Curtains are a must-have element of the bedroom, which gives the interior a finished look, giving a feeling of comfort and warmth. It is especially important to pay attention to the curtains when it comes to such a design direction as Provence - a charming, French style, filled with the freshness of the azure sea, the beauty of lavender fields and the comfort of provincial villages. There are many variations of curtains for the Provence style bedroom; photos of various interiors in this romantic style will help you choose the right room for your room.
About Provence Style
The bedroom in the provincial French style is ideal for dreamy, sophisticated natures. Elegant furniture, floral textiles and delicate, pastel colors create an atmosphere of warmth and comfort. Curtains for the bedroom in the style of Provence should be light, airy, and, very importantly, modest. Pompous and pretentiousness is best left for the classic bedroom. Provence originated in the French countryside, so the interior should be appropriate - simple, cozy and homely.
The basic principles of the choice of curtains for the bedroom in the style of Provence:
- natural fabrics
- pastel colors
- floristic drawings
- simple cut
- combination with the rest of the textiles in the bedroom
The pattern or color of the curtains should be repeated in the main textiles of the bedroom - bedspreads and pillows, as well as harmoniously combined with the decoration of the walls. It is important not to overload the interior with various textures so that it does not turn out to be too variegated.
For decorating the Provence style bedroom, as a rule, natural fabrics are used, such as:
- mixed fabrics
- combined canvases
Fabrics can be dyed, embroidered, jacquard weave or printed pattern. Heavy curtains are not typical for Provence style, so they are used quite rarely. To protect against sunlight and prying eyes for the bedroom in the style of Provence fit curtains made of thick cotton or linen, for example, as in the photo.
Natural linen is a great material for curtains, with an interesting texture. Very light, translucent, like tulle, curtains, and rather dense, heavy curtains, which can additionally be decorated with a printed pattern or jacquard pattern, are also made of it. Flax can be unbleached, clarified or colored. The unblocked canvas of gray-brown color goes well with a simple rustic style. A successful option would be bleached linen fabric with a cream shade that fits perfectly into the concept of Provence style.
Lightweight printed cotton fabric is an excellent choice for a Provence style bedroom. A huge variety of colors allows you to choose curtains for almost any interior. Thin calico fabric drapes well, forms small, very cute folds.
Atmospheres of antiquity and romance will add lace curtains. Openwork fabric perfectly complements the delicate interior of the bedroom, will give a feeling of calm and comfort of a country house. To support the theme of lace in the interior, you can use pillowcases and bedspreads with an identical design, as in the bedroom picture.
The combined curtains made of two types of fabric look beautiful. For example, on a fine calico of monochromatic coloring, you can use a border of cotton fabric with a floral pattern. Organically in the style of Provence, linen curtains with lace along the bottom edge of the canvas will look.
Provence style does not accept bright, flashy colors. Only light, unobtrusive shades and soft natural tones:
- powdery pink
- light blue
- pale lemon
- beige, cream
The color of the curtains should be chosen in accordance with the general tone of the room - they should be in harmony with the decoration of the walls and furniture, complement the interior, creating a single, one-piece design.
The most typical for Provence style is a floral theme in textiles - lavender, roses, various meadow flowers contribute to the interior of natural beauty and freshness. The drawing is most often small, unobtrusive. Floral motifs are repeated on the wallpaper or furniture fronts. In addition to the floral theme, a strip or a cage in red or blue is used, as in the photo. A combination of two textures is quite often used - for example, a strip is combined with a floral coloring. In this case, the drawings should be made in a single color palette and harmoniously complement each other.
Provence involves a fairly simple, modest cut curtains. In the Provence style bedroom, you can use several options for curtains:
- Roman curtains
- roller blinds
Traditional are two strips of fabric, supplemented from above with a very simple lambrequin and additionally decorated with hooks. The length of the curtains can be up to the floor or just below the window. The width is chosen depending on the taste preferences of the owners of the bedroom - the curtains can cover the entire wall, or be limited by the size of the window. Most often, this option curtains combined with transparent tulle. You can also decorate the window with the help of a single thick cloth and tulle. This method of decoration is most suitable for windows of small sizes.
