Published at Wednesday, 17 July 2019. Curtains. By Nannette George.
Till the industrial revolution took place, only the rich could afford to buy curtains. These curtains were usually plain and coloured, and were made from silk or linen. In some homes, winter curtains were made from wool. The purpose of curtains has not changed over the ages; curtains are placed inside over windows to keep prying eyes from looking in to a home and to keep the interior of the house warm in winters. Curtains also blocked out exterior light.
When you choose your curtains for any particular room, consider the aesthetic appeal of the room, whether the curtain enhances a certain style or colour, if done properly the curtain will not only enhance the style of the room, but adds an opulent feel to any space. Be aware that the incorrect choice such as curtains which are dirty and unkempt or miss-matched can give any room an extremely gloomy, uneasy look. When decorating your home with curtains, consider the underside of the curtain, and how it will appear from the outside, especially if your window is street or entrance facing. The appearance of your curtains from the outside of your house will immediately affect the appearance of your house from the street.
Another variety of curtains is the Organza/tissue curtains. This cloth is light in material, and the curtains are best used in summers as the lighter colors will give a bright look to the room. You can also use the curtains in conjunction with the heavier variety like the velvet or heavy drapes. One particular type that is currently in fashion is embroidered Organza curtains, that are used alternatively with contrasting color heavier drapes like silk or cotton.
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