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“A window shouldn’t turn into a dark hole at night. Curtains diffuse the light, soften up the darkness and moderate the heat of the sun.”
- Estrid Ericson -
Textiles in all forms contribute a lot to a room. They affect the room as a whole, the feeling, the light and the sound. A room can undergo a major transformation with the help of curtains, among other things, but it is not always easy to make the right choice.
Try to frame the window rather than cover it and let the curtains hang about one to two centimetres above the floor. Large patterned fabrics, such as those of Josef Frank’s, often look better as curtains, whereas smaller patterns can be perceived as being too busy on a larger surface.
Curtains are regularly used in living rooms and bedrooms, and kitchens can be forgotten. Kitchen interiors are often very scaled down, and a curtain can elevate the room’s overall impression. The most important thing to remember is that there is no right or wrong. Always take into consideration the room, the proportions, the light and architecture.
Upstairs on Strandvägen 5, there is Svenskt Tenn's Textile department with a wide variety of fabrics to choose from – both Svenskt Tenn’s own range and fabrics that can be ordered from the world’s suppliers. To simplify your decision even more, Svenskt Tenn has created a “Curtain Guide” with information about materials, different hanging methods and ways to measure your windows.
Svenskt Tenn’s Interior Design Studio on the ground floor has textile decorators and others who can help with the choice of curtains, ordering and hanging. Interior designers can also provide advice and suggestions if you are unsure about what to consider when choosing fabrics.