There is a proverb that the eyes are the window to the soul. The windows in the house can be compared to the eyes, which are the soul of the room. Entering the house, the gaze first of all falls on the windows, on their textile design. The impression is influenced by the texture of the fabric of the curtains, the color and accessories with which it is decorated. One of the most common curtain decorations lately is magnetic holders.
Features of the
A couple of years ago, to decorate the curtains, garters made of braid ribbons and various hairpins were used, but magnetic ties have supplanted them due to their practicality, beauty and convenience.
With the help of such potholders, it is very easy to model curtains and give them a new look. If the daily interior of the room is pretty fed up, then it is easy to fix it with such a small but beautiful accent on the curtains.
If the curtains are heavy and lined, not every bow or clip can handle this and hold the curtains in place, and magnetic fasteners do the job easily. They firmly hold the fabric and prevent it from slipping out.
Considering that the holders have a convenient shape, they can be easily fixed anywhere on the curtain - in the middle, on the side, or not high from the floor. Magnetic clamps do not require any additional pins and fasteners. No need to drive additional nails into the wall or attach any hooks. The very design of the holders is not intended for such actions.
A positive feature of the holders is that they do not spoil, do not perforate, do not scratch the fabric, unlike other devices.
Magnetic holders are a simple design consisting of two small magnets and a tight braid or rope that connects them together. Moreover, the length of the braid itself can be absolutely any.
The curtain is held in place by a ring, which is formed by attaching two magnets together.
Depending on the type of curtains (tulle, organza, gabardine, crepe - satin, brocade and hairstyle), the clips used will differ. Accordingly, small magnets will hold light fabric, and larger ones will hold heavy ones.
Curtain magnets are easy to apply to both window curtain and door curtain.
The door curtains are made of lightweight canvas or mesh with magnets attached. Such a grid can be monochromatic or multi-colored with a pattern. Such curtains are mounted in the doorway.
Manufacturers present several options for attaching the mesh:
- using special hooks;
- silicone suction cups;
- on double-sided tape.
It is very easy to use such a curtain. On the inside of the curtain, magnets (or magnetic tape) are attached, as soon as a person or animal passes through the door, the edges of the curtain open, and then immediately close behind the person entering. This is because the magnets on the curtain are of different polarity and once they are disconnected, they are quickly attracted to each other.
Such a curtain is a serious obstacle for mosquitoes and debris from the street. It also allows fresh air to enter the house unhindered. They are often purchased for summer cottages. This design does not prevent pets from entering the house.
Curtain magnets are made from completely different materials and decorated with beautiful elements. Manufacturers offer a wide range of magnetic holders for any, even the most demanding taste.
The types and forms of the decorative part of the clamps are very diverse and it will not be difficult for any housewife to choose exactly what is needed only for her.
Magnetic pickups are of the following types:
Made from textiles - the price of such products is not high, due to this, such magnetic pickups are in great demand. Decorative pintucks are available in a variety of models. Manufacturers offer hooks with flowers from fabric, leather, various ribbons and tassels. Holders of this type are recommended for use with lightweight canvases. Designers advise purchasing such accessories for decorating a room in an oriental or classic style
Made of plastic. Finding the right product is not difficult. These clips are suitable for supporting light to medium-weight curtains. They are suitable for modern interior decoration
Wooden or wood-like - magnetic pintucks, made of natural material, will have a beneficial effect on the environmental situation of the premises and are perfect for the classic style of the interior. Wooden products are recommended to match the color of the furniture. They are great for heavy curtains
Made of stone. There is a wonderful imitation of precious stones. There are many variations on the theme of insects - most often butterflies and dragonflies, which will look very original in any interior
Metallic made in the form of various patterns and covered with gilding or silver. These holders shine brightly and fit perfectly into the high-tech style. The latches will add a rich look to any curtains
What kind of forms the manufacturers have not come up with for their customers. Clips are sold in the shape of a ladybug, mushrooms, stars, flowers and other patterns. The imagination of designers is inexhaustible, products are sold for every taste.
