How to choose curtains for a kitchen with a balcony door - 4

A window with a balcony door is a common combination for kitchens, which, however, often seems unconventional and complicated for curtains. There are many questions. Will not the curtains interfere with the exit to the balcony? Is it possible to decorate a balcony block with Roman or roller blinds? Or maybe it's better to just leave it without curtains? In this article we will talk about how to choose curtains for the kitchen with a balcony, what methods of decoration of the balcony block are, and also imagine 57 beautiful photo-examples.

Option 1. Classic curtains

Classic curtains of two canvases in the floor can be used to hang a balcony block of any configuration. They are good in that they combine the door and windows into a single coordinated composition, visually raise the ceiling due to vertical folds, expand the room (if you hang curtains from wall to wall) and hide the imperfections of the opening. On the other hand, curtains, tulle and curtains are somewhat more difficult to maintain and operate - to get out on the balcony you will first have to pull and move the curtain, and then, returning to the kitchen, push the canvas back into place.

  • Kitchen with access to the balconyCurtains in the kitchen with a balcony door in a classic style
  • Kitchen with access to the balconyCurtains in the kitchen with a balcony door in a classic style
  • Curtains in the kitchen with a balcony in the style of Provence
  • Curtains in the kitchen with a balcony in the style of Provence
Kitchen with access to the terrace

Kitchen with access to the terrace

Curtains over the balcony door in the kitchen

Curtains over the balcony door in the kitchen

Classic kitchen interior with balcony

Classic kitchen interior with balcony

But a selection of photo interiors of modern kitchens with access to the balcony and classic curtains (scroll to the right).

  • Modern kitchen with access to the balconyModern kitchen with access to the balcony
  • Modern kitchen with access to the balconyModern kitchen with access to the balcony
  • Modern kitchen with access to the balconyModern kitchen with access to the balcony
  • Modern kitchen with access to the balconyModern kitchen with access to the balcony
  • Interior of modern kitchen with exit to the balcony and white curtains
  • Interior of modern kitchen with exit to the balcony and white curtains
  • Interior of modern kitchen with exit to the balcony and white curtains
  • Interior of modern kitchen with exit to the balcony and white curtains
  • Modern kitchen interior with access to the balcony
  • Modern kitchen interior with access to the balcony
  • Modern kitchen interior with access to the balcony
Kitchen-living room with balcony

Kitchen-living room with balcony in Khrushchev

Curtains in the kitchen with balcony

Curtains on the eyelets in the interior of modern kitchen

Curtains on the eyelets in the interior of the modern kitchen-living room with balcony

Advice:

  • To go out onto the balcony and move the canvas along the cornice it was convenient, you can equip the curtains with a remote controlled electric drive or just a curtain rod (it is a stick suspended from the last runner or ring). Also simplify the use of curtains help holders: clamps, magnets, hooks with picks.
  • If there is a working cabinet under the window, a bar counter or just a wide window sill, then it's worth it short curtain as shown in the photo below.
Classic curtains in the kitchen with a balcony door

If you are afraid that canvases of different lengths will look somewhat fragmented, simply add to the composition lambrequin

  • It is desirable that the curtains are light and concise - without thick assembly, ruffling, lace and other embellishments that complicate the cleaning and "mobility" of the curtains.

See also:

  • How to use windows in kitchen design
  • 5 steps to choose curtains for the kitchen and 100 photo ideas
  • Combining kitchen with balcony - design ideas and re-planning rules

Option 2. Curtains on the shutters (or above them): blinds, Roman and roll curtains

Horizontal blinds, Roman and roller blinds are good in that:

  • Easy to clean;
  • Do not clutter up space;
  • Allow to adjust the degree of illumination;
  • And most importantly - they do not interfere with going out onto the balcony, opening and closing the door;
  • Blinds, Roman and roller blinds can further obscure the room, if some curtains are not enough. They can also protect them from fading due to sunlight.

True, there are nuances - without the combination with traditional curtains, roller blinds and blinds can look too laconic and even "office".

Blinds on balcony doors

Blinds on the balcony door in the kitchen

Roller blinds on balcony doors

Roller blinds on balcony doors

A minimalistic interior from such simplicity will only benefit (see the photo above), but in the classical kitchen, blinds and rollers will only be appropriate in conjunction with curtains or tulle. In this case, it is desirable that the curtains do not cover the passage, otherwise the advantage of short curtains will be lost. Below are the photo-examples of the design of windows with balcony doors with cassette blinds in combination with curtains.

