Modern curtains for every taste and color - a great way to revitalize and even slightly increase the small kitchen. Also in this article we will touch on the following topics:
- varieties of curtains for small kitchens;
- factors that determine the appearance and design of curtains;
- choice of colors, patterns and materials;
- photo of fashionable interiors.
For the design of small kitchen spaces use short, long and combined models, represented by a variety of variations. Let's dwell on each of them in more detail.
Cloths to the floor - this is the classic of window design, with which we decided to begin our review. In comparison with other models, long curtains are more traditional and acceptable for our perception. It may seem that in the kitchen in Khrushchev they are not very functional.
This is really so, if you see that they are getting confused under your feet, get stuck in the boxes next to each other, and, accordingly, quickly lose their appearance.
But long curtains have an advantage: they can always be shortened.
Use pick-ups, clamps, magnets or coulis. So you change the design of the curtains, free access to the window sill, under it drawers and darken the desired half of the window. To the curtains easily move around the cornice, use the eyelets. In addition, accessories help in creating a beautiful drapery, characteristic of the premises in the classical style and close to it directions.
If you have one curtain, then fixing it with a pick-up, you will make a fashionable asymmetric composition - for example, as in these photos.
Canvas can be tied exactly in the middle, beautifully fastened on the cornice or on the eyelets. Another option is an oblique curtain that will free access to the window on one side and provide a blackout on the other.
Two curtains of tulle, crossing at the top of the window opening, are also tied up or fastened for an elegant frame of the window. At the same time, picking on one curtain harmonizes in color with the opposite one.
The fixation of curtains at one level or another provides vertical, oblique and semicircular folds. But there are materials that, for all their beauty and practicality, do not look good with drapery. Do not forget to check this point before buying.
Perhaps you are conservative and prefer a standard design in the form of two curtains on a background of transparent tulle. In this version there are pluses and minuses.
On the one hand, you complement the color combinations of the kitchen set and other interior items and provide protection from the sun and insects. But, if you look differently, all this will provide models that will take much less space. And to protect against flies and mosquitoes there is a mosquito net.
If you still have not changed your mind, at least consider the option when a thick curtain and tulle are fastened on one lustrous ribbon. So you will make the composition less layered, and, accordingly, more acceptable for a small kitchen. How it looks is presented in the photo.
Dangerous minus long curtains it can be called that on a strong draft a light waving cloth can "reach out" to the plate and cause a fire. Just take care to exclude this possibility.
Those who like the undulating horizontal drapery, you should pay attention to the French curtains, which are also called "marquis". Thanks to the vertical braid and the cords, the fabric is assembled into semicircular folds - festons forming elegant alternating cascades. You can change the length and shape of such curtains by raising or lowering them to the desired level.
It is believed that the complex design of curtains is not appropriate in the richly decorated rooms. Therefore, luxury waves of French curtains are more suitable for laconic cuisines, decorated in a modern style. However, they seamlessly complement the neoclassical interiors - in combination with the curtains, but without lambrequins and any accessories.
If desired, volumetric cascades of waves can be "drowned" in the window opening, hanging curtains on a barely noticeable string cornice or wall baguette. They will not seem too lush, being in the same plane with the wall.
Art lovers of art-deco, eco-style, as well as an unusual decor like thread curtains - curtains of threads, ropes, beads, bugles, pebbles, pajetok and glass. They gently scatter light, filling the surrounding area with glare from the coloring or decorative elements.
By connecting the imagination and doing hand-made, you will make a unique, that is - a super fashionable window decoration. Very contrasting black-and-white or white-red combinations of musk look very beautiful and unobtrusive. They are also perfectly combined with tulle and delicate lambrequins.
Lightness and uniqueness of stylish thread curtains simultaneously act as their disadvantages. Thin threads easily tear, and beads and other shiny decor can be unsafe for children and pets.
The way out of the situation is to fix the kiseys by picking up, raising them to an inaccessible level (although this does not always help), the use of ropes with larger elements or shorter models.
In many kitchens, the window sill acts as a dining table or as a working surface. Because short curtains that do not block access to this functional area, are considered the best solution for a small kitchen. They are represented by such varieties:
- models in the style of "midi" or "mini", closing the top, half the window or the whole window to the sill;
- oblique asymmetric curtains;
- curtains in the form of an arch;
- curtains-cafes (as in trains, only more decorative);
- Roman and roller blinds.
For the design of small rooms, some designers advise decorating only the upper third of the window.
This design is more suitable for cuisines in country houses, not just in style, but rather because the mini-curtain does not hide everything that happens in the kitchen in the evening and at night. But it looks, you see, very pretty.
