First, you need to decide on the decoration area, its size and mounting option. Choose a curtain rod that suits your interior.
Determine the required length of the cornice, that is, add another 20-50 centimeters to the width of the window opening, depending on the density of the curtains. Consider the weight of the curtains and select the curtain rod according to the weight of the curtains. So, plastic curtain rods are not suitable for curtains made of dense and heavy fabric, as this will lead to sagging or breaking of the curtain.
Round cornices play a decorative role more than other types of cornices, therefore they are attached at the very top of the ceiling. In order for the window to appear higher visually, the cornice should be fixed under the ceiling. To expand the window, choose a longer cornice – this way the curtains will cover part of the wall. In order, on the contrary, to visually reduce too large a window, the length of the cornice should be equal to the width of the window opening. Do not hang a bar for heavy curtains on drywall partitions. It is worth choosing a lighter version, for example, a string cornice and an air curtain, or you can fix such a cornice on the ceiling. A large cornice or cornice with large tips requires a lot of free space for itself, otherwise it will not look very nice in the room. String cornices look very modern, they can be easily hidden by folds of curtains, so as not to distract attention from the decor of the curtains and the interior itself.
To place tulle and curtains on the cornice, you will need a two-row cornice, and if you decide to hang an additional lambrequin, then a three-row one. Curtains with a lambrequin are best mounted directly under the ceiling, otherwise the lambrequin can cover part of the window. For curtains on hinges or eyelets, choose a cornice with a round bar. Choose curtain clips and hooks so that they slide easily over the curtain rod.
Otherwise, you will have to constantly pull the curtains, thereby breaking the loops. To keep time to a minimum, you can use a special tape with ready-made loops. It is also desirable that the cornice be combined with both the curtain style and the entire interior of the room. This rule especially applies to those cornices that are not closed by curtains. There are no strict recommendations in this case, but still general advice will not hurt.
Forged and wooden cornices, as well as plastic cornices “under a tree” will look great in a classic interior. The most ideal will be baguette cornices. For luxurious gilded curtain rods with decorative brackets, you will need similar metal holders for fabrics, brushes or grabs that will blend in with heavy curtains with lambrequins. As for the wooden curtain rods, they are suitable for the bedroom, and for the living room, and for the kitchen. They are made from pine, oak, walnut, cherry and other tree species and are matched to the color of furniture, doors or parquet.
For interiors in high-tech and minimalist style, nickel-plated and chrome-plated round cornices, combined with the metallic sheen of furniture details, are suitable. Also, light strings, profile and aluminum curtain rods will perfectly fit into such an interior. String and metal curtain rods in the kitchen will be especially relevant. The oriental interior requires additions in the form of Japanese curtains or bamboo roller blinds on the eaves with special lifting elements. In the interior, made in ethnic style, cornices with braided elements and leather will look perfect. For example, African-style curtains will be in perfect harmony with eaves made of material that imitates animal skins. There are also universal cornices, which are most often made of stainless steel in a calm style solution. They are distinguished by clear geometric shapes, so they go well with any fabric.
I must say that you can rely on your own taste, intuition and desire, but the advice of an experienced salesperson will definitely not hurt you. He will help you decide which cornice will best emphasize the style of your room, what material is better to opt for, and much more..
A few words about what is most popular today and what is out of fashion. Today, there is a great demand for Japanese curtains on rail eaves. It is very environmentally friendly and aesthetically pleasing, therefore, choosing such curtains, you will position yourself as a true connoisseur of art. Also, many buyers today prefer cornices hidden behind a false ceiling or located in special boxes..
Flowing curtains made of monochromatic natural fabrics are also very popular..
If you want to create a truly modern interior, you should know that today it is not fashionable to use patterned curtains. So, if there are colorful wallpapers in the interior, then this creates unnecessary tension, makes the atmosphere uncomfortable and suggests that the owner is completely devoid of taste. As for the blinds on the windows, they deprive your interior of individuality and make your windows look like many others, devoid of “zest”.
Thus, a suitable solution can be found for every interior. The main thing is to decide on your preferences and desires..