Once you have chosen your fabric, the next decision is the choice of curtain heading. There are lots to choose from but these are some of our favourites. Each curtain heading creates a different look and uses different amounts of fabric. The style of heading should blend with your interior design.
The triple pleat is a curtain heading for a timeless, elegant, look; it is often used in traditional settings and looks great in living and dining rooms and main bedrooms.
The double pleat, a version of the triple pleat, uses less fabric and gives a more informal look. It works very well where there is limited space for drawing back the curtains either side of the window.
Eyelet and Wave Headings
If you do not have much room for the curtain to hang either side of the window, then selecting eyelet or wave headings is a great option. This style of curtain heading works well in a modern, minimalist setting and gives an airy, open look.
The pencil pleat curtain heading has a neat, simple look. It can be hung on a pole or track and suits both formal and informal designs.
Gathered Curtain Heading
For an informal curtain heading, in a cottage or maybe a children’s bedroom, the gathered heading with its ruffled top gives a relaxed character to your room and doesn’t take huge amounts of fabric.
Using lots of fabric, the inverted pleat is for sumptuous curtains. When closed this neat, curtain heading looks very effective. As a lot of curtain fabric is used to create these curtains, this heading is not suitable for narrow curtains or where there is limited space for the open curtain to hang – known as the stack back.
Requiring a great deal of skill to create, the goblet pleat is created using gathered pleats held in a cylindrical shape with stuffing or buckram. It has a luxury finish and looks sensational in grand settings.
As part of our service, we will guide you through all the different curtain headings making sure they fit your curtain fabric, poles or tracks and the overall design of your room.