We select tulle in the bedroom

We select tulle in the bedroom

In the creation of any interior, window decoration is of great importance. This is especially important in the bedroom, where we spend a third of our lives. For a good rest, you need to create an atmosphere of comfort and tranquility. It is also important that privacy is protected from prying eyes. It is the curtains that cope with all these tasks. Tulle plays an important role in window design, especially in the bedroom..

Tulle curtains diffuse light from the window, complete the design of the window opening and create the mood of tranquility that is so necessary in a sleeping room.

Material features

This translucent fabric has been known for a long time. In the 15th century, it was produced by French craftsmen from the city of Tulle, following the king’s decree to weave fine fabric for his bride’s dress. She wanted the fabric to hide her, leaving the silhouette visible. The result was an elegant dress that shocked everyone, and the fabric itself began to be called tulle after the name of the city where it was woven..

Tulle today is a thin transparent material. Its main feature is its ability to transmit light. Despite its transparency, the fabric blocks the window, creating a sense of protection from prying eyes.

In the beginning, beautiful tulle was made by hand from silk fibers, linen and cotton, and it was very expensive.. With the invention of machine tools for the production of transparent matter, it became cheaper. And the appearance of synthetic yarns made the assortment more diverse, and the prices even more affordable..

Silk is rarely used today. And cotton and linen are mixed with synthetics, which improves performance. Unlike natural products, modern mixed fabrics tolerate washing better, retain color, do not shrink and do not stretch..



Despite the similarities, there are several different types of tulle:

  • Organza. Quite elastic fabric, which has not only a certain rigidity, but also transparency and light weight. It can be shiny, with multi-colored tints, and matte. The fabric drapes perfectly, creating elastic folds that fit and hold their shape perfectly. Viscose, polyester and silk fibers are used as raw materials. Many types of finishes are available for it: perforation, embroidery, golden dusting.

This is the densest version of tulle, characterized by low air permeability..

  • Veil. Very thin fabric with a mesh weave that allows maximum daylight to pass through. Made from cotton and silk fibers. It can be monochromatic, a printed pattern is possible. With the help of drapery, folds of the required width are formed. However, the extreme softness of the veil requires careful handling..

  • Kiseya. A modern alternative to tulle. In another way, these curtains are called thread tulle. It consists of separate long threads hanging along the window opening, sometimes intertwining. Kisei is often used as a decorative second layer..

  • Net. Mesh fabric is characterized by well-readable cells. They come in a wide variety of sizes and shapes. An original solution can be embroidery on a grid..

  • Viscose. Synthetic fiber fabric. The assortment of fabrics is plain, with applique or embroidery.

  • Chiffon or silk. Transparent material with a rare weave of fine threads that are of natural or artificial origin. On such canvases, the paint does not hold very well, so the drawing turns out to be dim.

  • Polyester. The most budgetary variety of tulle. It has excellent performance properties: it keeps its shape well, does not wrinkle, does not fade. Easy care and resistance to frequent washing makes it very popular and in demand.

Designs and styles

Tulle looks great in different styles:

  • Classic. In a traditional classic interior, transparent curtains are usually light colors that do not attract attention. A double version of curtains is used here, where opaque velvet or other heavy curtains play the main role. Therefore, only light gilding or a discreet pattern on the curtains is used, and a thin veil or lace fabric acts as a material. Classicism is characterized by multilayer compositions with a lambrequin, grabs and cords.

  • Oriental. The oriental flavor in the interior of the bedroom is also typical for tulle curtains. This is a transparent fabric with floral patterns, floral motifs are possible, for example, tulips. Tulle in bright colors is suitable here. And a Japanese-style sleeping room can combine the lightest tulle with roller blinds, providing the necessary blackout.

  • Modern directions. Fashionable hi-tech and minimalism are very restrained in the lush decor of windows. However, tulle can be matched to these styles as well. Here you can find plain curtains made of polyester or viscose, sometimes with a geometric print. Modern curtains can be combined with Roman shades in these styles. High-tech also uses the classic model: thick curtains and thin curtains with a slight metallic sheen. The novelty will look perfect in both styles: curtains made of flowing threads, creating the necessary veil from prying eyes.

  • Provence. Fabrics from natural raw materials – cotton, flax usually prevail here. Perhaps the most distinctive feature of this style is the floral motifs. The style of the curtains is laconic, the assembly is not lush, the materials used are translucent tulle, but without the effect of lace. Excessive variegation should not be allowed in the design. If the main curtains contain a floral print, the tulle should be solid. Flowers may also be present, but in the same color as the curtains.

  • Country. Window decoration in this style is associated with floral ornaments or drawings in pastel colors. Curtains can be decorated with ruffles or frills. Brightly colored tulle is often used to create the festive mood of this style..

How to choose?

The main goal of sleeping room design is to create a calm mood while maintaining privacy. The choice of tulle depends on the orientation to the cardinal points. In a bedroom with windows facing south or east, sheer tulle curtains will diffuse the rays of the sun. Here you can use a dense mesh or organza as a curtain, or with embroidery. In a room with windows oriented to the north or west, where there is a deficit of daylight, thinner curtains are needed, for example, a veil or a coarse mesh.

It is important to choose the right curtains for the bedroom interior..

Combined version – curtains made of tulle in two colors. With the help of such a curtain composition, a quick update of the bedroom interior is possible. In a small bedroom, it is better to choose curtains that are not too voluminous and long. Short tulle curtains that do not cover the windowsill will be good..

Colored organza is perfect for a girl’s bedroom.. Lace or embroidered tulle in pastel colors looks great. Maiden’s room looks good with rolled or roman tulle window designs.

