8 Kitchen Window Decor Ideas

Your kitchen window space should be functional and aesthetic. How are you decorating it?

Imagine waking up early in the morning and going straight to the kitchen to turn on the coffee pot. This might be your morning routine already, or you may only stop in the kitchen to grab breakfast on the go and then hit the road. 

Either way, your kitchen is a very important room in the house. It’s where you gather with family, try out new recipes, and eat your late-night snacks. The perfect addition to any kitchen is some simple kitchen window decor. 

It’s a fun space to add your personal touch, and with the light coming through the window, it gives you the chance to highlight specific items that mean the most to you. Try to avoid things that can be damaged by sunlight and choose low-maintenance decor. 

Here are a few ideas to help you incorporate small but impactful decor into your beautiful kitchen window!

1. Display Your Succulents 

A fantastic addition to your beautiful kitchen window is succulents. They’re low maintenance, and you can keep them small, which prevents them from overtaking your view. 

The succulents will appreciate the constant natural light, and they’re hardy enough to go several days without water. If you’re looking for a way to add natural elements and colors to your home, this is a great option.  

You won’t have to worry about constantly giving them attention because they’re very easy to take care of. You can even change the pot or vases they’re in to keep up with your current tastes or make them seasonal to celebrate the time of year!

Varieties of cactus houseplants sitting on windowsill

2. Add Overhead Lighting

Using specific lighting to accent your kitchen window is a great addition to this space. It’s often an area that needs extra lighting at night anyway, so it’s functional and looks great! 

Try to find two unique sconces and mount them above the window. The angle of the fixtures will provide you with extra light when you need it, and it will accent this area of the room. 

You could save money by visiting a local antique store or thrift store to find authentic fixtures that match your style. Finding rustic metal sconces would look great in a farmhouse or French-inspired home.

If you have an industrial or modern-style home, you can get creative with the lighting and even include a hanging pendant light to add extra charm and character to the space.

modern farmhouse kitchen near ocean with black stools
Classic and simple white kitchen

3. Create a Window Seat 

If you have an eat-in kitchen or a kitchen that’s open to your dining room, creating an area with a window seat would be a wonderful addition to your home. Installing a kitchen banquette is a great way to enjoy intimate and relaxed family meals. 

If this space won’t work as an eat-in area, it’s still a great addition and gives you a place to curl up with a good book or cup of coffee in the mornings. It’s always nice to have additional seating in rooms where your family gathers for meals or get-togethers.  

Creating a seat is possible with some planks of wood, foam, and your favorite fabric. This is a project that can be completed in a day with the help of a few power tools. Add different color throw pillows to match your style and make this one of the coziest spots in the house.

Wooden dining set and a window seat

4. Add a Wreath

One of the best ways to celebrate the holiday season is with a wreath. These are easy to make or find at most local stores around the holidays, and they’re a great way to decorate for certain seasons. 

Adding a wreath to the kitchen window helps you add holiday cheer to a room that is typically difficult to decorate. This eliminates your need to add tons of holiday items on top of your counters and frees up space for you to bake and cook your favorite recipes. 

It will look great as the sun shines through, and you can add holiday accents to it for each specific season. You could even leave it green and natural during the summer. It won’t get in your way, and it’s easy to take down or adjust as needed throughout the year. 

A french door with a wreath, raining outside

5. Incorporate Holiday decor 

Whether you’re celebrating Christmas, Valentine’s Day, or the Fourth of July, adding decor to your kitchen is a great way to get the family excited about the season. Most window sills are large enough to hold small items, and filling them with seasonal items is a great way to keep your counters free of clutter and available to cook on.

Adding small Christmas trees or snowmen during Christmas or pumpkins and turkeys during Thanksgiving is a great way to decorate this space. Keeping the items small and using ceramic figurines will help keep this area low-maintenance. 

You can even add candlesticks (as long as they’re out of the way of any blinds or drapes) in this area to give it a cozy and intimate feel. No matter how you like to get ready for the holidays, this could be a great new tradition for you and the family. 

Christmas decors and ginger breads and little snowman

6. Grow Your Own Fresh Herbs

If you love cooking with fresh spices and herbs, why not grow your own? You can use small flower pots and start to grow your own herbs like basil, cilantro, oregano, and parsley. Keeping them on the window sill will give them the right amount of light, and since you’ll see them daily, you’ll remember to water them as needed. 

This could save you money because you won’t have to take a trip to the grocery store every time you run out of your favorite herbs or spices. You can simply pick some from your indoor garden and watch the rest continue to grow. 

The kids will love watching the herbs grow indoors, and once a plant gets too large for the indoor pot, you can plant them outside or transfer them to a larger pot and move them to a different indoor location.

Green plants sitting on windowsill

7. Find Fresh-Scented Candles 

Adding a candle with fresh scents like lemon, orange, or vanilla will be a great addition to this space. The fresh scents will help your kitchen feel clean and the candle will also help the area feel warm and inviting. 

Candles are a great addition to any room because they come in all shapes and sizes, which means you can find the perfect one to fit your style. You can even use the rule of three and incorporate a candle, a cute plant, and a small cutting board which would look great in this spot. 

Try to keep your candles away from flammable materials, including your blinds or drapes. You might want to move the candle away from any other items you have paired with it while it’s lit to avoid any dangerous scenarios. 

A coffee container on a white table

8. Use Unique Window treatments 

Custom blinds or drapes are a great way to show off your unique kitchen windows. These windows are often a different shape and size than the ones in the rest of your house, which means they’ll need specific treatment. 

You can get creative in this space and incorporate almost any color or pattern of fabric that will match the style of your home. Using drapes or curtains in this space instead of blinds will allow a ton of natural light to get in the room and brighten things up. 

You can use full-length drapes or consider a non-traditional option and only drape the bottom half of the window, which lets the top half shine light in at all times. You’ll still have privacy when needed, but you’ll have light coming in all day from the top half. 

Of course, if you live in a secluded area, you could even install a bay of windows without any treatment at all. This would help a small kitchen feel much larger, and you’d be saving on your light bill with all the natural light coming through. It will also help the space feel modern and updated. 

A bright bedroom with open windows and indirect sunlight
Modern white on white kitchen interior
Jessica Childres
Jessica Childres is a Georgia native and former teacher. She loves to share her skills, knowledge and passion with others. She has an ongoing interest in real estate, home decorating, and design.
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