Kitchen windows over sink don’t need to be seen as a hindrance in your kitchen design, with the right dressing and an opportunity to also maximise the natural light, and enjoy the view when you’re washing up your dishes, it’s actually quite a good location for one.
From traditional to modern, these 35 kitchen windows over sink ideas balance practicality and style for show-stopping style that will inspire you on your next chapter in your kitchen.
35 Kitchen Windows Over Sink Ideas
1.Black Crittal Windows
The most common types of kitchen windows are usually a while PVC style, but looking to add something more defining to your kitchen sink window area?
Black crittal style windows add a modern dynamic to a kitchen and they instantly lift an otherwise plain set of windows.
2. Cafe Curtains
Cafe style curtains are a great way to block sunlight when you’re washing your dishes, and they bring a gorgeous bit of texture to your sink space.
They are a perfect choice for farmhouse sink and traditional style kitchens with an oak worktop.
3. Add A Potted Plant
A simple potted plant can really lift a window space. It’s best not to make a windowsill area too cluttered as it will undoubtedly come into contact with moisture and is in the direct path of sunlight.
This orchid plant adds a bit of softness to the space with its pink colouring for a fresh burst of colour against a compact laminate worktop like this.
4. Lighting Over The Sink
Add a singular ceiling light over the sink area to create a focal point, and provide targeted lighting when you need it most.
The defining black light brings a modern accent to a kitchen, tie in with other black hardware accessories for a cohesive look. A few well placed items is all you need.
5. Horizontal Blinds or Shutters
If you want a window treatment for your kitchen, horizontal blinds are a popular choice, letting you flood the room with natural light, but add some privacy when required.
A more expensive option is investing in real wooden shutters. They bring a gorgeous aesthetic to a kitchen, and with these in place you really don’t need much else to accessorise this area in your kitchen.
6. Add A Seasonal Garland
Embrace the seasonal shifts and add a season appropriate garland to your windowsill by the sink. A fun way to inject some colour and personality into your kitchen.
Think oranges and browns during fall and luscious greenery and traditional pops of red during Christmas.
7. Roller Blinds
There are so many window coverings when it comes to a kitchen, a classic roller blind is one of the least expensive options and it does the job.
Opt for a neutral colour if you want to keep things simple, or add a bold pop of colour or pattern for a more eclectic approach.
8. Cute Sink Decor
It’s good to have a little bit of kitsch when it comes to sink decor! Add a vase, pot, or cute decorative item that means something to you. Make it eclectic or add well placed tonal accessories to match with your kitchen decor.
9. Colourful Flowers
One of the simplest ways to elevate your kitchen windows over sink is by adding a beautiful bunch of flowers. A bold pop of colour will lift the area and instantly draw your eye as you step into the room!
10. Subway Tiles Backsplash
Subway tiles on a backsplash is an ultra modern and beautiful way to add a backsplash to a kitchen. It adds more visual interest than standard painted walls, protects your walls from moisture and dirt, and they add a really defining look to a sink area with the right coloured grout.
A charcoal or black grout detail with subway tiles will add a beautifully defining accent.
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11. Statement Clock
If you have an empty wall space in a kitchen next to your sink, add a large statement clock. It will become a definitive focal point in your kitchen and detract attention away from your sink detail.
12. Large Terracotta Pot
Terracotta is a much loved colour doing the rounds in interiors right now, and a large rustic terracotta pot looks perfect on a windowsill in a kitchen.
The rustic tones of the pot pair well with neutral and sage green, to bolder kitchens such as navy blue and charcoal.
13. Patterned Blinds
Adding a little bit of pattern to a neutral kitchen will create visual excitement and stop it from feeling plain and bland.
A simple floral or plaid pattern detail is all you need to inject some colour and create some character around your kitchen sink.
Positioning a single potted plant of herbs next to your kitchen window is one of the best places to do so, whilst the greenery will add a welcome pop of colour.
Herbs should be in reaching distance of a sink and for cooking, plus they thrive next to natural sunlight.
15. Black Spotlights
Be proud of that window kitchen sink and add some defining black spotlights above to add targeted lighting. Not only can they be used to aid tasks, with a layered lighting scheme you can just use the spotlights in the evening to create a beautiful ambience.
16. Wooden Window Frames
Bring some natural elements into your kitchen with wooden window frames. They add such a warmth to this kitchen setting, contrasting beautifully with the forest green cabinetry details.
If you choose the right frames for the kitchen, you don’t need to worry about what decor details you add around your window as the frames become one of the dominant parts of the kitchen.
17. Roman Blinds
Roman blinds are another window covering worth considering in a kitchen. Unlike roller blinds, the panels fold up neatly and stack on top of each other, creating a sleek and streamlined look.
