Fabrics make spaces. They can create, shelter or fill them. Very often they are the very essences of otherwise empty spaces. There’s nothing really surprising in this, after all spaces are to be filled and fabrics are made for the very purpose. Yet, it’s interesting to know what are the possibilities of given types of fabrics. For the sake of this article let’s choose light fabric curtains. They are as the very name suggests light, therefore delicate, fragile, gentle and aerial and ethereal. So light that sometimes it’s even difficult to actually notice them. Still, they’re made of fabric so they have substance after all, they have their essence and body that you can feel, touch and mould according to your will. Finally, they are curtains, so they have their own predefined form and consequently function. All in all, light fabric curtains are delicate types of material that cover your windows. What can you do with them to create stunning effects, do you even need them?
Light fabric curtains – airy, fresh and floating
Every house or flat needs fabrics to become personal and have a soul. Of course, it refers to all kinds of fabrics, there’s no need to have everywhere actual curtains. Sometimes it’s enough to have just a small piece of napkin lying around on your living room table. There’s no need for big and definite statements, you can do a lot with just a little. Still, light fabric curtains are very often a way to go if you would like to add to your rooms a touch of fresh air and floating energy. For example, imagine a kitchen with light fabric curtains. They are voile curtains, very delicate and almost transparent, or translucent when the light shines on them. Your curtains are light shade of blue with glimmers of silver here and there. They actually shimmer when reflecting the light. They are pretty short, ending pretty high above the window sill. They’re so delicate than even the slightest air movement makes them float. You’re leaving the kitchen but decide to take a final look back, a snapshot to carry with you, the doors is closing and the air moves up and makes your curtains move ever so slightly up, enough to let you see the greenery beyond the glass. Can you see it?
The power of accessories – characteristics of modern interiors
People tend to pay more and more attention to home design. It’s not only about people who are building their homes or arranging flats from scratch, but it’s also about people who are just remodelling or changing some minor things. Interestingly, home design quite a while ago stopped being only about wall paints, furniture sets or stylish and strategically placed decorative elements. Home design for some time has been showing us it’s new face. Finally, it’s the details and accessories that start to matter and shine. What’s about these details and accessories that suddenly are so significant, what makes them relevant within the bigger picture of home design enterprise?
Accessories and details are important because they are really the essence of home design and interiors. They are especially important in contemporary interiors where everything tends to fall into one of the categories: minimalism, simplicity or functionality. As a result contemporary houses and flats are very uniform and boring. In order to successfully distinguish them you need to put your mind to accessories. These are the accessories and small details that make the difference, that show your individuality and personal taste. Summing up, modern home design relies on practical solutions, minimalism and simplicity. As a result, with no clutter and redundancy your soul and personality is lost. In order to have it back and make your rooms stand out you need to choose suitable accessories. How to do it effectively with stunning results?
Voile curtains – let them shine
If you’re set on making a difference and having your room regained individuality and personal touch you should start easy. Choose only one element and try to proceed gently and with care. After all, you don’t want to spoil the final effect with too many details and accessories fighting each other off and leaving you to messy rooms with no allure at all. Best way to start with are the curtains. They aren’t a very typical accessory because they tend to occupy quite a lot of space, yet they can be your starting point. Let’s choose a particular type, for example voile curtains. Voile curtains are made of very thin and delicate fabric and appear light and fresh.
Voile curtains make a perfect choice since they are so delicate. They won’t make a huge difference, but they can definitely stand out and jazz up your rooms. If you really want to distinguish your rooms choose voile curtains that somehow reflect who you are or what are your tastes like. Don’t be bothered by rules of home design, coordinating colour schemes etc. Try to be as much personal as possible and you can truly change the way your rooms look. Be unique and remember that you are.
Home design is a really great area of activity. While designing your rooms and choosing materials and decorative elements you can truly play with your imagination and creativity. You can set off your rooms and turn even the dullest one into something beautiful and eye-catching. Unfortunately, at the same time, it’s pretty easy to spoil the effect with just one element out of place, poorly chosen decoration or improperly installed or fitted part of your room. Think for example of out of place, old-fashioned sofa located in the very middle of your room and destroying your space altogether or of curtains that are of wrong colour.
Yet, with curtains there’s one more trouble, they can be improperly hanged. You may think that hanging curtains isn’t such a great deal but unfortunately it really is. Poorly hanged curtains can definitely spoil the final effect and make all your room look ridiculous. Just think of curtains that visibly hang too low or too high. To avoid these common mistakes in case of hanging curtains just think of the so called floating curtains. What are they and what’s the help here? Floating curtains mean that they aren’t hanged too low or too high. They simply appear to float above the floor level.
Floating curtains – practical advice
The perfect way of hanging your curtains so they are floating is to have them an inch above the floor level. In this way they don’t touch the floor and appear to be barely above the ground. What’s more, in this way they definitely aren’t hanging too low, there’s no way also for the curtains to appear awkward or spoil the effect with layers puddling all over the floor. Floating curtains is definitely a way to go if we’re not really sure about proper curtain length and the technicalities here. Additionally, if your curtain rod is somehow misplaces, either too low or too high, floating curtains can be a way to save your home design after all. Finally, if you’re still not sure how they should look like you can check online pictures and design ideas for hanging curtains.
Curtains are really important element of home design and interior. They can make your living room stand out and effectively draw attention of your guests. Interestingly, even the smallest rooms and the ones appearing dull and boring can gain a new life with carefully chosen and artfully hanged curtains. Although, many people know that choosing curtains can have a huge effect on your general home design, not many tend to really care about proper curtains hanging. Yet, hanging curtains can be quite a challenge. It’s not a simple task of hanging curtains and forgetting about it afterwards. When hanging curtains you need to remember about few things. The most important things you need to consider when hanging them are: curtains length, placement of curtain rod, rod’s width and curtains panels. How to approach this topic practically so later you won’t have problems with sloppy curtains flooding your floor or hanging too high?
Hanging curtains – practical tips
First of all, remember about proper placement of curtain rod. If it’s too high or even worse, too low it can spoil the final effect. Even the most stunning curtains won’t look good if they’re spilling uncontrollably over your floor or hanging a way too high. Curtain rod should be placed slightly above window frame so that your curtains can hang properly no matter their length. Of course, when you’re buying new curtains you should definitely think of curtain rod placement. If you think of it in advance you can choose curtain’s length accordingly and save yourself future trouble. Another practical tip when it comes to hanging curtains is the fact that you need to stay away from hanging them too low or too high. After all, you don’t want to have them floating in mid-air, kissing the floor or puddling over it in layers. All three ways prove that something is definitely wrong with your curtain rod placement. Finally, remember that some patterns can make your room appear optically bigger and warmer. In any case remember that you need to plan everything ahead.