- 1 Actual trends in modern design
- 2 Choose the shape of the pelmet
- 3 Color and materials for fashionable pelmets
- 4 Fabric Recommendations
- 5 Combine a pelmet with a common style
- 6 Pelmets for the living room
- 7 Pelmets for the bedroom
- 8 Pelmets for the kitchen
- 9 Lifehacks for selecting a pelmet for a small room
If you took up the selection of curtains in the apartment, and want them to be complemented by a beautiful and fashionable pelmet, the task before you is not an easy one. How to beat the appearance of the window so that the interior decoration does not resemble a provincial museum or a grandiose restaurant? In this article, we will talk about the pelmets most relevant trends in 2020-2021, and we will also help you choose this fashionable textile for various rooms of the house.
Pelmet is called a decorative drapery that forms the top of the windows. At the height of fashion, she was in the nineties of the last century, however, and now it is becoming an excellent solution for most classic interiors.
After all, it adds to the design of luxury, accuracy and originality. Moreover, modern and American classical styles do not lose popularity, and designers invent new solutions for the spatial organization, in which pelmets participate. The design of such textiles in 2020 tends to rich and natural, but not flashy colors, some minimalism and the presence of even vertical folds, the absence or limited use of ornaments.
At the peak of fashion, light fabrics, but multilayer draperies and ruffles are considered obsolete. Among the new-fangled trends, more original forms can be distinguished, because designers are becoming bolder and ironically beat the usual classic elements. In particular, the most popular type of pelmet becomes bandeau – rigid structures in the form of geometric shapes that close the top of the curtains, adding a twist to the window opening and harmony.
Among the variety of such products, two large categories can be distinguished – soft and hard. The first are pelmets, consisting of 1 or more woven strips forming an air structure. They can beautifully beat any window and can be of two varieties:
Simple – are created on the basis of one piece of matter through which the braid is stretched:
Complex – sewn from several types of material and may include other elements that line up in a single composition. Also, a complex pelmet is able to include a solid element:
Rigid – earlier these pelmets were made of wood, and now designers use a solid canvas called bando. Sometimes it is filled with a sealant, which allows you to reliably fix the created drapery in the required position. The shape of rigid models can be different – from simple shapes from geometry to colors or images of animals. They are attached mainly through eyelets or on tape Velcro. This kind of pelmet is in perfect harmony with Roman curtains and blinds, becoming a godsend for the living room, library, office and office.
Combined – the construction of such pelmets combines a solid base and lightweight materials. Such textiles add curtains to luxury and elegance. Usually they decorate large window openings of halls with high ceilings.
Creating such draperies, they use a variety of decorative elements:
- Swag is a semicircular fabric draped with folds.
- Flip – sagging svag.
- Jabot is a lateral element laid by tissue folds and having a beautifully hanging lower edge.
- A tie is an element placed in the center, laid by folds that go one above the other.
- Cocktail – skirt or symmetrically placed frill.
- Puffs – folds and assemblies located strictly vertically.
When choosing pelmets, you need to evaluate the design of the interior decoration of the room and the window configuration. The most common choices that fabulously change the appearance of a room include:
- Austrian – living room and social hall. It is distinguished by the presence of vertically extending folds and a softly decorated edge.
- Lush – its upper edge is built up in puffs, and the lower – freely hangs in beautiful folds. Due to the huge number of frills, it helps to create an extremely romantic atmosphere.
- With ironed folds – such a pelmet will be a godsend for minimalistic interiors. It harmoniously complements Roman curtains and blinds;
- A egat and savanna – have similar design, these long pelmets have soft folds. Legat is distinguished by the presence of sagging in the center and is ideal for living rooms and bedrooms, as well as to make the appearance of other rooms festive.
- P them sky false – resembling a Roman shade, it becomes a boon for the kitchen. And in order to somewhat soften his too formal style, decorative ribbons are included in his design.
Choose the shape of the pelmet, starting from the spaciousness and purpose of the room. For example, ordering it in a nursery or kitchen, you need to prefer a model with a minimum of folds. The same rule applies to dark and small rooms. Lush pelmets are the prerogative of spacious rooms in which they bring comfort and harmony.
The color of the pelmet is not chosen at random, but depending on the decor of the textile upholstery on the indoor furniture. When the curtains have a multi-colored pattern, the pelmet should repeat one of the available shades in them. If it is sewn simultaneously with curtains, designers recommend using the same material.
A good move will be the selection of a pelmet according to the tone of the bedspread, or furniture upholstery. If the room interior has a neutral “mood”, that is, it is dominated by brown, beige and similar shades or a combination of black and white, the pelmet will help to refresh the interior decoration, in whose design terracotta and beige, olive and beige or milk and pale purple. Such natural combinations will make the interior more “alive”.
