Living room - the room in which the residents of the apartment spend most of their time. Therefore, the interior of the hall always takes a lot of time, effort and money. It is especially difficult to find good curtains, without which this space can easily lose coziness.
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It is not easy to choose a beautiful tulle that would be in harmony with the rest of the interior elements in the house. It is necessary to take into account at least the appropriateness of a particular color palette in the hall and, as a maximum, the features of the material, length, draperies and various accessories. Designers' offerings are full of different tulle ideas for the living room - from classic options in sheer solid voile to modern fashion designs in draped mesh with ribbon eyelets.
Basically, many people prefer plain long tulles made of organza, chiffon or veil. You can use them in different interiors and add accessories yourself. It is enough to buy one of these fabrics, sew it along the bottom, insert the braid - and the traditional curtain is ready. For originality, you can make bow folds or add silk ribbon rings and a gold cord for tying
Multi-window halls look good with two-layer tulle, which is edged on top with a lambrequin with ruffles. Although many people try to abandon massive dense structures in textile design, the majestic Rococo style is still popular with customers.
Before you go to a seamstress or shop for new curtains, you must first calculate their length. To determine the correct size, you need to rely on several important points:
- Room interior;
- Window type;
- Lighting of the space from the street side.
If the window is horizontal or it is in a niche, then you can safely choose tulle up to the windowsill. It looks good in small rooms. This option does not clutter up the space and creates coziness. In Provencal and Country styles, short curtains are quite popular. But they will look exquisite only if there is no radiator under the window.
And so that there is no feeling of "bare walls", it is worth adding some bright ornament under the windowsill. It can be a rectangular picture or a large wallpaper pattern. It is better to avoid short curtains in "sunny" rooms or choose a shade curtain in addition to light fabric for comfort.
Medium length tulle is rare today. Designers are of the same opinion that the footage below the windowsill does not always look harmonious. When tulle opens the window completely, it can look sloppy and tasteless. To remedy this situation, you need to pick up different parts of the tulle with curtains or special holders. If there is a battery under the windowsill, then this length option will again ruin the entire interior.
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These curtains will suit any interior and different types of windows, especially arched and French designs. Long tulle has always been a symbol of elegance and aesthetics in the interior. Large living rooms with them visually become even larger, and small ones receive comfort and warmth as a bonus. It is important that the curtains are below floor level. Otherwise, they will seem "shot".
The classic interior of the living room involves a composition of tulle and blackout curtains. This option will suit any apartment design, regardless of the chosen style. But contemporary ideas for room design know no bounds. Simplicity and minimalism are in vogue today.Therefore, even a plain tulle without lambrequins and curtains will look stylish and harmonious in any room.
Design novelties usually come from the distant past. Draped tulle, fashionable in the 18th century, is again in trend today. Today, very often it can be seen in the "New" section of catalogs of fabrics and curtains stores. In addition, folds do a good job of protecting the room from the sun's rays and the prying eyes of neighbors. Samples of style for bay window windows are the use of tulle in translucent edging and blackout curtains. Various combinations are possible here.
Many are mistaken that such a decorative model is suitable exclusively for classic interiors, but even Hi-tech, famous for the maximum simplicity of forms, does not deny this option.
On sale you can find a wide selection of materials from which tulle is made. Its main types are mesh fabrics, organza and veil. The structure of such materials is different: transparent, matte, patterned, lace. The design of the room will determine the choice of a particular fabric.
Tulle made from this fabric is very durable because it is dense in structure. In addition, due to its good dust resistance, the veil does not need to be washed as often as other types of materials. It is very easy to make draperies from it and add a variety of patterns. The density of the canvas will depend on the number of patterns on it. This fabric is softer than organza. It fits well with a catchy, bright design, because it is presented in a wide palette of colors (from snow-white to luscious scarlet).
Organza makes an airy, translucent tulle. This fabric is made of polyester. There is also a combined type of cloth made of viscose and silk fibers. But it is sold only in a few large Russian stores and is very expensive. Many residents of megalopolises do not take organza curtains, because it does not allow air to pass through well. But on the other hand, such fabric can be easily washed off and dries very quickly.
In recent years, this type of tulle has become very popular in the interior of the hall. It looks very elegant, so it often does not require additional decorative elements for itself. The mesh structure is made of synthetic fibers. Dust is constantly attracted to this material. Therefore, those who are allergic to it need to think about choosing a different material for the curtains.
This is a synthetic fabric. It is made of fibers that are tightly twisted together and keep their shape well. But thin material transmits light very well, so it is better to combine such a fabric with a denser one.
