How to choose curtains in the nursery?
Buying curtains is an exciting activity that allows you to unleash your creative potential. However, it is one thing to buy curtains in the common rooms and an adult bedroom, and quite another is to purchase curtains for a nursery. Let's look at how to choose the stylish and modern models for the design of children's rooms.
Curtain requirements for nursery
Whatever the views on the appropriateness of the design of window openings by curtains in the children's bedroom, curtains are really necessary. This is explained by the functional loads that the products must carry out, depending on the type of model and the type of textile used for its manufacture. For example, curtains should:
- be aesthetically appealing;
- point to belonging to one or another style of room design;
- protect the room from the abundance of sunlight penetrating inside;
- to hide the interior and the children themselves from curious prying eyes from the street;
- prevent the passage of cold air (important for curtains of dense tissue);
- reduce the noise level coming from the street (only for thick curtains).
There are also a number of requirements for curtains for children's rooms, for example:
- products must be sewn from fabrics made without toxic dyes;
- curtains must comply with safety standards, having a secure fit and high-quality manufacturing;
- panels should be light, not weighting the interior of the nursery;
- their design, texture and theme of the picture must be selected taking into account the age category of the child;
- curtains should have a convenient opening and closing mechanism, which the child can cope with independently;
- the color of the panels should not carry into the interior a negative color and oppressive atmosphere;
- the print must correspond to the size of the entire room, otherwise the curtains risk distorting the parameters of the children's room;
- the width and length of any product should be sufficient, but not excessive, an excess of length can provoke a traumatic situation;
- regardless of the model, the product should not interfere with the ventilation of the room;
- the model should be selected in accordance with the type of window and the method of its opening (closing);
- The maximum number of layers in the design should not exceed two.
It is difficult to buy curtains, taking into account the desired stylistic direction of design, if you do not have an idea about their varieties. There are so many variants of models on the modern market that even a sophisticated buyer can become confused. However, from the wide range of proposals, you can choose the most interesting and modern solutions that are suitable for decorating children's windows. Let's designate them shortly.
In this line you can include standard rectangular curtains. Their fastenings can be rings, loops (including velcro) and grommets, which are particularly popular this season. Laconic blinds are convenient because they can be made not only from dense but also thin textiles. Due to this, they can be divided into two categories: night (dense) and day (thin and translucent curtains).If you wish, you can choose such options, which will be both independent curtains, which close the children's room from prying eyes, and day curtains, which serve as window decorations.
Such curtains today have undergone some changes. If before the pelmet was difficult, today it is made without folds of rigid textiles, securely fastening to the sides. Otherwise, it is the same: it is completed by rectangular or rounded panels of cloth, which often have tacks with tassels. In general, the model can be considered for purchase in the nursery, however, here you need to take into account the style, age of the child and his gender. Undesirable options with an abundance of draperies at the same time at the top and sides.
Such curtains are nothing more than a rectangular panel of fabric gathered into festoons, adjustable with threaded inward cords. In this case, the assembly and the number of scallops depending on the type of textiles used may be different. Austrian curtains look stylish and impressive, can be made of natural and artificial fabrics. However, for such design you need to choose models from thin fabrics.The number of festoons allows you to change the perception of models and fit them into the modern style of the children's interior. For example, with one festoon curtain, you can decorate a room with several small children's windows.
Such curtains, called marquises, were introduced to the fashion even during the reign of Louis XIV; they still retain their popularity. They are distinguished by the softness of the shape and texture of the fabric; their length can be either classic (almost to the floor) or short (covering no more than one third of the window). In contrast to the Austrian counterparts, French curtains provide for the assembly along the entire length of the fabric, while for the Austrian curtains it is only at the bottom. Such products can be stationary (deaf), having no lifting mechanism or folding. The second products are notable for the fact that they are equipped with a lifting rotor-chain mechanism, due to which it is possible not only to collect festoons, but also to fix them at the right level.
Rolshtora represent a cloth by the size of window glass, evenly wound on a special shaft. This type of model can have not only manual, but also remote control.The shutters are so close to the glass that they have almost no gaps. Depending on the type of textiles, they can be day or night. By themselves, such products are compact, do not close the window frame and are harmoniously combined with classic curtains on the rings or grommets.
These curtains are nothing but varieties of corrugated shapes. Outwardly, they are somewhat similar to blinds, since they consist of folds of identical length and width, are dense and do not bend in an opened form, and they fold together, forming a smooth stack of folds. Like the roller blades, they provide for manual and remote control. These products are more expensive than roller and classic counterparts, as they are made according to a special technology with expensive components. An interesting nuance is the possibility of opening and closing the curtains, not only from the bottom up, but also from top to bottom.
Such varieties can surely be called an alternative to rolshtor and variants of the corrugated type. They consist of several sections and, like the two previous types of curtains, have weights to create a smooth and flawless shape.Such curtains are also compact, do not take up much space and due to their size they create a visual effect of a larger space. In contrast to roller and corrugated curtains such products provide for the replacement of textiles, and they are not as expensive as the two previous versions. However, they have exclusively manual control.
