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Choosing the right curtains for the interior

A beautiful interior is created thanks to the skill of the master designers. A professional designer is able to arrange a room, create a calm, cozy atmosphere in an apartment, as well as functionally place the interior of all elements of the decoration.

Horizontal striped curtains in the interior of the living room

Curtains not only decorate the window, but also hide its flaws, or vice versa, emphasize the unusual configuration

Now there are few specialists who can help with the question of how to choose curtains for the interior of the house. And this is a very important element of the living space of an apartment. He is able to transform the design of a room beyond recognition. Therefore, we will highlight the maximum of nuances regarding the correct choice of curtains within the framework of this article..

Curtain elements

Before choosing a curtain, you need to understand their extensive characteristics. In addition to the different fabrics used in the manufacture, there are many different options for sewing, drapery, design of these products, not to mention the color of the curtains, their style, texture..

The main elements include the following parts:

  1. Lambrequin. Part of the curtain composition located at the top (covers the cornice). The lambrequin itself consists of smaller elements.
  2. Curtain. Made with dense fabric. It is located in the long part hanging on the sides. Has separate small components that decorate the interior.
  3. Curtain. Sewn with thin tulle, located across the entire width of the window wall.

The device of the classic curtains with lambrequins

Basic elements of curtains

All other components included in the curtain composition are additions, variations of these three parts. They are discussed in more detail in the article below..


It is difficult to imagine a modern curtain without this component. It has a chic, luxurious look. Experts focus on this particular part. Lambrequin consists of:

  • swag;
  • chill mold;
  • tie;
  • decorative finishes: cord, fringe, bugles.

Frill, swagi and other parts of the lambrequin

The main elements of the lambrequin

Various layouts such as asymmetrical hanging, fringe, straight zones, decorative folds make it possible to embody the design of a room with a variety of ideas..


The main element. Also called a curtain. It has different layouts, thanks to hooks, fringe, bugles, decorative cord. Usually done in two separate pieces hanging on either side of the wall. The most common curtains are sewn with an abundance of folds..

Classic style curtains on the bedroom window

Curtains are curtains made of dense fabric that perform not only a decorative, but also a protective role.

Suspension method on the cornice

The technology for hanging window curtains differs for a number of factors. It depends on the fabric of manufacture, the element of the curtain composition, as well as the style. There are the following pendants:

  1. Buttonholes and ties.
  2. Eyelets.
  3. Backstage.
  4. Braid.
  5. Clothespins, clips.

Curtains on fabric hinges with plastic rings

The number of loops is calculated so that they can support the weight of the curtain

Securing the curtain with clips and rings

When fastening to clips, no accessories are needed on the curtain itself.

Need to know. Eyelets are rings sewn into the edge of the curtain. The wings are a tunnel into which a cornice made of a metal pipe is inserted. Braid – a long cord that is threaded along the entire length of the curtain, thanks to which it can be arranged in any folds.

Chrome tube eyelets on cornice

With the help of eyelets, uniform, uniform folds are formed

Curtain with drawstring on the spacer cornice

The curtains on the wings are quiet

Curtain tape with triple braid

Curtains with braid gather in small folds that cannot be created using other fastening methods

Loops and ties are well suited to the French Provence style. Eyelets are ideal for Hi-Tech, Minimalism, Loft. For “Classics”, “Neoclassics” it is best to select braid. These interior styles are designed with austere lines and a neat cut. Ruches are inappropriate here.

Modern products

Now it is very fashionable to stand out from the gray mass. For this, the curtains are sewn in an exclusive design. It is no longer surprising to surprise anyone with ordinary fabric products. In 2018, it is fashionable to purchase:

  • roll products;
  • Roman;
  • Japanese;
  • italian;
  • London;
  • Austrian;
  • roller;
  • rope.

The latter type is interesting to use as a bed canopy. Rope curtains are attached to the ceiling, together with spotlights. When the lights are on, the impression of crystal clear water falling from the ceiling is created.

Important. Different types of curtains are suitable for a different style of interior decoration. The choice of curtain color also plays a role in interior design..

Terracotta curtains in the interior of the living room of a private house

An original play of contrasts – bright terracotta curtains against the backdrop of walls with a turquoise surface

Roller blinds

Ideally complement the design of “Minimalism” or “Scandinavian style”. Such curtain products are similar to vertical blinds, only made of a solid roll of fabric. The color palette is represented by a wide range. They can also be purchased with printed or embroidered patterns, paintings, landscapes, and even your photographs. This product is the most successful combination of price, beauty, functionalism..

Three windows with roller blinds of different colors

Roller blinds – fashionable, beautiful and comfortable


Combine the device of roll products and vertical blinds. They are sewn from lightweight fabric, such as cotton. They are folded like an accordion, by means of a stretched thread. With regard to the design of the house, such window textiles are suitable for “Provence”, “Country”, “Scandinavian” style.

Roman blinds in the design of the kitchen

Roman blinds look great regardless of the size of the window


As in all Japanese design, there is a sliding device, this also applies to window decoration. Previously, such curtains were made of thick paper, which covered a wooden frame. Now it is, of course, fabric. It is attached to the guides. Installation of several rows of window decoration is permissible. Moreover, each one is acquired in a different color. This brings variety to the interior of the room..

High pile carpet in living room with Japanese curtains

Japanese curtains will appeal to lovers of exotic in the home interior


Italian window decorations are an expression of sophistication, charm, chic interior decoration of the bedroom. They are classic lambrequins, curtains and curtains. A distinctive feature is the presence of lush folds, gracefully hanging from ceiling to floor. In this case, the length of the decoration is selected more by 20-30 centimeters than the distance from the cornice to the floor covering. This creates an additional accent on the lower part, which spreads beautifully along the floor, like the hem of a young girl’s skirt..

