Marisol Mac. Curtains. August 10th , 2017.
There are a number of reasons why cafe curtains are back in style, particularly for use in kitchens, and to understand this, we have to first understand how these curtains are structured. Cafe curtains cover only one-third or half of a window. Above these curtains is empty space, which is followed by about an 8-12 inch valance at the top of the window. Usually, the valance style is similar to the curtain below, but may vary based on the preference of the home owner and decorator. The curtains below may be divided into two panels depending on the width of the window. These curtains are a great choice for kitchens due to the following reasons: Cafe curtains provide just the right amount of privacy to kitchens, and yet allow for adequate amount of light to enter. With its structure, it provides a traditional, warm, and homely appearance to the kitchen. It may look particularly well in a kitchen designed on rustic or country lines. The amount of variety you can add in terms of looks is great with these curtains. The fabrics, patterns, designs, colors, and textures allow for great variety that is rare with any other kind of kitchen window decoration. These curtains are available in fabrics that are easily washable, and this makes them very easy to use and maintain for the kitchen. Choosing Cafe Curtains for Your Kitchen
To make the cafe curtain, first you need to measure the height and width of the window. Once you have this measurements, decide, at which height on the window you want to hang the curtains. Most cafe curtains cover the bottom half of the window and the curtain rod is affixed approximately at the middle of the window. But you can go a few inches higher, if you think that it will enhance the look of the window treatment. Once you have decided at what point you want to hang the curtains, write down the length of the window it needs to cover. Next calculate the amount of fabric that you are going to need for this project by adding 6 inches to the length and doubling the width of the window. The length and width that you arrive at are the dimensions of the fabric that you need to cut.
Holdbacks and tiebacks serve the same purpose: to gently scoop up your curtains and hold them at the side of the window. Holdbacks are attached directly to the wall. Tiebacks are often lengths of cording, some with tassel ends that tie around the "belly" of your open curtains to hold them back.
Curtains and drapes are the most common window treatments. Apart from adorning your windows, they also protect your home from dust and glare of sun. However, oftentimes, these words are used interchangeably as most people cannot tell the difference between curtains and drapes. Even experts fumble when it comes to defining the two. Earlier, these two terms referred the makers of window treatments and not the window treatments themselves. Drapers were the merchants who sold fabric to curtain makers, who went home to home, to take measurements and sew curtains. They used to measure curtain drapes and make window treatment for homes.
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