Curtains have become an indispensable part of indoor decoration, integrated with function and indoor beautification, while also providing superior insulation and thermal benefits.
From a simple rod and pocket to goblet pleats, the heading of your curtains speak volumes about your decor and individual style.
Please read on for a brief description of some of the more popular headings.
Rod & Pocket Curtains
The rod and pocket is the simplest and most cost effective heading treatment. The drapery is folded over and attached to itself, creating a pocket for a rod to slip through and hung from brackets.
Pencil Pleat Curtains
Pencil pleat headings are a tape which is sewn to the top of the fabric enabling the curtain material to be easily gathered to create small folds across the top of the curtain. It is suitable for all fabric types and generally provides a simple , casual look that is inexpensive to make.
Pinch Pleat Curtains
Although traditional, these pleats never go out of style. For this heading fabric is gathered delicately into two or three little folds and then pinched together to create a neat pleat. The closer you place the pleats, the fuller the drapery looks.
Box or Inverted Box Pleat Curtains
This style has fabric folded into pleats on the front and on the back which after being sewn creates flat, boxy folds as the top treatment.
S Fold or Wave Heading Curtains
Waves are the newest curtain heading and combine simplicity with style.
S-Folds are used in more modern and linear looking interior designs. This new heading/system creates a smooth and continuous wave effect that provides a contemporary curtain presentation with the economy of standard pleating.
S Fold or Wave Heading Curtains - Examples
Tab Top Curtains
For the ultimate in shabby chic, individual pieces of fabric are attached to the top of the drapery to create ties. Tie these over a pole for that easy going cottage look.
Grommets line the entire top of this drapery heading so that a curtain pole can slide through to create a simple casual look.