Perhaps this is one of the most unusual solutions for the design of children's windows. Smooth and straight panels do not have folds and folds, they visually even look like non-screen-partitions, which open on the principle of compartment doors. Below to create a perfect shape, they have weighting, sometimes their mechanism provides for attachment not only from above, but also from below. Such models look stylish and spectacular in the interior, however, they are far from all stylistic directions of design. If desired, such panels can decorate the rooms of adolescents of both sexes.
In this line you can include flexible bamboo curtains. At first glance, they may seem textile, resembling options on rings or grommets. However, on closer examination, the average person will see an unusual basis.products. Other curtains made of wood are used mainly not for windows, but for the design of doorways. They can be woven and filament. At the same time to create such products use wood of various species, including some varieties of fruit trees. And if bamboo curtains are still able to perform basic functional loads, models of the thread type are more like decorative design elements.
Today, for children's rooms, manufacturers offer products made from natural and synthetic material. At the same time there are no special priorities, although designers pay attention to the fact that heavy materials, which include velvet and velvet, are not suitable for decorating the windows of children's rooms. It is undesirable to buy products from tapestry and jacquard for children's bedrooms. They will not naturally and harmoniously look in such rooms.
It is better to purchase fabric products with a breathable structure.
You can decorate the windows with curtains of cotton, matting, gabardine, and curtains of polyester. Among the popular materials of this season can be noted flax, calico and satin. However, they are distinguished by high crushing.Those who want simpler to operate and care products, you can pay attention to the fabric of mixed threads. The addition of synthetics increases the resistance of textiles to fading.
Blackout (opaque canvas) is inherently a drape fabric with satin weave. It differs in density, number of layers and the level of light penetration. This fabric consists of a woven base (for example, silk, linen, viscose), special chemicals and acrylic foam. Of course, the material is extraordinary, but before buying such curtains, you need to think about their safety for children's health.
Other materials for curtains include flock, the thinnest veil and organza Devore.
Flock is characterized by the presence of a nap, which gives an interesting effect to the curtains. Organza contains silk, polyester and viscose yarn. It has a loose base, which reduces its service life. The veil is denser and therefore less transparent. And yet, it is better than organza, does not deform after washing and does not shrink.
Today the color palette of curtains is so diverse that it allows you to choose not only the desired color and shade, but even its temperature.Parents try to choose the colors taking into account the gender of the child, however, one should not forget the differences in age groups. For example, if at a younger age, parents choose products in pink and blue, teenagers already have their preferences, including with regard to the color of the curtains. A large part of the girls, tired of pink, pay attention to the blue, lilac, beige, milky shades of the color palette.
Mint, caramel, powdery tones, pistachio, turquoise, green and ivory are also popular. Boys like shades of brown and green, and they prefer light colors more often. In addition, young men like sandy-yellow, beige, blue, orange, terracotta and neutral (white and gray) shades. The choice of neutral tones is remarkable in that these colors themselves do not have an emotional coloration, but they acquire it at the expense of the available interior details.
In addition to a variety of models, curtains can have a pattern. This allows you to successfully fit them into the existing stylistic direction of the design, pointing out his idea. The drawing can be transmitted through images or the texture of the material itself or evenembossed.
For example, prints can be called popular images that decorate curtain panels:
- with butterflies;
- with birds of paradise;
- with owls;
- with stylized branches or trees;
- with leaves scattered separately on the canvas;
- with cartoon characters;
- with cars;
- with floral motifs;
- with stars;
- with stylization on a glamorous and sports theme.
To other decorative elements of curtains, which need to pay attention, are the cornices and podhvaty. Today popular textures for wood and metal. Curtains that buy for specific models should visually fit the rods or other fixtures. This will contribute to a more harmonious aesthetic perception of space. Pickups in the nursery do not need huge decorative brushes. It is better if it will be more familiar to children accessories. For example, you can decorate the curtain holders with buckles for belts, elastic bands and hairpins. The original decor technique is an embroidery over the veil with an ombre effect. By itself, the fabric with the rainbow effect of transitioning from one to another tones looks unusual, and embroidery allows you to give it a special look.
Such curtains are performed on the entire window, because this is how they will look more advantageous.
By an extraordinary methods of decorating curtains can be attributed to the method of hanging them. Depending on the style and size of the window, the curtains can be hung in different ways. For example, even simple rectangular curtains can be hung crosswise and fixed with hooks, which will give them an unusual look. Other canvases decorate with pompons, sometimes curtains are decorated with stickers, due to which you can change the mood that they bring to the interior quite often. The design of the curtains in the nursery can be a single model or a set of curtains with tulle. Curtains can be bought ready-made or sew them for specific measurements of windows. You can buy a veil and complement it with night curtains with twinkling stars. This will allow to change the interior depending on the time of day.
Subtleties of choice
Knowing the main nuances of varieties, the principles of color solutions and decoration, it remains to determine the main selection criteria, not forgetting to take into account the effect of color on a person’s perception. For example, when buying ready-made curtain sets in a children's room,It is worth looking narrowly at curtains with white tulle. White color balances any contrast and even bright tone, due to which it looks softer. If you want to choose a blackout, you should at least understand roughly what substances the layers interlaced with each other are made of. It is undesirable to buy such products in the bedrooms of the kids, even if the room is replete with light.
