11 Must-Have Kitchen Curtains Above The Sink to Spruce Up Your Space

One of the simplest and most effective ways to dress up your kitchen is to add stylish curtains above the sink. Such curtains not only bring personality to the space, but they also increase privacy depending on the material you choose.

You may prefer window treatments that cover the entire window or just the top part. Whatever your wish, kitchen curtains above the sink can make a beautiful and functional addition to your space.

But deciding on the best type of window treatment can be quite tricky. After all, there are many options available, such as sheers, blinds, and valances in various materials and sizes. To give you a head start, here we have listed our favorite kitchen curtains above the sink right here:

Our Top Picks of Above the Sink Kitchen Curtains

Black and Ivory Striped Curtains by YoKii

YoKii Boho Kitchen Curtains 36 Inch Length, Blackout Black and Ivory Curtains for Windows Farmhouse Tassel Window Treatment for Kitchen

This striped blackout curtain is ideal for boho-themed or farmhouse-style kitchens. The 36-inch length panel provides just the right amount of privacy and softness to the window above the sink in your kitchen while still allowing ample light to shine through.

We think this cafe curtain is a beautiful decor piece for any style kitchen window. The black and ivory color combination adds a vibrant style to your kitchen and highlights your lively side. The material is a thick, ultra-smooth polyester, which is easily washable.

Light Filtering Roman Blinds by ChadMade

ChadMade Customize Linen Roman Shade for Kitchen Window Door Roman Blind Blackout Lighter Filtering Install Hardware Included

Roman blinds are an excellent practical and stylish choice for kitchen windows above the sink. They are easy to open and close, plus you can use them to filter light and increase privacy.

These customizable linen roman blinds will transform the look of your kitchen instantly. The fabric shades are washable, and the corded lift system offers practicality with ease of opening and closing. We’re confident these roman blinds will complement the style of any kitchen, thanks to their neutral and bold color options.

Embroidered Sheer Linen Valance by Top Finel

Top Finel White Kitchen Sheer Curtains Valance 18 Inch Length Teal Embroidered Rod Pocket Small Window Curtains

If your priority is more light over privacy, then how about these short-length 18-inch white sheer valances?

The panels are perfect for any traditional-style kitchen, with a touch of modernity. For anyone who loves the neutral color choice, these clean-looking, understated curtains can instantly add a chic and modern look to your kitchen window. We recommend the panels for any industrial, boho, or vintage interior.

The embroidered blue diamond-patterned valance with white background adds a soft look to the kitchen window. The rod pocket makes the valance simple to install and operate. The curtain is made from high-quality polyester with a linen-like fabric that’s tear resistant and smooth.

To increase your privacy, you can add blackout drapes to the lower half of the window. Otherwise, you can enjoy the natural light as well as the view of your window treatment.

Blue and Gray Medallion Pattern Curtain by DriftAway

DriftAway Bella Medallion Pattern Kitchen Tier Rod Pocket Window Curtain

Looking to add a splash of soft color to your kitchen window above the sink? Here we have selected the perfect kitchen window for you!

The blue and gray medallion curtain is designed to hang on the lower section of your window. Whether your kitchen is traditional, classic, or eclectic, this coastal-inspired curtain will dress the window above the sink beautifully. The versatile design brings color and character to your kitchen and filters the sunlight for better temperature control. 

Red Valance by FLOWEROOM

FLOWEROOM Valance Kitchen Curtains Set, 42 x 18 inch Long, Red, 2 Pieces – Rod Pocket Short Blackout Curtain for Small Windows, Thermal Window Treatment

For a bolder color option, this elegant, rich red valance is an all-in-one window treatment: it’s a blackout curtain to block the UV rays and provide you with privacy, as well as featuring thermal properties to reduce energy losses.

The tasteful red curtain can be installed on the kitchen window above the sink for added style. We love the pleated design that visually shines in the room. The 42-inch curtain set adds a pop of color to any minimalist or traditional style kitchen.

Checkered Tie-Up Curtains by Hiasan

FLOWEROOM Valance Kitchen Curtains Set, 42 x 18 inch Long, Red, 2 Pieces – Rod Pocket Short Blackout Curtain for Small Windows, Thermal Window Treatment

These functional and decorative semi-sheer checkered curtains add a delicate rustic style to your kitchen window. With the help of these attractive tie-up curtains, you can maximize privacy in your kitchen. Pull the tie-up straps down to minimize the UV rays, or pull them up to let natural light in the room.

