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Example header types
Example header types

Curtain Headers


We have listed below some popular headings. The heading you choose is dependent on a number of factors – from the formality or otherwise of the look you are trying to create, to more practical considerations such as the way the curtain hangs and drawback considerations.

Wave tape heading: a contemporary modern look with a gorgeous structure wave running across your window or door, works well for wide doorways or Windows

Triple Pinch Pleat: A traditional, formal heading made up of three pleats grouped together, the style is best suited to long, floor-length curtains particularly as it encourages the curtains to hang in attractive, orderly folds. The pleat depth is typically 5” or 6” depending on the length of your curtains.

Double Pinch Pleat: A slightly less formal heading than the triple pleat with two pleats grouped together. A wonderful compromise if you want long curtains that hang in orderly folds, but in a slightly more relaxed style than the triple pleat. Also great if you don’t have a huge amount of drawback space either side of your window.

Pencil Pleat: Pencil pleats have a slightly simple, rustic look. The pleat can be as deep or as shallow as you wish, so as to best suit the proportions of the room in which the curtains are hung.

Gathered Pleat: a rustic heading that's best when the gathering is deep, suitable for small casual curtains and long full curtains.

Tab Top Heading: An extremely cost effective solution as this heading requires less fabric than gathered or pleated curtains. Not suitable for long, heavier weight curtains as tabs don’t glide easily along the pole.

Eyelets Heading: a modern contemporary sharp finish. Eyelets can be spread wide apart to create large folds or close together to create slim folds. Bigger windows work well with the wide folds.