If you decided to make the room in the country style you should think how to choose good and suitable country kitchen curtains and valances.
Your main task is to save the atmosphere of simplicity, lyrical mood and closeness to the nature.
Country Style Kitchen
Only light and natural fabrics can be used for primitive country curtains valances: cotton, linen, printed cotton, batiste, silk. Cotton valances have high level of durability and chemical resistance.
In addition, these blinds have a good heat resistance. But this material is easy rumpled and prone to shrinkage after washing. White cotton shades may turn yellow in the sun.
Linen fabric is very light and durable. It has a dull luster. In addition, this material hardly shrinks after washing.
Colors play an important role here too. It is recommended to choose light colors for country style curtains and valances, for example, white, pastel, brown.
There should be a simple pattern on the valances (strip, cell, flower and polka-dot).
Here may be any patterns related to farmhouse: sunflowers, chickens, apples, pears and other fruit, as well as animals, berries, wheat.
Therefore it is possible to improvise and experiment.
To create an absolute picture rustic style such shades are mounted on wooden curtain rods and decorated with straw figurines or ceramic accessories.
As for the length, it is usually chosen according to the room. For example, for living room and bedroom it is better to use long curtains and for the kitchen it is more practical to use short ones.
French country curtains valances are very popular, because they create a warm and cozy atmosphere.
Pelmets are used to hide some defects of the window or wall and at the same time they complete country style. Also just have a look to my anither post French Country Valances for Kitchen.
They can be made of light fabric or transparent tulle. It is necessary keep one rule: everything should be natural and simple.