Glass curtains and draperies both are of importance in obtaining the desired results in interior decoration. By regulating light, framing a view, accentuating color, they will add to the beauty of the interior if carefully selected and properly designed. Also, since they represent an appreciable portion of the furnishing budget they should receive careful consideration both in selection of materials and in methods of hanging. Owing to the fact that an excellent publication, Window Curtaining,1 prepared by the United States Bureau of Home Economics, is easily obtainable, the subject will not be discussed here. This bulletin contains valuable information on the selection of materials and directions for the making of glass curtains and side draperies, detailed directions for making curtains for the various rooms and for special types of windows. The list below taken from the above-mentioned bulletin is a few of the hundred or more glass curtain and drapery materials that are on the market:
Nets and laces
Prints Rep Satin
[Note. - Window shades: In most parts of the house plain shades are preferable. There are many shade materials on the market including a number of new ones. Cambric shades, holland shades, plain and designed chintz, painted cloth treated with tinseed oil, Austrian cloth (a crinkly fabric woven in slender stripes), book muslin (treated to render it translucent), and others are in common use. Waterproof shades are desirable for kitchen and bathroom.]
1 Obtainable from the Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C.