Hotel rooms are a strange place. Hundreds of people have lived here before and in some sense you can still feel them all. This is especially true in old hotels with a long history, where you can imagine the late Emperor staying for the night, or at least somebody from his entourage.
Limit #16 Curtains Make For Soft Walls
In this kind of room it's quite common to find lots of decoration and most often there's a curtain, providing a feel of luxury. At close examination however you can see the imperfections and blemishes and dents previous guests and long years of operations have left, and some of the imagined glory disappears, leaving a feeling of emptiness, where richness was intended.