CURTAIN ON THE DOOR (part 1)
Since ancient times, curtains in the interior were used not only as window decorations, but also as doors. The style and models of curtains have changed over time. In addition, many of their species, known to us today, were named after the countries in which they appeared: Roman, French, Japanese and Austrian. Their functionality depends on the purpose of the application. Like exclusive curtains? Want to save on this? In this case, we suggest you make them yourself. From this article you will learn how to make a curtain on the door with your own hands.
PROS AND CONS
Before you make a curtain on the door, we suggest you familiarize yourself with some of the advantages of this solution:
Using the curtain, you can visually adjust the size of the room – reduce or increase it. You can achieve this effect with the appropriate color of the product.
The ability to use different materials. It can be textiles, wood or threads.
Curtains bring some lightness to the interior.
Saving of usable space, which is especially true in small-sized apartments. On an swing door, on average, 1 m2 of floor space is needed, and when installing curtains, this problem comes to naught.
Saving finances on the acquisition of high-quality interior doors. Even the most expensive curtains are cheaper than a door.
Like everything else, curtains installed on the doorway have their drawbacks. Among them, it is especially worth noting the lack of heat and sound insulation. In view of this, the choice is between beauty and practicality.
Some install a door onto the opening of which they also hang curtains. Some designers fully justify this option, especially in cases where the room has an old door that does not harmonize with the general concept of the interior. This combination is quite logical when arranging a balcony doorway.
Curtains are divided into types depending on the purpose:
Curtains with a door – perform decorative functions and protect the room from excess light, give it a certain charm.
Curtains instead of doors – fasten in the doorway, they are a replacement for the door.
Types of curtains depending on the material used:
Textile curtains are made from different types of fabric. It can be silk, chintz, satin, satin, velvet, tweed, linen, etc.
Rope or thread curtains are a continuous airy veil made of threads. She delimits the rooms, without interfering with the circulation of air.
Curtains should be chosen depending on the style of the interior. For example, if it is made in a classic style, it is better to give preference to a textile curtain. For the hi-tech style and minimalism, it is better to make curtains on the grommets. Wooden curtains will fit perfectly into the country style, and thread curtains are best in harmony with the oriental style.
The fastening of the curtain depends on whether or not there is a door, as well as on the shape of the opening. So, there are such types of mounts:
Installation on platbands – suitable for hanging curtains.
Curtains are installed on the door leaf in those cases when they want to hide from the sun or prying eyes. On this mount, Roman curtains are usually installed.
The cornice is installed above the passage on the wall. In this case, the curtain is fixed on loops, rings, drawstring. It is worth noting that the latter option is appropriate only if the design is stationary. Soft rings form soft folds.
You can decorate curtains with brushes, lambrequin, eyelets. If you want the curtain to be draped, then sew a curtain tape to its upper edge.
Each detail must comply with the general concept of the style of the interior in color, shape and texture. Choose materials that are in harmony with the design of the room.