The Japanese curtain: the criteria for choosing

Do you want to design your interior and bring more privacy ? Think of the Japanese panels. Lightweight and strong, they will be perfect for separating parts of your home. But more importantly, they also allow you to decorate your home by adding a Zen touch to it and insulate the heat. We give you some tips for choosing your Japanese curtains well and for a successful installation.

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Article plan

  • What is a Japanese curtain for?
  • Types of Japanese curtains
  • Installation of Japanese curtain
  • How to fix Japanese panels?
    • Taking measurements
    • Laying rails and fixing Japanese panels
    • Installation of Japanese panels

To what serves a Japanese curtain?

It can be used for multiple uses. It is up to you to adapt it to your needs. But it is most often used for:

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  • Adjust brightness: A Japanese panel allows you to decrease or disable the light. It makes it possible to filter the sun’s rays for a more pleasant interior. It protects you especially from ultraviolet rays.
  • Separate or create a partition : the Japanese curtain is ideal if you want to separate two rooms or hide a room. So you can preserve your privacy and be protected from prying eyes.
  • Decorate your apartment : the Japanese panel allows you to bring a little more colors to your decoration through a few colors. It is available in several materials and you will especially bring a little zen touch to your home or office.

Types of Japanese curtains

Different components come into account: the shape, the materialand the degree of opacity of the blind. Regarding the shape, it can be presented: sliding on rails or fixed in dividing partition . Japanese panel can be made of materials like very light fabric or China paper.

The degree of opacity makes it possible to distinguish three types of Japanese panels:

  • The Japanese dimming panel : it allows you to enjoy soft and subdued lighting.
  • The semi-blackout panel : you have low light and you can unobtrusively see everything that is happening at outside.
  • The Japanese blackout panel: it totally obscures the light. It therefore puts you completely protected from external eyes.

Installation of the Japanese curtain

Laying Japanese curtains can be done in three ways.

  • Installation on square : it is recommended in case you have a house with a creeping roof. The advantage with mounting on the bracket allows you to lay the panels at a height that suits you.
  • Ceiling laying : this technique is often used for separating rooms or for laying panels at window level. Simply attach the rail of your blind directly to the ceiling.
  • Laying without piercing : you are a tenant and you do not have the right to pierce the walls? This solution is for you. You just have to glue the fixing legs to the wall. The latter have holes intended to receive mounting screws.

Mounting without drilling walls is very advantageous , because it not only allows you not to damage your walls or ceilings, but also to be able to disassemble your panels faster.

How to fix Japanese panels?

No need to call a professional, you can mount your Japanese curtains on your own. You will need only a few tools: a drill, a screwdriver, a spirit level, a penciland a meter .

Taking action

With your meter, start by measuring the window, cupboardor room to separate. In case your Japanese panel goes down to the ground and if you doubt it is straight, use the spirit level. You also need to take into account such parameters as: the number of Japanese panels you will need, the width of the panels, the location of folding panels…

Laying rails and fixing Japanese panels

The first action to do is to position the crimps in the rails. Then place the brackets and rail on the wall or ceiling and trace the holes. Drill them, insert the dowels and screw the mounting brackets. Place the rail on the brackets and check that it is straight with the spirit level.

Installation of Japanese panels

You have already done the essentials, all you have to do is lay your Japanese curtains. Make sure your panels have a ballast at the bottom. Then place them in the crimper, check their sliding and install the crimper to handle them.

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