Published at Wednesday, 17 July 2019. Curtains. By Delroy Delaporte.
The richer class of women preferred silk, velvet and linen traditional curtains. A lot of thought and craftsmanship used to go into hanging the blinds in the most elaborate way. Blinds with pencil points and French pleats, with sashes to tie them, were considered to be the height of fashion in traditional curtains. Lace and embroidered edging was added to make traditional curtains look more unique. Some traditional curtains were lined to protect them from fading from sunlight.
If your house has one of those large bay windows, look for the right curtains that will accentuate the appearance of those bay windows. This should apply both inside and outside the house. One great idea for your bay widow is to have two curtains on each corner and a swag in between them. These should be color coordinated accordingly. The appearance of the bay window can be accentuated with accessories such as valances. The material of the curtain should ensure sufficient privacy. These are just general ideas for your large window curtains, however you can add a personal touch to the curtains you choose by having custom-made patterns on your curtains.
As mentioned above, electric curtain tracks can be fitted which allow you to control your curtains from the comfort of your armchair. Although it may seem like the height of laziness, there is a practical aspect to electric curtain tracks. When on holiday, people typically use automated light-switching devices but have to leave curtains or blinds half open. Electric curtains can be set to open and close at set times each day, giving the impression that someone is home. Alternatively a light sensor can be added to open and close the curtains in conjunction with the daylight hours.
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