Heavy curtains for front doors are making a comeback as they block draughts and reduce the need to switch the heating on
They had their heyday during the war to black out doors and windows in order to hide residential areas from German bombers.
But now heavy curtains are popular again to help with another crisis – as people struggle with heating bills.
Stores report a surge in sales of hanging door curtains, often for open-plan homes where front doors lead directly into sitting rooms.
Demand at John Lewis is up 50 per cent in the past six months, Argos is selling more thermal door curtains, and Dunelm has extended its range.
Rebecca Hunt, a John Lewis buyer, said: ‘Door curtains are back in fashion. Some use them to prevent draughts and save…