The delicate look of these black and white window treatments provides a cozy and relaxing vibe in any kitchen. One of our top favorite picks to make a stylish statement with!

Floral Tie-Up Curtains by DriftAway

DriftAway Samantha Tie Up Curtain Floral Damask Pattern Room Darkening Thermal Insulated Adjustable Balloon Curtain Shade for Small Window

In rustic style or farmhouse kitchens, floral curtains are the perfect addition to the window above the sink. The one we have selected boasts a damask pattern and is ideal for small windows. The ultra-stylish room with darkening gray and white curtains measures 45 inches by 63.

It is easy to adjust for your desired height and offers adequate privacy protection. What’s more, the fabric is thermal and noise insulated for maximum privacy and energy-saving protection. Out of all our aforementioned selections, these floral curtains stand out the most, thanks to their unique pattern.

They are perfect for those who want to add more flare to their kitchen without resorting to a plain and simple kitchen curtain without interesting patterns.

Rustic Striped Beige Linen Curtain by COLLACT

COLLACT Kitchen Curtains Linen Curtains 24 Inch Length Sets Striped Pattern Grey Tiers Window Treatment for Bathroom Farmhouse Country Rustic Rod Pocket Half Window Curtains

Looking for a farmhouse or rustic style kitchen curtain for above the sink window? Take a look at this striped set for a touch of sophistication. The semi-sheer beige linen curtains measure 24 inches in length and cover the lower portion of the kitchen window, so you’ll have just enough privacy.

The textured fabric gives texture for added appeal, which enhances the inviting ambiance of the room. The neutral-toned curtains are ideal for pairing with pale gray or white walls.

3-Piece Microfiber Curtain Set by No. 918 51107

No. 918 51107 Brew Coffee Print Microfiber 3-Piece Kitchen Curtain Set, 54″ x 36″, White

Inject some fun into your kitchen by choosing this 3-piece elaborately patterned curtain set. Your kitchen will benefit from some brightness with these delicate curtains. They are sure to add class to a modern or country kitchen.

That said, in eclectic interiors, we think these vintage-style curtains will also be a perfect choice. What stands out with these curtains is their coffee shop-themed pattern, which is a cheery update for any kitchen. The accent curtains allow plenty of privacy but without compromising the natural lighting. The set includes 2 tier curtains and 1 valance, each measuring 54 inches by 36.

Grayish-White Blackout Curtain by DWCN

DWCN Blackout Curtains-Tie Up Shade for Window Thermal Insulated Room Darkening Rod Pocket Curtains

Embellish your kitchen window above the sink with these grayish-white tie-up curtains. They are crafted from an ultra soft fabric (soft woven polyester) that effectively blocks out sunlight and insulates against extreme heat or cold.

With these curtains, you can keep those prying eyes out as they are thick enough to provide ample privacy. Feel free to adjust the height to your desire, as the curtains are 63 inches in length.

Sage Birds Pattern Curtains By H.VERSAILTEX

H.VERSAILTEX Ultra Soft Textured Kitchen Curtains Birds Pattern Rustic Curtain Tiers Pair

Add a fresh color to your kitchen with these sage valances. The birds on the branch motif stand out and complement any rustic decor. The fabric is silky to the touch and made of triple-weave technology.

These curtains prevent 100% UV rays and are pure blackout. The thermal insulated, room darkening and energy-saving fabric curtains are perfect for a farmhouse kitchen sink window so you can adoringly look at them whilst washing your dishes.

In Closing

For anyone who wants to make a statement about their lifestyle, adding stylish curtains above the kitchen sink can be a great start. As you can see from our recommended picks, there are many types of kitchen curtains, including valances, a roman blind, and sheer window treatments.

Depending on your personal taste and style, you can find a curtain or blind to serve your needs. For example, if you are looking for more privacy in your kitchen, you may want to opt for microfiber or valance window treatments.

On the other hand, if you want to brighten up your kitchen and boost its aesthetic appeal, go for sheer linen or floral design. The best privacy curtains for above the sink shouldn’t compromise the functionality over length, while allowing ample natural light to enter the room.

Whichever type of above-the-sink kitchen curtain you choose, consider the fact that above-sink curtains are prone to moisture. Therefore, choose a robust valance or blind in half-length sizes so it’s further away from the sink.

Roman shades and cafe curtains are particularly appealing window treatments in this case. But there is also light control for comfortable food preparation, so if direct sunlight is an issue, pick a tie-up or adjustable curtain as a practical choice. We hope you found our selection of kitchen curtains above the sink useful for your own kitchen!