Cafe curtains are cloth window coverings that have the distinction of being hung on a rod across the middle of the glass rather than at the top. Some cafe curtain types also have a top header section, or valance. Cafe curtains, also known as tier curtains, were popular in the 1950s when the family centre was the kitchen, in general, and the breakfast nook, in particular. Cafe curtains were also known as tier curtains because they had two levels of curtains on rods per window. Imagine a quaint cafe off the beaten path at which you’ve enjoyed a great breakfast, and chances are, there were 1950s-inspired cafe curtains at your table side. Currently, 1950s cafe curtains can be found and are desired in many contemporary kitchen settings. The cafe curtain style offers only semi-privacy even when closed, or drawn. This curtain style can let in a lot of sunlight.
Cafe curtains look particularly charming in kitchens and breakfast rooms. Cafe curtains come in a wide variety of materials and patterns, so you should be able to choose the type of curtains that will create the look you are aiming for. For those that just want a little bit of privacy and slightly less light coming in through the window, sheer cafe curtains would be a good choice. The material may be any color, or it might even be made of lace. Gingham, plaid, or checked material is another popular option, especially if you like the country decorating style. You can get these trimmed with ruffles or lace to make them a bit fancier and still stick to the country theme.