How to choose curtains for windows: 5 typical examples

Textile design is a special theme in interior design. With the help of fabrics and their successful application, the house can be made truly cozy and elegant. But all is well in place. That is why it makes sense to talk about the design of curtains not generally, but with an orientation to specific conditions and window shapes that are characteristic of our area.

What to choose curtains: tips

In this article we will reveal some principles, following which you can emphasize the architectural advantages and hide the disadvantages.

Window with door to the balcony

This window design is typical for residents of the CIS countries. Its a plus in functionality, a minus in appearance. The L-shaped form and the battery, hidden under the window, do not contribute too much to a pleasant aesthetic perception of this kind of opening. Nevertheless, competently beat him with textiles is possible.

Curtains for windows: how to choose

The big mistake of many is that, trying to hide the imperfect shape of the window, the owners devote so much time to its design that they themselves provoke a sharp attention in this particular part of the room. Although it’s worth doing the opposite. If you do not like the shape of the opening, ignore it. Hang simple straight curtains and tulle without a pattern. Design this window the way you would design it, if it were just rectangular. On the one hand it is possible to pick up the curtain.

If it will be logical for the arrangement of furniture, you can put some piece of furniture in front of that part of the window that does not reach the floor – a chair or sofa, for example.

Curtains for windows: how to choose
Curtains for windows: how to choose

Tip: In the case of the design of the window with the door, make sure that you can use the passage comfortably, minimally using curtains and tulle.

Place the curtains on either side of the window, and divide the tulle into 2, or even three parts, so that the cut between them falls exactly on the door area. Then you can easily move the curtain in the place where it is functionally necessary, without violating the overall picture. These cuts with the correct hanging of the curtains will be completely unnecessary, but will significantly affect the fact that the curtains will always look neat and you will not spend the effort to put them in order several times a day.

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Curtains for windows: how to choose

Rectangular window

This window shape is also pretty standard. The window can be both 150 cm high, and 2m and above. This form is good for its conciseness and simplicity. Performing the main function – to let in daylight, the window does not create additional architectural accents, therefore it does not tie the owners to any style, but is a neutral element that will look good in any situation.

Rectangular windows in living rooms are best decorated with curtains to the floor – even, falling.

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Curtains for windows: how to choose
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Curtains for windows: how to choose
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Curtains for windows: how to choose

In the kitchen, for example, it is better to use something more concise and functional – Roman curtains, Japanese, Austrian, roller blinds and the like..

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Curtains for windows: how to choose
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Curtains for windows: how to choose
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Curtains for windows: how to choose

Corner windows

If the window is angular, it is better to draw a cornice along the entire length, and a curtain on both sides of the window. If the window is quite large, it makes sense to hang two curtains in the corner and calculate the material so that they close evenly with the side.

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Curtains for windows: how to choose

 Semicircular windows

Such windows can be with completely different diameters – rounding off the floor or a flat window, in which we see a semicircle only in its upper part. Nevertheless, for almost all windows of this type, the curtain rod should be installed above the opening itself. Such curtains cover sunlight as much as possible, and in the open position – give the room monumentality and visually add height to the ceilings. In the case when the window architecture is especially beautiful or it is decorated with thin transverse and longitudinal slats, curtains can not be hung at all.

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Curtains for windows: how to choose

Round windows and other complex window shapes

No matter how strange it sounds in an article about curtains, it is still not recommended to hang windows of this kind with textiles. Of course, if there is a need to hide private rooms from prying eyes, then you need to do this. In any other situation, you can do without textiles – because it is designed to improve the appearance of the window, which you now look great.

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Curtains for windows: how to choose
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Curtains for windows: how to choose
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Curtains for windows: how to choose

These are simple tricks. As you can see, the modern course of life increasingly dictates the laconicism and simplicity of forms, the same applies to textiles. Do not forget about the main purpose of windows and their functionality, and you yourself will come to how your window should look.