The design of the second light is one of the modern design options for rooms with ceilings over 4 meters high. Several rows of windows distribute natural light throughout the space in soft waves, creating an atmosphere of lightness and luxury.
Decorating second light windows with curtains is not an easy task for an unprepared person, but doable.
Decorating such window openings allows you to combine full-size curtains with weightless tulle, translucent curtains.
At the same time, do not forget about the special requirements associated with non-standard parameters proposed for solving the upcoming task
The large weight of the curtains definitely requires reinforced fastening of the cornices.
- Curtain control problem. In order to close or move the curtains apart, you will need a special device - a cornice with an electric drive and a remote control.
- When counting on the help of lifting mechanisms, you need to keep in mind that they are effective only at a height of up to 4 meters. Above, they will not hold even lightweight fabrics.
- The choice of fabric. It should be light, not too demanding to care for, because such a large canvas is very difficult to care for. For example, velvet in this case is a rather problematic fabric.
- Whether the windows will be closed completely, or the curtains will decorate the window spans - the texture and model of the curtains depends on this.
And the last, but probably the most important problem is how the manipulations will be made to install the cornices and replace the curtains. If the height of the walls is 7-10 meters, there will not be a single suitable step-ladder or ladder
In the design of the second row windows in the living room, they often use translucent airy tulle, weightless organza, leaving the opportunity to admire the view from the window, in addition, they create coziness in the house. The desire to see tulle curtains on the windows in a wooden house echoes the need for privacy at night - blinds and roller blinds are used for this.
The choice of one of the solutions largely depends on the general concept of the interior style of the house. The modern style goes well with the laconicism of classic straight curtains on the sides and "pleated" lifting systems, Roman blinds, as well as:
- overlapping curtains;
- Italian curtains;
- French (marquises).
When choosing a fabric for curtains, decorative curtains, flowing curtains, you need to consider how prone they are to drapery. The soft fabric creates beautiful flowing folds. Hard fabric almost does not drape, folds will puff up ugly.
How to choose?
The beauty of tall windows does not need excessive decoration, they already look majestic and solemn.
When choosing a style, model of curtains for a cottage, you need to focus on the height of the walls.
Too high, such as 7-10 meters, is a reason to consider a two-tiered arrangement, when the upper part of the curtains remains stationary and the lower part is adjustable.
In the design of tall windows, preference is given to soft, natural or mixed fabrics, while the percentage of synthetics should not exceed 50%:
- veil, tulle, organza, muslin;
- guipure, silk, taffeta, cambric, wool, tapestry and others.
The colors of the fabric, merging with the colors of the walls, visually make the room more spacious. Monochromatic curtains look advantageous on walls with a bright and textured print.
For a spacious room, choose a fabric with a large pattern; in small rooms, the pattern should be small. Vertical stripes on tall windows look out of place, variegated walls are combined with plain fabrics.
Designers develop an endless variety of curtain options for double light rooms. Everyone brings their own vision, understanding of space and texture, so there are no strict canons.
Slanting curtains in a cottage with double light
The chalet-style cottage, adapted for urban architecture, retains the basic laws of a Scottish hunting lodge - a sloping roof with a strong slope and the same geometry inside. The double row of windows is exactly the same as the ceiling outline. The designer decided to only slightly drape the panoramic French window with pastel-colored linen curtains and transparent black guipure curtains. Black beams, loft-style lamps, combined curtains create a graphic ensemble.
French curtains in the hall with double light
Weightless awnings draping the first and second rows of atrium windows soften the harsh dazzling light of direct sunlight, turning them into soft, diffused, covering the space with a weightless blanket. A double row of panoramic windows makes the room light and airy even in cloudy weather.