Environment ready, decoration set, it’s time to choose the curtain! This phase of project completion is one of the hardest moments for those looking to add visual space. With the market offering endless possibilities, be it by color, pattern or fabric, the task becomes long and careful. So, do some research and know a little about the benefits of each curtain fabric before you spend your precious money.
In order to stay cool, know that there is no one rule that defines fabric choices. Personal taste and practicality are factors that define this range of options! But it is good to remember that some fabrics have properties that will stand out in any setting and this should be taken into account at the time of selection.
For those who want to make a two-fabric composition, use the tone on tone technique or work the balance of colors. Mixing different surfaces on the same curtain is synonymous with beauty and personality and can be applied to any setting.
Types of fabric for curtain and inspirations of decorated environments
Below we have given some properties for each fabric. Know the most used and choose the one that suits your priorities and needs:
1. Voil curtain
That’s the decor darling! Everyone likes its neutrality and lightness because it is a transparent and easy to mix material. The main feature is its thin fabric, which can be smooth or dented depending on your taste.
It is usually paired with roller shutters that allow greater light blocking, making the environment more private and functional.
Image 1 – Fabric for curtains: The modern mix that works!
Know that in order to combine the delicate air and leave the surroundings with some privacy, the top is to connect the voil to another curtain. In the above design, the modern solution to this problem was to use the traditional black hue with the white hue resulting in a balanced look.
Photo 2 – Reinforce high ceilings.
Figure 3 – Value of the landscape of the window.
Image 4 – The voil allows you to work with the gradient.
Picture 5 – Fabric for the curtain: take care of all the day’s needs.
Image 6 – Light and cozy for a double room.
In the bedroom, the delicacy must be present in every detail! So you can enjoy the daylight without taking the clean air of the proposal.
Photo 7 – Use this type of curtain for the built-in balcony.
2. Velvet curtain
This curtain fabric stands for nobility and luxury and leaves the room refined without the need for other accessories in the ambience. In addition, it enables optimal regulation of temperature and lighting, so that the room remains completely closed and there is no gap for light to pass through.
Because it is a heavy fabric, it creates heat protection that keeps the environment warm and cozy. Ideal for bedrooms and living rooms and TV for example.
Image 8 – Elegance in the right measure!
Picture 9 – Very charming for a woman.
Image 10 – Combined with almost any type of decoration.
Image 11 – Welcome to a closet or cupboard.
Image 12 – For a heavy and noticeable air.
Figure 13 – Black lovers will love this type of fabric.
The black curtain ensures more elegance in the room and brings more privacy. They block access to natural light, ideal for a living room with a TV.
3. silk curtain
Another curtain fabric that conveys elegance is silk, which is usually accompanied by another layer of fabric on the windows. The silk has excellent thermal conductivity and is ideal for indoor spaces like room partitions while still being light and inviting!
Figure 14 – Mix two fabrics for greater effect.
Figure 15 – Ideal for sharing environments.
Image 16 – Striped models are ideal for enhancing the environment.
Image 17 – A room that prefers delicacy.
For the classics, it is suggested to use pleated silk as the design above.
Figure 18 – Can be used in industrial style.
Picture 19 – Curtain around the bed to separate the dormitory in a studio apartment.
Picture 20 – Neutral like the style of the room.
4. Satin curtain
The satin curtain is a light and delicate piece, so it should be used with an inner lining for a better finish. This composition should be harmonious, both with the environment and with the colors of each fabric. If you’re using satin in a social area, don’t use a blackout underneath as it doesn’t want to block the natural lighting. For dorms, blackout is almost indispensable.
Image 21 – Fabric for satin curtains: synonymous with sophistication!
Image 22 – The light appearance gives the look an elegant touch.
In this case, the transparent lining, like the blind, is ideal to accompany the satin curtain.
Image 23 – The black satin curtain does not leave the environment so difficult.
Image 24 – A good choice for a doctor’s office or law firm.
In the case of professional environments, the bright colors are a great way to take it seriously and give the idea of amplitude for the small space.
Image 25 – The satin fabric also brings the delicacy that this room needs.
Image 26 – The satin curtain fits perfectly in a dining room.
To enhance the external landscape, use the satin in the clear version, leaving a part that is visible.
