Curtains for the living room

The living room is a special room where unhurried family dinners are held, news is discussed and get-togethers are arranged with guests. Therefore, special attention should be paid to the design of this place. Correctly and tastefully selected curtains will help make the living room as comfortable as possible. Many people believe that the curtain is a tulle or curtain, sometimes even calling it a curtain rod for curtains.

In fact, curtains can be called tulle rather than curtains, only in a more general sense of the word, but you can certainly not call a curtain rod. A curtain is a full-length curtain, usually in light pastel colors, that covers or partially covers the window. Sometimes a curtain can be used as a curtain in a doorway, which visually enlarges the space of a small room. For sewing curtains, transparent and light fabrics such as voile, tulle, mesh, organza, nylon, lace and others are most often used. Curtains to the cornice are attached with hinges, eyelets or decorative braid. The classic type of curtains is considered to be curtains attached to the cornice with rings or braid. Curtains and tulle are usually hung in the bedroom, nursery, where a lot of light is required during the day. They are also well suited for the living room. Curtains are used less often for the kitchen. For the kitchen, curtains, curtains with a lambrequin, Roman blinds are more suitable. However, there are no definite rules in the selection of window decoration for kitchens, and it all depends on the style of the kitchen interior and your taste. The main advantage and at the same time the difference between the curtains is that light tulle fabrics and their pastel colors will provide a soft light for lighting the room and do not overload the interior with excessive brightness and harshness of heavy and gloomy curtains. Curtains make the interior graceful and harmonious, blocking the path of excess sunlight, scattering light, protecting from the intrusive glances of passers-by.

They are used in window decoration both as an independent element and in combination with blinds, lambrequins and other accessories. Even in translation, this word means, which serves as a translucent daytime curtain. During the day, the curtains do not at all interfere with the penetration of natural light into the room, but at the same time they perfectly protect it from prying eyes. This is the main advantage of curtains in contrast to massive and heavy curtains.

Which curtains to choose, of course, depends primarily on your taste and the style of the interior of the room. Moreover, now the choice of fabrics for curtains is very impressive, as is the number of styles and models of sewing curtains, including the choice of the option for attaching it to the curtain rod. Of course, financial capabilities also play an important role.

Therefore, we will give a few short, but hopefully useful recommendations. In the bedroom, of course, it is better to hang curtains made of transparent or translucent fabric (mesh, tulle, guipure, chiffon). Light pastel shades of curtains that let in sunlight well create a lot of positive emotions in an early sunny morning, and in the daytime a bright room always looks more elegant and fun. You can complement them with curtains made of dense material, which will protect from sunlight in the evening and at night. Curtains made of expensive fabrics (velvet, heavy silk, brocade) look great in the hall. Do not be afraid to use the original texture and colors. Just do not forget that in any case, the color and ornament should be combined with the color of the walls and in harmony with the furniture. In the children's room, the choice is obvious. Of course, light curtains with bright patterns with your children's favorite characters. Such curtains will delight not only your child, but also you, every time you go to his room. The curtain should be chosen taking into account the characteristics of the room. So, for example, if the room does not differ in height, then the curtain is best fixed under the ceiling itself. Moreover, there should not be any bright details on the canvas - lambrequins, ruffles, shuttlecocks and the like. Curtains up to the floor with small folds will help to visually stretch the room even more. A narrow vertical strip on the canvas will also contribute to the visual increase in the distance between the ceiling and the floor. If the room is rather narrow, but has a high ceiling, then the curtain rod should be chosen wider in width than the window. That is, the curtain should cover parts of the wall on both sides of the window (the so-called English style). Horizontal stripes on a translucent fabric will help to visually expand the room. When choosing curtains, it is very important to take into account the type of furniture, the general style of the interior of the room. Fabrics overloaded with details (flounces, ruffles, ruffles, laces) should not be used in a room furnished in a modern minimalist style. But for a classic interior, ruffles and draperies with tassels and velvet lambrequins will be just right. It is worth considering the location of the batteries in the room. If they are under the windowsill, then the curtains should be done only up to the windowsill. An alternative to this is to push the cornice out into the room so that the fabric does not fall on the radiator. Now about the color. The color of the curtains should be in harmony with the furniture, wallpaper and the color of the curtains. At the same time, it is unacceptable to choose a curtain that exactly falls into that of furniture and wallpaper, while the tulle can be of the same shade as the walls.

When choosing the color of curtains, an important criterion is their compatibility with the rest of the interior: wall decoration, upholstery and furniture colors, cornice and other decorative elements. Choose the shade of curtains using simple principles:
• If you need to visually add space, then cold shades (pearl, lavender, blue) are preferable. Curtains of calm pastel colors are also suitable, while large bright ornaments should be avoided.
• If you need to visually expand the window opening - use warm colors (red, orange, yellow).
• Textiles with a large pattern are suitable only for solid living rooms, otherwise it will visually reduce the space. Keep in mind that playing with shapes and patterns on textiles affects the visual perception of a room: it can emphasize the advantages or, conversely, highlight the disadvantages of the room. A variety of decorative elements are used to decorate curtains and window openings: bugles, beads, hooks, clips, lambrequins, fringes, brushes. With the help of such simple accessories, the appearance of the curtains will be transformed, and the living room will become more sophisticated and attractive.

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