Italian curtains in the interior of the women's bedroom

Italian curtains will make the room more noble about the solemn

Here, chic, lush suspensions are appropriate, fixing the curtains at the edges. Metal fittings, cornice, rings are made of gold-plated shade, or silver-plated. The color of the curtains is matched to the combination of the interior furnishings of the bedroom. At the same time, window decoration can be performed in different colors. The curtain is sewn composite, combining two shades at once. Extensive painting is allowed here. Gold-embroidered curtains will transform the bedroom beyond recognition. Italian window textiles are produced richly embroidered with fringes and glass beads. Decorative laces gracefully repeating semicircular folds, graceful pendants encircling curtains, embroidered with gilding, metal fittings that create a rich shine of gold – all this will bring your home closer to the atmosphere of Italian luxury.

Light Italian curtains on the panoramic window

A distinctive feature of Italian curtains is the obligatory symmetrical drapery

The curtains are also inlaid with golden patterns, consonant with the decor of the bedroom. They are released from light, translucent fabrics. It is not necessarily white. It can also be milky, vanilla, Champagne, as well as all shades of colors: from black to bright crimson.


English, or they are also called London, curtains will decorate various rooms well. For the kitchen, this option is irreplaceable. Thanks to the convenient design, lifting / lowering technology, a person does not need to touch them with his hands. Due to the laces threaded through the rings, the canvas is folded towards the ceiling. The two fan-like folds along the edges are an expression of old England..

Country house dining room design with English curtains

Exquisite dining room interior with English curtains

This decoration option is hung on the window without a curtain. The material of manufacture can be both dense fabrics and translucent thin ones. It is best to choose a dense textured fabric – it will allow you to keep the shape when the curtain is folded. Thin ones, on the contrary, will hang ugly, shapelessly.

Kitchen-dining room interior with London curtains

Short English curtains are great for decorating Provence style kitchen windows

The color palette is represented by an extensive range of options. It all depends on the style of the room. English canvases are suitable for the styles “Country”, “Classic”, “Provence”, “Neoclassic”. For classic styles, select dense material, such as jacquard, satin, silk. “Country” is more suitable for linen, cotton. Additionally decorated with ruffles, tassels, fringes.

The combination of English curtains with simple ones in the interior of the kitchen

London curtains blend harmoniously with simple curtains of the same fabric

Such curtains are successfully combined if there is a bay window at home. They do not take up additional space. Close the window of the apartment directly.


They are similar to London curtains, but have a number of differences. The main thing is the presence of several puffs at the bottom edge. The design of the lifting mechanism is similar to the design of Roman, English products. They look very nice when arranged in different lengths. You can create all sorts of arches. This is achieved by the presence of several ropes in the mount, which adjust the length of one part of the curtain..

Bay window windows with Austrian curtains

Austrian curtains fit a wide variety of styles

If you have a bay window at home, such curtains are arranged in a semicircular ensemble. Curved cornice is made to order. Suspension technology can be conventional, under the false ceiling cornice. There are also models that are attached with ties or drawstrings.

Bedroom interior with Austrian curtains

When the Austrian curtains cover the window, they form a uniform canvas. When curtains are raised, folds and gathers are obtained.

Austrian curtains are very often used when arranging a bay window, the window sill of which has a resting place. It is covered with pillows or a soft mattress. The heating battery located under the window is also covered with a small cloth strip, selected according to the tone of the Austrian curtain and the entire interior design of the room, together.


An unusual solution for any interior style. Thread curtains are often hung to decorate an apartment, rather than protect from sunlight. They perfectly perform the function of delimiting two rooms, in the absence of interior doors. Also, rope curtains serve well as delimiting the zones of one room. And if you want to make a bed canopy, thread products are perfect.

Interior of a room with cotton curtains

Filament curtains look interesting, beautiful and even a little fabulous.

The color palette is extensive here. In addition, they differ in fabric and texture. If we talk about the classic style, then choose a more strict style. But “Country” is suitable for various types of weaving threads, swirls.

Using cotton curtains in a loft style

Even in the loft style, filament curtains will look out of place.

An interesting idea would be to combine an ordinary curtain with this type of curtain. First, a translucent curtain tulle is hung, and a rope curtain is hung over it. This solution is suitable for a room with a northern location, in which sunlight falls less intensely..

Impact of window textiles

Curtains are used not only for decorating a room. They also perform a protective role, reflecting the extra rays of the sun, blocking the view for prying eyes..

Blackout curtains with a smooth color transition

An interesting effect – the transition from cream to black through the shade of aqua

Speaking of visual effect, window textiles are the dominant decorative element of the room. A bare wall with a window will make you feel naked, lack of protection, emptiness. While an elegant curtain will bring completeness, luxury, modern style to the interior design. The abundance of material from which window textiles are made, its colors, textures, woven painting, and other features, the decoration of the room receives blissful luxury.

What to combine with?

Often the question arises with what room curtains are best combined. Some designers advise combining them with the flooring, others suggest buying the walls of the same color, and still others – generally consonant with furniture. So which option is the most correct? The correct answer is everything. One has only to decide before starting the repair, which design will prevail in the room, choose a color scheme, choose shades. In this situation, it will not be difficult to decide on the color..

Dark curtains in the modern style bedroom

Plain curtains “calm down” a colorful interior

Sofa in front of the living room window with emerald curtains

Emerald curtains to match the walls

One of the features of the choice of colors for window textiles is consonance with the walls. Necessarily at least the smallest, one element of the window space must be combined with the wall. If you plan to make an accent here, then the gamma can be sharply contrasting, bright. On the contrary, if accents in this bedroom are already present, then the curtain can be chosen in a similar tone to the wall..

Video on how to transform an interior with curtains

Photo: curtains in the interior

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