Long gone are the plain, painted, wooden pelmets of the 1950s and 60s. Today, we are able to create a stunning finish to your windows with bespoke fabric pelmets which reflect the style of your curtains and blinds. Pelmets give prominence to a window and are particularly useful when the heading of the curtain needs to be hidden. The advantage of a pelmet is that is hides any joins in the curtain tracks or poles.
Pelmets to complement your window
Pelmets come in all shapes and sizes. When we design your pelmet, we take into account the style of your curtains, the chosen fabric as well as the height and width of the window. In a contemporary or minimalist room a simple, rectangular shape often gives the best results. For a more sumptuous look the pelmet can be shaped along the lower edge with a smooth curve [insert picture here]
For a child’s room or nursery, we like to introduce some fun with imaginative designs. For example, a zig-zag shape to a pelmet to look a little like bunting or even a castellated top edge to represent the battlements on a castle!
Finishing touches create the perfect pelmet
As with all our work, attention to detail is important. If the pelmet is made from a patterned or floral fabric, we will help you pick out one of the colours for borders. A beaded trim adds a special touch to the design of your pelmet. As always, the world is your oyster. We will guide you towards the right decision for your window.
A valance is similar to a pelmet in that it finishes off your window treatment. However, its look is completely different.
A gathered pelmet, usually made from matching fabric, gives a softer, more feminine appearance to the window. They have headings similar to curtains or valances and have a softer, more traditional feel.
Completing the project
The Changing Views service means that you don’t have to worry about installation. This applies to the fitting of pelmets as well as you curtains or blinds. All in all, adding tailor-made pelmets to your window design completes the look.