The choice of textiles is often the final stage of creating an interior, but far from being the easiest!
Properly selected accessories will give the room brightness, conciseness, emphasize style and become a link between all interior items. However, choosing the right accessories is not as easy as it might seem at first glance!
For more than 29 years, the Monolit association has been supplying curtain fabrics for sewing tulle and curtains, fabrics for bed linen, for uniforms and overalls, accessories, as well as other textile products. A wide range of goods, regular updating of collections have provided us with a leading position among light industry enterprises.
Today we will tell you how to choose the right curtains for your home!
How to choose the right curtains for the size of the room
- Determine the proportions of the room. If it is long and narrow, dark draperies should be abandoned. They will visually increase the length of the room even more.
- With a low ceiling, you do not need to build lush lambrequins at the top.
- In studio rooms (kitchen-living room), the windows are often on the same wall, so the curtains will need to be matched in design, color and finish.
- As for the length of classic curtains, this is a matter of taste, but designers advise making them less than 1 cm from the floor surface.
- For tailoring, it is better to use specially designed types of fabric. Their peculiarity is that they have a significant width from edge to edge (height — up to 330 cm).
- Light and thin materials, like organza or veil, the manufacturer often supplies a weighting agent instead of an edge. Directly at the factory, the machine sews a dense braid to one of the edges with a special seam.
5 General Tips
- Hang the cornice as high as possible: it visually enlarges the room.
- The cornice should be longer than the window. Then the curtains can be wide apart, maximizing the flow of light. Ideally, the installed cornice should protrude from the window opening by about 20-25 cm on each side.
- The width of the curtains directly depends on the density and texture of the material, but in general, the curtains should be about twice as wide as the window — then they will drape beautifully and look harmonious. Moreover, the thinner the material, the greater the allowable width. So, for example, light summer tulle or organza can be 3-4 times wider than the window opening, chintz, satin or linen — 2-2.5 times, and dense curtain fabrics such as velvet, taffeta or jacquard — only 1.5-2.
- Pay special attention to the choice of color and material. Rich velvet and satin curtains are unlikely to suit a laconic Scandinavian-style interior, and bright geometric ornaments — to an Empire-style space. Remember: warm shades make the room cozier, and cold ones give the interior an “airiness”.
- The correct length is the key to success. Short curtains rarely look good. Usually curtains are hung so that they end just above the floor level or lie lightly on the floor (for lovers of a more romantic atmosphere).
We will tell you more about the types of curtains in the following articles!