Curtains create a special aura and can profitablyto complement any interior. Nuances in the selection of the correct textile window decorations, there are many, but the main is the choice of fabrics for sewing curtains. That it imposed the requirements of aesthetics, practicality and high durability, so today's article, we have devoted to what criteria should be guided by acquiring material for curtains.
You may well save by purchasing ready-madethe curtains of the budget available to the tissues, but most likely, they will not work to your windows size and will look cheap. In addition, the remote pick up textiles, which is precisely suited to the style of the room and its color scheme, a person without specific skills will not be easy.
The advantage of tailoring curtains to order in the cabinIt lies in the fact that the specialist on-site will be able to choose the fabric and style of curtain from a large selection offered in different price categories, calculate their consumption and the value of work. Next, we describe in detail about the rules of selection of fabrics for curtains.
We take into account the purpose and features of the room
At first glance, perhaps, it would seem,if the design of the room curtains - it's not difficult, and choose the fabric for them is not difficult. But this is not the case, because we need harmony and functionality, and therefore, should take a closer look at the problem, because, to the different rooms have different requirements.
Curtains for living room
Since this central room of each house, and the interior it often is made with great care, and the textiles for curtains need to choose appropriate.
For smaller living rooms with low standardceilings, better to choose a light flowing fabrics from natural fibers with an admixture of synthetic (velvet, silk, linen, fine wool fabric, viscose). With their help, the room will look light and curtains - sturdy and practical.
The spacious rooms can allow the use of a dense heavy fabrics (jacquard, velvet, brocade) that will create a beautiful drape and pelmet on large windows.
If in the living room will issue a window with a door,leading to the loggia, it is better to choose fabric with a high content of synthetic fibers, which can be easily cleaned or washed, because you will inevitably touch the curtains.
Bedroom: choose the fabric for curtains
In this room, the choice of fabrics for curtains dependsmainly on your style and needs. For example, in a bedroom in the Oriental style looks good taffeta, silk, brocade, jacquard; country or provence means light translucent textiles of natural origin (cotton, linen); modern bedroom involves the use of concise, but good-quality fabrics (cotton with polyester, taffeta light or dark shades, jacquard with silk thread).
Selection of tissue depends on the locationrooms, size of windows, and light, the house floor. For example, a brightly lit bedroom with access to the loggia, terrace or garden, it should draw the curtains of dense tissue type blekaut (English -. Blackout), which even in the midday time reliably protect the room from the sun.
To the north bedroom is better to choose a semi-transparent tulle and a light curtain function, which you close the windows at night.
Very beautiful, noble and, most importantly, it is appropriate, in the bedroom curtains flowing look, soft to the touch fabrics, a little creeping across the floor. This technique makes the atmosphere of relaxation and luxury.
Kitchen: choose the fabric for curtains
In such a specific room it is recommended to use only practical, better artificial tissues in the form of concise Roman blinds or curtains with a small assembly factor.
The fabric should be easy to clean or wash,attract dust and, if necessary, to protect from the sun. The best choice for the main curtains in the kitchen becomes translucent polyester fabric, which will disperse the bright rays of the sun, and will not completely block the view from the window.
In the kitchen, especially small, it is better to useor functional curtain (Roman shades), or tulle or translucent blinds. Avoid layers of textiles in the room, - cleaning will be easier and faster.
In the children's room requirements curtain textilespresented special: fabric have to be natural, breathable, but to be, with a particularly practical, due to the constant risk of various contaminants.
It is therefore necessary to take carefullythat you choose when it comes to the children's room. Here you need to use linen, cotton, wool fabric with a smooth texture, and a small admixture of synthetic fibers (polyester, nylon). It will provide a longer service life of fabrics, easy cleaning, and the curtains will not wrinkle much.
We expect the number of tissue
Before going to the store or boutique tissue shouldto know the exact size of the window (height, width), the space around the window (the interval from the top of the window opening and to the eaves to the ceiling, cornice length. Accordingly, it is possible to select the desired width of fabric, or the assembly coefficient (1.5 to 3)
Next, you need to specify the style of curtains:
• For static (decorative) curtains ratio of 1.2-1.5 is sufficient.
• Functional curtains (which is closed and opened the window opening) should be thicker - factor of 2-2.5.
• To build tulle ratio is the highest need - 2.5-3.
Selection of decorative braid, which createsassemble cloth, it is also important, because you can use a simple wafer, or more intricate as the "glasses" with a certain rhythm and pattern, emerging as a result. Bands may be a small height (from 2 to 5-6 cm.), And high (8 - 15 cm.), Overlapping a cornice. Consequently, it also depends on the required length of fabric:. Order curtains height of 2.50 cm high braid, you risk getting a product on the 5 to 10 cm shorter, because it will take the necessary centimeters tape..
Remember that the lion's share of all fabrics for curtains(Especially natural) in the width of 1, 5m. Therefore, to get thick curtains need to connect several panels longitudinal seam. Also, the calculation should take into account the tissue hem allowances on top and bottom curtains (10 and 20 cm., Respectively).
The properties of fabrics for curtains
Now let's talk directly about the kinds of fabrics for curtains, their features, pros and cons.
Without a doubt, have significant advantages withaesthetic standpoint of appearance. In addition, they are breathable, easy to drape, hypoallergenic, looks expensive and presentable. However, natural fabrics are subject to burnout, they crumple, lose their form at the wrong care, require special cleaning.
Silk - Lightweight material is expensive, but also expensiveand looks. Demanding, it can not be washed, can not be used for sewing curtains unlined (it is obligatory), quickly burn out, wrinkled, absorb odors. It is better to use separate bedroom or living room with access to the north.
Linen - Comfortable fabric breathes, with drapery formscoarse wrinkles, wrinkled, after washing sat down and give in difficult ironing. Curtains linen recommended for children's rooms, bedrooms bright, traditional living rooms.
Velvet and velor - Fleecy fabric, sturdy and soft formnice folds in the drapery, but equally beautiful jet. Curtains made of velor do not crumple, and velvet should be cleaned carefully and can not knead. This material is available in different shades and looks great in living rooms, bedrooms, office. categorically not suitable for children and kitchen.
Jacquard - May be natural, and with an admixture ofsynthetic fibers, therefore equally applies to the natural, and artificial tissues. Curtains Jacquard easy to wash, they practically do not crumple, and quickly returned to form, the material is suitable for creating swags, great drape, but the fabric is easy to leave the tightening surfaces. Not recommended for children's rooms and walk-through.
Curtains of polyester, nylon and acrylic wrongbreathe well, so the room can feel the lack of air. Nevertheless, artificial fabrics easy to care for fabric curtains do not crumple, do not fade, easy to clean and even erased in the machine. Some people tissue of synthetic fibers, nevertheless, can cause allergies. Use curtains are needed in the kitchen, hallway, on the veranda, balconies, spacious living room, but for children's bedrooms and - not recommended.