7 main mistakes when choosing curtains

Textile design is of great importance in the holistic perception of the interior. This is especially true for window decoration. It is extremely important to choose such an element of decor carefully and not to miss the main thing..

How to choose curtains for home: tips

Based on the fact that everyone has different tastes, we do not want to limit you in the choice of fabrics, colors and method of drapery. We will discuss just a few points to avoid..

Error 1. Too artsy textiles

Danger: Congestion of the interior

How to avoid: Do not consider textiles as a separate design element. The whole secret is to look at each item of the future interior with an eye on all other things, colors and combinations. Only with the understanding that you already have enough bright spots, or vice versa, you need to “dilute” the monochrome interior with bright shades, you can achieve the correct result.

And in no case do not get lost in the store. This, admittedly, is very difficult – when you go with the intention to buy a simple plain fabric of the desired color – after all, everything is replete with patterns, ornaments, combinations. And there is a temptation to succumb to temptation. The worst thing that can be done in such a situation is to immediately buy a piece of fabric that is radically different from the originally conceived. Wait at least the next day and make sure your decision wasn’t rash.

“Remember – at most one thing can be accented – a cornice, tulle or curtain. One of these elements is allowed to be “more active” and take on maximum attention. ”

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Error 2. Inconsistency of tulle and curtains in density

Danger: Imbalance in texture and harmonious perception

How to avoid: By default, curtains should be slightly heavier than tulle. Therefore, choose a fabric at the same time and ensure that there is no inconsistency. This is especially important to consider when choosing a tight tulle. In this regard, such a popular flax today may be somewhat puzzling to you, because here it is quite difficult to find a light weightless fabric without impurities.

“If you have chosen a lightweight window design and decided to ennoble it with just one curtains or a light transparent cloth, you won’t have to worry about compliance.”

This method works perfectly and has a beneficial effect on the overall perception of the room. Just before you make your choice on it, once again make sure that your batteries under the window and the view behind it are of a good aesthetic appearance.

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Mistake 3. Wrong consumable calculation

Danger: Inconsistency with expectations

How to avoid: Ideally, you should, of course, consult a professional. It’s better if this is the person who will sew and hang the curtains for you – in a word, the person responsible for the final version.

“Otherwise, you run the risk of miscalculating and then discovering that the curtains“ like in the picture ”that you have long dreamed about, look completely different, because the assembly turned out to be one and a half, and not double, for example.”

To eliminate these discrepancies, determine before the curtain designer what final result you want to achieve and ask to help you calculate the amount of consumables.

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Mistake 4. Adding an insane amount of detail.

Danger: Curtains will look tasteless

How to avoid: When you come to a textile salon, don’t be tempted. You should not buy all the beautiful holders, fringe, brushes and other decorative elements, if initially all this was not in the plans.

Remember – window design should be very concise.

And any excesses (except for direct and consistent correspondence to historical styles) are perceived as bad taste.

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Error 5. Incorrectly selected shades.

Danger: Violation of the holistic perception of the entire interior

How to avoid:  The same shades, the opposite in color spectrum or just additional bright accents – this is already secondary. The main thing is a good combination.

The first and main criterion in choosing the appearance of textiles for windows is its color. It must be in harmony with the rest of the gamut in the room.

If you plan to buy green curtains, and you already have a green sofa, be sure to compare the degree of color saturation and the impurities in it of other shades. After all, no one will deny that emerald and swamp are two radically different shades, and their unreasonable combination will not add charm to your decor. In such cases, it is better to come to the store with a piece of the right fabric, a plaque, or at least a few high-quality photos of an already purchased object, taken in daylight.

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Error 7. The incommensurability of the size of the curtains

Danger: Pattern mismatch

How to avoid: When choosing fabric, be sure to voice the height of your ceilings and the required length of the curtain. This is important, because not all the fabric is the same in width of the skein. And in certain cases, it may be necessary to cut it off not along, but across. What threatens you with a change in the direction of the picture exactly 90 degrees.

“Then Indian cucumbers, for example, can“ lie down ”horizontally instead of vertically.”

This question is not always fundamental, because there are many fabrics that can be turned over. But better protect yourself and ask this question to avoid annoying troubles.

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