Modern fashion is increasingly leaning towards simplicity and functionality. Strict, devoid of excessive pretentiousness, the Roman curtain made of tulle fully meets these requirements. It is an excellent addition to the interior in the styles of classic, Provence, Art Deco, minimalism. The most advantageous look is a fabric stretched along the entire length with an original pattern, clearly visible through the light.
Main differences from other types of curtains
Roman curtains are called curtains, designed in the form of a canvas, fixed on horizontally arranged slats. Unlike rolled ones, when lifted, it does not roll, but gathers into even folds. When they are lowered, the fabric is leveled, turning into one plane. When fully folded, the planks rise to the top of the window opening, overlapping one another.
Most often, a fully extended canvas covers only the window or even the top of the frame. You can hang such a curtain not only on top,but also inside the window opening. Just like in the case of blinds, classic Roman blinds are raised and lowered by means of a cord. In fact, Roman blinds are a hybrid of functional blinds and soft decorative fabrics. They are easily combined with other interior details and do not contrast with them.
Initially, this type of curtain was made of dense materials and used as protection from the scorching sun and cold. Roman curtains made of tulle appeared much later. Today they are used alone or combined with other species.
Tulle Roman blinds can be divided into the following groups:
- classic: occupy an intermediate position between standard curtains and blinds; with the latter are similar in the way of management; they unfold and fold by means of a cord; when unfolded, they look like a flat canvas;
- Japanese: a distinctive feature is the weighting strap on the bottom; can be performed with one-sided or central extension; control is carried out with the help of a cord - a lifting eaves;
- Austrian: when unfolded, they differ little from the classic ones; when raised, they form assemblies or arcs (scallops) along the bottom;
- French: similar to Austrian, but never fully open, but remain gathered at the bottom.
What will be the future products of the upcoming design is up to you to decide, based on the inner world and personal preferences.
It would seem that strict and concise "Romans" leave no room for imagination. However, you can transform the interior only with the help of the correct selection of the color palette and the texture of the fabric. In this case, it is necessary to take into account the type of room, its size and illumination.
Strict Romanesque varieties of Roman curtains are characterized by classic gray, white and even black colors. Stylish Japanese curtains, similar to fabric screens, will help create a minimalist mood. Add a few color accents to keep the room from looking too formal.
For a multi-color interior, it is better to stay in a neutral beige shade. Calm brown combined with milky is more suitable for decorating a living room or bedroom.
Tulle Roman blinds (photo) can also become the main color accent in interior design. In rooms that are constantly flooded with light, use cold blue more widely. It will help create a feeling of freshness. Warm yellows and oranges are good for dimly lit rooms. Choleric people are better off choosing a calm green. Purple is more to the liking of creative people - it is believed that it contributes to inspiration. You should be careful with red - this color brings too much energy into the room, from which you can quickly get tired.
When buying tulle, be sure to keep in mind that it will fold into folds on the windows, and the most original pattern or monogram may look quite unexpected. Therefore, the fabric should look advantageousnot only in the expanded form. When choosing a pattern, of course, you should focus on the overall style of the interior, furniture, carpets, etc.
If the tulle Roman blinds act as a contrast, this should be done very carefully. You should be especially careful when decorating small rooms - an abundance of print can bring chaos to it. Initially, it is necessary to single out the “leading”, dominant fabric, on which all other types of finishes will be oriented. It can be used as wallpaper, carpet or curtain fabric. It all depends on the general idea.
"Visually" stretch the room will help vertical drawing. Horizontal, on the contrary, will expand the volume of the room. For a vertical print, it is better to use not too wide stripes. An ideal option for a horizontal pattern is a pair of wide color bands in a neutral shade and one bright one. The window in this case will be bright, but not too colorful. If the pattern is used as wall decor, only one-color curtains are selected.
Combination with other types of curtains
The combination of textures for an unprepared person can be difficult. But with the right selection of fabrics, you can achieve a stunning effect. The classic set of tulle curtains in the case of Roman curtains takes on a different look. However, the selection of such an ensemble has its own characteristics. The slightest miscalculation in this case is unacceptable.
When combining different types of curtains on the same window, you should be guided byfollowing principles:
- roman blind made of tulle should be lighter than curtains;
- shades of one canvas should be combined with the color of the walls, the second - with furniture or large decorative elements;
- when using fabrics with different types of prints, you should choose tulle and curtains made in the same color scheme;
- if one of the curtains is made in several colors, then the second one must be monophonic.
Designers often use this type of curtain to decorate small spaces in kitchens, bathrooms, children's rooms, bedrooms, where the abundance of decor and folds is simply inappropriate due to tightness.
Which rooms are best suited for Roman blinds?
