Tips and selection of curtains for the living room

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Well-dressed windows undeniably make a living room more cheerful and more cozy. The curtains also protect vis-à-vis and cold while modulating the light. Also suitable for all types of decoration, the curtains for the living room are chosen according to the needs and tastes.

Choosing curtains for a living room

The curtains help to make a living room warmer. These panels of fabric protect vis-à-vis, create an intimate atmosphere, bring a last decorative touch, obscure the light or make the most of natural light. Unlike dark colors, light colors visually enhance the room. For windows that are too high, it is advisable to make visual breaks by choosing horizontal stripes and increasing the height of the valance. Conversely, in the case of too low windows, one will opt for vertical stripes. It is possible to set up a hanging system on the ceiling and choose curtains with folded pipes.

The patterns of living room curtains easily transform visual perception, whether the ceiling is too much or too low. For example, fine stripes are indicated in narrow rooms.

 

  • A solid color matches a simple decoration: opt for white, light gray, beige and off-white – © Zara Home
  • In the case of a modern decoration

 

As part of a modern decoration, the curtains of bright color bring a touch of dynamism and modernity.

 Bright colors energize and modernize the living room - © Pierre FreyBright colors energize and modernize the living room – © Pierre Frey

  • To keep an original style

 

The curtains lend themselves easily to all decorative styles. To keep a touch of creativity, zebra prints, leopard or liberty are all indicated. Geometric patterns are a good choice for those who fear doing too much.

Patterned prints and curtains bring creativity to the interior and lend themselves easily to any decorative style - © Pierre Frey

Patterned prints and curtains bring creativity to the interior and lend themselves easily to any decorative style – © Pierre Frey

Topo on the finish

Several finishes are proposed for the living room curtains. Equipped with metal rings that are easy to maneuver and discreet, the eyelets are suitable for a modern style. In addition to a regular wave, they create a perfect fall. More classic, the curtains of salon frowning galore are provided with hooks which slide on a rail. When they are equipped with Flemish folds, they become sophisticated and bulky. Although they offer a romantic and natural effect, knots and tabs are to be avoided on curtains that are handled on a daily basis.

What fabric is preferred for living room curtains?

Polyester is a star in terms of material for living room curtains. In addition, it is multiform and can take the appearance of linen, cotton, suede or organza. A polyester curtain is practical because it does not fear UV, unlike cotton or linen. In the same way, it crumples little. The ideal in a living room is to opt for a sheer linen, cotton or polyester. Polyester and cotton combine with a contemporary ambience, while linen is suitable for country-style decor. The taffeta, silk and velvet curtains bring a touch of refinement.

Choose from custom or ready-to-hang curtains

Time-poor people prefer ready-to-hang curtains, available in different sizes. To obtain a perfect fall, it is recommended to apply a fusible strip that will serve as a hem. Made-to-measure clothing, on the other hand, is interesting for atypical living room windows.

Custom curtains are interesting for atypical windows or to personalize the living room - © Luxaflex

Custom curtains will dress atypical windows or personalize the living room – © Luxaflex

Tips to protect yourself from vis-à-vis and the cold

Curtains associated with a light curtain effectively protect vis-à-vis without blocking light and vision. Just install a double rod to place the curtains in front and the sheers behind. In addition, it is advisable to opt for curtains with thermal lining to avoid the sensations of cold unpleasant in front of the windows. With an insulating metallic textile on the back, this type of curtain is always blackout.

Curtains combined with light curtains effectively protect vis-à-vis without blocking light and vision - © Stof

Curtains combined with light curtains effectively protect vis-à-vis without blocking light and vision – © Stof