By the way, lilac, purple and emerald are an excellent color choice for interiors in the style of art deco and baroque. If you are attracted to experiments with contrasts, remember that a bright tone must certainly be accompanied by a neutral one. The fabric selected for the pelmet should be soft so that it is easy to drape. If the window faces south, transparent fabrics, such as a half organ or a veil, are selected for sewing pelmets. If the room is often lit by the light of the sun, for sewing, you can choose more dense materials.
If you do not want to have special troubles with window clothes, then the best option for the material may be polyester, which is wonderfully erased, dries quickly and does not lose color brightness;
Cotton pelmets are defenseless against the bright rays of the sun, which means that it is not the best choice for southern windows.
Pelmet sewn from viscose or taffeta does not block the light and is excellent to clean.
Synthetic bandeau curtains with added synthetic fibers are extremely durable. In addition, such material allows them to wash well and drape beautifully.
If you intend to create an exclusive decor with rich drapery, you can use organza – an airy shiny or matte fabric that can be reaped or smooth, with or without a pattern, but always transparent.
For the bedroom, you can sew a pelmet from tulle with the effect of wrinkling, or combined with linen inserts. Such curtains will make the interior light and will beautifully scatter the rays of the sun.
The curtains supplemented with pelmets are pertinent for almost any room, however it is not necessary to rush with purchase. First of all, you need to make sure that such a decorative element suits the room according to the style. And to be more precise, make sure that the style of the room, or rather the style of the whole apartment is classic in its traditional sense or gravitates to modern classics.
The second important point – pelmets are considered the prerogative of spacious rooms with high ceilings. In addition, you need to estimate in advance how much light the given element will “steal” from the room, and only then decide whether to buy.
In the living room, pelmets become the finishing touch, emphasizing the luxury and elegance of the interior decoration, while creating an atmosphere of coziness and comfort. When choosing such an element, you need to build on the design of the room, so that the textiles harmonize with its furniture and walls. The pelmets in the living room will look advantageous, whose color is a tone darker than the wall shade, and the pattern of furniture upholstery is repeated in the decorations. If the window seems large to you, you can visually reduce its size by choosing pelmets from dense matter with a large pattern. If you want to fill the room with light and emphasize its windows, give preference to pelmet from translucent fabric with a small pattern. At the same time, structurally, the pelmets should be no less than 5 times shorter than the curtains.
As for fabrics, preference should be given to expensive-looking materials, rather than cheap, unnaturally shiny synthetics. Silk, velvet, linen and high-quality polyester look the most advantageous. Cornices, hooks, cords, etc. purchased as accessories must correspond to other elements of space.
As in the case with other rooms, when choosing a pelmet in the bedroomneed to build on the dimensions of the room and its design. So, a grandiose product, for example, is not the best choice for small bedrooms. For such rooms, neat hard pelmets or short translucent ones are more suitable, filling the room with light and visually making it more spacious. When choosing the color of design elements, attention should be paid to the wall shade, the presence of carpet and textiles on the bed. According to the designers, the pelmets 2020 for the bedroom should be sewn from natural fabrics of natural colors. The trend is the use of cotton, linen, bamboo and jute. Preferred tones are gray, green, blue and walnut. Do you want something unusual and trendy? Opt for an asymmetric pelmet hanging on one side.
When choosing pelmets for the kitchen, it is worth choosing fabrics that are not difficult to care for – viscose, cotton or linen, because they will constantly absorb the smells of cooked food. The pelmet frill would be an appropriate choice for a spacious kitchen, while for a compact one it is better to prefer a rigid model of one form or another – in the form of a zigzag, rectangle or oval. The use of laces, bows, draperies, etc. will help to decorate such a product.
Note! The selected pelmet should meet the style of the room. Excessively massive designs with a large number of tabs are not the best choice for minimalism and a loft, and delicately carved leather pelmet will not decorate the interior in the spirit of a classic.
If you want to buy curtains with a pelmet for a small room, you need to approach his choice with all responsibility. Below we will provide recommendations that will help you beat the window beautifully, avoiding overload with details:
If the ceiling height in the room is below 2.5 m., Choose a pelmet with a large number of vertical lines – having a vertical fabric pattern, cascades. But hard products with an abundance of complex elements visually lower the ceiling.
Knowing that voluminous pelmets visually add space, for small rooms choose flat models that will give originality and a special gloss.
Massive pelmets are not the best choice for low windows. Simple, uncomplicated models will be able to beat them successfully.
Small windows in a room with a non-standard layout will help transform neat, short pelmets, complemented by openwork ornaments, or carved cornice strip.
If you have difficulty in choosing the optimal design and model of a textile element, you can always consult a professional designer. He will surely help you choose the perfect pelmet model 2020-2021 in accordance with current trends, the style of the room and the dimensions of the window opening.