Curtains are perhaps the main decoration of the room. They are a very important part of any interior. Beautiful stylish canvases immediately catch the eye. Just like a window without curtains immediately catches the eye and gives rise to the feeling of an unkempt apartment.
There are so many options that you can get lost in this variety.
Therefore, it is better to imagine exactly how you want to decorate the windows. Along with long, short curtains in the interior of the living room also look good. We will consider the features of the choice in this article.
Before every hostess, when she wants to update the design of an apartment or simply improve the windows, the question arises: which curtains are more suitable for the living room - short or long.
It is generally accepted that window sill curtains are more suitable for the kitchen. But in fact, it all depends on the style in which your living room is decorated and, of course, on your desire.
Short curtains have their advantages. The window sill is at your disposal at any time. The batteries are not covered, which means that the room is warmer. It is easier to care for such products, and less fabric is required for their sewing.
Consider options for cropped curtains, which are popular today and are successfully used in the design of any interiors.
Styles minimalism and classics imply Roman curtains. They completely close the window, and when raised, lie in even folds.
Look like them english, the only difference is in the lifting mechanism. Tapes can be used instead. When the curtain needs to be raised, the ribbon is tied at the required height.
There is also such an option as Austrian cylinders… But they look too festive, so they are not suitable for every room. Make sure they don't get out of style.
A large amount of fabric requires french curtains. This is where the material is gathered together and it has many folds. Often it does not need to be lifted, and it is better to use a transparent fabric for this design, which at a certain time, if necessary, can be closed with heavier curtains.
Roll-up models include the so-called curtains "Stagecoach"… The curtain is rolled up manually and secured with tapes. They are also made original by the nuance that the reverse side is usually of a different color.
Curtains look unusual "Cafe"… There is a rod in the middle of the window. It looks very stylish. But if you want to close the top of the window, decorate it with a lambrequin.
Materials and colors
Short curtains are made from a wide variety of fabrics. The voile is ideal for French style air curtains. For Austrian cotton is suitable. Curtains from the header are relevant.
The color of the curtains depends a lot on the overall color scheme of the room.
After all, the design of the window should be in harmony with furniture, wallpaper, and other decorative elements.
In a small room, you can use a geometric or floral pattern. If a lot of colors are already present in the living room, choose calm tones for window decoration.
Avoid curtains that match the color of the walls. They will just merge. If in doubt about the choice of color, stop at white and beige shades, they are suitable for almost any interior.
When decorating a living room, keep in mind that designers have this rule: sixty percent should be the main color, thirty - additional and ten - this is an accent that is radically different from the first two. But all together should look harmonious.
For example, you have the color of the walls - in beige tones, the additional color present in the interior is green. If so, you can purchase turquoise curtains and a sofa.
If you don't know which color to choose, listen to yourself: pay attention to which color soothes and pleases you, which shades are more typical for your wardrobe… Take it as a basis. And experiment with it. It is not necessary to choose a sofa of the same color for the curtains. It can be a carpet or a chandelier.
Decor and accessories
Short curtains can transform the space and highlight the dignity of the home. This is especially true for a small room. If there is a TV and a sofa near the window, short curtains are the best fit here. And if the window is not large, but small, then this is even more your option. Choose just the color you want and the style you want.
In the living room we spend holidays and just evenings with family and friends. Therefore, I want it to be especially cozy and beautiful here. Short curtains can be successfully complemented with a lambrequin. Moreover, there are simply a huge number of options.
In addition, you can purchase various accessories to decorate your curtains.
Better yet, do it yourself. It won't take much time, but your jewelry will definitely be exclusive.
And you will definitely choose what you need for your interior.
Buy or search in your lockers and chests for beads, artificial flowers, crystals, ribbon, scraps of fabric.
A light snow-white curtain will be even more attractive if you fasten the pendants at the bottom, made of crystals and small satin bows. Very romantic and gentle.
The same effect can be achieved with large blue or red beads.
Pendants in the form of a delicate bud on a satin ribbon will help to add grace to your curtain in the living room.
You can make small hooks from satin ribbons, crystals and flowers.
All this will look perfect on short curtains, accessories will emphasize their beauty and add zest to the interior.
An important role in the choice of short curtains is played by the fact that they are easy to care for. They do not need to be constantly straightened and laid. You make it a lot easier for yourself when washing and ironing these cloths.
For information on how to sew short curtains, see the next video.