Curtains are a very important element in the decoration of any premises, both residential and public. They are able to make the room more comfortable and create a homely atmosphere in it. Curtains are usually the final touch in any room renovation, so they need to be matched to the already glued wallpaper. Some choose curtains based only on their own tastes and wishes, but there are standard options that will look perfect anyway. It is important to consider the rules for choosing curtains to match the color and texture of the wallpaper.
The main rule for selecting curtains for certain wallpapers in a room is that you cannot purchase models from a fabric of a similar shade, completely repeating the color of the wallpaper. So the interior of the room will become boring and tasteless. If you want to choose very similar colors of these two interior elements, then it is important to consider the rule: the color of the curtains should differ by several tones, it is better if the curtains are slightly darker than the wall coverings. But it is still better to purchase products that are similar in color, that is, they will blend well with each other, but not repeat each other's shades.
It is better to choose options for curtains and wallpapers that are close in color to decorate a bedroom or living room. This combination can have a relaxing effect and the room will seem cozier.
It is also very important to consider that pastel colors of wallpaper are the most versatile, since they can be combined with absolutely any color of wall coverings. Nude tones will be acceptable in both light and dark rooms. The rules for choosing colors from the same gamut are fundamental, but you can deviate from it when you want to get a brighter combination. In this case, you need to give preference to a contrasting design, combining completely opposite colors - the wallpaper should be darker or, on the contrary, brighter than the color of the walls.
In case you want the wallpaper and curtains to match in color, it is better to purchase wall coverings of a certain color, and the curtains of a completely different shade, but with a pattern in a color similar to the wallpaper.
For bright rooms, try not to purchase window decoration with discreet light patterns, it will look uninteresting. In case you want to somehow revitalize your room, you can hang perfectly white curtains in it, they can even be with a slight pearlescent shade.
Also, some seek to add a third shade to the interior of the room by purchasing curtains, two layers or two sections of which differ in color. This is a risky decision, but easy to implement. In this case, one rule must be taken into account: the third color must be selected so that it is brighter than the other two, and at the same time it must go well with both of them. Compliance with all of the above rules will help create a harmonious atmosphere in any room.
We take into account the style of the room
When choosing a combination of different shades in a room, it is necessary to take into account its design style. For classic-style rooms, it is better to purchase curtains in the Modern or Classic style.Such models can be presented in several versions, the most popular of which is Baroque - very interesting and fanciful curtains that include several layers and are divided into sections. They differ in that they need to be hung on luxurious wooden curtains, as well as decorated with beautiful tulle. Such curtains are perfect if your room in a classic style is covered with wallpaper made from natural materials and having a rather dense texture.
Romanesque curtains, which are characterized by severity and a minimum of unnecessary details, are completely opposite. Such curtains are suitable for any classic interior and will be a great addition to both the bedroom and the living room or study.
You can also give preference to French curtains, which are distinguished by many sections, as well as special grace. They are more suitable for a large apartment or a country house in which the windows are made in the form of arches. Such models are considered low classics and are perfect for an interior decorated in the same style.
Other recommendations based on the style of the room:
- For apartments decorated in style Modern, Austrian curtains, which are sliding models decorated with fringes and fringes, are best suited. They are perfect for wallpapers with a light and delicate texture.
- For a room decorated in style Country, curtains that are calm in color are best suited, it is better if they are pale yellow, beige or light green models.
- For rooms with style interiors Provence it is better to give preference to those made in light colors - beige, white, light coffee, milk and peach models.
Classic color combinations
When choosing wallpaper and curtains, it is important to correctly combine their shades, since not all tones are combined and ideally suited to each other. It is important to take into account some of the rules. If you want to visually expand the room, it is better to purchase curtains that most closely match the color of the wallpaper, but if you decorate the window and walls with contrasting colors, you will make the room visually smaller.
A classic option for the hall is a combination of shades of light champagne and dark chocolate. Such an interior will look very luxurious and elegant. Also, a good combination is the color of lilac and eggplant - this solution will make the interior of the room more chic.
