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People have long been built housing, capable of storing them from the weather, heat and cold. They tried improve its, decorate it and make it different from others. First of all, people began to pay attention to design doors and windows, which initially carried out the function of protection from the outside world and only later became an ornament. And indeed, it is difficult to imagine a house without curtains and curtains on the windows, because they can be used to give an unique view of the house, visually expand a small room, and make a nice big, decorate the room, creating a certain mood in each room.
For the first time, as a decorative design element fabric draping became widespread in ancient Greece. Then they were taken over by the Romans. Later, much in the tradition of using Europe to decorate the room tissue, determined the direction of the artistic style of the epoch.
In the Renaissance, acquired great importance curtains and drapes. Gain popularity and new fabrics: velvet, batiste, silk, lace fabric and others. In the ornament with geometric patterns, began to use animal and vegetable motifs image.
For the first time began to pay attention to the combination of color curtains and upholstery in the Baroque period.
In place of the Baroque style came Rococo style, which is dominated by pastel shades. For the manufacture of curtain began to use silk, decorated with paintings in the eastern style. Increasing the height of window openings led to the fact that the blinds and curtains have come to occupy a significant place in the interior. It became popular ornaments of all kinds of ribbons, flounces, bows and flowers.
In the early 18th century in Europe was dominated by classicism. Furniture and curtains had to be not only a single color but also made of the same fabric. Cornices, on which are mounted blinds, windows become a mandatory element of the decor.
A huge role in the appearance of the room plays a fabric inlay and now. A wide range of fabrics and materials, allows the use of a variety of stylistic solutions for the decoration of the room and the design of curtains. Today, there is no need to adhere to any one style, becoming more and more popular eclecticism - the connection of different styles.
Yet, in the interior decoration fabrics and curtains must comply with certain rules in order to avoid disappointment as a result. For example, choosing materials and color of curtains, it is necessary to pay attention not only on the color of the wallpaper and furniture, but also the size of the room, its degree of illumination and the overall style of the interior design of the room. When choosing the color of fabrics should also be remembered that color affects the appearance of the premises and the atmosphere in it. For example, shades of green, blue, blue soothe and relax, and red, yellow and orange excite. Curtain color must be different from the color of the walls: to be lighter or darker, to the overall situation is not poured into a faceless monotony.
Today popular natural fabrics pale colors and fabrics with a metallic sheen. They are very well in tune with modern furniture made of wood, plastic and metal. Of these, sewing curtains and pelmets. Still remain in vogue curtains of organza, chiffon, moire, natural linen fabrics. One of the latest innovations in the world of curtains, which in a short time became very popular - filament curtains. These curtains can look completely different depending on the material from which made the thread from simple iridescent threads to unimaginable cascade of beads, pearls and crystals.