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The different types of curtain headings

02nd October, 2016


If you do a bit of research, you will notice that there is a wide range of curtain headings on the market. There are a few things that you should take into consideration besides the effects you want to get when you are choosing curtain headings such as style, light, and cost. Now let’s highlight some of the most popular curtain headings.

Triple pinch pleats – also called French pleats, these headings are ideal for those who want to make a more formal atmosphere in their living room, dining room or bedroom. It’s worth pointing out that the curtain’s width cannot be changed because the pleats are kept in place with the help of stitching. They can be used on poles and tracks.

Wave – these curtain headings come with a modern style and let the curtains hang in wide. You can also leave them in folds. They rely on a specially designed track to produce these special effects.

Pencil pleats – this specific heading is probably the simplest, yet most versatile kind of heading. If you want to make a modern, smart and formal atmosphere then go with the trendy slim folds found in pencil pleats. Of course, you can use them in an informal setting too. These pleats are made by pulling cords. Pencil pleats can be used on curtain poles and curtain tracks.

Cottage pleats – now here’s a header ideal for a softer and more relaxed setting. These pleats are made in a unique way = by placing a tape (one inch) about two inches below the top. They are ideal for kids’ bedrooms, kitchens, and other informal areas.

Cartridge – the cartridge variety comes with pleats that create big folds in a cylindrical form. By doing this, homeowners get a more modern appearance. This heading is suitable for poles and tracks.

Goblet – the heading that comes in the shape of a goblet makes any formal room more elegant and works perfectly fine with all heavy fabrics. If you want them to keep their form, you should not use goblets deeper than 8-10 cm. This type of curtain header is recommended only for bigger windows.

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