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Glam Up Your Room With a New Curtain Heading

Choosing curtains isn’t just about the fabric involved. You’ll also have to make a decision on the style you’d like them to be displayed in as well as how you’re going to hang them in the first place.

When it comes to curtain heading styles there’s so many to choose from. The more popular forms today include eyelet, tab top, single pleat, inverted pleat, pencil pleat, triple pleat… see what we mean? We could go on for what feels like paragraphs.

The following are just a few curtain hanging ideas from a selection of leading designers available here at Curtains Made Simple. The fabrics are (in order) by Kate Forman, Cabbages and Roses and Emily Burningham.

Curtain Alteration Service

If you’re using curtain poles you’ll probably be hanging tab tops or eyelet curtains. In the case of tab tops there are occasions when the curtains you’ve purchased won’t fit through the pole. In that case we’d be happy to alter them here at Curtains Made Simple. For instance we can increase the holes, or even alter the method of hanging them altogether. In fact there are a number of different alteration services we can provide for curtains and Roman blinds, including adding lining, increasing or decreasing the size and even repairing the fabric.

Curtain Headings

Here’s a brief summary of the different types of curtain headings:

Eyelet

Eyelet Curtain Heading

The standard eyelet size these days is 40mm although it’s possible to buy curtains in other eyelet sizes too. Then again with custom made curtains you can have the eyelet’s any size you like to suit whichever pole you’re using. Eyelet curtains are definitely a modern look but a word of warning if you’re thinking of using them for a bedroom – they don’t work well with blackout curtains because the light tends to shine through the holes in the eyelets.

Tab Top

Tab Top Curtain Heading

Another curtain style for use with poles, the tab top curtain heading is a pretty straight up and down style with the average tab measuring 7cm x 10cm. It’s possible to alter the tabs though if you find they don’t suit your current pole.

Pencil Pleat

Pencil Pleat Curtain Heading

A modern, simple style, the pencil pleat curtain has an elegant look, with the standard pleat measuring around three inches deep. This style can be used with both a pole and a track.

Pinch Pleat

Double Pinch Pleat Curtain Heading

Another simple yet elegant style, the pinch pleat should be used with a medium weight curtain in order to avoid bulkiness. In the main it comprises groups of three pleats spread across the curtain top. The pleats are pinched together with a stitch at the base then fan out. Use this type of style with a curtain pole or track.

Goblet

Goblet Curtain Headings

Goblet pleat curtains look formal and consist of a draped hem along the floor (ideally around 15cm). This style looks particularly timeless when pulled back with rope or a tieback. These work well with a curtain pole or a curtain track.

For advice or information on altering your curtains please contact us.

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