Lace curtains have their own unique significance in the field of interior designing. Lace is a fabric made from thread work which is braided, knotted, looped, tied, and otherwise woven to create intricate patterns. These patterns are made from tiny holes within the woven fabric, giving off a delicate, airy appearance. A lace curtain is a panel or other form of window treatment made from this woven fabric. The common varieties of lace curtains originate from French, German, Scottish and Battenburg heritages. Beyond these commonly known laces, there are actually over 100 varieties available. A lace curtain can be used in a variety of ways. Many decorators prefer a single lace curtain panel which covers the full length of the window glass and is used as a type of transparent shade.
This is usually coupled with a swag, valance, festoon, or other type of curtain set up and over the lace curtain, to give the window more of a frame, as well as add a measure of privacy. Lace curtains are available worldwide. You can find them in local retailers or online. They look very nice and are certainly quite a buy. For the person that is looking for a hand made piece, they are still very much available.