Styles of curtains

Classic curtains for the living room

Classic curtains for the living room

The best way to emphasize the elegant luxury of classic design are thick curtains from the expensive fabrics: satin, velvet, brocade, and jacquard. Woven golden or silver patterns (damask, Indian, Royal Lily, etc.) can decorate the monochrome vertical of the walls, while the monochrome glossy texture in the color of drawings will match the wallpaper with embossed print or silkscreen.

Interior of curtains in the hall in the modern style (photos)

Interior of curtains in the hall in the modern style

Laconic modern interior of the living room can be successfully complemented by the curtains of medium density and neutral shades: white, beige, sandy and gray. Topical solution are curtains with color block. Fans of minimalism should take a closer look at the Japanese window panels — absence of drapery makes them look neat and compact. Tulle should be semitransparent, flowing and free of any lace and fringe.

Curtains for the living room in country style

Curtains for the living room in country style

Rustic design is very close to nature. Therefore, ethnic motives, embroidery, calm floral patterns and Scottish square will be appropriate in such living room. Rough canvas: mat, burlap, jute, canvas, unbleached flax and dense cotton look especially organic in the country interior. Ruche, lace and crocheted elements are welcome.

Types of curtain mounts

Curtains on the eyelets with tulle for the hall (photos)

Curtains on the eyelets with tulle for the hall

Curtains on the eyelets are often used in the creation of living room in the modern style. Eyelets are plastic or metal rings, attached to the round holes in the fabric, made for threading on the cornice in the form of hollow tube. As a result, uniform cascading folds are formed in the curtain fabrics. Strictness and geometric can decorate any window. Besides, long vertical folds can visually increase the height of the room, if the ledge is located under the ceiling, and the fabric cloths are sewn to the floor.

Curtains on the eyelets can be attached to the cornice in two ways:

  • string the canvas directly on the cornice through the eyelets;
  • use rings or strings as intermediaries between curtains and cornice.

Curtains with lambrequin

Curtains with lambrequin

In addition to its main functions, tulles and curtains often serve for the color or texture “binding” of some interior elements. To make a color transition more harmonious, you can use both simple solutions in window drapery and the ensembles complemented by curtain accessories– grabs, brushes, lambrequins and other types of decorative elements.

Lambrequin is a horizontal decorative cloth, located in the upper part of window drapery, usually occupying the entire width of cornice. Generally, lambrequin complement the ensemble of curtains and drapery, but the modern style doesn’t impose any prohibitions on the use of this decorative element and other models of curtains.

Roman blind

Roman blind

Thanks to its versatility, laconic design and incredible practicality, Roman blind is actively used in the decoration of modern houses. Living room were no exception. With one amendment – Roman blind is rarely the only element of decoration of the window openings; it acts in company with traditional canvas. At that, different models of curtains are usually made of different materials. Some of them have the pictures, and the other are monochrome.


  1. Large bright flowers, cage (10х10), wide horizontal stripes, firebirds and similar art look great in spacious holes, filling the emptiness. However, in the cramped living room of a small flat, flashy curtains are absolutely inappropriate (even if everything else will be grey). The only exception are flat Japanese panels or roll curtains with realistic print. Photo curtains must reflect a deep perspective — glares of sun, city view, distant forest path, alley, arch, etc.
  2. In a small living room, curtains must not “cut” the wall, near which they are located. It is better to close it with a fabric (together with the window). If such width of curtains is unacceptable, they must match the shade of wallpaper and not contrast them.
  3. To make a room look higher, you should attach the cornice to the ceiling. You can hide it in the niche (intentionally left during installation of the hanging or stretch ceiling), decorate it with gypsum stucco, led strip, lambrequin and choose the color to match the ceiling and/or curbs.

Blinds for the living room (photos)

Blinds for the living room

If the curtains are not suitable, choose the blinds for the living room. In the photo, you can see how nice it looks.