In a modern apartment, a glazed loggia is, in fact, the same full-fledged small room. It often becomes a favorite place to relax, drink tea, read or sleep. It is impossible to give it a complete look and create a feeling of coziness without curtains, fortunately, the variety of modern models allows you to choose an option taking into account all the features of this room.
Rolled or roller blinds
A very popular solution for loggias and balconies. They are narrow fabric canvases that, using a special mechanism, can be easily lowered to the desired length and raised, thereby adjusting the level of illumination. The advantages of this option include:
- fixation on the frame, without additional curtains;
- stylish appearance;
- dense fabric impregnated with a special dust-repellent compound;
- ease of handling - they are not inflated by the sail from the wind, and do not interfere with opening and closing windows;
- long service life (sometimes up to 25 years).
Recently, the "day-night" variety of transparent and opaque strips of fabric has become fashionable. By alternating these stripes, you can adjust the level of illumination on the balcony.
Unlike roller blinds, this model does not roll, but gathers in horizontal stripes into graceful draperies. One of their main advantages is that in the closed position they fit snugly against the window, thus not taking up unnecessary space.
The wide range of materials from which they are made makes it easy to combine them with any type of interior. For example, laconic whites will be appropriate in the style of minimalism, and more lush, with a floral pattern, decorated with braid - in the style of Provence. Often they make alternation - a one-color canvas - with a pattern, which greatly enlivens the space.
An excellent summer option. They are usually produced as roll or roman models. They allow air to pass through well even in a closed position and reliably protect even from the hottest sun. Such material and natural colors are perfect for connoisseurs of eco-design or will be appropriate on a loggia combined with a country-style room.
Regular lightweight sheer or translucent curtains always look great. The lightweight fabric is breathable and pleasantly diffuses sunlight, making it soft.
The best option is double curtains that move out to the sides in the middle of the window. You can choose any length - from short, not reaching the windowsill to floor length. But excessive length can create inconvenience in a small room.
It is important that the curtains are easy to move in and out. Large rings will significantly weigh down or simply ruin the appearance of the products, but large eyelets in the fabric itself will ensure trouble-free sliding. It is especially good to use metal eyelets.
Their main advantage is durability and ease of use. Good blinds do not fade, they do not need to be washed, only occasionally wipe with a damp cloth, they rarely break and protect well from the sun.
When choosing, preference should be given to horizontal models, since they take up less space than vertical counterparts. Blinds are often combined with thick curtains and curtains.
One of the newest varieties, but already very popular. Unlike traditional blinds, they are made from corrugated polyester fabric, but they can also be easily operated with a chain or cord.
Thanks to various options for the mechanisms of movement of the cornices, the pleats can be installed not only on ordinary, straight, but also on arched, triangular, trapezoidal and round balcony windows at any desired angle.
Austrian and French
Their main distinguishing feature is lightness and airiness with a sufficiently large amount of material. They are made of a single piece of fabric, repeatedly laced along the entire length. With the help of cords, the canvas can be gathered in beautiful folds and its length can be adjusted. Austrian curtains are usually made of tulle, while French curtains are made of silk, often with bright floral patterns, and decorated with braid, bows or fringe.
Such a model looks good on a long loggia of about 6 meters, as it does not seem boring and monotonous, which is important for an elongated space.
Curtains and curtains
Such varieties are suitable only for balconies and loggias, glazed to the floor. If the sun is a rare visitor on this side, then it is better to choose translucent, light curtains. But if you have a south side, then preference should be given to dense curtains made of light, but not transparent fabric.
Also, do not forget about beautiful lambrequins to collect canvases. Well-chosen lambrequins serve as an important decorative element and complement the overall interior.
Unlike the living room or bedroom, when choosing curtains for the loggia, it is better to abandon dark tones in favor of light ones, sometimes even white and transparent ones. Neutral colors will look good - olive, ecru, light beige or peach.
Models with a floral pattern look beautiful. If the background is white, then the floral pattern can be very colorful. Products with a graphic design have an original look. In general, the color scheme should be combined with the general design of the loggia itself or the room to which it adjoins.
With your own hands
Making curtains with your own hands is not such a difficult task, and sometimes this is the only way out if you have a non-standard room.
The easiest to manufacture are Roman blinds. To sew them, you will need: a fairly dense and well-shaped fabric, wooden slats according to the number of planned folds, metal rings, a weighting bar, a strong cord as long as two lengths and one width of the future product, cornice and Velcro for fastening
- To determine the length of the fabric, measure the width of the frame and add 2 cm for the allowances;
- Open the product, sew the pockets for the slats;
- Use crayons, stitches or pins to mark the folds;
- Hem all edges;
- Attach one of the pieces of Velcro;
- Fold and stitch the bottom twice, insert the weight bar;
- Insert the slats, and attach the rings;
- Pass the cord along the rings;
- Attach the canvas, and connect the cords.
The way the curtains are attached depends on the model you choose and the characteristics of the room. If you prefer curtains, curtains or French curtains, you will need to install a curtain rod.
It is possible to mount an ordinary cornice and hang curtains as in the room if the windows are separated from the ceiling by a brick or concrete layer. The cornice can be:
- Round, in the form of a wooden or metal bar with rings and hooks;
- Sliding (or telescopic) - a sliding bar with a spring mechanism, which is placed in a spacer between opposite walls;
- Busbar (plastic or aluminum), with hidden grooves and hooks for fastening;
- For light curtains, you can use a well-taut, thick line.
It must be remembered that the cornice should be 10 cm above the frame, and its width should exceed the width of the window opening by 20-30 cm.
The windows on the loggia are usually much larger than the other windows of the apartment, they have more sashes and they provide illumination of the adjoining room. Therefore, when approaching the choice of curtains, the following points should be taken into account:
- They perform not only decorative, but also an important sun protection function. Therefore, you should think about whether the fabric will fade in the sun. Otherwise, the neat appearance will be lost very quickly.
- Access to windows and balcony doors must remain free;
- Wide and heavy cornices "eat up" an already narrow space (the width of a standard loggia is not more than 120 cm), so it is better to choose models that are mounted directly on the frame or to the ceiling;
- For the same reason, it is better to abandon unnecessary decorative elements - heavy fringes, bows and large lambrequins.