The Roman curtain is called the fabric string, fixed in the upper part of its part to the eaves, which rises upstairs with beautiful folds using a cord and rail. The latter are fixed on the reverse side of the curtains.
Preserved the perfect product shape helps steel metal rail, fixed below.
Advantages and disadvantages
The advantage of Roman curtains is their simplicity, versatility and functionality. They are suitable for windows of any size, as well as harmoniously look in the interior.
Curtains will help reliably protect the kitchen from scoring sunlight, but at the same time the room will not become dark – the fabric softly disperses light. Adjusting the degree of lifting of the product, you can insert the required amount of light into the kitchen. Such products will become a real salvation for residents of the first floors, since they reliably hide the inner part of the dwelling from prying views.
Roman curtains are a combination of the functionality of the blinds and attractiveness of the porter. A short length allows you to avoid pollution of curtains, which is especially valuable in the kitchen. However, if desired, such products can be combined with familiar tulle, tissue curtains, lambrequins or porters.
Due to the fact that Roman curtains are quite compact, it is possible to unload the window and window sill zone. In this case, you can not only free the place, but also visually make the room with light and spacious.
In care, such textiles is pretty easy – to remove and wipe the Roman curtains will not be difficult. They do not need to smooth out, because they will disappear due to the metal plate. Curtains will always be perfect smooth. In order to raise or lower the fabric, you do not need to touch it, and in general this process does not require effort.
The lack of curtains can be considered the fact that they are impossible to move aside. In addition, to ventilate the room, you will have to fully raise them. Because of its concise appearance, in some interiors, the design of this type is pretty strictly and boring. However, it is easily leveled by a combination of products with fabric options, tulle or other decorative textiles.
There are two varieties of Roman structures. They will talk about them below.
- Classic. In collected form, such a product looks like this smooth fabric cloth. When lifting it forms uniform horizontal folds. It looks classic simple, but elegant. It is suitable, first of all, for interiors in the classic style.
- Cascading analog In the open form, forms folds forming in the bottom with a cascade of falling drapery. This is a more relaxed style, which fits into the interior of Art Deco, Country and in some classic kitchens.
Described varieties of curtains have a frame. In addition, there are frameless analogs. In this case, the cord regulating the degree of lifting is held in the middle of the curtains. When it is tensioning the curtains, it is assembled in the center either converted from the ends.
Depending on the design of the regulating mechanism, the types of products presented below are distinguished.
- Rope. Planks and rails replaces a translucent rope. Thanks to this, the curtains have low weight, look air and gently.
- Rotary-chain. The principle of functioning of such a product is similar to the work of the blind. The system is a chain acting on the rotary shaft and rotary blocks. This design is recommended for heavy tissues, since it is distinguished by strength and reliability.
- Elementary (Simple Sharp). Such products have ropes on the sides and thin sticks instead of rails at the bottom. To fix the curtains in the raised position of the rope, you have to fix something. It is clear that this is very uncomfortable, so elementary designs are not very popular.
- Combined. These options involve the combination of rotary chain and rope mechanisms within one Roman design. Usually used when combined with various tissue density and texture. For dense options, a strong rotary-chain mechanism is needed, but it will look rude on thin tissues and can even damage matter.
In this case, rope analogs come to the rescue.
- Electronic. Lifting and lowering curtains is carried out using the remote control or by means of a control unit. Pretty common are products with the simplest Chinese lifting mechanism. They seduce the buyer of a low price, however, due to the unreliability of the mechanism, their service life is very limited – it is better to give preference more expensive options.
Split the Roman curtains on the subgroups can be in size. Standard options are 60 or 80 cm width products with a length of 160 cm. On the windows of medium and large sizes, a 160 cm length textile is usually acquired, while the width can be 100, 140 or 200 cm. For square windows, which are usually found on cottages or in country houses, there is a standard: 160×160 cm.
On a large window, you can pick up one canvas suitable size or use 2-3 narrow models. This approach will perform the operation of products more functional – it is possible to “finely” customize the light curtains, lifting only one of several products.
For windows of non-standard sizes, as well as if desired, get a product of a specific design and color Roman curtains usually sew yourself or to order.
Material for products can serve both synthetic and natural fabrics. The choice of preferences of the hostess and stylistic features of the room are influenced. However, most of the specialists and the owners converge in the opinion that it is better to purchase material from synthetics for the kitchen, because it is considered resistant to pollution and easy to care.
For windows overlooking the south, it is recommended to buy curtains from dense materials – They will be better to delay the sun’s rays. If the kitchen gets not enough sunlight, it is better to stop the choice on lightweight, translucent fabrics, for example, based on polyester with the presence of viscose or cotton fibers.
Among the common types of tissues, several options presented below can be noted.
- Synthetic. These include polyester, as well as silk, acrylic and lavsan. The material lasts a long form, does not accumulate static electricity, dust, differs simplicity in care, but under the influence of high temperatures can change the form.
- Natural. Popular options – Cotton, Flax, Silk and Batista. Their dignity – environmental friendliness, external appeal, nobility. However, in the care of these materials, the capricious and quickly burn out in the sun.
- Combined (blended). Move from natural and synthetic tissues taken in different proportions. Due to this, the material is attractive externally, easy to care, durable. Among the blended tissues can be highlighted in taffeta and organza.
- Wooden. This group includes a braided bamboo, which is characterized by environmental friendliness, original appearance and low weight.
By the name of the curtain it is easy to guess that they originally appeared in ancient Rome. Traditionally, they were made from brown matter, which symbolized wealth and well-being. Today, the range of textiles in the brown gamma is also quite wide. Such curtains harmoniously look in classic interiors and in kitchens with wooden surfaces.
