Curtains. Tuesday , February 21st , 2017 - 11:54:13 AM
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.
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.
There is no spat regarding the significance of curtain lengths in adding to the mood of the room. Long length curtains are ideal for those rooms that display formal attitude and cater to official activities. Curtains that touch the floor are apt for living rooms and formal dining rooms. Curtains that flaunt floor-to-ceiling length will add a refined elegance to any room by making the ceiling of the room making the ceiling of the room appear taller. These types of curtains are ideal if you want to offer a sophisticated look to the room. Family rooms are ideal candidates for these kinds of long length curtains.
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