Curtains in the style of a cafe got their name because of the appearance in places of public catering, where they are used most often. In home interiors, they decorate the windows of the kitchen, dining room, and sometimes a bathroom or toilet. Due to the unusual design, such curtains do not close the window from bright sunshine, but they shield from the passers-by from the street, giving the room coziness.
The main feature of the cafe curtains is their pronounced decorative effect, since they only cover the window by half. But this is enough to provide access to the sun and to focus on the beautiful window frame.
To hang the curtains on the eaves, various types of fasteners are used: on ties, hinges, rings and grommets, hooks and braid. A line is also used as a support, on which the curtains are hung with a drawstring.
Due to the fact that for the manufacture of curtains cafe is used a sufficiently small amount of matter, they are more accessible. Thrifty housewives can start up on tailoring even the remnants of material lying around in the closet, breathing new life into them.
Depending on the type of sewing and mounting method, there are several types of curtains in the style of a cafe. The main ones are as follows:
- "screen", characterized by fixing the fabric on two strings or cornices at a height of from two to five centimeters above the surface of the window sill;
- "hourglass" - curtains are mounted the same way as the previous ones, but in the middle they are decorated with bright decorative fastening;
- "T-shirt" - curtains are hung on fabric mounts, stitched in the form of strapless shirts; the top edge can be made from the main fabric of the curtains, and from a contrasting color.
The type of curtains is selected in accordance with the overall style of the interior, complementing it or focusing on the window opening.
Spaces suitable for use
Curtains cafes perfectly complement the interior space with a small layout. Therefore, designers actively use them in kitchens, bathrooms and toilets.
When choosing curtains cafes, first of all, it is necessary to determine the type of fabric and its colors. For decorating a small room, in the window of which the sun's rays drop in rarely, it is desirable to use light-colored single-layer curtains. They visually brighten the room, giving it a lack of lightness.
Conversely, if the window opening is illuminated to a sufficient degree, it is better to choose curtains on the lining. It will not only protect against excessive sun exposure, but also extend the life of the fabric, protecting it from burning out.
The colors must be selected either in contrast with the general background of the room, or in combination with it. Cafe curtains, designed for the kitchen or dining room, are traditionally made from fabric with patterns in the form of flowers, natural objects, animals, geometric and abstract forms. For decorating the bathroom most often used plain fabrics with different colors.
For children, it is appropriate to choose a non-branded fabric without an abundance of bright colors, so as not to tire the child’s eyes with a variety of colors. The same rule also applies to bedrooms, windows of which must be draped with curtains of pastel shades.
Curtains in the style of a cafe are designed to emphasize home comfort. Properly chosen for the color scheme and the type of tailoring, they will hide the shortcomings of small-sized rooms, giving the interior completeness.