Curtain Headings

A curtain heading is the top piece of the curtain that attaches to the curtain track or rod. The heading style you choose can dramatically change the overall look of your finished curtains and will influence the type of rod or track you can use.

Single Pinch Pleat or New York Pleat
 

New York pleat curtains have a single pinch pleat secured at even intervals along the heading, resulting in a clean, contemporary look without much gather. They are made to a fixed width to perfectly fit your curtain track or curtain rod so are only available custom made.
New York pleat curtains can be hung from any curtain track using hooks or from a curtain rod using rings with hooks.

Fullness ratio: 1.7

Single Pinch Pleat or New York Pleat

Double Pinch Pleat or Dutch Pleat

Dutch pleat curtains have a double pinch pleat secured at even intervals along the heading, resulting in a similar look to the New York pleat, but with more fullness. They are made to a fixed width to perfectly fit your curtain track or rod so are only available custom made.
Dutch pleat curtains can be hung from any curtain track using hooks or from a curtain rod using rings with hooks.
Fullness ration: 1.9

Double Pinch Pleat or Dutch Pleat

Triple Pinch Pleat or French Pleat
 

French pleat curtains have a triple pinch pleat secured at even intervals along the heading, resulting in a very plush, full look. They are made to a fixed width to perfectly fit your curtain track or rod so are only available custom made.
French pleat curtains can be hung from any curtain track using hooks or from a curtain rod using rings with hooks.

Fullness ratio: 2.1

Triple Pinch Pleat or French Pleat

Inverted Pinch Pleat
 

Inverted pleat curtains have a single pleat at the back, sometimes called a box pleat, placed at even intervals along the top. The overall look is beautiful and quite formal.
They are made to a fixed width to perfectly fit your curtain track or rod so are only available custom made. Inverted pleat curtains can be hung from any curtain track using hooks or from a curtain rod using rings with hooks.

Fullness Ratio: 1.9

Inverted Pinch Pleat

Wave Style

Wave curtain headings are an exciting new contemporary style which allows curtains to hang in a continuous wave which is smooth, simple and elegant. 
Bold statements can be achieved when this heading is used in combination with blockout roller-blinds and wave sheers. 
This new heading style is very popular with architects and designers completing their vision of style and elegance.

 

Fullness Ration: 1.6

wave style curtain header

Pencil Pleat
 

Pencil pleat is the most popular curtain heading for ready made curtains as it is highly adjustable.
Pencil pleat curtains have a tape running across the top with cords running through that are pulled to achieve the desired gather and curtain width. 
Pencil pleat curtains can be hung from any curtain track using hooks or from a curtain rod using rings with hooks. 
The fullness of a pencil pleat curtain will vary depending on the amount of gather you create with the pull cords.

Fullness Ratio: 2.0

pencil pleat