Details are important in the interior of the living room, therefore the design of the window in a modern style should be appropriate to the setting. Much depends on the choice of shade, fabric and pattern. Skilfully selected curtains will only decorate the interior, while even a small mistake with a hue or texture of the material can spoil the whole impression.
Properly selected decor windows in the living room, will make the interior complete
Features of the windows in the living room
To make the curtains look harmonious in the interior, they must follow a number of rules. Thinking through the design of windows in the living room, it is necessary to consider the following parameters:
- The color scheme of the living room;
- Solemnity or daily interior;
- Compliance with the selected style;
- The quality of the material.
Contrasting yellow curtains will add bright colors.
Curtains in the interior of the living room can give it a big solemnity or simplicity. Laconic Roman curtains are unlikely to be appropriate for the main living room, also true for the artsy lambrequins in the room in the style of minimalism. Design options for windows in the living room in modern styles are presented in the photo below.
Curtains of pastel shades always look good in the living room interior.
How to choose curtains on the windows
First of all, of course, the material of the curtains should be combined in color with the main interior. Hue can be selected in accordance with the soft upholstery or the color of the wallpaper. Curtains can be of a contrasting color, in which case they play the role of an accent element.
Blackout curtains matched in one color with the overall interior of the living room
If the room is on the south side, it is not always convenient. Too bright sun can interfere, so it is better to pick curtains from thick fabrics. If there is very little natural light in the room, it is more appropriate to choose light, transparent or translucent materials. Often use the combined curtains of light and heavy fabrics.
Light, translucent tulle blends perfectly with thicker curtains.
Important! Selecting curtains, consider their ability to reflect light. During the day, such curtains can look very beautiful, but in the evening they can get out of the interior. The fact is that the fabric does not reflect artificial light poorly. To avoid this, you can combine light and dark curtains together or pick up shiny materials.
Floral print in white and blue on a red background fits perfectly into the overall design concept of the living room
Types of modern curtains
Making windows in the living room depends on the style of the interior and the taste of the owners of the house. Simple curtains, draped folds from the eaves, are appropriate for almost any living room. Rich decoration and sophisticated shapes are suitable for classic styles and art deco, while simpler design options look better in minimalism and high-tech. How does the window decoration curtains in the living room in different modern styles can be seen in the photo.
Grommets are metal rings of suitable size that are located at the top of the curtains at equal distances relative to each other. Such a curtain is simply inserted through the eaves and fixed with plugs on both sides. As a result, the fabric is collected in perfectly flat vertical folds. This is one of the most common and simple drapery options. Vertical folds are especially spectacular in rooms with high ceilings.
The smaller the distance between the grommet, the larger the folds
This window design looks good with combination fabrics. For example, the upper layer can be more dense and monotonous, and the lower one more thin, with a pattern. There may be more than two layers, depending on the size of the window, the thickness of the material.
The curtains on the grommets look good in alliance with translucent on the rings
Not only thick fabrics look good on the grommets, but even the thinnest tulle. This option is great for the reading area in the living room - a transparent fabric does not interfere with natural light and, at the same time, the window does not seem "bare." The look of tulle at the window in the living room can be seen in the photo below.
Semi-sheer tulle looks as impressive on grommets, just like curtains with thicker fabric.
Previously, pelmets had only one function - to hide the shortcomings of window frames and not very attractive fasteners. Gradually lambrequins became more and more decorative and now they only play the role of window decorations.
Fashionable design of pelmets in the living room
Unlike curtains, the pelmets are fixed, however, they can be easily removed and cleaned if necessary. This decor looks very elegant and luxurious on the background of simpler curtains.
Important! In living rooms with low ceilings, the pelmets will visually make the room even lower.
Laconic roman blinds or textile blinds
In fact, this is a smooth strip of fabric on the size of the window, if necessary, it folds into a fold or roll. This option does not take up much space and performs the main functions of curtains - decor and protection from the sun or prying eyes.
For the manufacture of such curtains are used dense opaque materials like natural (linen, cotton), and synthetic. To make the material hang evenly, weighting straps are sewn into the bottom. On the fabric can be applied to any ornament or pattern, but you can choose the most simple monochrome options.
Curtains for bay window
Because of the semicircular shape of the protrusion, a special eaves are required. It is made to order, although you can get by with the usual metal frame, bending it with an arc. If you hang beautiful transparent tulle on the windows of the bay window, this will not diminish the amount of light in the room and will look appropriate for any style, even the most modern.
If there is a recreation area in the semicircular niche, the opaque fabrics of warm shades will give comfort and cover up from the bright sun in the summer. To be able to admire the scenery outside the window, you can combine transparent and dense fabrics. The curtains will fit harmoniously into the bay window, echoing the upholstery of upholstered furniture or setting it off favorably. The decoration of the window in the classical style will require restrained tones and additionally decor in the form of brushes, fringe, holders.
What material to choose
For curtains are used as natural and synthetic fabrics, and mixed fabric. A small amount of synthetics in the composition with cotton, flax or silk improves the performance characteristics of the material. Such curtains are easier to wash, they are more durable, do not shrink and crumple less. In addition, this fabric holds the paint longer and does not fade from many washes and sunlight. If the windows face the south side, it is better not to hang 100% natural materials on them - they will quickly fade.
The density and texture of the material depends on your personal preferences. If you want the living room to be lighter, do not curtain the windows with thick and heavy materials, choose light tulle, organza. Thin silk or taffeta will do, such fabrics are more dense, but they also transmit light well and are beautifully draped.
If the living room has a bedroom area by the window, then it is reasonable to want to curtain it with more dense fabrics that do not let the color too bright. Solid heavy fabrics look beautiful and status, but require a spacious living room, otherwise they will weigh down the interior. Choose thick linen, wool, silk or cotton velvet.
How to determine the length
To make a mistake with length is very simple. Too short curtains are knocked out from the interior of the living room. Ideal length - from the eaves to the floor, curtains to the window sill should be left for the kitchen. Lightweight materials, reaching the floor, form beautiful folds. Width is also important - the curtains on the window with a balcony door in the living room often close the entire wall.
If you want to hang thick fabrics, such as velvet, on the windows of the living room, such curtains should be clearly up to the floor. In order not to be mistaken with the length, measure the distance from the cornice to the floor and add about 20 cm to the folds. If there is a pattern on the fabric, then the width of the ornament should also be added, it is necessary for precise alignment of the pattern.
If the windows in the living room are small or too low ceilings, you can remedy the situation by hanging the eaves exactly under the ceiling. Vertical folds and patterns visually stretch the room up, and also increase the size of the window. This is one of the most common techniques for increasing space visually.
For windows you can pick up the curtains lighter or darker than the walls. If the main decoration is sustained in neutral colors, do not be afraid of bright colors. You can pick up curtains for anything - wallpaper, carpet, upholstered furniture, pillows or other accessories.
It is believed that the curtains on the windows should not merge with the walls, however, it is not. Many designers use this technique, as a result, the space looks solid and larger than it actually is. The fabric does not attract too much attention to itself and does not divide the wall into fragments. This technique is good to use in small living rooms.
If the decoration of the room uses a lot of decor, for example, wallpaper with an ornament, then it is better to hang calmer and monochromatic curtains on the windows. Different prints and patterns on the material look better on a neutral background. Cage, strip, small peas, floral print look good on the windows. Choosing patterns, most importantly, to comply with the measure, otherwise the room will seem tasteless.
Beautifully decorated windows make the final touch to the living room interior. The room immediately becomes homely, but at the same time elegant. The choice of colors, patterns and fabrics depends only on your taste and wishes.