How to pick up the curtains

The right choice of curtains can play an important role in the design of any room. It is customary to decorate modern offices and offices with other materials on the windows - blinds, Roman blinds, shutters.

Curtains have become a purely home window attribute. To choose the right curtain and tulle for the window opening, you should take into account the peculiarities of the design of the room, its purpose and the general color scheme.

Curtains in the room

There are a number of rules, guided by which, it will be easy to make the right choice when buying curtains in the room.

Living room - a room where guests are welcome or the whole family gathers. The main goal of closing the window opening is to isolate the room from the penetration of sunlight and the eyes of passers-by. For such purposes, medium blackout curtains are suitable.

The bedroom is the main task of this room - rest from a hard day and the opportunity to sleep well. To do this, it is better to use impervious curtains in dark colors. For daytime light dimming, a light tulle is suitable.

The window in the kitchen serves as an additional blessing during the day and a place for additional storage on the windowsill. Curtains in the kitchen for convenience should reach only to the bottom of the windowsill and gather on the sides. Long ones will interfere, and too short ones will not perform the necessary functions. If the kitchen has a large area, and the window sill is not intended for active use, long curtains can be suitable for the floor.

Color scheme and design

Usually the living room is decorated in soothing bed colors, but there are options with catchy bright colors. In any type of color scheme, it is customary to use light tulle in this room as a way to curtain an opening in the daytime and heavy curtains for isolation in the evening and night. The length of the curtains can be on the floor or on the floor with an additional allowance of up to 30 cm.

Bedroom - for it are also used 2 types of curtains for the window at the same time. In the bedroom it is impractical to use the option of curtains "on the floor", they accumulate a large amount of dust and they impede the washing of floors. In small bedrooms, it is not recommended to use curtains with a large pattern.

The kitchen may have long curtains on the floor. It is important not to weight the area with the window, because this will visually reduce the space. It is better to choose light colors, if the area is large, you can highlight the window with bright prints on a light tulle or light curtain. In modern versions, a large selection of Roman curtains, elegant lambrequins, fixed at the top and lowering in the evening.

Styles of modern curtains

Classic - always remains in fashion, is considered the calmest design option. The most popular colors for draperies are pastel, rich dark. Dark green or burgundy is the most popular.

Important! The multi-layered curtains look spectacular, with a transition from light to darker.

Classic curtains are suitable for any room in the house where there is a window. The choice in favor of this style is often made because of the simple elegance and neutrality of the image.

Country or provence - rustic simple style. The materials are used to the maximum - light, transparent. Flax, chintz, satin will do. Here the cage, ruffles, flowers, peas are appropriate. Often used elements that create the effect of handmade work - edging, embroidery, festoons.

French curtains are simple and elegant curtains that are pulled together by stitched lines at the same distance from each other. Previously, this style was used in government offices, hotels or public organizations. Now more and more often French curtains can be found in private houses or apartments.

Austrian curtains are also assembled like the French, only at the bottom of the product. Applicable in the styles of interior art deco, Biedermeier and Art Nouveau.

How to choose the right curtain length

If the curtains are sewn to order, you should not worry about the correct shape, the main thing is to correctly measure the length and width. The length is measured from the cornice with an allowance of about 5 cm.

Attention! It is recommended to measure the length at 3 or 5 control points over the entire width of the window, as the level of the sexes may be different.

If the length “on the floor” is chosen, then 20-30 cm and 2 more are added to the hem. The width of the window plays a role for kitchen curtains, which are mounted directly on the opening. For the living room or bedroom, you still need to measure the distance from wall to wall.

For successful independent sewing, one should take into account not only the width and length of the proposed curtain, but also allowances for folds and hem. It is also necessary to take into account that after washing the fabric “sits down”, therefore it is necessary to wash the material before cutting and sewing the product. Additional elements are attached after the end of sewing.

Attention! Wash and iron the curtains should be at least 1 time per month. Curtains absorb a large amount of dust.