5. Shantung curtain
Similar to voil, shantung is a less see-through fabric due to its closed pattern. The advantage is that it leads to optimal privacy without completely blocking the passage of light. It is ideal for use in social areas and dorms as they are neutral, practical and functional.
The shantung curtain has lightness and is very well cut and flowable. Therefore, it is one of the most chosen models of curtains.
Image 27 – Gray fits in every room.
Image 28 – Nice lighting in a social area.
Picture 29 – Linen and shantung in the same curtain.
The bed linen in the living room is functional and cozy. Try to keep up with the shantung, which will further strengthen the clean side!
Picture 30 – Add a touch of color to the decor.
Image 31 – Choose a dark fabric for the bedroom.
Image 32 – If you want to do without blinds, choose Shantung.
Picture 33 – Detail of the shantung curtain.
6. Linen curtain
It’s a fabric that has a bit more body than the previous one and it mixes it very well with beach environments. The bed linen covers shades of sand that are easy to combine. To create a comfortable and airy environment, bet on this type of finish!
It is indicated to accompany other types of fabric, which leads to endless compositions in decoration. The only downside is that because it is delicate, it glides easily.
Picture 34 – A refreshing and cozy room!
In the above design, the blackout rollover curtain helps block the light during the day. Even the laundry allows a cozy touch and a small passage of lighting and ventilation if necessary.
Image 35 – For those who seek neutrality.
Image 36 – Try to choose a soft color.
Image 37 – For lovers of rose!
Image 38 – In the white version for those who love this color!
Image 39 – Extend your linen curtain.
Picture 40 – The laundry also appears on the curtain.
7. Twill curtain
The twill weave makes the fabric supple and elastic at the same time. It’s a fabric that is a little heavier than linen, but it has a more textured look to the site. Ideal for a more relaxed environment due to its informal finish.
Neutral twill models continue to be the most in demand due to their versatility ranging from white to black without sacrificing the decor!
Image 41 – The twill goes very well with the hippie chic .
In this style, go for that type of fabric that matches the stripped air. If you want to increase work prints and ornaments in the fabric!
Picture 42 – Abuse of prints in this type of fabric.
Picture 43 – Ornaments add the look to the curtain.
Photo 44 – Ideal for those looking for rustic air.
Picture 45 – This curtain goes very well with fringes.
Picture 46 – Zarya in the whole apartment!
Picture 47 – The twill fabric provides greater coverage.
8. Cortina Richelieu
The Richelieu carries an income that denotes a transparent, fine and delicate fabric. If you need to block out natural light completely, use a heavier fabric, the same color as Richelieu.
You are welcome in the kitchen because of its cozy air! We find this type of work quite often in Brazil, especially in country houses and farms – after all, income is a perfect vintage piece!
Picture 48 – Voil and Richelieu bring sophistication to this setting.
Picture 49 – Details that highlight the fabric of the curtain.
This type of house curtain is beautiful with thicker fabrics, so it is suitable for decorating a bedroom or a living room. Try to choose a distinctive pattern as the curtain operation allows for greater visualization of the designs. When closed, it is visually straight with no wrinkles or marks.
Picture 50 – Lace and embroidery on the same curtain.
Picture 51 – Full of joy and relaxation!
This dining room has a happy, feminine and fun atmosphere. The fabric of the curtain was key to bringing all of these properties into the room.
Image 52 – Play with multiple colors in this type of curtain.
Picture 53 – The plots go according to the needs.
Image 54 – The linen texture wallpaper combined with the curtain fabric.
Image 55 – Print on your curtain!
Image 56 – The same fabric in different curtains.
10. Blackout curtain
This type of fabric is displayed to block the entry of light into the room without leaving a gap to disturb his sleep, regardless of the surroundings.
It can accompany a fuller fabric over the top to decorate the place. There are those who prefer to use the fabric alone, which is also a neutral option in decoration
Figure 57 – Blackout curtain black
Picture 58 – Simplification of the decoration: 2 in 1!
The composition of the two curtains brought personality to the room! The Rolo takes up the predominance of white and enhances the rustic air of the room. O Blackout is only used to leave the room functionally if the resident wants to sleep until later.
Picture 59 – In this project only the blackout is enough to compose the decoration of the apartment.
Photo 60 – Fabric for blackout can be behind another curtain.