Knitted blankets, pillows, blankets and capes, weightless chiffon and luxurious silk, brocade and fine linen concise ... All this can bring comfort to any interior and literally transform the house. And the thing is that the textiles (as a factory and manual) - is one of the main components of interior design. Textiles in the interior gives unlimited scope for creativity and realization of the boldest design fantasies. A well-chosen fabrics, clever draperies, tablecloths, cushion covers and furniture are often used in professional design techniques. Matching or contrasting finish of the room, they do not just decorate the house, but it added personality, mood and chic.
Textiles in the interior will bring a real pleasure and an artist who draws up the house, and those who are in this building will live. Of course, only if done correctly, tasteful, respectively fashion trends and stylistic directions. In addition, the interior textiles are so versatile that it can be used in the implementation of a wide variety of design ideas. Let's refresh your memory the most common uses of textiles in the interior.
Draperies on the windows, perhaps the most popular way to use fabrics in the interior. In addition, the window design of today (and earlier too) serves as one of the most important elements of the interior itself. From being decorated window depends the overall impression of the living space. This is easily explained by the fact that any person entering the house, first glances at the window - the light source.
The different styles dominated traditions registration window, which emphasizes the overall atmosphere of the room to its luxurious or modest, formal or comfort, elegance and simplicity, efficiency or frivolity. Therefore, the color of the fabric for window curtains, its pattern and texture, as well as a way to cut and assembly of curtains can not only emphasize the stylistic decision rooms, but, alas, bring discord into the harmony of the home.
For example, the linen curtains are appropriate in the interior in the style of eco-friendly, organza and brocade - ethnic and romantic, cool silk - in the style of hi-tech, and velvet - this is the privilege of classicism and baroque. Pastoral flower on the curtains, the cell and strip - a French Provencal, German Biedermeier and the western country, and curtain-colored pastel tones or rich colors and arabesques - this is the "breath of the East."
If we talk about fashion trends window decoration, it is appropriate to focus on two main (and opposite) directions. First - multicell drape, and the second - no additional registration tissue. In the first case, a spectacular view of curtains attached by a special fabric cutting, layering and exquisite draperies. The second option focuses all attention on the quality, texture and colors of the fabric when it is picked up and no additional assemblies simply closes the window (Japanese or Roman shades).
The bed linens
Textiles for the bedroom interior is, of course, the topic of quite intimate. But here, everything is subject to not only the functionality and intended purpose, but also the laws of interior design. One thing eco-friendly fabric for baby bedding, the other - a comfortable bed, an elderly man, and quite another - a romantic or passionate love bed.
Despite the privacy of this element of the interior, bed linens can easily compete with the most important textile window. Among all areas of textile design for the bedroom there are two: the traditional and minimalist. Minimalism - is primarily functionality, brevity and simplicity, natural fabrics, soothing colors and severity of bed linen.
Traditional stylistic direction - a special bliss, sentimentality, comfort various "decorations". Here it is, where to turn lovers of comfort, kind and romantic admirers of sophistication. In addition to the soft pillows and blankets - it is also a bedside curtains and canopies, as well as bedding of all kinds of styles and colors. In addition, bedspreads - is also very important element of interior decoration bedroom, especially if they are in harmony with the design of window curtains.
With regard to the textiles in the interior dining room, the fashion for him is rather conservative. Table linens - it tablecloths, napkins and towels, the most common fabrics which - flax and cotton. Of course, do not ignore the gift of such scientific and technical progress, as new synthetic materials (water-proof, crush proof, etc.) Are widely used in the manufacture of table linen, but cleverly mimic the texture and appearance of natural fabrics.
Decorations for table textiles are classics - lace, openwork, embroidery, curly fringe. The very table linen has almost passed into the category of interior decorations and holiday attributes. Any commemorative event we strongly associated with starched tablecloths and nicely folded napkins.
The interior design with the help of table textiles continue to operate unchanged rules:
the overall tone of the tablecloth should be lighter than the (dominant) color in the interior;
wipes can be the same color with a tablecloth, and a much darker or lighter;
permissible combination of tablecloths and napkins in different colors, and a combination of contrasting tablecloth at a multilayer design of TNT;
color table textiles affect the appetite: orange, red and white enhance it, and blue and black - is quenched.