An important rule of the classic color combination is that warm shades must be supplemented only with tones from a warm color scheme, and cold shades should not be diluted with warm ones, that is, they should never be mixed.
You can choose contrasting combinations, but all these options must belong to the same color group. Do not forget that warm colors can visually reduce the room, while cold ones, on the contrary, can expand it.
Matching to plain walls
If you have made a choice in favor of plain wallpaper, you need to choose the right curtains to transform the decor of the room. In this case, curtains decorated with large patterns are best suited; they diversify the interior of the room. Moreover, these can be both rather large single images, for example, some interesting ornament, interlacing of lines, a picture or large flowers, or a small, often repeated print. Curtains decorated with geometric patterns and abstract patterns are very popular now. They look great against the background of a plain wall covering and can make a room more interesting and varied in design.
Also, a bright pattern on the curtains is perfect for decorating a room with plain wallpaper, in which there is a large number of different furniture. But try not to use wallpaper that is bright in design, decorated with a variety of patterns with multi-colored curtains.This combination will look tasteless and ruin the interior of any room.
It is necessary to correctly take into account the combination of colors of curtains and monochromatic wall coverings:
To lilac wallpaper light curtains that are made of wicker materials are perfect. In this case, it is better to purchase curtains in pastel colors, and plain options are better suited. But you can diversify this ensemble with the help of various bows, fasteners, clips, and other accessories for decorating the window
It is better if these decor elements are perfectly combined with other interior items of the room.
A little harder to find curtains to green wallpaper. The latter can be both dark green and bright, light green. It is better to choose curtains for them in pastel or dark colors, and it is better to give preference to colors related to cold colors. You can choose lemon models made of light fabrics, they can be complemented with tassels or fringe. If you prefer to use darker curtains in combination with green wallpaper, it is better to give preference to emerald, brown, models, as well as indigo. You can revive such a room with the help of curtains with a not pronounced light pattern on them, it will help make the interior more lively and light
The easiest way is to match curtains to beige wall coverings. This is the most versatile option, which is always relevant and interesting, it is suitable for both a classic room and a modern design. The delicate colors of the curtains will help soften the interior and make it more delicate, so it is better to purchase peach, milk, caramel, light brown or yellowish curtains. In this case, it is better not to use bright decorative items on the curtains, since they will look too flashy and will not fit into such a cozy environment. For such a room interior, curtains made of light fabrics are better suited, but dense models can also be selected. They should be softened with thin tulle
To blue wallpaper silver or gray shades of curtains are perfect. This combination will be preferable if you want to make the atmosphere in the room more relaxed. If you want to diversify it, it is better to buy thick cornflower blue curtains, they will look very luxurious
- To yellow wallpaper you can pick up golden light curtains made of patterned fabric, they can soothe the rich color and bring harmony to the interior of the room.
- To the pink walls light colors of curtains work well. It is better if these are light white or pale peach models. This combination will look very cute and make the interior more delicate.
- To the brown walls you can choose both beige light curtains and golden or sandy denser options.
- To purple wallpaper gray or silver curtains are suitable, they perfectly dilute this bright shade.
- To the burgundy walls you can choose models of emerald color, this combination will look luxurious and interesting. You can also hang beige curtains decorated with beautiful golden ornaments.
- To red wallpaper white curtains are best. The combination of white and red is classic. It is better if these are monochromatic models, this will create a luxurious ensemble.
- To golden wallpaper it is better not to choose curtains in dark colors, instead of them you can put light models of fabric in warm colors. In this case, beige curtains with a peach pattern will look great.
Patterned finishing options
The most difficult thing is to choose the decoration of the windows if the wall covering has different patterns. The pattern can be either pronounced or pale, and the decorative elements can be both large and small. It is best to purchase plain curtains in a classic style for striped wallpaper, they should correspond to one of the shades on the walls and not be very bright.This applies to both vertical and horizontal stripes.
For floral wallpaper, you can choose curtains with the same pattern, but it should be of a larger size. Such decoration of the room will look very stylish and interesting.
