Curtains - one of the most visible and bright elementsdecor. In the main room, in the living room, it is especially important, because its colors can completely change the entire interior beyond recognition. In the designer's arsenal and color, and texture, and style. But is it necessary to contact a specialist? Of course not! A good hostess can make excellent curtains for the hall herself! A little effort and creative work - and new curtains decorate the best room apartment or house.
Choosing a color scheme
With his start making curtains with your own hands? With the choice of color. Inspect your room carefully. What shades in it prevail? How much furniture does it cost? What colors are used in wallpaper and household items? After you have analyzed the design of your room, decide which main task your curtains should perform, support the main tone or make a new bright accent? The best option is the compromise option: the most successful curtains in the halls should refresh the space, expand it, adding pleasant color elements and without disturbing the overall harmony of the room. Take for example the most common form of decorating the room: brown classic furniture and wallpaper in pastel colors, most often with vertical ornaments. Curtains in this case must carry some coolness and airiness, so a light green or cool yellowish shade will suit the atmosphere of a summer sunny day. If the hall is more modern furniture in light colors, the curtains can be unexpectedly brighter in color - orange, rich green - but in this case it is necessary to complement the interior with pillows in the same range that is used in curtains.
Choose an invoice
Very important is the fabric from which the curtain will be sewn. The texture or, in other words, the material from which the curtains will be created by hand, largely depends on the functional load of this element of the interior. If the task is to completely remove the room from extraneous views of street passers-by, then the fabric must be dense, perhaps even tapestry. If the curtains will perform a purely decorative function, you can choose any fabric, suitable for tone and color. Nowadays, natural fabrics for curtains are increasingly used, and this is very correct. The fact is that synthetic materials not only retain dirt and dust more, but also accumulate static electricity, which for the human body is also completely useless. For natural tissues need a more accurate care, but the comfort that they create, can not be compared to any artificial canvases.
Choose a style and model
The main decision at this stage is how much will beCurtains? The classic option - dense curtains and light tulle, that is, two fabrics. However, there can be more combinations. For example, in English interiors, three materials are often used - two basic and one decorative. However, do not forget that the more different paintings you take, the more careful you need to think through design, because multicolored solutions are the most difficult for independent work. In addition, the choice of models for curtains in the hall affect the texture and color. With a saturated monochromatic base fabric, it is better to use a simple style, since the fabric itself will already decorate the room. With a more restrained color, you should choose a more refined model. Very diverse curtain folds - large and small, along the entire length or in some details. Also popular elements of decor of curtains are lambrequins, lapels, ties and picks. Curtains are also decorated with pinned bows or their favorite decorative elements that can easily be changed. Thus, it is possible to give the hall a completely different appearance.
We make calculations
After all the preliminary decisionsaccepted, it is necessary to draw a sketch of their future curtains, to prepare a pattern. It is this drawing that will allow you to correctly calculate how much fabric you need to make curtains with your own hands. The calculation is as follows: measure the distance from the hooks of the cornice to the floor and add 2 cm. By 2 cm of fabric leaves for the processing of the edges, and thus, the curtains will not reach the floor a little. If you prefer a more refined and complex treatment of the bottom edge, add another 10 cm. The width of the material is equal to the width of the cornice, multiplied by a factor of 1.2. A larger ratio allows you to make deeper folds. Do not forget that dense, heavy tissues with an abundance of folds look cumbersome and ugly. It is important to determine correctly how the curtains will be attached to the cornice. There are different options - loops, rings, ties. Loops are a classic choice, and rings without special tools are very difficult to put on their own. Straps are suitable solely for light, airy fabrics. In any case, you need to calculate how far apart the fastening elements are from - how many loops or strings you will need. You will need:
We sew the curtains step by step
Now it remains only to admire the result and wait for guests who will certainly admire the renovated hall!
Remember the little tricks
The unique design of the curtains, created by the hands of the hostess of the house, will emphasize the individuality of the hall and will demonstrate a wonderful taste.