There are laconic examples of neutral shades and designs that fit any interior. Decorative finishing of clamps made of shells, leaves and other natural materials and their imitation is widespread.
How to use it correctly?
Very often, magnets are used not only as a tack for curtains, but also as a worthy replacement for fasteners on the cornice itself. Thanks to such clamps, it is easy to form waves on lambrequins.
Magnetic clamps are also called clips. They are connected to each other and fabric is attached between them. A string is passed through the resulting loop, so that when the curtain moves, the fabric does not fray. This way of using the holders is convenient only if the curtain is light, for heavy fabrics you will need a lot of magnets.
The easiest way to use - just disconnect the magnets and grasp the curtain, then reconnect the holders. That's all, the curtain is drawn.
Magnets can be sewn into almost any fabric, this gives room for imagination and increases the variety of options for decorating curtain tacks. It is only important to observe the style in which the room is decorated.
As a novelty, manufacturers sell curtain holders with a fragrance function, offering a choice of pleasant fragrances.
Magnetic curtains can be used in place of mosquito nets or light curtains in gazebos.
In order to increase the service life of such curtains, manufacturers do not recommend mounting them near radiators. They will last longer if you protect the magnets from mechanical damage.
How beautiful to pick up?
Curtains made of expensive fabrics are already a beautiful window decoration in themselves. And if you collect them, then the curtain will become more elegant. But not everyone knows how to pull curtains beautifully.
With the magnetic curtain holders, it is easy to pin the fabric in such a way that it forms a wrinkle. The collected curtains will slightly open the window sill and the room will become brighter. The hooks can be attached to the curtain at any level from the floor. The higher the grip, the wider the window sill will open.
To tie up the curtain beautifully, you can simply collect it in your hand and wrap it with braid with magnets around it. After that, fasten the magnets together.
Many housewives also offer such a design option for curtains. Several curtains are passed through the magnetic curtain holders. This creates an interesting window decor. Some put clips on the string itself and attach the curtain to them.
For more complex draperies, designers recommend using multiple magnets.
We offer several options for designing curtains:
- Drapery. This method is good because it does not require any special preparation and saves time. The curtain is gathered into beautiful folds and held together with magnets at any required height.
- Double folds. This method requires a couple of holders. The first method of assembling the canvas is repeated, but with an addition. We attach one holder higher on the curtain, the other lower, about 30-40 centimeters from each other. Thanks to this method of stitching on the fabric, you will get a beautiful fold. Magnetic holders must be of the same style.
- A method in which several magnets are attached at different heights. This makes it easy to play with shapes and folds on the curtain. Even the simplest curtains will take on a new look thanks to these holders.
Examples in the interior
Each room requires an individual approach in design, and you need to choose the clips for the curtains deliberately. The holders should match the texture of the curtains, furniture and color of the room.
Mainly, the grips are used in the following premises:
In the hall or living room. If it is necessary to focus on the curtains, juicy bright colors are selected that match the style of the room. Metallic items that are shiny, gilded or plated with silver will look good. Clasps interspersed with semi-precious stones or their imitation are welcome. Such grips will come in handy when decorating an interior in the Baroque or Empire style
In the bedroom. Considering that the bedroom is intended for relaxation, you need to choose calm colors and flowing shapes. If the curtains are made of heavy fabric, you need to purchase large magnets
In the kitchen. There is constant movement in this room. These kitchen accessories should not be large and cling to clothing. It is advisable to choose specimens made of plastic or light metal. They should be functional and practical and have the simplest design. Kitchen style is also considered when buying holders
In the bathroom. The main material for the clips is plastic. Other options for holders are possible, but the requirement for all is one - to be resistant to moisture. Hangers decorated with shells and other natural decorations are suitable here
For a children's bedroom. This type of jewelry is not recommended for use in a nursery. The child can break it or hurt himself with small parts. For example, put a magnet in your mouth
Using magnetic curtain holders and your imagination, it is easy to give the interior a new look every day. Thanks to the large assortment of stays, even the most annoying curtains will acquire an attractive look. And as you know, a beautiful interior has a positive effect on a person's mood.
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