Also, plain light curtains made of lightweight materials are perfect for striped or colorful wallpaper, since they are the most versatile. If you have wallpaper with gold or silver monograms, it is better to choose luxurious curtains with a metallic or pearlescent hue. They can also have a light golden pattern, repeating the ornaments on the walls, but smaller or, on the contrary, larger. This room interior will look very gorgeous.
In case you want to choose curtains with a print that repeats the pattern on the wallpaper, it is better to look for models that have a similar ornament, but on a different background. Otherwise, the room will look dull and faded, despite the bright drawings, they will be too monotonous.
We take into account the texture of the fabric
In addition to color combinations, it is also important to choose the right combination of fabric texture and wallpaper. The curtain fabric matched to the wall covering material will ensure a harmonious interior design. Thick and heavy wallpaper, such as vinyl, is best for hanging curtains of a fairly dense material in such a room. In this case, it is better to purchase curtains made of jacquard, cotton, linen. These dense and rough materials will be in perfect harmony with each other. In addition, velvet wallpapers will look great in this case, they will make the room more luxurious and diversify its interior.
For thin and lightweight wallpapers, thin fabrics such as tulle, pleated, organza, cambric and others are best suited. A light veil will look great on a wall with thin wallpaper that does not have a pronounced volumetric texture.
These rules for combining textures are fundamental, but not everyone prefers to follow them, because in some cases, curtains made of thin materials can visually "lighten" thick wallpaper. In this case, the curtains should be decorated with rather large accessories or patterns that will make them a little brighter and heavier. Large tassels, fringes, rhinestones, appliques or large rings are perfect. This can make the curtains more massive.
Another rule that must be taken into account before choosing curtains for a room covered with wallpaper with a pronounced relief is that such curtains should also have a repeating pattern that will stand out. It can be expressed both in the form of a conventional ornament, and in the form of embroidery or ties.
Also, when choosing, one should not ignore the texture of the furniture.
When choosing curtains according to the color of the wallpaper, it is not always necessary to adhere to the classic rules; you can sometimes use original contrasting combinations. A room with a black and white interior looks interesting, and in this case, curtains are most often black, and the wallpaper is left light. Such decoration of windows can bring charm to the room and make it more luxurious.
Also, for some rooms that do not differ in a classic design, for example, for a kitchen, living room or another room, you can select curtains that will completely differ in color from the color of the wall covering.
So, for example, you can choose mustard or sand-colored curtains for turquoise wallpaper, they will look very bright and original. The blue color of the walls is in perfect harmony with purple and lilac, such a bright combination will be the highlight of the interior of any room. Under the orange wallpaper, you can choose brown or golden curtains that will soften this bright and rich color.
In all cases of contrasting combinations, it is better to smooth out the contradiction in shades with the help of other interior items, such as furniture, namely its upholstery, and also with the help of carpets. Usually, the upholstery matches the color of the wallpaper, and the carpets match the color of the curtains. This contrast will look stylish and unique.
The combination of silver and white and silver and black looks very nice. In this case, the choice of what color to make the wallpaper, and what kind of curtains is yours, you just need to rely on your taste and imagination.
Useful tips for bright interior decoration
In order to decorate the interior with a twist, you can use some decorating techniques that are necessary in order to correctly place accents in all interior items. So, you can focus on one of the walls, which will completely repeat the pattern of the curtains you bought, and it is better if on this wall several colors of similar shades, differing by one or two tones, are combined. Also, a contrasting bright color should be introduced into this combination, which will also be present in the design of curtains.
Another way to create a bright interior design is to match the wallpaper to the color of the floor, but in contrast to the color of the walls. At the same time, the selected floor covering and the texture of the curtain material should completely repeat each other, and also have the same color.
In this case, the wallpaper will stand out brightly against the background of such a combination.
To create a bright interior, you can purchase beautiful and unusual models of curtains, and make seats for poufs, chairs or armchairs from curtain fabric. You can also make pillows and even bedspreads out of it if you are decorating a bedroom.
Wallpaper and curtains decorated with rhinestones and sequins are very beautiful and bright. They will bring a piece of magic into the room. Textured walls with decorative plaster or embossing are very popular now. For such wallpapers, curtains of a brighter shade with a similar texture are perfect.
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