How to choose the right curtains for the windows in the bedroom, hall, living room and kitchen

Curtains allow you to create a cozy atmosphere in the house, expand the room or narrow it and decorate the most ordinary interior. Today we will tell you how to choose the right curtains for each room and on What options should be considered when buying.

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The best manufacturers of curtains

It is hard to say which of the manufacturing companies is a leader in creating curtains on the windows. There are a huge number of companies sewing these products, and most of them produce high quality products. But we can name those manufacturers whose products are most popular among residents of the Russian Federation and CIS countries:

  1. Haft;

  2. Wisan;

  3. Primavera;

  4. Amore mio;

  5. Garden;

  6. RTKS

  7. Zlata korunka;

  8. Realtex.

No less often, people order sewing curtains in the studio, and from the choice material depends on the appearance, design and life of these textile products. Therefore, it is so important to buy fabric for curtains from good manufacturer. The most famous companies in the world, producing luxurious, high quality and expensive materials, are:

  1. Rubelli

  2. Etro home collection;

  3. Ralph lauren;

  4. Missoni;

  5. Nina Campbell;

  6. Antico setificio fiorentino;

  7. Jim thompson;

  8. De le cuona;

  9. Lee jofa;

  10. Marvic textiles.

Classic curtains

Classic curtains

Traditional curtains – straight sliding curtains made of thick fabrics that are often combined with tulle curtains. They made from a material with a wide variety of textures and patterned. Often such products are decorated with lambrequins – drapery made of fabric located over the curtains over the entire width cornice. Lambrequins hide the eaves and allow you to visually reduce or increase the size of the window.


  • Suitable for almost all rooms: nursery, living room, bedrooms, office.

  • Easy care – most curtains can be washed in a typewriter;

  • Classic models can be made for all window sizes.

  • A wide variety of models – curtains can be selected almost for any style of interior, whether modern, classic, country and etc.


  • Dense curtains (especially models with complex drapery) with persistent stains need to be dry cleaned.

  • Over time, odors fade and absorb.

  • Classic curtains tend to accumulate dust.

Roller blinds

Roller blinds

These products are canvases made of hard fabric, which screwed onto the shaft using manual or automatic management. They are translucent and transparent, and some of them are able to completely block sunlight.

Such models can be used in any room and combined with other types of curtains, for example, classic. They can install on a wall, window frame or opening and use to large windows, skylights and shop windows.


  • Roller blinds are protected from dust, moisture, dirt and burnout, because treated with a special solution.

  • Some models can protect from 100% of sunshine – this important for rooms located on the sunny side.

  • Easy to care for – just clean with a damp cloth or treat with detergents.


  • The fragility of the mechanism – can break with frequent and prolonged use.

  • Products installed in the opening make it difficult to open a window or window leaves.

Roman curtains

Roman curtains

These models are similar to rolled, but they are not wound on shaft, and tuck with lace. When climbing wide folds are formed. In their production can be used a wide variety of materials, including blackout fabric, which completely protects from sunshine.


  • Perfectly protect the room from the sun and prying eyes.

  • Large selection of mounts – they can be mounted on a wall above window opening, attach to the ceiling or to the window profile.

  • These products can be combined with sliding curtains.

  • Ease of use – to raise the curtain, you must pull the chain or press the button on the remote control.


  • The curtain adjustment mechanism may break.

  • Uncomfortable to wash. To do this, carefully remove and disconnect from the lifting mechanism of the product, remove the lamellas (hard rods, thanks to which folds are formed), wash and repeat process in reverse

Japanese curtains

Japanese curtains

Japanese curtains or curtains-panels – these are even cloths of fabric material, the movement of which along the ledge is regulated with using a cord or electric drive. The lower part of the curtains has weighting, so they do not form folds. They have concise, austere look, often used to create style minimalism, avant-garde, and, of course, oriental style in the interior.


  • Do not accumulate dust.

  • Can be used to divide one room into several zones.

  • They take up little space in the room.

  • They protect well from sunlight.

  • Suitable for large windows and large rooms – usually Four canvases and more are used.


  • Not suitable for small windows and small apartments.

