Choosing a tone, design and fabric tulle for the kitchen


The kitchen is one of the most important premises in the house,After all, it is there you can gather in the evenings with the whole family or sit with friends on a holiday. Improperly chosen tulle for the kitchen spoils the whole impression from this room, so you need to choose it with special care. Leaving the window completely untouchable can not be: the kitchen will look bare, not to mention the fact that any passer-by will see what is happening inside.

Length selection

Tulle for kitchen: short or long? It is with this question that the hostesses face, looking at the various models of tulle. Both options have their pros and cons:

  • short tulle will suit owners of dogs and cats. Pets can tear the curtains hanging to the floor when jumping on the window. This model is well breathable and comfortable, if there is a tabletop under the window: in this case the table will not interfere if you move the curtains;
  • long tulle looks better in large rooms, and also flutters less when air moves (it is heavier than short).
  • Short tulle in a small kitchen looks verystylish, as in contrast to the long model, emphasizes the diminutiveness and refinement of the room. However, if the kitchen is made in a lush retro-style, you will have to dwell on a long version, otherwise the kitchen will look strange.


    Help to choose the length of tulle in the kitchen photo of short and long models.

    The combination of tulle and curtains

    In 2015, many hostesses bought tulle to the kitchen together with curtains. Such a tandem not only looks stylish, but also performs a number of important functions:

  • unlike the tulle, which transmits light from the street, which is very useful during the day, in the evening the curtains allow you to immerse the room completely in darkness;
  • if it is dark outside and the lights are turned on in the kitchen, then the tulle can shine through - thus, you can see from the street what is happening inside. Curtains can solve this problem.

  • Types of tulle curtains

    Which tulle to choose, how to fasten it toand beautiful and reliable? What is better suited to the interior of your kitchen? There are a lot of questions: it used to be mainly on the windows hung similar to each other tulle canvases, and in today's diversity - to understand and understand.

  • The structure of the tulle can be mesh, fabric andTulle in the form of "noodles". Netted tulle to the touch grungy. If you look closely, you will notice that it consists of small squares, resembling a grid in structure. Fabric tulle smooth, reminiscent of a veil. Tulle noodles are dangling hanging threads. This technique is often used in cafes to isolate customers. In kitchens, net tulle is most often used, but if fabric or extravagant noodles are suitable for your interior, the decision is yours.
  • By way of fastening, tulle can be oneyelets, hooks, velcro or “sewn”. The tulle on the grommets is easy to move, remove, the grommets do not break, so they are very convenient to use. Hooks are less noticeable, but more fragile, as they are made of plastic. They can easily fly off or just break - this is a huge minus. Velcro - a distinctive feature of Japanese curtains, which resemble a screen. Japanese curtains consist of several parts moving independently of each other. In this case, Velcro look beautiful and organic. Velcro curtains are not recommended for use in apartments with small children, as a child may inadvertently peel them off. "Sewn" tulle is stretched onto the eaves using a special stitched hole. If the hole is large enough, with the tension, removal and movement of the tulle problems will not arise.
  • Tulles are also distinguished by the presence of decorative elements: lambrequins, various folds, cascades and borders.
  • Tulles are made from cotton, organza, andsilks. Tulle-noodles and netted tulle are made not of fabric, but of threads. Moreover, if in the first case the threads are usually quite thick and / or heavy, so that the curtain keeps its shape, then the net tulle can be made of thin threads either, so that the resulting curtain is soft or of medium thickness, in this case the fabric will be harsh to the touch. Especially for the kitchen often produce tulle from polyester and synthetic fibers. This is due to the fact that in the kitchen textiles made from natural fabrics are more susceptible to contamination than polyester. Also, synthetic fibers are easier to wash and dry.

  • Types of folds on tulle

    To make the decoration of the window more expressive, you can use another trick - to make beautiful pleats on the tulle. There are also many options here:

  • pencil - smooth vertical folds over the entire surface of the product;
  • unilateral - are formed by fastening the fabric on one side;
  • oncoming ones are made in the same way as unilateral ones, but they are not going in one direction, but curtains towards each other from different sides;
  • ray - convex pencil folds. The separation between each “ray” is clearly visible, the transition is not as smooth as in the pencil;
  • “Glasses” —the curtain is draped from below, but the top is expanding, which in appearance resembles a champagne glass;
  • French folds are formed using a ribbon that tightens the curtains in the shape of a cross. The result is folds of various sizes.