This tulle differs sharply from all other materials. It has a relief structure that is obtained from a tight weave of crepe threads. Chiffon looks very expensive. But processing it is very problematic: it is how much material that begins to crumble during turning. And his service life is short.
The most difficult thing in sewing is jacquard tulle. It is made of threads that differ in size and shade. Therefore, the fabric has a relief and many colors. Such a curtain is expensive, but it is difficult to find a similar material in terms of strength and splendor. It is in perfect harmony with oriental style, Rococo and Classics.
In textile design, it is important to pay attention to the interior of the room. A well-chosen tulle will become the main element in the decor of the space. Today, designers give the same preference to both classic styles and modern fashion trends.
This style gives preference to the traditional canons in the fashion world. The decoration of the window space combines translucent tulle and blackout curtains. In this version, short or medium length of curtains is not acceptable. Only long fabrics that visually make the ceilings higher. Drapery is a significant detail of this design. It adds volume to the decorative composition.Tulle with lambrequins, tassels and ruffles adds flavor to a classic style that will always be in trend.
Rococo's wealth and arrogance is manifested in the use of expensive fabrics. Silk and tapestry tulle frames the window space in tandem with a lambrequin, which is the main element of this style. A distinctive feature here is the golden threads interspersed with the material. Rococo is unrecognizable without drapery and ruffle. It is they who put an end to the design.
It is a combination of simplicity, lightness and originality at the same time. Chaos that is thought out to the smallest detail. Upon entering the hall, it seems that the tulle is a window covering, accidentally thrown over the curtain. Flowers in this style have no limits. The more unusual the combination, the better. A classic sign of Modernity is a curtain casually fixed to the side. For fastening, ordinary plain tapes or coarse cords are used. Anyone who appreciates the unusual form and content will appreciate the Modern.
New ideas for whimsical color and shape combinations can also be found in the Art Deco style. All shades of gold, browns and nude are available here. A distinctive detail of tulle in this style is patterns. Their choice is huge: from geometric shapes to abstractions of the East. For example, in catalogs for textile design, you can often find a very popular ornament - the symbol of the rising sun (a semicircle from Egyptian culture).
Small details and a large number of items are not for this style. He also discourages various halftones. Only uniform colors that instill a spirit of calm. Airy solid tulle is the choice of Minimalism. No drawings or patterns. The only original solution to this style is the possibility of combining curtains and blinds.
The tulle in this style is made of printed chintz. A prerequisite for Country is a special cut. The canvas should be divided into two equal parts. For greater solemnity, they can be connected with a lambrequin. The rustic styling of the curtains is made of checkered linen and cotton. But the main highlight of Country is tulle with large flowers of medium size, which is attached to the wall with a wide ribbon.
The nautical tulle is a fresh design discovery. This is a lush curtain made in cool shades of blue. The drapery gives the style more lightness and freshness. And lambrequins make it more strict and varied. The only drawback of this style is the change of seasons outside the window. For example, in winter, falling snow and blue fabrics in a nautical theme will not look very harmonious.
This style characterizes the modern way of life of young people as accurately as possible. Technology, high rhythm, precision, graphics. Interior items reflect all the best embodiments of human imagination. Tulle in this design with an unusual texture: threads stylized as metal are combined with 3D printing. The color range is limited to steel shades of a muted spectrum: bronze, gold, steel.
This style combines several styles: classic, Rococo and Baroque. A short tulle tied with a fringed tassel can hang on a molded cornice, and a light transparent curtain can be combined with heavy curtains of a classic style. The electic is both simple to elementary and regal. But expressiveness is achieved precisely when these opposites merge together. This style is not synonymous with disorder. On the contrary, it is based on a single artistic concept that combines various decorative details.
Smooth vertical lines are the hallmark of the Gothic. Geometry prevails here. Curtain materials in this style are made of chiffon or jacquard. Wooden curtains complement the created image.The colors of the tulle must be of uniform texture and made either in very light or deep dark shades.
The style of the East gave the design a fashionable direction, which today is popular not only in the southeastern countries, but also in the West. It cannot be confused with any other style. Luxurious dark colors in burgundy shades are combined with golden lace made from precious materials. This tulle will appeal to those who appreciate the richness of the interior decoration in the living room. The main detail here is the large number of draperies, patterns and rich colors.