French curtains

French curtains

They are fabric canvases (linen, silk, polyester, organza, cotton and tulle), the length of which is adjustable with rotor chain mechanism. A man pulls a chain, a chain activates the block, which, in turn, pulls the tape, attached to the product, lifting it.

French curtains have a beautiful and solemn look thanks to falling draperies. They are perfect for the interior in style. “classic”, “empire” and “baroque”.


  • Suitable for rooms with high ceilings and large windows.

  • It goes well with curtains and lambrequins.

  • Create an exquisitely luxurious look of the room.


  • Poorly delayed sunlight, because sew from the lungs tissues.

  • Due to the large number of folds, dust is accumulated.

  • Poor fit for small apartments.

Austrian curtains

Austrian curtains in the interior

Austrian curtains are silk, veil, polyester, organza or cambric, the lower part of which is collected in horizontal folds, also known as puffs. They are adjustable, like french curtains, with rotor chain mechanism. When raising the curtains, more number of lush folds.

These patterns are most often sewn from light and translucent patterns, which gives a special “airiness” to the interior, but can be sewn and from dense materials.


  • Suitable for large windows and rooms with high walls.

  • Take up a little space.

  • Suitable for almost any room.


  • They are expensive.

  • Collect dust.

Italian curtains

Italian curtains

These products are not completely opened, but assembled by special shoelaces, ribbons, buttons, bows and other decorative elements. They are often used in restaurants, theaters and museums.


  • Great for large windows and large apartments.

  • Suitable for non-standard window openings.

  • You can pick up almost any interior.


  • Italian curtains are not appropriate for kitchens and tiny premises.

  • They burn out under the influence of sunlight and collect dust.

What other types of curtains are

In addition to the above types of curtains, you can highlight:

  1. Photocurtains can have a variety of prints. For children’s rooms perfect models with cartoon characters for the bedroom or living room – landscapes and other types of nature, and for the kitchen – floral motifs or “delicious” prints.

  2. Balcony curtains are designed specifically for balcony blocks: windows and doors located nearby. As a rule, they consist of two curtains – short for a window and long for a door. Often are made from light, light-transmitting fabrics, mainly polyester.

  3. Rope (thread) products are usually made from polyester. They are used not only for windows, but also as a partition between rooms.

Curtain Selection Options

Italian curtains

Types of fastenings for classic curtains


Eyelets are rings made of plastic or metal attached to cut holes at the top of the curtains. They put on the pipe cornice, due to which smooth horizontal folds are formed along the whole canvas.

Curtains with grommets are easy to slide and open, remove before wash and hang. Thanks to the rings, they wear out slowly, and, in unlike curtains on hooks that can easily come off, reliably attached to the cornice. Such curtains move with sound.

Eyelets can have different colors and even shapes: in the form of a helm wheel, square, flower, animal, etc.


Hinged curtains are attached to the cornice using loops sewn to top of the canvas. They are made from the same material as main product, and can be solid (on both sides attached to the canvas) and unfastened (Velcro, buttons or buttons). The number of loops depends on the size and curtain weights – the heavier the product, the more loops need it.

Such curtains are suitable for almost all types of curtain rods. The movement of the canvas occurs silently, which is a plus if the room sleeps a small child. But over time, the loops wear out, and they need to be replaced.

Ribbon Ties

Curtains with ties resemble curtains with loops, but in this case the canvas needs to be tied to the cornice. It looks beautiful and gentle, therefore often used to create a romantic setting. But it takes time to hang such a product. Also important tie all the ribbons the same way, otherwise the curtain will be “curve”.

Drawstring mount

Curtains on the curtain have a special “pocket” at the top, which is put on a cornice. Due to this, the movement of tissue happens silently.

Such models are great for decorating kitchen windows, arched windows, rustic style rooms.

Curtain tape

A ribbon is sewn to the top of such models, which is worn on the hooks of the cornice. With it, you can pull off the canvas so that vertical folds formed.

Choose the color of the curtains

  1. Remember that dark products visually reduce the room, and light shades – increase.

  2. Curtains made in bright flashy colors cannot be combined with the same bright dominant objects in the room. If the room’s interior is rich in color, so it’s better to stop on plain, neutral curtains.