Curtains better to choose a modest, without fancy draperies and intricate details. Lambrequin must be either straight or with small folds.
Organically fit into the bedroom style provence Roman blinds, as in the photo. This type of curtain is a strip of rectangular fabric, which is assembled into neat folds due to a special mechanism. The size and shape of the folds depend on the material from which the curtains are made. Flax forms rather large folds, and chiffon - very light and gentle. Both options are well suited to the style of Provence.
Roller blinds are panels of rectangular fabric of various densities. They can be monophonic or decorated with diverse patterns. The color palette is also very wide, so you can easily find the right one for your interior.
Different types of curtains can be combined. For example, use roller blinds in combination with thick curtains and light tulle. It is very important to observe the color balance and carefully select the texture.
Methods of fastening curtains to the eaves can be very diverse. The most suitable for Provence style are the following mounting options:
Curtains with ties can be made of any material. They are attached to the cornice by tying ribbons or cords on a knot or bow. When choosing such an attachment option, it is important to take into account the weight of the curtains - for thick, heavy curtains, you need to select stronger ties. This method of fastening perfectly fits the Provence style - cute bows and ties are ideally combined with light, transparent curtains, as well as curtains with a floral pattern, making the bedroom interior even more gentle and romantic, as shown in the photo.
Looped curtains are very popular. They are used in interiors of various styles. On the upper part of the canvas, they have special loops, with the help of which the curtains are hung on the cornice. The loops themselves can be of different lengths and widths, depending on the type of fabric and its design.
Eyelet curtains are a convenient, versatile option that can also be used in Provence style. Cringles are special round rings located in the upper part of the fabric web. They can be metal, wood or plastic. The grommets themselves are almost imperceptible, but thanks to them the same folds are obtained, and the curtain slides very easily along the eaves.
At the curtains on the drawstring at the upper edge of the canvas is a kind of pocket-tunnel, where the rod or the eaves. The disadvantage of this option is the difficulty in moving the cloths along the eaves, so in this case, pickups will be very appropriate.
Curtains on the braid is both a simple and original version. At the upper edge of the canvas there is a braid with stitched cords, which, when tightened, produce small, frequent folds, giving the curtains pomp. The degree of tightening, and accordingly the number of folds, can be adjusted. Thus, it is possible to drape curtains from thin, airy fabrics, for example, chintz or linen, beautifully.
Curtains can be attached to the eaves using rings attached to the upper edge of the canvases. Rings are made of different materials - plastic, wood or metal. The color is better to choose the color of the eaves. Curtains on the rings is a practical option that allows you to get beautiful, uniform vertical folds, as in the photo.
Eaves are better for choosing wall - wooden or shod. The color should be selected depending on the overall tone of the room, the type of curtains, their design. Modern ceiling moldings are not very well consistent with the style of Provence, but you can hide them with a lambrequin.
Variants of using curtains in the interior
When choosing curtains, it is very important to observe the balance between different patterns and designs on different elements of the interior. If the walls are decorated with wallpaper with a floral pattern, the curtains can be selected in the cell, strip or plain. For wallpaper striped strip curtains fit into a small flower. At the same time, textiles and wallpapers should be made in a single color palette, as in the photo below.
Curtains in the blue cell, combined with floral motifs on the walls of the same shade - a popular design option bedroom style Provence. Complemented by a veil and pillows made from the same fabrics as the curtains, the interior looks harmonious and at the same time the basic principles of the Mediterranean provincial style are observed.
Curtains made of natural, unbleached or bleached linen perfectly fit into the interior of the bedroom, in which the dominant are shades of olive color. Grayish-brown tone of linen can be supported by a veil and pillows made of textiles of the same shade, for example, as in the photo.
Printed floral curtains perfectly complement the interior, the main tone of which is gentle, very light shades of lilac color. Floral motifs on the curtains will be successfully combined with plain walls, or with wallpaper, decorated with images of flowers in the same color palette. Especially beneficial curtains with floral pattern look in a room with white furniture.
Lace curtains will look organic in the bedroom, made in light yellow or cream colors. Most often, small windows are decorated in this way. Light, openwork curtains have long adorned the interiors of provincial houses, creating an atmosphere of calm and warmth in the house.