We all know the saying ‘eyes are the windows to the soul’, well windows are literally the eyes to your home, and dressing them correctly is as important now as ever. Historically, before we could even comprehend fabric, people used animal hides for warmth and privacy, helping to stop drafts and asserting boundaries in living spaces. Over the centuries as our ability to produce textiles has significantly advanced our use for and choice of fabrics has transformed, and the greatest hit for fabric in the home is most definitely curtains! By the mid 1800s, when mass production was possible fabrics were more readily available, and the aesthetics of the fabric became as important as the practical benefits. No longer just practical curtains demonstrated social standing; the richer, more complex the curtains/fabrics the richer the household! As recently as the mid 1900s contrast lining or double curtains were a way of impressing the neighbours, projecting to the neighbourhood an image of yourself. Step into 2020 and although the way we live has changed dramatically since we first used animal hides, curtains are just as personal and transformative, making them as relevant today as ever before. Here are just a few reasons why curtains will always be in style!