  • Window decoration with a balcony door with roll curtains and curtains
  • Window decoration with a balcony door with roll curtains and curtains
  • Window decoration with a balcony door with roll curtains and curtains
  • Rolled curtains cassette type on the balcony door and window
  • Rolled curtains cassette type on the balcony door and window
  • Rolled curtains cassette type on the balcony door and window

In our opinion, the most universal curtains for the balcony block are Roman curtains. They can be either translucent or dense, they can harmoniously fit into a modern interior, and in a traditional one, they will be good both on the windows and on the balcony door.

Roman curtains on the balcony door and window

By the way, Roman curtains can be hung only the window (a), and the door to decorate with either a curtain, or do leave without decor as in the interiors in the photo below.

Roman curtains on the window with a balcony door in the kitchen

An example of a combination of Roman curtains above the window with curtain over the balcony door

Roman curtains on the window with a balcony door in the kitchen

Example of design of Roman curtains balcony block with a central door

Roman curtains on the window with a balcony door in the kitchen

Kitchen design with Roman curtains on window and balcony door without decor

Advice:

  • In the event that the slopes of the window are narrow, but there is no transom, the blinds, roller blinds or Roman curtains can only be hung on the sashes. So, by the way, it is much more convenient to open windows and doors.
  • Do you want the curtains to be super-practical? Choose roller blinds - they are impregnated with dirt and dust repellent compositions, easy to clean and do not burn out in the sun.
  • Curtains on all leaflets should be made of one material and, if possible, one width.
Roman curtains in the kitchen with balcony

Roman curtains in the kitchen with balcony

See also:

  • Guide for choosing Roman curtains for window in the kitchen
  • Blinds in the kitchen - turn-by-turn guide and 45 photos
  • Roller blinds in the kitchen - everything you need to know before buying

Option 3. Decoration of the balcony block with one cloth

One curtain will look harmonious in the design of a narrow balcony block or one balcony door without a window. The method is convenient in that it allows you to go unhindered to the balcony, but if necessary, shade the room, stretching the canvas over the entire width of the opening. Composition with a single cloth (even if it is a thick curtain) is easy and neat. However, this design of the window requires ideal slopes - smooth and with high quality finish.

  • One curtain on the balcony door in the kitchen
  • One curtain on the balcony door in the kitchen
  • One curtain on the balcony door in the kitchen
  • One curtain in the window decoration with a balcony door
  • One curtain in the window decoration with a balcony door
  • One curtain in the window decoration with a balcony door
  • Curtain and tulle in the kitchen with balcony
  • Curtain and tulle in the kitchen with balcony
  • Curtain and tulle in the kitchen with balcony

By the way, in classical interiors a balcony block with one curtain can also look appropriate.

  • One curtain in the window design with a balcony door
  • One curtain in the window design with a balcony door
  • The curtain and tulle in the decoration of the balcony block
  • The curtain and tulle in the decoration of the balcony block

Tip:

  • Making a balcony block with one curtain, special attention select the cornice, because it will be visible most of the time.

Option 4. Balcony unit without curtains

A balcony block without curtains is an excellent solution provided that there are direct slopes and a window sill without any flaws. If the balcony / loggia is used very often (for example, if there is a dryer), and if the kitchen is dark and oriented to the north, the absence of curtains will bring some pluses.

  • Kitchen with balcony without curtains
  • Kitchen with balcony without curtains
  • Window with a balcony door in the kitchen
  • Window with a balcony door in the kitchen

Kitchen with balcony without curtains

The most harmonious windows without curtains look in modern kitchens, say, in the Scandinavian style as in the photo-examples above. However, even a lightweight classic admits windows without decor.

Balcony block without curtains in the kitchen-living room in Khrushchev

Balcony block without curtains in the interior of the kitchen-living room in Khrushchev

Advice:

  • Compensate for the absence of curtains on the windows with a balcony door can be at the expense of indoor plants and accessories (hours, pictures, candlesticks, etc.), as well as due to the abundance of textiles in the interior - carpet, pillows, furniture with upholstery.
  • If you still need to shade the windows, but you do not want to heavier the interior with curtains, then we recommend to install on the shutters of the balcony block the cassette roller blinds, which, when assembled, are hidden in a box and almost invisible on the frame.

General recommendations

  • Curtain rails and curtain rails for windows with a balcony door should, firstly, be easy to use (to conveniently remove the curtains for washing and hang again), and secondly, reliable, because they have to withstand heavy loads. Thirdly, runners, rings and eyelets should easily slide along the bar or profile.
  • Kitchen curtains should be super-practical, easy to care for, do not crinkle (for example, so that they can be fixed with a clamp and then disbanded). For this reason, we recommend choosing fabrics for sewing curtains from synthetic or semisynthetic material (for example, a mixture of polyester and cotton).
  • The curtains of the glazed balcony / loggia should be combined with the interior of the adjoining kitchen and, of course, with the curtains of the balcony block.

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