The color of the tulle affects not only the design of the living room, but also the characteristics of the room. There are general trends in textile design that need to be followed to create a stylish interior. For example, a hall with windows facing the sunny side should be equipped with darker and denser curtains. Or if the space is small, then large patterns on the fabric should be abandoned. The depth of the color scheme, along with the ornament and fabric, makes an important contribution to the atmosphere of the living room.
Nude paints significantly expand the space. Yellow, orange and peach shades make the room brighter and brighter. It is better to choose them for dark rooms. White transparent tulle can look very sparse and cheap. Therefore, for greater presentability, it is worth buying a fabric two to three times longer than the curtain.
Dark tulle reduces the square footage. Blue, lilac and violet colors bring coolness to the room. Silver strands woven into the fabric create a festive mood, while glossy tones further enhance the lighting.
How to choose?
The difficulty in choosing tulle is that sometimes it is impossible to predict in advance whether any fabric will look organic in the window space or not. The best option is to consult with a seamstress and sew tulle in the workshop for the desired dimensions and personal design preferences. It is much more difficult to pick up the finished tulle.… Now the trend is curtains in two canvases. This design creates the effect of the right balance and harmony in the room. Tulle will be comfortable and organic in a room with a balcony. Such models are the most practical and popular in the textile industry. They are sold at any fabric and curtain store.
Double tulle on the eyelets will come in handy in a room with a balcony door. Due to the fact that it is often open in the summer, a lot of sunlight enters the room. Therefore, a set of two fabrics will protect the tulle from fading and the room from excessive lighting. And the rings will allow you to freely get to the balcony. In addition, this version of the curtains creates a kind of 3D effect in a small room. Curtains for two or three windows are perfectly combined with clips and ribbons, which must necessarily match the overall style of the living room. A very beautiful model for large living rooms - tulle of combined colors. Top - transparent organza material. Bottom - a combination of decorative elements. The option is perfectly combined with eyelets made of metal or plastic fittings.
How to hang correctly?
Tulle will look organic only when the right cornice is chosen. In stores you can see many different models, the diversity of which scatters your eyes.… But not all of them are convenient and practical. A single-row curtain is suitable for those who decided to decorate the room with tulle only. If curtains are also attached to the window on the window, then you will have to buy a multi-row cornice. A more practical option is structures that are attached to the ceiling. They will support almost any weight.
Tulle is hung on various fasteners: ribbon, plastic hooks, eyelets, woven loops. But the choice of fastener again depends on the combination of the window panels.A single tulle on the eyelets will look very cumbersome and pretentious, but if you add blackout curtains over the curtains, metal rings will take on a stylish and expressive image. The most difficult curtains are invented for windows of an unusual shape. Arched cornices are made of aluminum, so they fully adapt to the curvature of the window space. The arch requires at least two layers of fabric. Therefore, first of all, a translucent tulle is attached to a two-row cornice, and then curtains on top.
How to create folds?
For additional beauty of the textile interior, many create tulle draperies on their own.… There are a few simple techniques used for draping:
- One way… One direction creates identical folds;
- Towards each other. Achieved the effect of a triangular drapery;
- Bows. The triangular fold is turned over to the back and a bow is obtained.
Other sophisticated techniques combine several options. Hand drapery is replaced with curtain tapes of different widths. But folds made by hand last much longer than the tape method. The sewing machine drape method is also good enough:
- Make a braid on a typewriter, remove the threads from it and pull on them;
- Then, very carefully, smooth out the irregularities;
- Tie the ends of the threads together.
Layered tulle curtains add more variety in a variety of shapes and fabric directions. But making the folds is no longer so easy, so it is better to contact the atelier.
How to decorate?
Many are unhappy with shop tulle because of the clichéd standard patterns. But from the purchased nondescript curtains, you can easily arrange an original canvas that fits perfectly into the window space. Various brushes, fringed flounces, ruffles, unusual lambrequins in the style of Art Deco… But it is important to consider that the lambrequin is made from the same fabric as the tulle. The bando is much more difficult to sew because it is made of a very thick material. Tiebacks will not decorate all curtains, only voluminous and multi-layered ones. For example, the design of a single-color thin tulle with ties will look comically rustic.
Brushes go well with classic and Rococo style. Minimalism they no longer fit. Bows and ribbons are made for Modern, but not for the nautical style. But the decoration made with a twisted cord is ideal for him. Twisted fringes, elegant ruffles and delicate lace will recreate the romantic image of the living room. But it is necessary to work with it as carefully as possible, since it is very easy to break it.
For information on how to choose a tulle that perfectly complements the curtains, see the next video.