Sometimes short linens are hung on two eaves. So they cover a much larger area of the window, although they make airing more difficult. Close the bottom of the window will help curtains, cafes.
Another way of decorating windows is two curtains up to or slightly longer than a window sill. They are suitable for Provence and country, but will add comfort and other style directions. Picks and frills are often in harmony with curtain braid or lambrequin.
Given the asymmetry entering into fashion, you can decorate the window with different curtains in color, and they can also differ material. Proof of this trend - oblique curtains. Other curiosities of the decor include curtains in the shape of an arch, creating a beautiful window frame. A similar silhouette can be obtained by elegantly decorating the cornice with a soft lambrequin.
Modern curtains are rich in geometric shapes that go beyond the conventional rectangles and squares. To emphasize the softness of the situation can be a smooth semicircle, add sharpness or angles - a triangle or asymmetrical zigzag edges.
The French or Austrian curtains will be universal models suitable for any situation. The difference between them is that the former are completely covered with semicircular festoons, while the latter have them only in the lower part. Examples - in the same sequence - are waiting for you in the photo. The only drawback of these models - they do not always look good when there is a picture or pictures on the fabric.
Roman, roller blinds and blinds
Do you get annoyed by the bright daylight or the curiosity of neighbors? Complement the aesthetic air composition of curtains or tulle with practical blinds, which you can control the level of illumination. They are:
Despite such diversity, many blinds are associated with the office. In such a case, use Roman or roller blinds that have a more "home" look for dimming. These are curtains with a lifting mechanism, which expose the window, rising from the bottom up.
Roman curtains, folding, form folds, and their size you initially set yourself. They do not have style restrictions and are often used to decorate small windows.
Roller blinds are wound onto the shaft, respectively, opening a relatively large part of the window. Due to the lack of drapery, they are actively used for decoration of minimalistic and high-tech interiors.
Both Roman and roll models decorate the windows of small bay windows and loggias.
Compact, installed on the windows of any non-standard shape, curtains still have some drawbacks. Among them - the complexity in the care (roll), the probability of breakdown of the lifting mechanism, and in some ways of installation - the inability to open the window unbuttoned.
Modern ideas are characterized by hybridization. So, day-night curtains are a hybrid of blinds and roller blinds. They are made of a two-layer material, on which transparent and opaque strips alternate. From roll blinds, such models borrowed a lifting mechanism, and from the blinds - the ability to let in the room the required amount of light. And that's how they look.
Combining for the decoration of the window curtains of different lengths, with the lifting and sliding mechanism, inside and outside the insulating glass, you thereby use combined curtains.
Perhaps, this is the most popular variety of curtains, helping to achieve both practical and aesthetic goals. Thanks to the combined models you can also:
- close the necessary part of the window, leaving room for furniture, heating batteries and providing access, for example, for watering flowers;
- save on fabric;
- it is advantageous to supplement the color scheme and style of the interior;
- create unique window compositions.
The combination of different types of curtains look perfect in a small kitchen with a balcony or bay window. Duets (or even trios) of useful and beautiful curtains are presented in the photo below.
Material and colors
Curtains in a small kitchen should be as light as possible, as thick linens eat up already limited space. In addition, heavy material requires a reliable massive baguette or a standard eaves, which can not withstand the load or will burden the room.
The best solutions are satin, cambric and other linen fabrics. Brilliant satin can compete with flax in wear resistance, but it is peculiar to accumulate static electricity and absorb dust.
Of the translucent materials, the most popular are organza, veil, mesh, nylon and rubberized fabrics, each of which has its own pros and cons.
For example, a transparent organ that does not hide your kitchen life at all is very easy to wash, but after that you must iron it. But with a more prone to ensure the privacy of the veil, it is almost impossible to remove stains, and it is electrified well.
Important! The most important thing is that the material for kitchen curtains is:
- with special moisture and dirt-repellent impregnations;
As for color, this is an individual question and depends on your personal preferences, and not only on the overall range of the interior. With the trendy colors you have already seen thanks to the photo of the new design. It is best to choose the shades of white and other light natural tones, visually increasing the space.
But, as you could see, modern interiors are decorated with bright - red, orange, green canvases. And this is contrary to what many designers consider unsuitable for small rooms.
Ways of fastening
To replace the familiar and, you will agree, cumbersome cornices, many other, more compact ways of fastening have come. For example, wall or ceiling baguettes, which visually raise the walls, or holders. If you are not yet ready to part with the crossbar, just hide it with a cusp or a composition with a lambrequin.
Now you know what curtains can be hung on a small kitchen and what are the novelties of 2017. We hope, we were able to inspire you to positive changes in the interior, and, accordingly, in life.