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The History Of Blinds

28th Apr 2016

The history of window coverings dates way back to the time of the ancient Egyptians. Thousands of years ago, Egyptians unveiled the concept of blinds, but the horizontal blinds that we know today were not prevalent in common society (nor patented) until the middle of the 18th century. I guess that Edward Bevan, the first person to patent blinds, would not have speculated that his invention would someday support our business as we allow online blinds sales nationwide.

Blinds In The Past

The rise of the blinds as a common household item came as the society’s quality of life improved. People settled down in communities and built permanent shelters. These shelters, they found, needed to allow in the natural light, so windows were invented to keep out the weather without blocking the light and still allowing natural air flow. Bevan took it one step further to cover the windows in order to protect privacy and keep the air and light flowing into the home.

Blinds Today

Blinds remain a popular house accessory because society has not lost a need in the fundamental use of blinds. Today, people still enjoy having privacy so the neighbors don’t learn all there is to know about home life. Moreover, in an era when sustainable energy and green living are on the rise, blinds can be used to regulate the amount of natural light and air flow going in and out of the home. The main difference comparing today’s blinds to the past models is that people have expertly crafted amazing variations of the standard horizontal blind that Bevan created. Now, you can find many different types of blinds in all sorts of wonderful styles, functions, and colours.

Altogether, Bevan and the Egyptians have done a spectacular thing by inventing the blinds that led to what we know today. If you’d like to support the Egyptians, Bevan, and Quickfit, please shop online for blinds - you won’t regret it!