Curtain Heading Styles
There are many styles of curtain headings…
Triple, Twin and Single Pleat headings stack back off large windows more tidily and take less space than tape headings which are more suited for a casual look and smaller windows.
Single Pleat – Single pleat curtains have just a single pleat, their simplicity has gained them more popularity in recent years. They can be the best option for many windows.
Twin Pleat – Sets of two folds are sewn into the header of the fabric at regular intervals in a neat row of ‘V’s. This double pleat uses more fabric than a single pinch pleat, creating a fuller double thickness, more sumptuous curtain with plenty of body.
Triple Pleat – Triple pleat, or sometimes known as triple pinch pleat, curtains are a traditional curtain heading used to create a classic finish. Often triple pleat curtains make a great choice for formal areas of the home like drawing rooms and dining rooms.
Inverted Pleat – An inverted pleat has two flat folded edges that are towards the centre point on the outside, which form a box pleat on the inside.
Wave – Wave, or Surf, curtains have no bunching or pleats along the top. It is created through combining a specially designed heading tape and specific Wave/Surf track or tracked pole to get a soft and simple continuous wave effect. Ideal for living spaces with large windows or doors, a wave heading stacks back neatly and is well known for its contemporary look.
Informal Wave – Is the combination of a Wave, or Surf, heading style hung from a standard pole or track. The way these curtains hang is a lot more natural but is best suited to smaller windows.
Eyelet – Eyelet curtains are often referred to as ring top curtains, it is a modern heading that is hung on 19mm metal curtain poles. The pole is thread through the eyelets without the need for any sort of track or hooks. Similar to a wave/surf heading, eyelet curtains stack neatly for a minimal look. They are less convenient in bedrooms as they will allow more light to seep from above.
Goblet – Much like twin pleating, goblet curtain headings take a lot of extra material. The goblin pleat is sewn in and is fixed, giving it the form of a luxury tailored look.