Toile curtains are made from heavy fabric, which a cartoon or picture has been painted on it. They usually have a white background, with a repeated pattern on them. But they also come with dark backgrounds and multicolor prints. However the white backgrounds are the most traditional and popular. This curtain can add an elegant and romantic style to a room and also add a dash of color.
Toile started in France in the 16th century. The pattern doesn’t only come on drapery but it also comes on furniture, cups, plates, bedspreads and tablecloths. Toile Peinte in French means, “painted linen”. Toile curtains were interesting to look and they give an antique feel to your home.
Before purchasing them, there are some factors you need to take into consideration. Toile curtains go well with many décor styles such as contemporary, classic, country and etc. They coordinate the best with a toile themed room. If you have a few other toile pieces in your room, they will create a beautiful look. If you don’t want too much pattern in your room, you can coordinate it with solid colors that match the color of the toile.
When purchase these curtains, ensure that you buy the right accessories such as the tie holders and the valance. You need to get your toile accessories from the same source, since the pattern will match better. They are not like other fabrics, which you can mix and match from different companies.
Toile curtains are depicting an image; the image needs to be seen in its entirety to make sense. When you buy this type of fabric, the viewer should be able to see the entire image at least once. This is where the toile curtains work the best, because they are so large it will allows the viewer to see the story.
They are available in 100% cotton; it is recommended that you dry-clean them. When using a typical wash cycle the pattern can degraded or fade over time. The sunlight also can degrade them as well; you may want to line them. If you don’t like the toile pattern after purchasing them, you can use them in other ways, use toile to re-upholster a piece of furniture.
They are versatile; easily add beauty, and traditional charm to any room in your home. So if you looking for traditional and beautiful curtains try the toile curtains in your home and watch history come to life for you.