Decoration of the hall or living room – one of the most responsible and at the same time pleasant ways to create a cozy, disposing of the situation in the dwelling. After all, it is in the hall that the whole family gathers after a hard day, guests here on weekends and holidays, this room is always in sight, under close attention. Therefore, in the design of the hall it is important to take into account all the nuances – from the choice of color palette and layout, to decorating the interior. An important and incredibly pleasant finishing touch in the design of the living room or hall with the help of textiles is the draping of window openings. In this publication, we would like to talk about the choice of tulle for modern living rooms and demonstrate an extensive selection of design projects, proving that even with just one detail of the interior, you can radically change the image of the entire room.
Tulle and his role in the decoration of the hall windows
Tulle is used for draping windows in the most diverse stylistic directions of decorating living spaces. Minimalist interiors and classic, modern and country style – see patterned or absolutely smooth curtains can be in any design project. So why, despite the desire of modern stylistics for minimalism, to abandon any obstacles to the spread of sunlight in space, designers and their customers continue to use tulle as a drapery for windows?
Only at first glance it may seem that the use of curtains for draping window openings is a tribute to traditions. Tulle performs many functions:
- mutes the sunlight in the room to the desired level;
- in case he is the only participant in the drapery of the windows in the living room, the tulle takes on the function of the screen for natural lighting, but if he acts as a partner for the curtains, it helps in creating the composition for a complete blackout of space;
- if protection from the sun is not always a priority (for example, for rooms located on the north side of the building), then it is necessary to protect the premises from prying eyes in any case, and the tulle with this function does an excellent job;
- with the help of curtains, you can create some zoning segment to relax from the kitchen area in a combined room (kitchen-dining room-living room-studio);
- if, with the help of tulle, not only the windows of the room are draped, but also panoramic glass doors with access to the terrace or back yard, then the curtains can serve as a barrier to insects, in case the owners decided to open the doors for airing;
- tulle can be used solely as a decorative element decorating the decoration of windows;
- the fabric of curtains can act as an accentual element of the interior.
The patterned tulle, which is also called the curtain (known to all of us since childhood) loses its position, yielding to a translucent veil, which is increasingly being used as a material for creating a translucent veil for windows. The veil can be used to make traditional curtains – canvas with evenly distributed vertical folds, it is possible to produce fabric blinds on a flexible basis, to sew asymmetric lambrequins and jabots, to collect cloth into svagi. Also, when attaching curtains to the cornice (or any other device for decorating the window), you can use different ways of hanging the canvases – the flight of fantasy has no boundaries.
Variants of execution of curtains from a tulle for a hall
Traditional use of tulle as a fabric for curtains is the combination of translucent fabrics in thick curtains of classic cut. Time-tested option will look harmonious in the hall, decorated in any style. Having a curtain arrangement from the ceiling and to the floor, you can achieve a visual increase in the ceiling height in the living room. And this is in addition to the basic properties of drapery for windows – protecting the room from the sun and prying eyes.
The combination of light, translucent tulle and traditional curtains made of dense fabric is ideal for decorating windows in the bay window, no matter what modification it was.
Curtains from translucent tulle, as well as curtains, can be decorated with interceptions of various modifications. This approach to decorating windows is appropriate not only in classical interiors.
Another way to use veil curtains from the traditional model is the combination of translucent fabrics with lambrequins made of dense fabric. It can be either hard or soft lambrequins made from plain or printed material.
In some cases, the need for curtains on windows is eliminated, and tulle acts solo as the main attribute of window draperies in the living room or hall. In this case, you can diversify the design of the window only by the method of attaching the tulle, the texture and color of the canvas itself. The traditional color of translucent curtains is white and there are several reasons. The snow-white veil organically fits into any design of the living room, it helps to create a light, airy and clean image of the room. Snow-white decoration of the window helps to visually increase not only the window openings, but the whole room, if the tulle is located from the ceiling to the floor and from one wall to the other.
From translucent tulle it is possible to make and fabric blinds, fastening a cloth by flexible inserts. In the open form, such paintings are translucent screens and can be used as the only option for decorating windows in the living room. Together with curtains or when combining drapery variants for windows of different modifications (for example, on narrow windows there are curtain screens, and on a large panoramic window hang traditional drapery models).
Light lambrequins from translucent tulle will serve not so much protection from sunlight or prying eyes, how many will help decorate window openings and the entire interior of the living room as a whole. Such decorative elements can act as a color accent and a connecting link between interior objects from different color groups.
The color palette
If the traditional version of the veil for making curtains seems to you too simple, a boring way of decorating the windows in the hall, then a wide palette of pastel tones is at your service. Light beige, golden, light blue, mint, silver and even lemon color are suggested to be used by designers this season to decorate spacious living rooms and halls.
If a bright fabric or material with a large, mottled pattern was used to make curtains in the hall, then a light translucent veil would be the ideal partner for thick fabrics with a curtain composition.
If you and the pastel tones seem not original enough and modest, you can use dark tulle (dark gray, dark blue tones) to create a certain accent and attract attention to the decoration of the windows in the living room.
Printed tulle with a pattern in modern design projects is less and less common. The fact is that not every room can “sustain” a large figure, especially if it is colored. A large geometric or floral ornament will invariably attract attention. This option is suitable for living rooms with panoramic windows and medium or large area.
Vertical stripes on the curtains can help visually increase the height of the ceiling in the living room or hall …
Even if the stripes are formed by perfectly stitched folds.
The combination of translucent tulle with a denser fabric allows to create not only a variety of combinations, but also serves as a weighting agent for a more precise identification of vertical folds on canvases.
Ways of fastening
Cloths on the eyelets as drapes in the living room do not lose their popularity. Metallic or plastic rings (eyelets) that are convenient from the point of view of exploitation are attached not only to the curtain fabric, but also to the production of curtains from a translucent veil. To do this, it is sufficient to use nonwoven fabric or any other dense fabric to create a base for fastening the eyelets. Evenly distributed rings will help create perfect vertical folds and ensure unobstructed movement of the canvas along the cornices.
Create an accent in the window openings can be even with a neutral light drapery performance. Dark cornices will become a contrasting element of the interior, located on a light background of walls. Thus, not only can the color range of the living room design be diversified, but also divert attention from unwanted zones or individual interior items.
Tulle not only for windows
With the help of translucent fabric, you can not only decorate the windows in the living room, but also zonate the room, which has several functional segments. For example, in the studio room, you can separate the living room area from the dining room and kitchen segment with the help of a tulle curtain. In this case, it is not necessary to use the same material as a mobile, translucent septum, as for draping window openings in a combined room.
Another way to apply a translucent tulle in the interior of the living room or hall is the draping of glass doors. Exit to the terrace or backyard is convenient to drape with tulle, not only to protect against sunlight and prying eyes, you can leave the veil as an insect shield when the doors are open.