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What is a lambrequin
The word "pelmet", meaning the drapery of the upper part of the window opening, is of French origin.
Drapery top of the window opening
Traditionally, he performs a decorative and practical role:
- masking fasteners curtains;
- masking cornice;
- decor that creates an attractive view of the room.
The decor creates an attractive view of the room.
Quality allows you to use it as an element of design.
Design ElementComplex designs look interesting, enliven the interior and highlight the window opening with attractive framing.
Lambrequins are:1symmetric; 2asymmetric.
Theme pelmet to create comfort
Which option to choose based on the parameters of the kitchen itself? Your kitchen has the correct shape of a square or rectangle, the window is located in the middle of the wall and the furnishings do not require adjustment by special techniques?
In this case, it is exactly symmetrical that will fit into the interior, emphasizing the harmony of the space.
Symmetrical pelmet in your kitchen
Asymmetry is a larger number of decorative frills and other elements on one side of the window. This approach to the design will help smooth out the features of the layout or placement of furniture.
Asymmetry for space adjustment
Depending on the rigidity of the structure, there are three types:1 soft; 2 combined; 3 hard.
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Soft - popular and easy to clean.
For the kitchen, preference is most often given to a soft lambrequin. It is practical and adds lightness to the interior. At the base - beautifully stitched folds of the cloth, which allow you to expose this decor to cleaning.
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Hard - Concise
This design is considered practical. At its core, it is tough, so it is used less frequently in the kitchen because of the complexity of care. It is made from the same material as the main curtain, but with a solid (hard) base.
Practical pelmet in a modern kitchen
Stiffness makes it possible to mask the fastening system well, and in some cases, the eaves itself. Selected composition will visually expand the window, and additional accessories in the form of cords will add elegance.
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Combined - original
The combination of stiffness and softness will help create a more attractive interior. This option is suitable for a large kitchen that combines spaciousness with high ceilings.
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What parts does it consist of?
Lambrequin is considered a complex structure. It may consist of one or more parts. The peculiarity of the composition is determined by the design requirements.
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Constituent elementsSwag A horizontally spaced part, which may not necessarily be symmetrical.
Bright lambrequin with asymmetric swag in the kitchenJabot An element that is placed on the side and has a vertical directivity. The length depends on the height of the window and the intended design.
Frill element in the kitchenTie This is the part that combines with the jabot.
Lambrequin in the kitchen tonePerekida Cloth material that is thrown through the eaves. The ends of peroxides can hang freely, adding decorativeness to the design.PuffsForming lush folds. This element adds volume to the design of the window, contributes to the perception of the room as brighter.
Puffs add volume to window decorationRuffles and other optional items.Optional decor. Their appearance and availability - depending on the requirements of the style.
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Material selection rules
The use of fabric in the interior is always associated with a combination of functionality and attractiveness. The choice of material plays an important role not only in terms of the interior, but also in terms of the specifics of the kitchen.
Combine material with overall interior design
The fabric should have such important properties as the ability to tolerate repeated washing and cleaning.
The kitchen often has high humidity due to cooking, there are particles of fat and gas in the air, so the ability of the material to be washed frequently is very important. If the fabric is spectacular and expensive, but it requires complex care - this is not an option for the kitchen.
Choose a quality fabricFor curtains with lambrequins, which are located near the stove or sink, it is advisable to look at the fabric with a special treatment - fire and water-repellent.
Choose a practical fabric with special treatment.
In many interiors, designers, when selecting fabric for kitchen curtains, prefer eco-friendly materials:
Synthetic formulations are used less often, dense - almost never. Also heavy solid fabrics (velvet, brocade, etc.) are not suitable for the kitchen.
They are too solemn, too elegant and heavy. In addition, they absorb odors, which makes them undesirable for the kitchen.
"Ceremonial" fabrics for room design
It is very beautiful when the curtains in the kitchen are light, letting in enough light and not weighting the perception of space.
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Pelmets and curtains: choosing the best combination
Good compatibility is an important requirement, compliance with which allows these interior elements to look organic, complementing each other.
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This kind of curtains can be combined not only with lambrequins, but also with curtains. The laconism of the Roman curtains is especially in demand in small kitchens, since they do not protrude beyond the window level and look very neat.
The conciseness of the Roman curtains is especially in demand in small kitchens
In this embodiment, it should be the same concise and discreet. With roman blinds, very small hard lambrequins in the same color as the curtains themselves are completed very well.
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The classic interior allows using both soft and hard lambrequins in a duet with fabric curtains. In this simple form, it favorably emphasizes the beautiful assembly on the curtains and their unobtrusive aesthetics.
