Published at Wednesday, 17 July 2019. Curtains. By Eugene Lagarde.
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.
Even today, there are a number of women who prefer heavy traditional curtains over contemporary shades. It makes them feel proud to decorate their homes with heavy and expensive curtains. There are shade makers that specialize in making traditional curtains. Not only was the blind material and design of utter importance, even the blinds rods that these blinds were to be hung on got special attention. Blinds rods were made from wood, iron and bronze. The ends of the shade rods were also specially made to match the traditional curtain that was to be hung from it.
Living room or dining room curtains need not be as heavy duty as a bedroom curtains as they need to let light in so the material doesn’t have to be as thick as there is found in bedrooms. Modern houses today the windows are quite large so they can look very decorative bunched up tied up either side of the window people like curtains in living rooms and dining room to fit in how they have decorated the rooms.
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