How to choose the right curtains for the interior of the room?
Mar 06, 2018
Curtains are not only beauty, cosiness, elegance, but also practicality: protection from bright sunlight or night illumination, restriction of the circulation of cold or hot air, protection from dust, etc. In addition, the curtains not only decorate and decorate your window,but also help to correct those or other of its shortcomings. But first of all, curtains - this is a very important part of the interior, so their choice should be approached responsibly. What do you need to know for this?
- General principles for choosing curtains
- Size and proportions
- Color of curtains
- How to choose curtains for different rooms
General principles for choosing curtains
In the first place - it is the tastes of the host. Here everything depends on what a person wants and what he sees curtains in his beloved room, what style of interior is more suitable for him. Also, when choosing curtains, you need to take into account the height of the apartment's ceilings, the window parameters, the color of the walls, the color scheme of the furniture, the type of curtains( lifting or sliding), the orientation of the room to the sides of the world. But most importantly - the texture and color of the curtain should meet the overall design and style of the room, given its illumination at different times of the day.
Size and proportions
In this respect, you can give several tips:
- Curtains with a penciled contrast pattern visually make the room wider, and the vertical print, on the contrary, visually makes the walls higher;
- If it is provided that the curtains should not touch the bottom of the floor, the distance from their edge to the floor covering should be within 5-8 cm;
- Conversely, if the curtains are to be released at the bottom, then their height should be 15-20 cm above the height of the wall;
- If you have partitions on the sides of the window, and the window itself is standard and not narrow - it's best not to cover them with curtains, so as not to "weight" the room interior. In the piers, it is better to place other decor elements, for example, lamps or paintings;
- For low ceilings it is better not to use "heavy" fabrics of dark colors;
- Long drapes will be inappropriate for children, a small kitchen or a cabinet. Sometimes here as an alternative you can use Roman blinds or French curtains. On the contrary, in a large room it makes no sense to hang short curtains;
- If the shades are dominated by dark shades - this visually makes the room smaller. On the other hand, if the curtains are light or transparent, your room visually expands, becomes more airy, which is especially important for small rooms.
There are many options, everything depends mainly on the style of the interior of the room and the individual taste of the owner. It should be taken into account that curtains occupy up to 25% of the space in the room, so their color strongly affects the overall interior.
Color "under the furniture." If you do not plan to change furniture often, then the curtains can be chosen according to the color of the furniture. This is a fairly common design technique. In this case, the color scheme of the curtains must match the color of the furniture or slightly differ within the same shade.
Neutral tones. If the style solution allows, you can also use curtains and neutral colors. For example, using beige, sand or cream shades. It looks very nice and balanced.
Highlighting on a general background. If the interior of the room is dominated by one color, make sure that the color of the curtains "does not merge" with the general background of the walls. In other words, the curtains should be at least a few shades different from the color of the wallpaper or other wall decoration.
Two colors. There is such an option - use two-color curtains, which are in harmony with the color palette of the room.
"Heat" and "cold."If you want the room to be visually warmer, then you can hang curtains of warm colors - yellow, light green, shades of brown, yellow-green, beige, pale brown, shades of gold, orange, etc. This option is good for rooms overlookingnorth side. In addition, a warm palette allows you to visually zoom the window, how to make it bigger.
If on the contrary - prefer to create a sense of coolness and visually "remove" the window, then it is better to use cold colors in shades of winter - blue, blue, turquoise, lilac, light gray, light blue, dark blue, shades of gray, dark purple, neon, sapphire, etc. Such options are good for rooms that go to the southern( sunny) side of the world.
Extension of the window. What if the window looks too narrow on the wall? Visually, it is possible to widen the window opening by hanging the curtain from above on the cornice, which extends for 20-25 cm from both sides beyond the window frame. The curtains should start from the corners of the ledge. This will visually expand the window, and when plowing curtains, which in this case are located on the wall background, more light will enter the room.
Extend and shorten the window. If the window you have is quite low, at a decent distance from the top, then it is better to raise the cornice closer to the ceiling. Also, you can maximize the height of the curtains, so that the distance from their lower edge to the floor is minimal. This will visually lengthen the window, make it higher. If the ceiling is too high, then it is better to order curtains in the shape of a window with bright, active colors at eye level. They will attract attention and visually reduce the height of the ceiling. You can also decorate the curtains with different brushes, lambrequins, etc., which will distract your eyes from the high-walled walls.
The main rule - the curtains should be slightly contrasted with the curtains. Therefore, tulles or laces are chosen more transparent, light and, most importantly, lighter tones than the curtains themselves. The same tulle fabrics look great in combination with more dense curtains. But in general, curtains and curtains should be combined with each other according to the invoice and color scheme and must conform to the style concept of the room design.
Curtains for different rooms
Bedroom .It is recommended that the color scheme of the curtains in the bedroom does not stand out and conform to the general concept of interior design. By the way, it looks very stylish, if the coloring of curtains to choose similarly colored bed linen. In any case, the coloring of the bedroom curtains should not be bright. It is better to choose unobtrusive sleepy, soothing pastel shades that will contribute to comfort and silence.
Living room .For the main room of the house, curtains in classical monophonic style are preferable. They can also be diversified with all sorts of picks, eyelets, tassels, etc. However, this is already your taste. The main thing is that the curtains in the living room would be more solemn, exquisite and with some zest. Curtains in the living room should create a comfortable, friendly environment.
Kitchen .There is already a little less emphasis on beauty, - it is necessary that the curtains are functional and practical. The material should be chosen so that it is not very dirty and easy to clean. Also curtains in the kitchen should not be too dense and shaded. Optimal choice - light and translucent. A very good option for the kitchen - Roman blinds or blinds. In addition, it should be remembered that the brighter( closer to the red spectrum), friendly and warm colors in the kitchen contribute to the growth of appetite.
Cabinet ( library or home work place).The curtains in the office should look solid and be representative, adjust the person to the working mood and full concentration, and, at the same time, bring coziness and some personality. A common option is not too long classic tight drapes with a variety of draperies, tassels plus a light tulle. The color palette should not be very catchy( the shades of dark green, emerald, malachite, dark beige, chocolate and burgundy are quite good for the office).
Children's .For rooms of the smallest inhabitants of the apartment curtains should be chosen with warm, bright or light tones. Curtains in the nursery can be with a cheerful fairy-tale pattern or ornament. Since the curtains in the nursery are often dirty, they should handle the laundry well.
That's all. We hope that our little tips will help you to decide on the choice of curtains for your home! We wish you warmth and comfort!