Elegant aesthetics in the assembly of curtains
Soft varieties make it possible to revitalize the look of the curtains, adding to them an easy romance.
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This option is in demand on the first floors of houses and in those rooms that require shading from the bright sun. In combination with rolshtory they perform an aesthetic function, softening the neutral look of curtains.
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The curtains on the windows can coincide with the colors of furniture, textiles and wall decorations or look an order of magnitude brighter. In this case, should be in the same colors as the main curtain. Here it will look beautiful with a rigid base or with a combined model, especially with a large window size.
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Tulle and lace
Tulle in the kitchen can be draped easily due to its weightlessness. Balancing the upper part of the window with the interior will help the lambrequin, combining the whole composition into one whole.
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Covering only the lower half of the window, they go well with soft and rigid structures. This appearance of windows is suitable for country-style interior.
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The practicality of blinds allows to apply them not only in living rooms, but also in the kitchen. They create good protection from the sun, which makes them indispensable helpers on the south windows. Arched lambrequins in this case will make the perfect combination with blinds.
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Top 6 tips on how to choose the right pelmet
From the interior of the kitchen depends on what the window design to be. Everything matters: the size of the room, the height of the ceiling, kitchen furniture, the colors of the furniture.
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Is the lambrequin noticeable in the kitchen?
If you think that the window design will remain invisible to, for example, guests, then you are mistaken. Having come to your kitchen, you can ignore the color of the tabletop and the appearance of the stove, but will definitely take a look at the window with the lambrequin. Hence the conclusion - it is impossible to neglect the design of the window opening.
Make it visible to guests.
In the kitchen, as in any room, everything should be harmonious. In the presence of a large headset with spectacular surfaces, the design of the window should be consistent - modesty will be simply inappropriate.
And, conversely, an overly fanciful lambrequin can become a discordant with the modesty of the interior.
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Colors and shades
The color of the lambrequin is determined by the overall color scheme of the interior. Depending on whether the window should play the role of an accent, a suitable shade is selected.
Color depends on the range of interior
It can affect the visual perception of the entire kitchen and the window in particular. Depending on the incarnation, the window may appear larger or smaller, taller or wider.
Window rendering depends on it
Bright shades are perceived as more expressive, they can stand out by contrast against the background of neutral colors of walls and furniture.
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To decorate or not to decorate
Among the decorations are the following accessories:
- artificial flowers, etc.
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How not to overdo the size
What size should be? Big width or length is not always a plus. The optimum width of the cloth is not more than a quarter the height of the curtain. The length in the finished form - the size of the eaves.
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Which form is better
What form is preferable for the kitchen? For a small kitchen, of course, simple. Since here textiles are erased much more often than in other rooms, the use of too serious constructions will be associated with difficulties in caring for them.
Simple lambrequin - simple care
Hard can be recommended for large kitchens and those that are combined with the dining room or living room. In this case, the presence of a good exhaust becomes almost a requirement.
Hard for a big kitchen
The style of the room determines what the lambrequin will look like. Only corresponding to the stylistic direction, it will become a fashionable accent, which will emphasize the thoughtfulness of the interior.
Therefore, we proceed to the next stage - the selection for a particular style.
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The style of the interior determines the design of windows.
For the kitchen can be used almost any style. But it must be combined with the design of the rest of the premises, correspond to the financial possibilities, the internal needs of the family, be comfortable and beautiful.
Short pelmet over the sink
Most often for the kitchen choose one of three areas:1kantri; 2modern; 3traditional.
Country style kitchen window
Kitchen style can be with bright accents or completely in black and white. Traditional furniture is combined with warm shades of classic colors of curtains and pelmets. As the colors chosen cell, strip or monophonic material.
White kitchen with black accents
Country styles make it possible to embody a simple style of window decorations. These areas of interior design are natural, absorbing the best from the ethnics of America or Europe.
Country styles make it possible to embody a simple style of window decorations
Lambrequin in the spirit of Slavic traditions can be decorated with embroidery in folk style or merezhka. Bright light natural fabrics will be very harmonious in the design of such a kitchen.
Styling for Provence allows for the design to choose solid fabrics of natural colors or with unobtrusive prints - small flowers.
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Trends in trendy decor allow the use of various lambrequins in the kitchen. One of the current trends is floristic unobtrusive patterns of curtains, echoing a hue with a monochromatic lambrequin. This creates a win-win combination that adds style to the interior.
Floral design in the interior of the kitchen
The fashion still preserves the desire for a more environmentally friendly environment, which is emphasized in the design using natural or blended fabrics.
Choose colors in soothing shades, or even pastel. If there are shiny fabrics, they are recommended to be combined with matte.
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