So, who got rid of curtains?
When were they regarded as no longer necessary?
Has someone from Homes and Gardens decided that they are no longer the IN thing?
Sorry about the rant but I have discovered (in my old age) that I have a real problem with windows that are not dressed appropriately. Now of course the phrase ‘appropriate’ is open to interpretation but for me it means they are OK to look at from the outside. Is that being a snob? After all, what difference should it make to me if the houses I look onto have decided to hang odd strips of material at various angles to cover some parts of their rooms?
I know that students in houses they let tend not to bother about decor. They just want somewhere to lay their heads. I’ve never understood landlords letting some of the things used for shutting out the world to be put up at windows – some posters for instance are quite offensive.
I’m really struggling with it because I’m all for a house being a home and therefore the old ‘Englishman’s castle’ but what about those of us who have to look at it. If we live in a residential area do we have a responsibility ( within reason) as home owners to keep the standard of the ‘street’ as high as we can?
Help me out here! What do you look out onto?