Each hostess wants to make her home cozy and unique. One of the most accessible ways to change the interior is the use of lambrequins in the living room.
To make the right choice, which suits your taste and style of the living room, let's look at what kind of lambrequins are.
Lambrequin is a decorative, horizontal drapery made of textiles, which is located in the upper horizontal of the window or door, in the form of a decorative element decorated in accordance with the general design of the room.
It is located, as a rule, along the entire width of the eaves or aperture and can have, as a different configuration, and additional decor elements.
For the first time in history, fashion for decorating beds appears during the Renaissance, when in the XV century in the homes of influential gentlemen, the sleeping place was fenced off with curtains made of cloth.
Later appeared canopies made of lightweight fabrics that hung around the perimeter of the bed, and the upper part was decorated with a smooth lambrequin. In the 16th century a new style of decorative and applied art appears, with a complex composition and many details - "baroque", in which lambrequins were given one of the main places in decorating the interiors.
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It is enough to look at the photos of lambrequins to see the baroque magnificence of draperies, a large amount of fringe and gold elements in the decoration of window openings.
The color preference for this style is a combination of juicy shades of blue, red and yellow with a braid trim with gold thread. This option is suitable for a modern interior with elements of a palace decor in the interior.
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Already in the 18th century, the luxury of the baroque style will be replaced by a more complex but no less exquisite Rococo style, meaning the "shell" in translation and now the lambrequins become the main decoration of not only the window apertures, but also the doorways.
In this era, lambrequins will be in fashion from light and light fabrics, and the curtains, as a rule, are not decorated.
At the end of the 18th century the classicism style comes along with new fabrics for lambreken decor - brocade, moire, various jacquard fabrics, velvet and muslin.
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The palette of colors for curtains and lambrequins can now meet the taste of the owners of the house, and quite often used light pastel colors with golden braid and cords. In the same period, there appears for the first time a carved wooden lambrequin, which will become a prototype of the bando.
Late classicism quite significantly influenced the style of Empire, which was largely formed due to the personal predilections of Napoleon Bonaparte.
The new emperor was a supporter of the classical style of Ancient Rome, and the word "empire" itself is translated - "empire". Cornices located above the window are now depicted in the style of a laurel wreath, often used in the decoration of the head of animals or eagles.
Colors of textiles for lambrequins and curtains should be white, blue, magenta or green with an indispensable light gilding.
Lambrequins for the living room: modern types
In the history of interior design, various ways of decorating windows have been created, which continue their life in our day, though with the use of modern materials and technologies. All the existing varieties of lambrequins in the living room are divided into two groups:
By type of manufacture
Soft lambrequin is made mainly from easily drapery fabrics, adorned with folds of various depths and drapes. As a decor use ruches, braid, brushes and festons. Very popular in modern design apartments are decorated with lambrequins with buffalo veils on curtain tape. Choosing this type of lambrequin, you can easily fit into any design and dimensions of the apartment.
Hard (bando), are made from dense fabrics, which are additionally duplicated by a sealant on a non-woven or woven basis, to give stiffness. Such products use eyelets and furniture tape for decoration. Sometimes lambricks can be completely wooden, and are part of the decor of the whole house. For small apartments this option is excluded.
Combined, the most popular lambrequins, because they combine a hard bando with soft elements draped with lightweight details from flowing fabrics of various colors.
By the way of draping
Drapery is a method of laying fabric in folds and assemblies, in order to obtain the necessary texture with different patterns. It started from the times of Ancient Rome, when the ability to drape a fabric is elevated to the rank of art.
De jabot (jabot) is a side piece of lambrequin, round in shape, cut from the fabric by an oblique thread, with soft vertical folds and a sloping bottom line; as a rule, on the side of the window;
A chicken is an element of lambrequin, in which vertical folds converge towards the middle of the part;
Tie - a little like the previous view, but this part is used in the center of the window and folds with a width of 8-10cm. lay one after another, outwardly very much like a man's tie; use mainly in interiors of classical style;
Swags are semicircular elements that can be used in various styles of interior. The most beautiful, the svagi are made from light and flowing fabrics. Svagi can be from a transparent veil, decorated with edging, brushes and fringe; quite often the svagi sew asymmetrical and turn into de-jabo (tselnokroenye with it);
Bell (bell) - a conical single fold of curtain fabric; there is a variety (trefoil), when a double conical fold is laid;
Vertical buffers ("bishop's sleeve") - vertically arranged interceptions along the vertical of the canvas, used for rooms with high ceilings (from 3 meters and above);
Buffers are flat - these are parts that simulate the weaving, are performed according to simple drapery schemes and are used more often, on the details of the bando;
Complex lambrequin (combined) is a lambrequin, which consists of several parts made in different techniques; as a rule, the basis is the bando.
Novelties in the fashion of lambrequins
Every season new designs of beautiful lambrequins are on sale. One of the most popular species is again hard lambrequin, which is considered the most beautiful lambrequin in the living room and the easiest in the care.
The general trend in the design of apartments is aimed at bright rooms and laconic details in the decoration. Successful will be monophonic lambrequins with a geometric pattern, which in tone can be suitable for upholstery upholstery.
Again in fashion taffeta shanzhan - a fabric with a two-color overflow, which varies depending on the incident light and the direction of the folds on the lambrequin.
And also fabrics with the effect of "kresh" imitating an easy bruising of the cloth, and the color "degrade", with a smooth transition from a very light shade to a dark one. When choosing such curtains with a lambrequin in the living room, tulle is worth choosing light tones from the veil or organza.
The figure on lambrequins again repeats traditional floral ornaments in the style of compositions of the beginning of the last century, where large flowers and leaves are intertwined with curved stems with decorative elements of the picture.
Also popular is the lambrequin in the classic living room, which has a combination of different fabric surfaces, for example matte with glossy, dense with transparent, and of course a combination of contrasting colors.
For interiors in the eastern style, the use of glass beads, crystals, silk fringe and beads is acceptable.
Any of the lambrequins pictured in the drawing room is fixed to the cornice with a special braid or hooks and can change the interior, making it stylish and responsive to your individual taste.
How to make lambrequin by yourself
Lambrequins are very simple to manufacture, so you can change the interior of your living room for a couple of evenings. To begin with, you need to decide on the model of lambrequin, then choose the fabric and start creating.
Rectangular version can be sewn faster, for this you need to choose a curtain fabric that will hold the shape. To cut out a rectangle and to process around the perimeter, everyone can, and decorate the lower part with braid.
Complex draped lambrequins can also be performed by everyone, this requires a pattern and time for piling folds and assemblies.
Photo of the lambrequins