The most stylish window decorations are Japanese curtains. They, like wallpaper strips, descend from ceiling to floor and continue the theme of wall decoration.

However, this laconic decor is not suitable for any interior.

Firstly, because it has too “simple” lines: elongated even strips of fabric.

Secondly, despite the multi-row cornice, multi-layer curtains cannot be made. Or it will be translucent canvases that replace tulle. Or you will get sliding shading curtains that will show bare window frames during the day.

As a compromise, there may be decorations with transparent stripes in the center and curtain fabric along the edges. But this is just a decor, suitable, for example, for a living room somewhere in an apartment above the third floor.

Thirdly, Japanese curtains on windows with a high window sill look frankly “no matter”. But for interior design with a minimalist design and floor-to-ceiling windows, such curtains are ideal.

Any inelastic fabric can serve as a material for Japanese curtains. Perfect translucent textures of linen and natural fiber veils are suitable. You can use thin guipure, framed by a edging made of a denser fabric. Thin curtain fabrics are plain, with a printed or flocked pattern. Embroidered canvases can “surrender” the poor quality of embroidery, so they should be chosen with some caution.

Actually, a well-chosen fabric is 60% of the beauty of Japanese curtains. 39% is the skill of the seamstress, and 1% can be attributed to the decor. It is almost never used in Japanese curtains, however, there are very beautiful exceptions. An example is the photo below.

Here are long decorative loops, decorated with large glass beads. The canvases are not sliding and are fixed on the tire eaves. That is, for this model, there is no need to order an expensive specialized cornice for Japanese curtains.

By the way, about the cornice. He really needs a “special” for standard sliding Japanese curtains. Such a system consists of a 3-5 track bus and short bars that move along them. The slats are equipped with burdock tape (hard part). The upper part of each canvas is attached to it.

Thus, the top of the curtain is straightened due to the fastening strip, and the bottom one is a drawstring into which the weighting strip is tucked.

The Japanese curtain, like the culture of this country, does not tolerate fuss. Therefore, I do not recommend hanging a sliding system on a window with a balcony. You won’t be able to quickly push the canvases apart to go out onto the balcony and constant discomfort will make you regret this decision.

But for windows that slowly, almost ritually, open in the morning – this is a great option. Japanese curtains can hardly be called practical, however, just like papyrus partitions in a traditional Japanese house 🙂

And if quite frankly, Japanese curtains are an attribute of the dwelling of a person of a philosophical mindset or a contemplative type of personality.

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