Curtain heading styles
Pencil pleat curtains are so called because of their fabric folds, which are gathered together near the header to create what looks like a row of pencils. They have an understated, modern design that can give a refreshing new look to many interiors.
They can be used on tracks or poles, under pelmets and valances or on their own.
They are suitable for most styles of fabric and for all curtain widths and room heights.
Also known as double pinch pleat, a double pleat header is a good choice for patterned fabrics as less of the pattern is gathered into the fold. Pinch pleats give a more formal look and the curtains tend to hang beautifully in uniform folds.
This heading looks best when hung beneath a curtain pole, however, can be used on a track.
It works well for all types of windows and looks great in drawing rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms and kitchens.
Triple pinch pleat curtains have small groups of pleats separated by flat sections of fabric, pinch pleat curtain hooks are used at each pleat, so the curtains are suspended by the pleats with flat fabric between.
Very well suited to both modern and traditional homes, triple pleat curtains are suitable for all curtain widths and room heights and most fabrics. This heading looks best when hung beneath a curtain pole, however it can also be used on a track.
As an alternative to traditional curtain headings, the wave system offers a more contemporary, neat and stylish curtain presentation. The finished appearance is similar to that of eyelet curtains but the fabric hangs directly below the track in a neat and uniform style.
The ‘wave’ effect is created through combining a specially designed heading tape and wave glider-cord to get a soft and simple continuous wave effect. When opened the curtains stack back neatly and straight and when closed the fabric hangs in a smooth continuous wave effect.
Wave curtains look great on large, full height windows, especially when using one of the many room high fabrics that we offer.
Eyelet curtains create a simple and modern wave effect and are used with curtain poles (not suitable for curtain tracks). Different sizes and colours of eyelets are available to fit 28mm, 35mm and 50mm curtain poles in a variety of colours. The eyelet sizes we offer have been optimised for these three main diameters of pole and are sized to enhance the ease of movement when opening and closing the curtains.
Goblet pleat curtains are similar in their makeup to pinch pleat curtains but create a more formal traditional look. Small goblet shaped sections of fabrics are formed in the curtain heading when the fabric is gathered and pleated, these are then separated by flat sections of fabric. Pinch pleat curtain hooks are used at each goblet, so the curtains are suspended by the goblets with flat fabric between.
This heading looks best when hung beneath a curtain pole, however it can be used on a track also.
Our range of high-quality cotton sateen or blackout lining fabric is the perfect way to finish off your curtains or blinds. Your curtains can also be interlined for a luxurious look or to add warmth to a draughty cottage.
POLES AND TRACKS
We offer a wide range of poles and tracks including:
• Wooden poles
• Metal poles or tracks
• Poles & tracks with wave heading option
• Made to measure tracks or poles for bay windows
We are an approved stockist for Silent Gliss products with all team members trained in their use and installation.
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