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The Evolution of Curtains

Curtains and blinds haven’t always been used in the way that they are now; they have had many uses over the centuries. One of the very first uses for curtains was to hang over tents in the middle-eastern dessert. Its purpose was not only to provide privacy, but also a very primitive form of air conditioning after wetting them with water to take some of the brutal heat off. It probably wasn’t the best air-conditioning but certainly effective.

It wasn’t unto the 17th century that windows started being made much larger than the very small windows previously made due to expense. During this time, the Victorians made full use of curtains for many different reasons including to help with insulation in their cold homes and to show off to guests. Victorians typically hung three pairs of curtains at their windows; one thick outer pair, a lace-like middle pair and a third thinner pair. The middle pair was the only one to be opened usually.

The evolution of curtains

It was only in the 1940’s that ready-made curtains were being supplied to stores and by the 1950’s curtains were an essential home component, used to match the architectural style of the home. It’s safe to say that curtains have come a very long way since windows were wooden or marble slats, often proving to be very drafty. Today, their main purpose is to provide privacy and for some, to show off artistic taste, and fortune.

Modern curtain

It’s Fittexpert’s mission to cater to every customers needs, whether they’re looking for curtains that will control how much light enters the room or if you’d like your curtains to showcase your fabulous taste in fabrics – we have something to suit your desires. Different styles of curtains achieve different atmospheres; if you’re unsure of what may look best in your home, speak to one of our friendly advisors who will be happy to help.

As curtains create a big impression, we’re passionate about quality, design and a keen eye for detail – it’s sometimes the smallest details that count the most. With Fittexpert, you’ll greatly benefit from the wealth of experience we have, our friendly approach and superior quality window dressing expertise at great value. You’ll also have full access to copious selections to choose from, from luxurious curtains to exquisite blinds.

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