Preserving your Textiles
Do as the Georgians and Victorians did, and protect your precious rugs (and upholstery) from the sun.
During the day keep your blinds down and if they are Venetians, with the slats angling the sun away.
Much as we like to see a blue sky and sunshine, unfortunately the sun's rays can not only fade the colours,
but actually rot the fibres. Silk is especially susceptible.
Of all the colours, blue is the most transient.