… as long as it’s beige. It’s odd that shopping for curtains would make be think of Billy Connolly, but he’s ranted on many occasions about the evils of beige: “You know people, most people are kind of beige you know? And I’m on an anti-beige campaign you know? Don’t be a beigest, because there are like gangs of them waiting for you, you know that.”
We’ve been into several shops selling curtains recently. After the confusion of staring at a department store directory looking for “curtains” before realizing you’re supposed to know they’re a “soft furnishing” you traipse around the 4th floor until you’re confronted with a sea of beige and realised that you’ve found the curtains.
We’ve just painted the bedroom in blue and cream! We like it. We want curtains to match. It shouldn’t be that hard. But there are 93 pairs of beige in every shade and colour imagineable with names that sound like something from the Cheesecake Factory. Caramel Latte Fudge curtains anyone? Round the back are one pair in a 1970s shade of burgundy – a colour best enjoyed when gazing at a glass of wine, and one in a a greeny-blue that’s supposed to match every room that isn’t beige.
The good news is that you can even buy your curtains online these days!