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How to Choose a Curtain Style

Adam Balzan

There are a number of options available, all of which oer their own benets and can be used to create dierent styles and moods. Here are a few of the most popular treatments:

 

Eyelet Curtains

Metallic eyelets are usually teamed with a metal rod lending a modern, minimalistic look to your drapes. This treatment works well with plain fabrics in muted tones, and is especially effective where other fixtures in the room are metallic. It is also possible to coat the eyelets to match a colour in the fabric or to match other features in your room

 

Tap Top Curtains

The tab top treatment gives drapes an informal feel,  ideal for bedrooms. This style is seen at its best with light, simple fabrics, and in neutral colours or pastel
shades which will provide contrast with the rod. This style is especially suitable for sheers or voiles, or where drapes will not be regularly pulled open and closed as tab tops are not the easiest drapes to pull across the rod

 

Pencil Pleating

 

Pencil pleating is one of the most common treatments, using a greater width of fabric with evenly spaced narrow pleats. This treatment is versatile, working well with prints and plains and most different textures. The finish is casual and cosy, perfect for the lounge or bedroom. There are loose pencil pleats and tight pencil pleats, both of which create a full appearance.

 

Pinch Pleat

Pinch pleats are groups of triple pleats, spaced evenly along the curtain which create a formal heading, with the benefit of very neat stacking to the side.
This style is ideal for a formal dining room or can be used for practical reasons where there is not much wall space beside the window.

 

Roman Blinds

 Roman blinds, with their unique folding and stacking operation make simple and smart window treatments.  They are also the practical choice when there is limited space either side of your windows for drapes. Romans can be lined in the same way as drapes to  provide blockout in bedrooms. The Roman treatment  looks stunning with linens or neutral coloured canvas  for a modern, airy appearance.  Roman Blinds can be fitted Top or Face 

 

Rod Pocket

Rod pocketing is a traditional style popular with sheers and laces. Known for simplicity and ease of use, a rod pocketed curtain is one of the quickest and most cost e#cient  ways to dress up a window 

 

Roller Blind

Roller Blinds are neat, easy care window furnishings. They are also the practical choice when there is limited space either side of your windows for drapes. Available in blockout or translucent which is excellent for privacy without blocking out the daylight. Roller blinds can be fitted top, reveal or face 

 

Concealed Tab Top

 The concealed tab top treatment is a more modern take on your traditional tab top. It can also give the tab top a more formal feel. Ideal for use as side drapes to add colour, pattern or texture to a room.

 

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