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String Drapes - a Modern Choice for an Original Clutter-Free Interior Design

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 1 1

Nowadays, you can find a wide variety of curtains on the market. If you think that it’s time to change your interior design and opt for something modern, than you have to choose your curtains accordingly.

The latest tendencies in the decorating field point towards simple, clutter-free and spacious designs. For achieving such a purpose, you will need plain, elegant curtains. The conventional heavy drapes are no longer an option, especially if you opt for a minimalist style.

You will need curtains that will filter the light coming from the windows and give you some privacy, at the same time not affecting the atmosphere of open space. String drapes are perfect for this purpose. They are a good modern alternative to classical sheers. Being made from separate strings, they allow the light to pass through, creating a charming soft and glowing effect.

Besides being extremely aesthetic, string curtains are also functional and easy to use. They come in various colors, lengths and materials, allowing you to choose the model that suits best the design you have in mind. Light colors are the most popular when it comes to string curtains, but this doesn’t mean that you cannot opt for a darker shade (or a sparking one). Not to mention the fact that you can also buy (or make) lace string curtains, or string curtains with beads!

There are no limits to the versatility of this accessory. You can use them not only as window treatments. They are also practical room-dividers - you can easily transform a big room into two smaller rooms by installing string drapes with tie backs: whenever you need some privacy, all you have to do is untie the curtains and voila! Your room is totally transformed. Such a scenario is perfect if you have a big kitchen and you need a dining room area, or you have a spacious bedroom and you need a corner for an improvised office.

String drapes are also appropriate for decorating a wall. As we all know, good paintings are expensive. Instead of buying a cheap painting that will create a tasteless atmosphere in your home, you can be more ingenious and create a unique wall decoration by using string curtains! You can use one color (just don’t forget to match it with the rest of the interior design) or mix several colors.

In case your apartment is small and you don’t have a special storage room, you may be forced to keep some things cluttered in one corner, or use some shelves for this purpose. In such a case, it would be a good idea to hide this unaesthetic area by using string drapes. This will instantly add space and light to your room, making it seem bigger than it actually is.

If you opt for a minimalist design, you can install string drapes in a bright color, using them as the main accent of your decor (this is possible only if the rest of the room is kept in soft, light tones). For example, you can paint the walls in a delicate shade of beige or pastel, and match red string curtains with a vase or a carpet of the same color - it will create an amazing minimalist effect!


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Mar 3, 2011 3:59pm
Sookie
I had never heard of string drapes until now! Great article!
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