Agricultural Extension Service, South Dakota State College
Windows let sunshine and beauty into rooms, just as the eyes let light and joy into the soul. Windows should be allowed to serve their purpose and not be overloaded with curtains and draperies. They should be decorated to create a restful and cheerful atmosphere within the room. The best treatment depends on the size, shape, and arrangement of the windows, as well as the general characteristic of the room and its surroundings.
Bryan, Mabel E., "Window Fashions" (1947). SDSU Extension Circulars. 514.