Curtains will be a great addition to the interior of a glazed balcony or loggia. In addition, they are simply necessary if the windows face the sunny side of the house. Our advice site decided to tell and show you which curtains you can choose for a balcony or loggia, what criteria should be followed.
All designers unanimously advise when choosing curtains for a balcony and loggia to adhere to the main rule – no heavy, complicated, multi-layered options! So leave all kinds of lambrequins for your classic living room, for the balcony, choose something simpler and more practical..
Do not forget that the glazing of the balcony and loggia is the border between the apartment and the street. Therefore, the curtains here will be subjected to additional tests by the sun, moisture and dust. You should choose a laconic window frame, which will be easier to care for..
One of the main features of the windows on the balcony and loggia is the inability to hang a classic cornice, there is simply no room for it. It is for this reason that the most popular options for decorating glazing on the balcony and loggia are roller blinds and roman blinds, about the choice of which the portal wrote in detail.
A huge plus of such options – the curtain is attached directly to the window, a separate cornice is not needed. The only drawback of roller blinds is that you cannot attach them to sliding windows, you need to choose options with a ceiling profile.
Designers note that the most popular and successful option is when a transparent, lightweight, classic curtain is attached in the room, above the exit to the balcony or loggia – exclusively for beauty. And on the balcony itself, the windows are decorated with thick Roman or roller blinds that perform a utilitarian function – to protect neighbors from the bright sun and prying eyes.
Of course, the choice of curtains will depend on the features of the glazing of the balcony and loggia. If you have a north side and there is no need to protect yourself from the sun’s rays, there are no neighbors on the contrary, you can choose beautiful, light curtains made of tulle, veils, organza from floor to ceiling, hang muslin, thread curtains. It will turn out to be very attractive, the loggia and the balcony will seem more spacious and airy. A very suitable option for solid, panoramic glazing, French windows.
Designers are skeptical about blinds on the balcony because of their too cold, office look. But in general, this option is quite practical, and if there is a person in the family who smokes on the balcony, then metal blinds will be a good choice – they definitely will not ignite from an accidental spark or a fallen butt.
As for the choice of fabrics for balcony curtains, cotton and silk quickly fade in the sun. Linen has proven itself well; viscose, which is practical and easy to care for, is popular. For the loggia and balcony on the south side, it is worth choosing a blackout fabric, which provides 100% protection from sunlight.