If your bedroom has an arched window opening, this must be emphasized.. There are many options for curtains over the arch. In the first option, they must repeat the configuration of the opening. Another way is to hang ordinary rectangular tulle curtains over the arch, through which the arched window is guessed. An ordinary window can be decorated with tulle with a semicircular bottom edge, decorated in the shape of an arch. A short curtain made of organza or voile will favorably emphasize the beauty of indoor plants.

For a large room, curtains with large patterns, geometric or floral patterns are appropriate. Large bedrooms often have panoramic windows, for which a large print is the best fit..

Some large apartments or cottages have a bathtub next to the bedroom.. A tulle curtain made of opaque material is suitable for the bathroom.. A combination of curtains with roller blinds or a multi-layer construction is possible.

For a bedroom with a balcony, it is better to choose simple tulle curtains so that you can easily use the balcony door. It should let in a sufficient amount of light, especially if the balcony is glazed..


The most common curtains in neutral colors. Most often, tulle is chosen in white, light gray, pale beige, creamy shades. If you are tired of the monotonous palette, you can take curtains of any other color that match the basic colors of the interior. It should be remembered that dark tulle visually brings the window closer, therefore it is not suitable for large bedrooms. Too bright color excites the psyche, light colors are more suitable for the bedroom: beige, gray, white.

For walnut furniture, you need to choose tulle in beige tones or with a walnut print. Modern styles are characterized by curtains in white or gray tones. The popular Provence style features a printed fabric. The main range of this style is a combination of white with pure blue, pink, light green colors..

Various new items appear every year. For example, Recently, the market has been filled with 3D-patterned tulle curtains, reminiscent of photomurals. These modern ideas have been embodied by designers in our daily life. However, drawings with a three-dimensional effect can overwhelm the interior. To prevent this from happening, the rest of the situation should be in neutral colors..

The shade of tulle in the interior should be in harmony with the colors of decorative pillows, bedspreads and other textiles in the interior of the bedroom. Recently, curtains with black and white print have become popular. This classic combination of black and white is always relevant..

Determine the size

How long the tulle should be depends directly on the interior design. The length of the tulle is:

  • to the windowsill;
  • at a distance of 3 cm from the floor;
  • to the floor.

The length of the curtains to the window sill is often the only correct solution.. Short tulle is necessary if:

  • furniture is located near the window opening;
  • bedroom in Japanese or Chinese style – the tulle fits snugly against the window and is adjustable like a blind;
  • minimalism prevails in the design of the bedroom – short tulle with long curtains is appropriate here.

Short tulle curtains are less dirty because they don’t touch the floor. In a small bedroom, they visually create a sense of spaciousness. Such a curtain is good when it is necessary to use a window sill due to a lack of space..

The tulle consumption is calculated very simply: for a good drapery, the tulle should be 2-3 times wider than the width of the cornice.

How to hang?

Methods for attaching tulle to the bracket:

  • loops;
  • clamps;
  • eyelets;
  • special tape.

All of these methods are used to attach the tulle to the eaves, but the most commonly used curtain tape or braid, which is sold in a sewing store.

The braid with one or two strong cords threaded into it, in addition to the function of attaching to the cornice, helps to form folds. The ribbon is sewn into the upper part of the tulle with two seams, along the lower and upper edges of the lace. The cords are then pulled together to achieve the desired pleating effect. The tulle is attached to the cornice using special hooks that cling to the loops formed by the ribbon. Tulle is usually fastened with transparent plastic hooks.

If, according to the designer’s idea, uniform folds are needed in the interior of the bedroom, eyelets are used – rings installed in the upper part of a reinforced tulle curtain. They are then threaded through the barbell..

How to care?

Tulle curtains will last longer if properly cared for.

A typical washing procedure should look like this:

  • soak;
  • replacement of water;
  • washing with detergent;
  • rinsing.

The main rule that will prevent the tulle from damage is to wash it gently. The tulle should not be rubbed with effort, stretched, and also squeezed or twisted. The material can be washed with a special shampoo, powder or liquid..

Avoid heavy foaming when machine washable. To avoid this, add a little less product to the machine. Then select the “Hand wash” or “Delicates” program at a temperature not exceeding 30 degrees. The spin must be turned off..

Despite the progress, many housewives prefer hand washing. This option is sometimes really necessary for too thin curtains. However, with the right choice of the mode, there is no threat to machine wash..

Interior options

The modern loft style is distinguished by the almost complete absence of window decoration. But there are exceptions. For example, if the bedroom has huge window openings, typical for industrial premises. To soften the brutality of industrial design, it is allowed to use snow-white tulle with an abundance of vertical folds..

Kisei is usually used as a decoration: a colored muslin is hung over the white transparent tulle. There are many different ideas on how to use the second layer: you can tie these threads in different ways, weave them effectively, change them, form knots, use pickups and magnets.

In the girl’s bedroom, window decoration plays an important role in the formation of a fabulous image.. Tulle here is distinguished by an abundance of finishing techniques: these are folds, ruffles, gathers, hooks of various shapes. Of course, the main color is pink, but peach, orange and yellow shades are possible. Colored tulle or organza are often found. And of course, a lot of decor for plain curtains: bugles, beads, various flowers.

Short curtains are a whole world that is distinguished by a variety of styles and shapes. Austrian short curtains are decorated with folds, the bottom edge is decorated with drapery. The curtain is made of voile and complemented by heavy tacked curtains. Together, this combination makes a chic ensemble for the bedroom. Roman shades with an unusual sail assembly are unexpectedly combined with light long organza curtains.

You can see even more options for tulle in the interior of the bedroom in the next video..

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