window treatment, home economics department, home management
Cooperative Extension Service, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
Correctly dressed windows are the result of studied relationships, the harmonizing and balancing of details in house decoration and furnishing. There should be close harmony in all windows facing the public, a consistency in line, texture and color. It is only on a rear or sheltered side that one may use a glazed chintz shade at one window, a colored glass curtain at another and a perky, white ruffled tie back one at a third. Some houses have just such an obscured side. Often it is the kitchen, bath and bedrooms which are located there. These rooms, as a rule, do not open directly into other rooms, so lend themselves to individual treatment. Windows should be thought of as part of the exterior. They should blend with the style of the house, the color and texture of its walls and even show a relationship to the flowers and shrubs at its base. A large formal house with a formal landscape requires curtains of different style and material than a little house with its informal setting.
Covert, Mary A., "Window Treatment" (1930). SDSU Extension Circulars. 299.