Curtains as an important design element
With the right curtain,
you can influence the effect of a room purposefully. Without a renovation or an architectonical transformation, the atmosphere, its form, its rigour, and its cosiness can be changed fundamentally. A large, heavy curtain, for example, accentuates a small window, gives a room more shape and calmness, while a light, transparent curtain can help a geometric architecture gain more dynamics and vitality. It doesn't matter what you wish to achieve with a curtain, whether it's supposed to be an effective protection from sun and sight or whether it’s supposed to complete the interior design and refinement - in any case a look at the great variety of types of curtains, forms and materials is always worth it.
The right curtain for the right room
Large area blinds are enjoying a growing popularity since they ensure an effective visual and sun cover and can be measured individually to the room. The large, smooth fabric can either be provided with a creative print pattern or it can be chosen as a classic single coloured. With yellow and red shades, you can achieve especially beautiful lighting conditions, particularly if the curtain is chosen in a fitting translucent thickness. Terracotta coloured curtains give your flat a Mediterranean flair, soften the sunlight and create a southern evening mood. If on the contrary, you wish for an effective sun shield, you may choose a darkening curtain made of a thin, dark fabric. Such dense curtains also help with heat insulation and can be used as an opaque room partition as well.
If it's about flexible visual and sun protection, sliding curtains and drapery suit perfectly. For small windows or windows in upper floors space-saving Peneaux’s and half-curtains, which are traditionally made of lace but can also consist of creative patterns and prints, are suited. Particularly in kitchen, bathroom and children's bedroom windows are such visual cover solutions practicable and popular. To this category also belongs the now in style again thread curtain, which is especially suited for terrace windows and doors and creates an effective protection from sun and sight. We also offer individual solutions, for example for skylights and attic windows.
The perfect handling of curtains through the right technique
Whether bulk goods or finished curtain, the requirements of the room should be met by the type of curtain, but of course also by the practicability of a curtain system. Different hanging systems ensure not only good functionality but are also a characteristic of style: to a classic, floral pattern in the style of a country house, for example, a suspension with loops, ribbons, and eyelets seems especially fitting. A modern, single colour curtain can easily and functionally be attached to a curtain rail or a drawstring. On small plastic wheels which are led in a curtain rail, a curtain can be suspended in a way that makes the guidance system disappear into the ceiling optically.
It will be incorporated in front of the wall and the ceiling or directly into the ceiling inconspicuously by a cover. This is a progressive and elegant solution, especially in modern architecture. For the classic systems, there exists a great variety of curtain rods made out of wood, brass and stainless steel in different colours and shapes as well as with appealing ornaments. The possibilities to combine are endless.
A modern and design oriented variant of curtains are beautiful curtain and deco scarfs, which can give windows or window groups a lively, dynamic framing. Here especially premium fabrics come into action, which should provide new forms, colours, and exclusivity to your room.
The peculiarity of the material for curtains
No matter which curtain you chose, in the end, the greatest effect comes from the chosen material, which does not only decide the optic, but also the translucency and the drop of a curtain. An overview of the most important fabrics and weave types: cotton is a natural product that is quite flexible in processing, which is used for curtains of different thickness and density.
A percentage of polyester leads to less wrinkling and therefore a prettier drop of the curtain. Curtains made solely out of polyester are a resistant and especially low-maintenance variant, the also synthetically manufactured polyacrylic has also a strong luminance and brightness of colour. For half-curtains, which are made traditionally out of lace, especially macramé is used today, a mechanically crafted lace which is available in a great variety of patterns and motives. To the light transparent fabrics belongs the delicately gleaming satin as well as the highly transparent organza. Curtains made of these materials always ensure a bright, lively sense of space.
Voile, too, is a light fabric that damps light and caters to a subtle colour effect with its fall of folds, similar to the devoré, an elaborately produced fabric with consistently incorporated transparent breakthroughs. A rustic, elegant solution is Scherli, a half-transparent fabric where in consistent distances thicker threads are weaved in, which makes for beautiful, traditional patterns. For heavy, thick curtains and thus optimal light protection especially the radiant, waxed Chintz is suited, as well as the velvety, voluminous Chenille. Fabrics of the collections from the brands JAB Anstoetz and Kobe Interior Design are particularly high-class in regards of quality and have a good resilience as well as a palpable value.
Browse through our variety of fabrics and curtains and chose from the great offer of shapes, colours, and materials to find the right curtain for your residential project!