Tulle is a light, delicate, decorative fabric, beautiful interior material. Translucent fabric is made in the form of an openwork mesh, decorated with patterns. Tulles are widely used to create a variety of wardrobe items, home textiles, as well as for sewing kitchen curtains.
History and fabric making
According to legend, in the XV century, the king of France decided to marry. His bride, a beautiful young lady, wished a very unusual wedding gift. She wanted her wedding dress to be adorned with a hat of amazing fabric that would hide her features, but allow her to see everything around. In an effort to fulfill the desire of his beloved, the king even decided to postpone the wedding, so that the best artisans of the kingdom could make such material. Masters from the city of Tulle succeeded in fulfilling the royal will, thanks to which matter got its name.
Consider the materials of which most often made tulle.
- Cotton is a natural vegetable fiber. It is grown on special plantations, soft fibers are harvested by a combine or manually, sorted, cleaned. It is lightweight, safe, durable and financially accessible material.
- Silk is a protein fiber that is obtained by unwinding the cocoons of the silkworm. About five thousand years ago, silk was learned to be made in China. The special reflective fiber structure allows you to create light, glossy fabrics.
Tulle for the kitchen should have a number of undoubted advantages, because the kitchen is a place where there are a lot of people, often high humidity, the risk of contamination of textile surfaces.
Among the positive characteristics of tulle include:
- lightness - the material does not require complex mounts;
- beauty and aesthetic appearance - the fabric decorates the interior, comes with an original decor and design;
- the material is not crumpled, draped, forms graceful folds;
- light and air permeability - tulle in the kitchen will help to visually increase the room due to good lighting, will not prevent the room from aerating in the summer, but at the same time serves as a kind of insect barrier (if the window is open and there is no special mesh on the windows);
- ease of care - the tulle can be washed at home without resorting to dry cleaning services;
- durability - even after repeated washings the curtain will retain a decent appearance, it is a wear-resistant material;
- antistatic - does not electrify and does not accumulate dust.
Tulle in the kitchen can be combined with other fabrics that are traditionally used to create curtains: organza, jacquard, satin, satin and many others, which allows you to create an interesting kitchen design.
Unfortunately, even a material with such an impressive list of positive qualities has flaws. Because of the weightless structure, tulle should be protected from mechanical damage, the fabric is easy to tear. In summer and spring, with windows open, tulle does not trap dust, and therefore is not suitable for people prone to allergic reactions.
Curtains and tulle are able to quickly and easily transform any interior. The harmonious use of textiles allows you to visually expand the space, hide a variety of flaws, even "lift" the ceiling. Tulle for the kitchen varies according to the method of decoration, drapery, design, color and density. Popular decorative items:
- the use of lurex, gold and silver threads;
- textile bows, ruffles and ruffles;
- braid or lacing to give the product volume or unusual shapes.
Tulle is used for products of different designs.
Kitchen textiles should be not only practical, but also attractive. Often, the whole family is going to be in the kitchen for a common meal, so the situation should be comfortable, have to communicate and increase appetite. When choosing tulle, you should pay attention to such nuances and options that will help answer the question of how to choose the best textile:
- The curtains in the kitchen located on the north side are chosen in warm colors to visually “warm” the room. Ideal for soft brown tulle, orange, beige, gold.
- Southern rooms will help to “refresh” the cool shades of blue, blue and green.
- White tulle is very demanding in the care, however, traditionally used as an element that helps to expand the kitchen space.
- Black and gray colors - this is a very bold decision, looks good in a contrasting interior, is used as an accent. Black tulle worse than others misses the light.
- Short tulle is considered a more practical option for the kitchen, while the ends of a long product will drag along the floor and quickly lose beauty. However, the long matter looks good on the balcony window when it covers not the wall, but the door.
- Light textiles are ideal for Provence-style interiors, dominated by light lines, natural lighting and overall lightness.
- Tulle is perfect for the kitchen with a balcony door and does not obstruct movement.
- Combined curtains (tulle in combination with another fabric) are considered more versatile and better protect from light and heat.
Kitchen textiles are selected on the basis of contrast or harmony. Furniture upholstery, towels and curtains can be made in one color and at the same time contrast with the furniture, the color of the walls, floor and ceiling, creating a modern design.
Tulle can also be harmonized with tabletops, tiles, furniture color, decorative elements (paintings, panels, lampshades or lighting fixtures).
All textile items require regular maintenance to maintain their attractive appearance. Information on the product label will help you choose the right wash mode. There are a few basic guidelines that will help preserve the product.
- Tulle can be washed by hand and in a washing machine (a delicate mode will do).
- If you are worried about the integrity of the fabric, purchase a special small cover for washing machines and wash them in it - this way the material will be reliably protected from all the irregularities of the drum, there will not be any puffs and clues.
- Tulle can be soaked.
- It is allowed to wash at low speeds (up to 500), otherwise the material is crumpled and deformed.
- Suitable water temperature is up to 40ºC.
- Choose soft powders and bleach that will not damage the delicate structure of the fabric.
- The recommended washing frequency is at least twice a year.
- Dry products naturally in the street (in the shade), on the balcony or in a well-ventilated area.