Curtains

Curtain Styles

Pencil pleat

The most popular heading style suitable for curtain tracks or poles. As standard we use a 7.5cm wide heading tape, though for very long curtains we can use a deep 12cm tape.  Pull the cords on the heading tape to gather the curtain to the required width.   A more softly gathered look can be achieved if the cords are pulled less.

Double/pinch pleat 
A formal style.  Similar to triple pleat, but more contemporary.  Please note that fabric designs with wide stripes or large motifs do not work well with this style, as the positioning of the pleats can make the design look off-balance. 

Wave style
A contemporary curtain style with less fullness than alternative styles. Use with curtain poles or tracks fitted with wave/ surf gliders.

Works particularly well for voile curtains and to cover large modern glazed panels such as bi-folds or sliding doors.


Single pleat 
A bit less formal than double pleat, and the simplicity of the design is making it popular. Please note that fabric designs with wide stripes or large motifs do not work well with this style, as the positioning of the pleats can make the design look off-balance. This style uses less fabric, so can be a good one to consider if trying to keep costs down.

Eyelet heading

A curtain pole runs through a line of metal eyelets at the top of the curtain, creating a neat wave effect.  Eyelets range in size from 25-66 mm in diameter and come in the following colours: chrome, old nickel, satin silver, brass, black, copper and antique brass.

Euro pleat 
A contemporary update on the classic pinch pleat look.  It's less formal- the fabric is pinched at the top and then hangs down, in a regular wave formation.

Inverted pleat (box pleat)
A formal style which uses less fabric than double or triple pleat.  Needs to hang from a pole, not a track.

Ruched heading
Informal, 'country cottage' style.  A line of gathering set down from the top edge of the curtain creates a ruched top edge.

Other styles are available such as goblet or cartridge pleat.

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