In the category of the festive table textiles can also be attributed, and removable covers for chairs. Firstly, such cases will allow to give the interior the mood without unnecessary costs and create an atmosphere of special solemnity or merry relaxed holiday. But the chair covers, probably already in the category of furniture textiles.
Besides those already mentioned covers for chairs, a "clothes" you can buy (or make your own) and other furniture. Of course, it is a soft furniture - sofas, armchairs, pufah. Covers for upholstered furniture can be daily, and perform protective functions (this is particularly true for expensive or luxury furniture). Or, on the contrary, the cheapest and unpresentable sofas and chairs by means of covers become a highlight of your interior, it will underline the style and will set the right tone.
The same acts as an element of furniture and other textiles - capes. They are easy to replace, easy to wash (or cleaned), and is also easily manufactured (kroyatsya, sewed, knitted). Ask mood of the interior can also cushions - pillows. From the choice of the form of pillows, its colors and finishes mood of your home can range from the nostalgic to the frivolous. And as an additional sense of comfort that cushions create a lot of talk and not worth it.
Furniture textiles is particularly relevant when the familiar furniture already tired, but its service life has not worked out. Change it early and would like to change. Here then come to the aid of interchangeable covers, cushion and bedspreads, the choice of materials which are practically limitless - from the dense and heavy, to weightless and "ragged". With such a change of clothes, you can update the situation in his home several times a year, depending on the season or on your own mood.
In general, interior decoration textiles - rewarding activity. Perhaps there is a design problem that could not be solved with the help of textiles. The same fabric in different houses and different looks and performs various tasks, too, so it is the main secret - emphasizing individuality. And the possibilities for this are more than enough. The case for small - to implement all of these (or only some) "material" features.
The kitchen in the house - the room special. And the fact that almost each family is also the main room, no one will argue. The kitchen is one of the most popular rooms in the house. In addition, there is enough extreme conditions: the temperature drop, the evaporation, splashing hot water and fat. And wash the floors in the kitchen more often than in other rooms. This "climate" will shorten the life of any floor covering.
Because of this special situation of the kitchen in the house of her approach to the design and arrangement must be thorough. For example, choosing the flooring for the kitchen need to consider many nuances:
The choice of flooring also affects the type plate (gas or electric), drawing views, massive furniture, the size of the kitchen, its layout and even the way you're used to walk home - barefoot or in slippers.
It is understood that tastes differ, and a matter of personal preference, in any case will remain solely your prerogative. But in all the other nuances probably worth investigating in more detail.
The stylistic nuance
If your kitchen is maintained in a certain style, the floor it must meet the requirements of this particular style.
Historical styles. Provence style or country assumes in the kitchen wooden floors (parquet) or stone tiles. It is desirable that the materials for the kitchen, designed in the style of producing the effect of aged. In the kitchen, decorated in a classic style appropriate to be used as flooring or parquet flooring, laminated with imitation precious wood and marble tile, or any other imitation stone. For the kitchen in a retro style suit melkoformatnaya tiles.
Modern styles are quite democratic. You can use a variety of materials: wood, cork, linoleum and glossy colored tiles. The exception, perhaps, is only an ultra-modern high-tech style. To him fit tiles or linoleum with all shades of gray.
Choosing flooring for the kitchen, consider its effect on the visual perception of space of the room. Reduce room floor coverings of the major elements, with a matte surface. Conversely, small patterns and elements as well as the glossy surface of the floor visually enlarge the kitchen space.
If the kitchen is spacious enough, and combines work and dining area, it is quite possible to combine floor coverings. The working area is used easy to clean coating (linoleum, laminate, stone or ceramic tile), and in the dining area more whimsical floor coverings (parquet, cork, carpet).
