beautiful curtains for the living room


  • And you already have the curtains by yourself?
  • How to sew curtains itself?
  • Tips & Warnings

Search curtains that would fit your decor can be difficult. You can find the sample of curtains, but the style may not be what you imagined it, or the material may be you do not like.

Fortunately, you can put an end to your search unsuccessful, creating curtains for the living room with his hands.
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And you already have the curtains by yourself?

Take control of your home decor, learn to sew curtains.

Curtains on order can be very expensive and not everyone can afford them, and curtains that offer a network of retail stores are not designed specifically for your windows. Therefore, economical and easy option solution to the dilemma - to sew your own curtains from a material that you like. you will not believe how easy it is to do it, even for beginners. Decorate the window curtains that you built with your own hands, you make your room more comfortable, beautiful, modern and unique.

In addition, you will be pleasantly surprised when the guests, going into the living room, will be delighted with your needlework. After all, there is nothing better than a fantasy housewife who brought to life in the form of beautiful curtains! Following the recommendations of which are described below, you will see how easy and fun to decorate his house with his own hands!

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How to sew curtains itself?

What you will need:

  • Roulette,
  • cloth
  • scissors,
  • braid,
  • iron and ironing board,
  • corresponding to the color of the skin,
  • sewing machine,
  • cornice.


  • Choose a fabric that meets your needs for lighting. Since there is an example of the curtains without lining, they will miss some sunlight.
  1. Curtains made of lace or sheer fabric to miss a maximum of light into the room.
  2. If you want to eliminate sunlight, pay attention to the heavy linen fabrics.
  3. If you are choosing a material with a pattern, try to find a pattern that would have been copied on one side only, or to have this tissue was identical pattern on both sides. The fact is that when the sun shines through the fabric, you can see both sides of the material immediately.
  • Select the texture of fabric. Although you will not touch the curtains all the time, the texture of matter gives a different kind of curtains that hung in the light.
  1. Cotton is the most common material for curtains and the easiest when sewing.
  2. Avoid the use of silk or satin, as they will look worse in the sunlight.
  3. Do not choose a fabric that is too tight, because it will not drape where you hang it.
  • Hang a curtain rod. To find out how much material you need, you need to hang a curtain rod: the higher it is placed, the more tissue is needed.
  1. To create the illusion of higher ceilings, you should hang a curtain rod as close as possible to the ceiling.
  2. Measure the height from the base ring curtains on the ledge to the floor.
  • Measure the width of the material for curtains.
  1. If you want the curtains completely covered the window, measure the width of half of the window, plus 5 cm. For example, if your window is 48 cm in width, each curtain shall be 24 cm, plus an extra 5 cm, that is 29 cm for each half of the window.
  2. If the curtains will perform only a decorative function, it is sufficient to leave the increase in the tissue 5-6 mm.
  • Create an edge on the curtains, leaving 1 cm on each side (just tuck the fabric edge on the front side to the reverse). Proutyuzhte and Stitch on the sewing machine all the edges of the curtains.
  • Stitched elastic tape to the wrong side of the curtain, with which you will attach it to the eaves.
  • Attach the ring-clamps to the band. Spread them along the top of the curtains, the curtains hung down beautiful waves.
  • Hang your curtains. Insert the ring clamp onto the ledge and adjust to meet your aesthetic preferences. Curtains for living by their own hands, ready!

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Tips & Warnings

  • Measure twice, cut once, as mistakes can be costly.
  • If you want to visually increase the size of your window, the sheer size of curtains, whichever is greater.
  • Remember, some tissues susceptible to shrinkage. So be sure to consult the seller before you make your choice.
  • Better to buy material for the curtains in the retail store and not on the Internet, as most tissues presented on the Internet, look in reality very different. The computer screen can not convey the brilliance or the texture of the material.
  • Before you buy the fabric, compare prices at several stores. You may be able to find the same material, but a few hundred rubles cheaper.
  • Already own hands sewed curtains unlined, but you are not satisfied bandwidth material? Buy a removable lining and just hook the their existing curtains.

  • The lush curtains, made with his own hands from inexpensive, simple cotton look more luxurious than the "closer" to your window curtains made of fine silk.
  • If you are using a diaper for your curtains, line drawing of the entire width of the curtain to inspecting all of the living room, you will see one continuous, uninterrupted pattern.
 Create your own curtains - it's easier than you think!

 Roman curtains


  • Roman blinds without slats
  • How to sew roman shades with his hands with tucks
  • How to fix errors
  • The use of Roman blinds
  • Roman shades and high-tech style
  • Roman blinds and country style
  • Roman shades and classic style
  • Roman blinds and ethnic style
  • Roman shades and eclectic

Roman blinds are used in Europe for several centuries, in Russia appeared relatively recently and immediately gained immense popularity due to its simplicity and functionality. We'll show you how to make Roman shades.

These curtains, made of fabric and length similar to the waves, you can make yourself at home.