Designers often use this type of curtains to decorate small rooms in kitchens, bathrooms, children's rooms, bedrooms, where the abundance of decor and folds is simply inappropriate due to tightness. Roman curtains made of tulle, decorated with an original print, look good in living rooms and bedrooms, country, office interiors, on balconies and loggias. You can hang them not only on windows, but also on glass doors.
Such curtains occupy a minimum of space, absolutely do not weigh it down and are easily combined with most types of interior. They are easy to move and move apart, are quite easy to wash, and you can remove and hang them back in a matter of minutes. You can use tulle Roman blinds (photo below) both as the main ones and in combination with thicker curtains or blinds.
In the kitchen
The practicality of such curtains makes them simply indispensable forworking premises. After all, even when closed, they occupy a minimum of space. The fabric, using cords or lifting mechanisms, can be easily lifted completely, freeing the window sill. Moreover, it is not necessary to buy expensive products. Making your own tulle roman blinds is not at all difficult. After all, in fact, it is a slightly modified cut suitable for fabric.
Roman tulle curtains for the kitchen
The material for them is better to choose from practical synthetic fabrics, easy to care for, with dirt-repellent impregnation. Pastel light shades will visually expand the space, making the room visually freer. Too large a print on tulle roman blinds for a small space kitchen is also undesirable - such a pattern makes the design heavier.
More dense fabric is used to decorate rooms facing the sunny side. In other cases, it is better to limit yourself to lightweight organza with a small print, veil or mesh.
In the nursery
The abundance of folds on the curtains is completely useless here. Children need space, which is the best way to provide short tulle Roman blinds. Their excessive severity can be compensated by bright large thematic prints. With a successful selection of pattern and shade, such curtains will successfully fit into the marine, rustic or fabulous style of the children's room.
Cloths for the nursery are selected wear-resistant and dust-repellent. They will have to be washed more often, so it’s better from artsy printsrefuse. They quickly lose their appearance. Another important requirement for such products is hypoallergenicity. Making your own original tulle Roman blinds is easy.
In the living room
Roman blinds are used less often as an independent decor for windows in living rooms. Most often, tulle, which has assemblies or scallops at the bottom, is complemented with denser long curtains. You can use frameless Roman curtains without hard ribs. In this case, only the sides of the canvas rise. The middle sags in the form of an arc.
Tulle Roman blinds in a spacious reception room can be trimmed with openwork lambrequins. When decorating a living room in a rustic Provence style, delicate pastel shades are used. Minimalist lovers can opt for classic curtains without excessive folds.
In the bedroom
When a bed is located near a window, the use of long curtains is not possible. Do not darken them and poorly lit room. In this case, Roman blinds come to the rescue. They do not give the impression of an overabundance of decor and help to visually push the walls of the room. When placing several stripes on one window at once, you can vary the height of each of them, thus adjusting the illumination.
It also makes sense to use tulle Roman blinds if there are panoramic windows. After all, they are the main highlight of the room, and you should not cover them with heavy fabrics. deephorizontal folds of drapery will ennoble the window opening without completely closing it.
In the complete absence of curtains, Roman curtains made of tulle, it is better to choose thick ones. They will help to gently diffuse the light, making it more comfortable for the eyes. A popular trend in recent years is a combination of Roman and roller blinds. The latter are often fixed directly in the window opening. "Romans" in this case perform the role of a lambrequin.
On the loggia and balcony
To make a small room more comfortable, without closing the approach to the window, tulle, fixed in its upper part in the form of curtains, will help. Moreover, you can sew tulle Roman curtains yourself in a matter of minutes.
The whole frame in this case should not be closed. For a stylistic combination of a loggia and a balcony with the main room, choose a fabric for curtains with a similar or even the same pattern in the same shade. It should be easy to machine wash. Motorized cornice allows you to quickly adjust the light output without leaving the room.
Diy tulle Roman blinds
The easiest way to make these curtains is based on old blinds. We list the main stages of their manufacture:
- When making Roman blinds from tulle with your own hands, you should first determine how many folds you need. Accordingly, the same number of rails will be required. The classic version is folds after 20-25 cm.
- Dismantling old blinds, leaving the necessarythe number of slats, as well as the lowest, wide bar, which will serve as a load and stretch the fabric.
- Apply them to a flat sheet. If everything is calculated correctly, we begin to glue them at regular intervals. You can replace the glue with double-sided tape.
- After drying the product, it remains to attach the Roman tulle blinds to the window and enjoy the result.
No more special skill required.
Roman blind care
Wash these products as they get dirty with ordinary detergents with a brush. Stubborn stains are removed with special solvents designed for this type of fabric. Heavily soiled Roman tulle curtains for the kitchen or nursery, if desired, can be dry-cleaned without removing the mechanism. Specialists will remove it themselves, and after washing they will install it again.
Roman tulle blinds can be vacuumed periodically to remove accumulated dust from the folds. This must be done in a straightened state.