Learn about eco friendly and green options for your window treatments that would bring nature into your home
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Female: Want to be eco friendly while also creating a naturally serene style in your kitchen? Well, windows are the place to start and the look that trend setters are calling organic chic is the way to go. Here is what you need to know about window treatments to take your kitchen windows from old school to organic chic. To invite nature into your kitchen, look to the natural materials like sustainable woods and unbleached cottons and motifs inspired by the outdoors. Window treatments that take their cue from Mother Nature can not only change the overall feel of the kitchen but also help people respond to this base. Ray: It is very calming. It is very tranquil. Houda: Very soothing. Ray: Very soothing. Female: The first choice for most designers working on kitchens with an organic vibe is bamboo. Bamboo is an interior design trend that is growing rapidly partly because bamboo grows so fast up to four feet a day, making it one of nature’s most sustainable materials. Bamboo is also very durable and with a natural range of beautiful colors. It is the leading choice for top designers who want to make an organic chic statement that is sure to endure. Another organic chic kitchen window treatment used by top designers is the grass mat shade, soothing, neutral grass mat shades compliment almost any décor and offer a soft filtered light with a subtle touch of the tropics. For more formal kitchens, try high quality wood blinds instead of metal or vinyl. High end wood blinds are durable, easy to clean and add a sophisticated touch to almost any décor, still fond of fabrics? Consider drapes and balances made from organic cottons. Today, many organic lines include antimicrobial agents built right into the fabric. This makes them easier to clean without the need for toxic cleaners, a definite plus in an eco-friendly kitchen. And for a real organic statement in the kitchen, bring the outdoors in. Dress up blinds with local flora or make an organic shade that doubles as a fragrant sachet. A pocketed shade made from organic materials like muslin, burlap or untreated cotton not only adds an earthy fill to the kitchen. They can also hold nuts, roots or spice for cooking or organic finds from a nature hike Whether you prefer the rustic or the refined, thanks to the new trend toward organic chic window treatments. You can go wild in your kitchen in beautiful style.