA curtains). Traditional curtains are more decorative, drape like, with tie backs and valances (French Kitchen Décor and Designs Mood Board).
An important thing to keep in mind when looking at these kitchen curtain ideas is that the color and style you choose will impact the overall color palette of the room. So you’ll want to make sure they don’t clash with the color and design of the cabinets, walls, floors, etc. Have a look here for different kitchen color ideas and schemes: A Palette Guide for Kitchen Color Schemes: Decor and Paint Ideas. 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10