Curtains in brown shades look a little care and protect well from the sun.
They can have a lot of shades: from coffee and golden to a saturated chocolate. All shades of brown can be mixed with each other or combine them with pistachio, pink, lilac, olive or muffled blue color.
White curtains, as well as analogues in cream, pastel and beige colors can be considered a classic. Their advantage is a combination with other colors. As a rule, white curtains are used in classic interiors. Such products are perfect in combination with dark lambrequins. Since bright curtains will have to be erased more often, you should choose a product from dense synthetic fabric.
Green palette products are considered universal – they will create a relaxing, calm atmosphere in the kitchen. Suitable for both classic (usually muted green, olive shades), and modern (shade becomes more saturated, there is an opportunity to use a salad color) kitchen styles.
Yellow will enter the feeling of light and heat into the room, charges energy. Especially successful such a shade will be in the kitchen with insufficient lighting, as well as in rooms overlooking the north. But on the southern sides where the kitchens are quite heated, you can apply blue models – they will complement the room with a feeling of coolness and ease.
Red curtains look original and stylish, but use them better on large or medium-sized windows. The shade must be neuropric and screaming, and more muted, noble. For example, the burgundy or crimson color will look great.
Red Roman curtains successfully look in minimalist interiors and in high-tech style, combined with smooth lacquered surfaces.
Black Roman Curtains look no less effectively. However, they are only suitable for kitchens with a lot of light: natural and artificial. Avoid the feeling of gloomy will allow the combination of black with white or pastel shades.
For kitchens in the spirit of Shebbi-Chic, Country, Provence and other village styles are optimal to become Roman curtains with a pattern – it can be a small floral or vegetable print. The image is located on a white or light background, and the drawing itself should not be bright, but slightly muted. Complete this accessory is recommended for wooden furniture, ceramic or clay dishes, natural or artificial potted plants.
If the owner does not like the drawings or are already available on the walls, it is better to purchase light transparent options. Permissible to use frameless models.
For a kitchen or dining room in a modern style, a geometric print is suitable. No less effectively look a product with contrasting edging. It is worth noting an important point: the edging attracts attention, so in the window zone there must be an ideal order.
In the kitchen in Scandinavian style will be appropriate, classic frameworks made of dense white matter. The advantage can be given to natural tissues or synthetics stylized under any. New (bamboo options) are appropriate in eastern interiors. In addition, they can be used to zoning the room.
Since Roman curtains have a concise design, they can look pretty strict. Avoid this will allow the combination of products with tula or tissue curtains with drapery. However, this reception is not applicable for small windows, air-style interiors and minimalism.
For the rest of the modern and all classic interiors, such a tandem will win. Roman and tissue curtains can be combined in color or combined on the principle of contrast.
On narrow windows, the speed can be “put” only on the one hand, intercepting in the middle of a ribbon or other decorative element. A large window is decorated with fabric curtains in a traditional way (from two sides). It is desirable that their shade was lighter than Roman curtains. You can combine Roman textiles with monophonic fabric.
Narrow kitchen visually expand the products in a horizontal strip. If the goal is to visually lift the ceiling, that is, it makes sense to choose a product with a vertical strip. Create a spacious room effect allows the selection of curtains to tone to the walls of the kitchen.
Combined Roman textiles with walls or furniture can not only in color, but also on the textual principle. It can repeat the drawing of wallpaper or texture headset. The win-win option for visual increase in the kitchen – the use of a translucent light shade of textiles on the windows.
Compare with rolled curtains
On the principle of fastening and functioning, Roman curtains can be compared with rolled. but The latter are not going to raise beautiful folds, and wound into the roll. For this, the product is equipped with a special shaft. The shaft, in turn, hides in the protective box, the wounded cloth is hidden.
Thus, the various principle of the curtains dictates differences in the design features. Roll curtains are attached only to window sashs, while Roman can be fixed to sash, and on standard cornice.
Roll products may have a “day and night” system, for which two types of canvas are combined: Dense (Night) and Light (Day). You can use them together or separately.
Roman curtains of this system do not have.
Features of choice
Tissue density is usually selected taking into account the degree of illumination of the room. For kitchens overlooking the southern, well lit side, it is logical to purchase a dense product. If the sunlight in the kitchen is not enough, preference is given to the easy, translucent options.
In advance should decide with the method of fastening. If the kitchen is wide windowsill, then the curtain mount is usually selected to the window. Then the windowsill can be used as a working surface. With the outer attachment on the standard eaves (preference to this method is often given, if desired, combine the Roman design with fabric textiles) The length of the product must cover the window sill for 5-10 cm.
It is worth paying attention to the lifting mechanism. From the simple wandering option to refuse immediately, as the kitchen is not the place where it will last long. It is necessary to make sure that the type of mechanism corresponds to the density and weight of the curtain. Heavy matters cannot rise by the rope cord, and the lungs – a chain-rotary system.
You also need to decide what kind of design and functionality should be curtains. To create strict classic interiors, as well as protection against intensive sunlight, you should choose classic products from dense tissues with guides and weights. The product should fit tightly to the window, not leaving the folds.
For a more relaxed interior, as well as in the absence of the need to protect against the scorching sun and from strangers, you can choose frameless options.
It is important to take into account the style of the interior, its color gamut. If you plan to combine Roman curtains with Tulle, it is better to immediately pick up both variants of textiles. Kitchen-living room, studio kitchen-dining room especially winning will look