  3. To make the room wider, use two-color canvases with wide horizontal stripes to do already – with vertical.

  4. Curtains should not completely match the color of the walls. They have to have either a darker shade or lighter.

  5. For the bedroom, it’s best to choose a calm and peaceful colors (green, cream, apricot, blue or sand).

  6. In the living room you can choose completely different shades of curtains, the main thing is that they are combined with the design of the room.

  7. In the kitchen, canvases of light colors are often chosen, which are good let in the sun’s rays.

  8. When buying curtains for a children’s room, remember that small kids love fun, vibrant colors and large prints, and kids teenagers prefer more “adult” dark colors.

Choose fabric for curtains

Silk, cotton, tulle are often used in the manufacture of curtains. brocade, velor and velvet, organza, as well as polyester, viscose and acrylic. Curtains made of synthetic materials are unpretentious in maintenance, they are long retain their color. Products from natural fabrics are better, they do not accumulate static electricity, collect dust less and look richer.

Curtain length

Curtains can be short, on the floor, long and standard:

  1. Short curtains are usually used for decorating. bathroom and kitchen, but they also look good in bedrooms and small living rooms. Such models are suitable for small apartments, allowing you to put furniture near the window and expand way room. They go well with lambrequins, draperies and other decorative elements. In addition, curtains up the windowsill collects less dust, which usually accumulates near skirting boards, and it’s easier to take care of them. But they look bad in rooms with low ceilings, as visually make the height still smaller.

  2. Standard models are suitable for any room, be it a bedroom, nursery or hall. They do not interfere during cleaning, as the distance between the lower edge of the canvas and the floor is 5-6 cm. But they are not recommended to buy for apartments whose wall height is less than 2.5 m

  3. Curtains in the floor do not touch the floor – between the lower edge of the product and the floor remains about 1-1.5 cm. Such models look very beautiful in living rooms, bedrooms and halls. They visually increase the height ceiling and cover ugly baseboards and old batteries.

  4. Curtains lying on the floor look elegant and elegant. They often used to decorate window openings in bedrooms and living rooms. But too long canvases collect dust and dirt and complicate cleaning. In addition, they are undesirable to use in rooms with animals.

What curtains to choose – practical tips

which curtains to choose

  1. The kitchen in most apartments is small, so for it is better to use short curtains that transmit light well. Roll products will also be an excellent option – it does not stick to them grease and dirt, and they look very stylish.

  2. To design the windows in the bedroom, curtains are often used on the floor and blackout curtains that protect well from sunshine. They can be combined with models from translucent material.

  3. If the bedroom or nursery is small, use Roman or roller blinds. So you save your space and protect baby from the sun.

  4. Do not buy curtains lying on the floor for the nursery, otherwise the child can stumble over the ends of the curtains, and the canvases themselves quickly get dirty.

  5. Curtains with drapery look good in any room. With their using it you can visually change the size of the room and the shape of the window, hide flaws and “increase” the height of the ceiling.

  6. For small windows it is recommended to choose Roman, Austrian and roller blinds.

  7. The living room looks good made of thick expensive fabric with lush folds.

  8. For the bay window in the living room should choose Roman, French and Austrian curtains, thanks to which the room will be look luxurious. If the bay window is in the kitchen, for it Decoration is better to use roller blinds. Look great on bay window curtains with lambrequins and classic curtains.

How much are the curtains

  1. Prices for curtains can vary from 300 rubles. (for short curtains made of polyester) up to 65,000 rubles. for luxurious classic jacquard curtains.

  2. The average budget cost of classic curtains is 2,000 –5,000 rubles, but luxury models are much more expensive – 30 000-50 000 rub.

  3. Roller blinds can be bought for 1,000–5,000 rubles, and models with an electric drive will cost you 15,000–20,000 rubles.

  4. The average price of Japanese curtains is 1,000–3,000 rubles.

  5. The more fabric was used up on the curtain, the more expensive it is will be. Therefore, the cost of products lying on the floor, models on curtains, Austrian and French curtains will be higher than the prices ordinary straight canvases.

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Attention! This material is subjective opinion of the authors of the project and is not a buying guide.

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