In addition to the design ideas and style requirements of flooring for the kitchen must have certain properties due to the special status of the premises. Its main functional purpose - cooking. Therefore, the kitchen floor must be:
waterproof: the kitchen is large probability of falling to the ground water, ranging from conventional spray and then ending the emergency;
Wear resistance: during his priest in the kitchen hostess wound lot of kilometers on the route "table - stove - sink", so durability is also important to the quality of the kitchen floor;
Shock-resistant kitchen utensils and other kitchen accessories tend to drop out even the most dexterous hands, and pots, pans and hammers chops are quite heavy;
hygienic: where food is prepared, the mud should be easily (and quickly) removed, or better yet - do not stick at all.
The existing floor coverings, of course, have these properties, but to varying degrees and not all at once. Let's look at the most famous and familiar materials for the kitchen floor.
Natural wood reliability and durability. The most common wood flooring is parquet flooring. Kitchen is best to choose flooring hardwood: it is more wear-resistant and has high hardness. Parquet for kitchen (flooring) must be moisture resistant and processed preservative. But even such flooring should be protected from exposure to water. Also, falling objects can leave a trace on it (scratches, dents). However, the disadvantages of a wooden floor compensates for possible available ways of its restoration and renovation. Another type of wooden coverings - cork. Its advantages: environmental friendliness, resistance to moisture, durability, anti-static, high price.
Stone and ceramics in the form of floor boards - a more suitable material for the floor in the kitchen. This tile is not afraid of moisture, chemical (detergents) and thermal (hot objects) exposure. It does not warp and is easy to clean. Of the disadvantages of such a coating it is worth noting his coldness and slipperiness. In addition, fallen on the floor so easily beats Glassware and ceramic tile, and while she may crack.
Laminate - artificial flooring that mimics wood, stone and ceramics. The laminate may be called the best coating for kitchen floor only on condition that it is resistant to moisture and abrasion. Its advantages: low price, heat resistance, neat appearance and a pleasant texture. Cons: Electrostatic, fear of excessive amounts of moisture, low impact and the impossibility of restoration.
Another synthetic material - linoleum. This is perhaps the most famous and the most democratic form of flooring for the kitchen. It perfectly meets all the necessary requirements: water resistance, abrasion resistance, impact resistance. In addition, the linoleum flooring is very easy to wash, it is warm and varied by colors and textures. The main drawback of linoleum - susceptibility to hot: hot objects, and even spray oils may leave marks on the linoleum. Variety Linoleum - PVC tiles. It can simulate a ceramic or stone tiles, parquet or laminate. Its additional advantage - ease of installation and the ability to replace damaged copies.
Liquid linoleum - a polymer bulk floor. Such as linoleum flooring looks and feels like a tile. Self-leveling floor is very unpretentious. He is not afraid to mechanical damage, has a smooth and seamless surface, perhaps with different patterns and decorative accents. The main disadvantage of the floor - a very difficult exchange.
Carpeting is probably the worst possible solution for the kitchen. However, if you still want to have in your kitchen is carpeting, you can choose a carpet with improved moisture resistance and immunity to dirt.
Arrange floor heating or not - the question is very controversial. If, in general, your apartment (or just the kitchen) is quite cold, of course, you can install radiant floor heating. Heating may prove necessary in the event that you choose to put on the floor of stone or ceramic tile. Lovers walk around the house barefoot and parents of young children warm floor in the kitchen, too, does not seem a luxury. But blindly follow the general fashion we should not.
If you frequently use a stove (especially oven), with a good radiator and glass in floor heating in the kitchen should not be necessary. Otherwise, threatens to turn the kitchen into a real gas chamber.
In any case, the choice is yours. Do not forget about the only additional financial costs for the device warm floor.
The question of cost is also not without significance in the choice of flooring for the kitchen. The most expensive coating made of natural materials: wood, cork, stone tiles, linoleum. Next (DESC) followed by laminate and ceramic, and by the low cost of a synthetic linoleum. So in a series of expensive and more affordable flooring you can choose exactly what would be the best fit your requirements and tastes.
Do not take hasty decisions. Use everyday experiences of their friends and relatives. Consult with experts, shop around, compare prices. Even the Internet can suggest what should be the floor in the kitchen: photos, forums, online shopping, user reviews can help you make the right decision. But in general the kitchen floors must be durable, moisture resistant, safe and, of course, beautiful. Keep in mind all these nuances and easily implement their plans in the arrangement of the kitchen!