This is a canvas, fixed from above and from below, intercepted in the center by a ribbon or other decorative device that covers the window opening. In the title itself is hidden the peculiarity of the appearance of the curtain - their silhouette is similar to an hourglass, as well as to a seductive lady's figure.
Traditionally for the "hourglass" light fabric of light colors is used: white, olive, beige, pink, turquoise, light gray, caramel, peach, etc. The color of the curtain depends on personal preferences, color palette of the room, and also on the role should play blind in the room: be the main accent or balance the catchy interior of the room. It is desirable that the shade of the curtain should resemble the upholstery of the furniture. You can also focus on the rest of the textiles in the room: tablecloth, napkins, pillows.
The ideal option is transparent light material of soft texture:
- Madras cotton;
When creating the product, the fabric of an impenetrable texture can be used. In this case, instead of draping, we use handles, ruches, and other decor elements.
For curtains "hourglass" designers recommend the following print:
- Scottish cell;
- vertical or longitudinal strips;
- flower ornament;
- thematic drawing.
An exquisite pattern will give the dwelling an elegant appearance.
The assembly and draping of the canvas is carried out with the help of special decorative devices:
- barrette for curtains;
- textile flowers and bows;
- rigid bando;
- twisted cord;
You can change accessories depending on your mood. If you remove the "belt" curtains, you get a solid screen, covering the entire opening and making the space darkened. Thus, the curtains "hourglass", sewn from quality fabric with original decor, will allow to emphasize the conceived interior of the home.
Today, the wide range of this textile product is on sale. Models differ in shape, size, material, color, print, decor. These curtains have the following advantages:
- beautiful view. Aesthetic design adorns the window, making the room refined;
- universality. The curtains are perfect for any room;
- functionality. This model takes up little space;
- simplicity of operation. A piece of cloth is either tied up or unfolded.
An essential advantage is the durability of the curtains. It practically does not wear out, as it does not need to be pulled constantly.
Curtains "sandglass" are widely used for decorating windows, glass doorways, kitchen cabinets, etc. Curtains are suitable for decorating double-glazed windows, which consist of several openings. Decorated in this way the room will look modern and original.
A variety of options for these curtains can be used in almost any residential area:
- living room;
- winter Garden.
This model of curtains is filled with warmth and simplicity, so it fits perfectly in any style direction. Depending on the chosen canvas, they can be conservative, aristocratic, chic. For example, the style of Provence is suitable products with a floral pattern, a rural ornament, as well as canvases in a cage. Longitudinal strips will give the classic interior of the living room a respectable look. Abstraction will look spectacular in modernist design.
How to make an hourglass with your own hands?
Modern textile market allows you to choose curtains for every taste. Nevertheless, you can sew this model of curtains yourself.
In order to select the exact size of the canvas, it is necessary to measure the window or doorway for which it is intended.
Calculating the width
It is very accurate to measure the distance from one top point to the other. It is multiplied by a factor of 2 or 1.5 (depending on the planned splendor of the curtains). Bend the untreated side edges of the canvas to the underside 2 times for 1 cm. Press and stitch the folds. If the industrial edge of the canvas is treated qualitatively, then there is no need to bend the panel.
To the distance from the eaves to the bottom of the opening, add 20 cm (for processing the slices and forming the center of the canvas). If the material is stretched weakly, the stock size should be maximum. To bend the top of the fabric to the underside twice for 1.5 cm, iron and stitch it. Do the same with the bottom of the panel. So there were two rods for the bars.
On the upper and lower part of the frame, attach the fasteners
It is necessary to pass the bar into the kulisks, picking up the matter. The upper bar is slipped into the upper holders and fixed. Next, you have to twist the curtain 360 degrees and fix the lower bar in this position. After you need to spread the product, placing the place of the twist in the middle. An attached product must create a neat fold.
So, the "hourglass" is a popular version of curtains, used in various styles directions. Any hostess will be able to sew such amazing curtains herself and decorate them with her own home, filling the room with charm and comfort.