It is unlikely that anyone today can be surprised by the presence in the apartment of clever technology, fashionable furniture, designer repair - everyone wants to invest in their home maximum to make it comfortable and beautiful. Exquisite curtains with a 3D effect of the presence or expansion of space, perhaps, are among the most impressive elements of textile decor.
3D curtains, like the picture of a master craftsman, are designed to deliver aesthetic pleasure to the owners and guests of the house, while simultaneously fully responding to their functional purpose: to protect the room from bright sunlight and create a cozy atmosphere in it, to hide what is happening in the room from extraneous views.
Features 3D curtains
From their usual analogues, 3D curtains differ in appearance and manufacturing technology. The image with a three-dimensional effect, performed by a professional photographer, is transferred with the help of special equipment (a thermowatt) onto the canvas and fixed on it. The properties of the fabric from such processing do not change, therefore it is possible to use such curtains in everyday life as well as usual.
Various materials can be chosen as the basis: satin, chiffon, gabardine, satin; synthetic - viscose or polyester, blackout (multi-layer fabric, not skipping the sun's rays).
The selection of them is carried out depending on the location in which it is planned to decorate the windows with curtains. So, looking for curtains for the kitchen or the nursery, it is better to choose a light chiffon or flowing satin, and the "blackout" curtains are the best for a bedroom or an office. For rooms with high humidity (bathroom, kitchen) fabrics suitable not afraid of water and vapors - vinyl or polyester.
By their type, curtains can also vary. Windows in the apartment can be decorated with the usual tulle, and roll curtains. And the second option is more profitable for use in the kitchen or nursery, as they are convenient and quick to fold, giving, if necessary, space to daylight. In addition, there are no wrinkles on the roll surface, as on traditional curtains, and three-dimensional photoimage will be transmitted without distortion and creases.
Selecting images for different rooms
So, having defined with a fabric-basis and type of curtains, it is possible to start selection of the 3D-image. It depends on several parameters:
- the purpose of the room;
- the size of the room;
- general interior design solution.
Three-dimensional drawing on curtains, first of all, should be in harmony with the room on the windows of which it is supposed to hang them.
The choice of the image in the living room is the most diverse. This landscapes (urban, mountain, forest, with a waterfall, space), and abstract paintings, and photos of world sights, recognizable by all, and accurately transmitted paintings of famous painters.
3D curtains in the living room can be surprising: hiding behind the windows a cloudy winter landscape, dipping into the sea of bliss on a sandy beach with palm trees, hiding the hot rays of the sun, add cool white mountain peaks. With the help of three-dimensional images it will be pleasant to make a trip to a distant country, to visit the streets of the city of dreams.
For the children are traditionally selected three-dimensional drawings of toys, cartoon characters, favorite hobbies. Curtains 3D will entice the kid in the land of miracles, give a sense of closeness with the beloved hero, will cheer up. Future explorers of cosmic spaces will surely like placers of stars fascinating to distant galaxies, and small princesses - the image of a fairy-tale castle or a magic forest.
Images and, in general, 3D curtains for a bathroom do not need to be on a marine or water theme. Of course, the picturesque depths with many sea inhabitants or the sun-drenched ocean coast quite harmoniously look on the shower curtain. But why not treat the design of the interior for water procedures with humor, picking up a comical photo of the owners of the house in an unexpected situation for them? An interesting continuation of the theme of the bathroom can become landscapes of Venice or images of mythological sea monsters. Fantasy will also prompt mo
re unusual options.
Kitchen room is often and so overloaded with bright accents, so it is better for her to choose more neutral in content drawings with a three-dimensional effect. Ideally, a photo with a picture of vegetation, ornamental motifs in 3D-processing, abstractions and neutral landscapes. Multicolored and bright pictures are more appropriate for kitchens with restrained pastel shades in the interior - then the curtains will be the highlight of the design.
The tranquil setting of the bedroom presupposes the choice for the curtains of images of the soothing, romantic and gentle, having a tranquil pastime in the room. These are quiet paths that entice deep into the forest, sunsets or sunrises, star placers in the night sky, delicate bouquets of flowers, urban or rural panoramas from a bird's eye view.
Different rooms - different images, but not all rooms will be appropriate to resort to decorating with 3D curtains. Such curtains are contraindicated for small rooms (less than 18 square meters), because the pattern on the textiles is one-piece and assumes that its beauty can be enjoyed in a retracted position.
In this case, the space is visually reduced, so to avoid being an involuntary recluse of the room with a huge, absorbing all the attention of the color spot, it is better to refuse altogether from the curtains with a three-dimensional pattern. The only correct way for those who want to decorate a small room with 3D curtains is to choose a soft or monochrome image.
It is important to take into account the overall design of the room. If the curtains are designed to become a bright accent of the room, then wallpaper, flooring, furniture should have neutral calm tones. With a large 3D image, wallpapers with mottled or colored furniture will be out of place - because of the overload of the color range, the harmony of the interior will be disturbed, in such a room it is unlikely to be comfortable for a long time.
Ideally, if the curtains with a 3D pattern become a continuation of the general interior: the image smoothly flows into the decoration of the walls, and the coating on the floor coincides with the lower part of the textile window decor. It is interesting to look at the option of repeating images on curtains and bedspreads in a bedroom, but then the rest of the environment should remain neutral.
Rules of care for 3D curtains
Like any other textile, the curtains 3d need care. With prolonged use, they become dirty, accumulate outdoor dust, so you can not do without washing.
It is recommended to erase photo shades either manually or in a delicate mode, and the water temperature should not be above 30 degrees. Do not interfere with the use of the air conditioner to reduce the buildup of static electricity and soften the fabric. It is not advisable to press the washed curtains after the water drains, they can immediately be hung on the cornice. Thus, you can avoid the need to iron the fabric - it will straighten out under its own weight.
3D curtains - an excellent opportunity to make the interior of the house unique and attractive. The main thing is to choose them in accordance with the overall design and own taste.