  • Selection of tulle depending on the size of the room

    Not only the length of the tulle, but also its texture depends onthe size of the room. If you pick up the tulle in a small kitchen, you should not focus on the lush folds and decorative elements. Such "additions" clutter up the space, which is already lacking. Straight tulle with small pencil folds - what you need. You can also purchase tulle without folds. In this case, it is better to choose a fabric with an interesting ornament, otherwise the curtain itself will look bare.

    For a large kitchen, a lush décor may be suitable,matched to the interior. Exception: the kitchen is made in the style of minimalism. Then you can confine to tulle with pencil, counter or one-sided folds.


    Modern trends

    If you need a tulle for a modern kitchendesign, then pay attention to the pencil folds and "glasses" on the 2015 photo presented here. Pencil tulle with lambrequins became the most popular last year. Lambrequins, in turn, were also decorated. Common colors: white, cream, light blue, gray. As an interesting combination are double tulle of different colors, for example: blue and white, cream and beige.


    If you look at the photos of tulle in the kitchen in 2015, younotice that as an independent product, tulle is bought less often than in a tandem with curtains. For the interior of warm colors, for example, coffee curtains and white tulle are often chosen.

    Selection of tulle by color

    If your kitchen is made in the style of modernism orpostmodernism, which deny any canons, the color of tulle does not particularly matter. In other cases, you need to choose a shade or under the basic color scheme of the room, or choose from the colors that are used indoors most often. Curtains of warm colors are well suited to warm colors, and white tulle can catch the eye if the room is no longer of this color. In a room with cold shades, on the contrary, a white curtain will be very helpful. It can be combined with curtains of cold tones.


    If the color scheme is built on the contrast, it is possible to play on this in a tandem curtain-tulle, buying, for example, white tulle, and curtains - black.

    Pattern selection

    Tulle in the kitchen is often purchased not monophonicshade, and with patterns. This may be a color pattern on the entire surface of tulle or small repeating ornaments. Flowers, geometrical figures, and also various symbols can act as an ornament. In 2015, Chinese and Japanese hieroglyphs, as well as drawings, as if made in ink, were popular.


    Patterns also include various horizontallines across the curtains. Designers believe that pure white curtains look aggressive, so if you stop at choosing this particular color as your main color, smooth the impression with one or two stripes near the bottom edge of the curtain.

    Tulle color selection based on lighting

    If the windows of your kitchen are facing south orthe eastern side, that is, the sun's rays fall into the room in the morning, it is better to use bright, warm colors of the interior and tulle in it. In this case, the lighting will be in harmony with the color scheme of the room. You can use shades of red and yellow as well as soft crimson.


    Windows facing the north and west are better lit in the afternoon and evening. There you can focus on cool combinations, shades of blue or green.

    Interesting combinations

    Tulle and curtains color block

    European designers come up with an interesting waycombine in tandem "curtains + tulle" several colors at once. It uses plain light tulle and curtains, which use sharp color transitions, reaching the lines. Similarly, tulle can be dyed, but this technique is used less frequently. If you still choose tulle to the kitchen, the photo of the color block shows that this style is better than the rest with the surrounding interior, as the tulle includes several colors at once.

    Tulle, covering only part of the window

    This technique is often used in a cafe orrooms with long windows. A small cornice is fixed approximately in the middle of the window, and short tulle is hung on it. A similar solution in the kitchen looks very original, but it looks better if there are several windows in the room. In this case, the integrity of the design is felt.

    Tulle running diagonally

    There are situations when there is no need to close the window completely: it goes to the forest or to the balcony. In this case, you can make "oblique" tulle, securing it from one or both sides


    Ajar tulle

    In this case, tulle should consist of two parts. One hangs loose, closing half of the window, the other is fixed on the side.

    Translucent patterns

    In this case, the tulle itself is made of transparentfabric, and the pattern is sewn the same shade, but from a more dense fabric. This design does not attract much attention, but it looks very interesting.