To make Roman shades with their own hands, decide how you want to put them in the box: inside or outside the doorway? If the inside of the opening - then the curtain will be located near the glass. Outside - then cut the tissue should be greater than the opening window 7-10 cm left and right. The principle of cutting the same.

Removed sizes and now think about whether you have a beautiful piece of cloth, which is idle for a long time? Perfect dense fabric, for example, drape, but not suitable lightweight material with a catchy design. Do not forget to be Roman blinds with a beautiful wave, lightweight fabric will not hold the shape and completely bright picture will look in the window. If you do not find at home, look in the store. Try to choose a material with a complex weave. It will not be expensive, because the fabric is required at least.

If you have decided to do everything with your hands, then the construction of the Roman curtains, too, should be made by you. If you for some reason do not want to do it, the store sold ready designs.

List of required materials:

  1. Two smooth wooden blocks. One bar is equal to the length of the curtains of the future, the second - the width of the curtains;
  2. Thin rails whose length should be a few centimeters smaller than the width of fabric;
  3. Ribbons for decoration;
  4. Tape-velcro;
  5. Decorative furniture Furniture stapler or cloves;
  6. Plastic or metal rings with a diameter of 10-12 mm;
  7. Nylon Cord, 3 segment, the length of each - twice the length, width, curtains;
  8. Holder lace.

Step by step instruction Roman blinds manufacturing

  1. Remove the dimensions of the window opening, add 10 cm to the allowances and 5 cm at the seams.
  2. Have steam cooked a piece of cloth.
  3. Stitch side curtains of the future.
  4. Calculate the required number of folds on the basis that for a half meters in length curtains folds are made in 20 cm, with a length of 2 meters width curtain folds - 25-27 cm. Draw a line from the inside. Do not forget to mark the line hem top and bottom of curtains.
  5. The bottom fold should get half the width of the crease.
  6. To top the beam decorative nails or staples attach with Velcro. The second part of the Velcro sewn to the top edge of the curtains.
  7. The lower edge should be sutured so that the inside can be inserted into a piece of wood.
  8. On the reverse side of the marked lines stitched finishing tape. Push back rack and sew the ring.
  9. The top ring directly attached to the upper beam. Attach a blind to the beam by means of Velcro.
  10. Lace holder mounted on the window frame and wind the cord on it. Since the lower ring, Thread the cord through the ring to the top. Do this with all the cords and put them to one side. Straighten every fold, tie knots strong cords. Excess trim.

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Roman blinds without slats

Roman curtains without the use of rails - this is the first version of these curtains. In this case, you need two beams, the upper and lower bands and, most importantly, the double fabric for curtains.

Be careful, as described above, but instead of sew sections of the ring. The most extreme - 4 cm from the edge of the sidewall. Then you can experiment. You can sew a single ring in the middle. Pass the cords in a known manner. If you need more rings, then calculates the distance between the eaves and cords. You will only sew with Velcro, and the curtain is ready.

How to sew a curtain with decorative edge

You can decorate with hand made curtain edging. Make it curly or straight, but strengthen Dublerin or interlining.

Sew the lining to the curtain. From back-cut piece of tissue ready to Kant and glue to the front surface with the wrong side on the bottom. Do not forget to leave room for allowances.

Further, the upper fabric and lining worn down bag, treat iron, cut corners rounded notch. Turn again proutyuzhte. At the top edge of the decorative stitched fabric width of 3 cm (Drawstring at the bar). One side does not zastrachivayte.

Do markup as usual, but take away from kuliske to the top. Make the edge more than half of the section, otherwise it will simply not visible.
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How to sew roman shades with his hands with tucks

You can do without the use of tape and make decorative tucks on the front or the reverse side and insert them into the rack. This facial tucks will decorate curtains, and purl - make perfect folds.

Before you reveal count the number of sections, multiply the result by 1, 5 and 15 cm priplyusuet to left on the height allowance.

In such a case is taken single fabric. Blind in nearly finished form (tucked up and down) is marked, subtract 3 cm kuliske and calculated width sections.

Spacing necessary upward from kuliske, hold the line section, and then 1, 5 cm tucks again section 1, 5 cm - tucks, and so on. The lines on the fabric made from the other side, where you will have tucks. Fold them in half, pinned down and sew. Deal finished iron curtain and sew the Velcro tape.

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How to fix errors

If the side curtain straight, you will not be checked for the presence of the fabric straight. But even if the warp in the fabric was not extremely important when cutting using a ruler and observe angles.

If pulled together the side seams, sewing was of poor quality, check the thread tension at the sewing machine. Another reason may be too careful ironing seams. Fabric in these areas could sit under heat.

Cross ribbons pulled from the fact that you do not pin the iron or processed before sewing. Always do it in advance, as the band is made of synthetic materials and further processing of iron inevitably sets.

Ribbed sides arise if the material is stretched under the braid. In such cases, rip and do all the work again.