18. Shiplap Paneling & Eclectic Details
I couldn’t love this farmhouse style look anymore! Shiplap paneling adds a complete different dynamic to a kitchen, a more rustic backsplash idea to tiling and gorgeous painted in earthy tones.
Finish off with wooden pegs to hang some charming details, and don’t forget those candles to build on that warming ambience.
19. White Backsplash
Keep things simplistic and minimal with a white backsplash which becomes an extension of a Belfast style sink. It looks perfect in this shaker style kitchen, finished with chrome hardware for a sleek look.
20. Bold Colours
There’s never not a welcome opportunity to incorporate some bold colours into a neutral, or moody kitchen. Introduce it in the most unexpected ways, from cleaning utensils, tea bag holders to beautiful posies that instantly excite the eye.
21. Patterned Tiles Backsplash
Backsplashes are the best option behind a kitchen sink, easy to clean and they look amazing. Introduce a neutral pattern to add some character to the kitchen sink without overbearing it with a bold colour.
22. Seasonal Wreath
The holidays were designed for styling, and the kitchen certainly shouldn’t be left out of the occasion. Add a simple, green wreath to your window to instantly add some festive cheer, and make those chores a little bit more manageable.
Don’t just think a wreath is for the festive season. Easter, Thanksgiving and Halloween are other perfect opportunities to add some seasonality to a kitchen.
23. Glass Wall Lights
Glass wall lights are a perfect lighting choice over a sink, and for kitchens in general. Glass lighting will continue to reflect, disperse and retract lighting, even when they are not in use.
Look for prismatic glass shades to provide a beautiful dappled, distribution of light to create a bit more ambience in your kitchen.
24. A Row of Posies
A row of posies carefully placed on a windowsill is one of the most charming ways to dress a kitchen window. It brings colour, personality and happiness to the space.
Use an eclectic mix of small vases, pots or glass jars and add a mixture of colourful posies for a vintage style feel.
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25. Vintage Decor Accessories
Matching in an interior is so last year. An eclectic mix of metals, vintage decor accessories and special trinkets is a delightful way to dress a kitchen sink area.
A lot of money doesn’t need to be spent to achieve a look like this. Flea markets, Facebook marketplace and family heirlooms are among the best pieces you can look to get a piece like this.
Introduce your favourite scented candle to your kitchen windows over sink to fill the room with your favourite fragrance. Add a singular chunky candle, or an unbalanced row of candles for visual interest.
27. Country Styling
For a country cottage kitchen or a farmhouse style kitchen, add some relevant details to tie the space together. I love this caged basket filled with eggs which is placed on the windowsill. It adds a simple, yet beautiful dynamic to the windowsill whilst the cage matches the hardware detail on the faucet.
28. Exposed Bulbs
Rustic styling in a kitchen can be a lot of fun. Add some exposed hanging Edison bulbs to your kitchen sink area. Not only do exposed bulbs look beautiful, but they create such a magical, warming ambience throughout the evening too.
29. Open Shelving
Add some open shelving next to your window for visual endearment. Display your favourite tableware, mugs and decor accessories for everyone to marvel at, and for when you’re at the kitchen sink!
30. Add Stripes
A defining stripe on fabric is always a good idea in an interior. This striped roman blind looks beautiful in this kitchen window, the stripes elongate the room, whilst the black stripes add a grounding aspect against the neutral tones of the kitchen cabinetry.
If candles aren’t your thing, a simple reeded diffuser is a beautiful addition to a mirrored tray on a windowsill. Add some other decorative pieces for a calm and collected look.
Whether it’s a country, farmhouse, modern or traditional kitchen, a stand alone lantern adds the perfect finishing touch to a windowsill. I love the combination with the plant in a rattan pot for a natural accent against the defining colour of the lantern.
33. Eclectic Styling
Who doesn’t love a bit of eclectic styling in a kitchen? For the right interior look, a mixture of vintage accessories, an open shelf and potted plants brings such warmth and personality to a perfect spot by a window.
34. Hanging Herbs
Not a fan of potted herbs? Bring a different dimension to the space with swags of hanging herbs. Not only do they inject some welcome colour, but they will smell amazing too!
35. Artificial Flowers
Opt for an all year round inexpensive option to dress your kitchen windows over sink and invest in some artificial blooms.
A few stems in a beautiful vase adds all year long glamour and style, without the maintenance!
Before You Go:
If you’ve been looking at kitchen windows over sink ideas you’re probably going to be looking for inspiration on the best type of lighting choices for above a kitchen sink too. There’s plenty of styles to choose from in what can be considered a tricky location to light…