Buy regular tulle and night curtains - that will be enough.
In choosing the color you need to focus on the details that are already in the interior. It can be akin to the tone of the cushions, carpet. You should not choose the same color of curtains and bed linen, it is better that the support of the curtains was small. Sometimes it is enough for this and the color of the frame of the picture or its colors. Look great curtains in shades of green with the support of vibrant green. Related colors allow you to bring into the interior of the versatility that even with a concise cut will look beautiful, stylish and modern. It is better to select multi-colored products using a color wheel. This will allow you to purchase models with a combination of tones acceptable to your eyes.
Do not buy curtains to match the wallpaper: because of this, they will be lost on the wall
More expressive than the cloth will look if you buy them in a similar design, accentuating one of the children's areas (for example, sleeping or playing). For example, it can be a panel above a desk, a poster, or even a child’s drawing. Taking something from such an accent (say, color, technique of drawing, its subject and mood), one can express the hobbies of an already grown up child. For the attic, which today is often made up for a nursery, you can take rolshtor, plisse options or classic. Since the windows in such a room are often inclined or even horizontal, you will need to think over the fixtures for the panels so that they do not hang perpendicular to the floor. If you want to buy long curtains on the grommets, it is enough to choose the lower bar for them in the same design with the cornice in order to intercept the hanging sheets, closing the windows with a cloth. Perfectly close such window openings rolshtora on remote control.
Dimensions of a product may be different. And the point here is not so much in the standards as in the features of the window structures themselves, as well as in the varieties of curtains. For example, roller blinds should fit the size of window glass in order not to have a lumen and reliably shelter children from unnecessary human views.The dimensions of the corrugated and roman shades can cover the window frame.
When it is planned to buy classic items on rings, grommets or hinges, a margin is needed so that the curtains in the closed state have light tails. Usually, the parameters of a specific window are taken as the basis of calculations. For the classic options on the rods you need to know the length of the cornice, the coefficient of assembly of the material and the allowance for processing the side cuts. In this case, as a rule, for products made of thin materials and variants with folds, the coefficient is greater.
The length of the curtains can be any: in the traditional version it does not reach the floor of 3 cm. The coefficient for tulle, organza, veil ranges from 2 to 4: the width of such curtains 2, 3 or even 4 times can be longer than the available length of the cornice. The coefficient for silk, linen, blended fabrics is 2-2.5, and for thicker materials it does not exceed 1-1.5. For models with a picture, it is minimal (otherwise the print will be distorted).
Standard sizes can be 200x260, 300x260, 500x140, 200x140, 300x140 cm.
Depending on the gender and age of the child
If we briefly indicate the differences between the models of curtains for rooms of girls and boys, taking into account their age, then the boys are alien pink colors (this causes discomfort at the subconscious level).For baby kids, it’s better to choose something more neutral (for example, light brown, yellow, orange curtains of muted tones). Cold blue and blue colors refresh and soothe. They are good, although dark blue with time can negatively affect the mood of the boy. You cannot mix shades with different emotional colors (for example, red with blue) in a color combination and create negative mixes (blood-red with black). Neither in the girls' room, nor in the bedroom of the boys they will not look harmonious. In general, when choosing a shade for curtains for different sexes, it is preferable to prefer soft, muted tones of the color palette.
They fit better into the interior, do not outweigh its composition and create a homely atmosphere.
With age, children often want something bright and unusual. Of course, often their vision of style allows you to fill the space with fresh ideas and creativity. In this case, someone prefers to rely on the calm tones and unusualness of the curtains themselves, while others leave the cut to be classic, but at the same time choose rather unusual images (for example, graffiti).In such situations, in order not to break out of the general concept of stylistics, it is worth paying attention to the already existing accents in the interior. For example, if there are photo wallpapers on the children's walls, photo curtains are not needed, even if their design is super modern. When the background design does not have a pattern, you can buy panels with a print. Teenagers often understand what is best, especially in choosing the type of models. And if for girls' rooms it can be French, Austrian curtains and some modern analogs, the guys clearly know: you need a simple, but stylish and modern solution that with seeming conciseness will look cool.
Successful examples in the interior
Finally, you can pay attention to a few successful design ideas, clearly demonstrating a sense of taste and style in the interior of a nursery for boys and girls of different ages.
- A gentle solution for decorating a younger girl's room.
- Green curtains in the room for the girl fill the space with positive.
- White curtains visually erase the boundaries of the room, bringing a sense of lightness to the interior.
- Bright portieres bring a special flavor to the space of the teenage room.
- Yellow curtains fill the room with an atmosphere of warmth and home comfort.
- Blue curtains look good in bright rooms with the support of small interior accessories.
- An extraordinary solution for the interior of a teenage room using modern curtains.
- Harmonious selection of curtains in the room a teenage boy.
- Design curtains for the design of children's attic windows.
For tips on how to choose curtains for a bright, bright children's room with orange wallpapers on the walls, see the video.