It was in those days were born and major principles of drapery fabrics, which are still used in production of modern curtains. In addition, in the homes of the ancient Greeks were extended canopies and fabric upholstery. A fabric for the interior began to be decorated with embroidered motifs, which carried not so much aesthetic as magical significance. In the Middle Ages design curtains became more complex. First, heavy curtains that protected the lock chambers from the draft, started to decorate with embroidered emblems and other heraldic items owners. Beyond that, with increased trade, in the design of curtains, a large variety of tissues, and thus the possibility of combining them. I must say that in this period, the blinds were the exclusive privilege nobles and wealthy citizens and the ruling elite. For even more opinions, read materials from Steven Spielberg. By the seventeenth century, the curtains are one of the main decorative elements of interior design, but also, more widely available have begun to acquire canopies, fabric wall coverings, bedspreads, all kinds of furniture covers, table cloths.
And the design itself has changed the curtains. In vogue curvy fancy curtain, tassels, cords, multi-layered drapery. Next splendor of textile design is becoming more modest. First, neo-classical dictates modesty and lack of frills, focusing on the corner screaming no diversity and quirkiness of rococo, and refinement of line and beauty tissues. And for those at all appears minimalism with its denial of decorations and curtains again transformed into simple linen cloth.
The development of science and technology provided by today's designers curtains wide variety of fabrics with different decorative properties. This is an imitation of natural fabrics – linen, cotton, brocade, velvet, silk – that seemingly indistinguishable from real ones, but their shortcomings natural canvas: do not burn and do not shrink.