I pulled the curtains lining a double, and the face was covered with blisters. Note that the lining is made of synthetic materials, and before sewing it must be processed with a hot iron. The front part, on the contrary, often made of natural material. Before you reveal not be lazy, soak the cloth in hot water. There will be a necessary shrinkage and these troubles will not arise.

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The use of Roman blinds

Roman blinds are able to decorate any interior.

These curtains will look great in any style of interior. In a classic style, they only enhance the beauty of the lines. The bohemian interior help muffle arrogance. The high-tech use can be a very original solution. These curtains look great in the kitchen, when the curtains are tired of the usual and want something new.

This is ideal for small windows, but also on the huge windows, they look appropriate, they just need to have rows.

You can hang the curtains are not only windows, but also on the interior doors. And if you're at home with the children organize children's theater, the Roman shades will play the role of the screen.

If you want to use roman blinds in your bedroom, you can adjust the light level. In cases where a small bedroom, do the curtains to match the color of your walls. This method increases the room. And the curtains should not be too tight. Diffused lighting give the room a small volume.

For the living room, choose dense tissue. Very nice look Roman blinds in combination with long curtains, but if the room is small, leave only Roman blinds. If you pick up Roman blinds in contrast to the surrounding environment, it will give the solemnity of your living room.

Roman blinds in the kitchen should be combined with decorative elements. But if you're lucky enough to own a large kitchen, then you can experiment. If the windows facing the north, the curtains should be light-colored and medium density. The most practical material for kitchen curtains: cotton, linen and blended fabrics.

In the children's room can often be seen very bright curtains with pictures. This is a big mistake - enjoy the curtains for the nursery. For the child's mind is a bad option. If you want to brightness, choose plain curtains. And best of all sew roman shades themselves. Note: Yellow - adds a good mood. Orange - activates. Blue and blue - calm. Green - fatigue.

Roman shades have been applied in any style, in any situation, they look harmonious and elegant.

 Roman blinds in different styles
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Roman shades and high-tech style

High-tech style is notable for its restraint, functionality and practicality. For some, it seems brash and defiant.

Shades of colors must meet the same requirements. This style is accompanied by the following colors: all shades of gray, black, white, brown. Can be used with olive and marsh color.

In keeping with that style in the interior, do not mix more than two colors. Welcome metallic decorative elements.

Fabrics should be heavy, dense, with a metallic sheen. You can also use natural materials: natural and artificial silk, satin, satin and linen.
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Roman blinds and country style

Country style radiates comfort, a special cosiness. The interior in the style of the country like those who are tired of city life and wants to create in his house atmosphere of his childhood. This style is appropriate to the use of various applications, embroidery. The use of curtains in this style must adhere to certain rules:

French country - the fabric should be with small flowers;

American country - are located on the fabric flowers, but the larger and more vivid;

The African country - a material with very large flowers and bright colors.

This style used natural fabrics: cotton, linen, cotton. It is possible to use synthetic materials.

It looks good in this style of interior patchwork technique. Staple the fabric pieces and make the original image, you can decorate a curtain any window.

You can make a crocheted curtains and decorate them with wood or ceramics.
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Roman shades and classic style

Classic style is applied, not only in homes but also in offices. It is very popular in large companies and financial institutions. Using this style, usually want to emphasize their importance, stability and tradition.

Curtains are designed in this style of interior should be elegant, combine tradition and modernity.

The material for the curtains: cotton, rayon, linen. Because of the heavy use of fabrics: velvet, jacquard, velor. Color at the same time better to use closer to natural. It could be shades of blue, green, yellow, beige. In the classical style often use noble brown.

Using Roman shades for classical interior, try to curtains stressed overall scale room and were not allocated to individual spot.

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Roman blinds and ethnic style

Ethnic style in the interior always expresses the culture and flavor of the people, rich in tradition. The interior is typically present numerous drawings, cloth and things that characterize the lifestyle of the people.

Japanese and Chinese flair in the interior can be expressed in the use of silk and satin fabrics of blue, red and even black, painted hieroglyphics.

Scandinavian style is characterized by austerity, cold and staunchness. Fabrics for curtains selected appropriate: the colors of terracotta to white. At first glance, it is rough and simple fabric, but the first impression is deceptive. In this style, using high quality natural materials.

African flavor curtains expressed in brown and green. Typically, it preferred a linen cloth of deep saturated colors.
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Roman shades and eclectic

This style is able to combine incompatible things. Scattered space suddenly, thanks to details such as curtains, turns into a harmonious unified whole. In this style, like to live communicative, mobile, modern people.

The design of this style can be combined completely incompatible with each other furniture, household appliances, but thanks to the used colors, thanks to smooth lines and applied textiles, all of this space is combined into one.

Curtains in this style of play a very important bridging role. Roman blinds are commonly used dense materials, and complement their clouds of tulle, organza or veils. Roman blinds in the interior are often supplemented with tassels, fringe and beautiful ribbons.

 Roman blinds in a variety of interiors