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7 Popular Curtain Headdings

Posted by TomV in Design Talk

Do curtain headings really matter? As a part of the composition to the room’s decor and to the drapes themselves, these seemingly simple details can play a very big role in the overall look and feel of the finished piece.

Wave Heading

One of the options is a wave heading as seen below. This particular design is a beautiful one that can add dimension to any space you put them in, if there’s enough room for the movement to take place. The wave heading is great for open living spaces because it creates more style and dynamic detailing to the room.

Ripplefold Wave Heading

Ripplefold Wave Heading

Ripplefold Wave Heading full view

Ripplefold Wave Heading full view

Pinch Pleat

The pinch pleat has a very formal look, which makes it perhaps the most ideal option for any dining room. However, you can work this into a bedroom or living space too, as long as the fabrics blend well. For a more tailored look and perhaps a more expensive looking drape, these may be the ideal option. They are no more difficult to maintain than any other style, either.

Triple Pinch Pleat

Triple Pinch Pleat

Triple Pinch Pleat full view

Triple Pinch Pleat full view

Plain Heading

Sometimes, simple is the route to take. If you want the drapes to blend in rather than stand out or you don’t want them to add any extra details to the space, a plain heading is just right. As you can see, the drapery in these photos are ideal for meshing with Roman shades, too, when you want more than one style.

Plain Top Heading

Plain Top Heading

Plain Top Heading full view

Gathered Heading

For a touch of detailing, consider the gathered head. Perfect for a more laid back room or even a baby’s nursery because of the less tailored look, these drapery headings are a great compliment to any living space.

Gathered Heading

Gathered Heading

Gathered Heading Full View

Gathered Heading Full View

Pencil Pleat Heading

More decorative but still slightly less dominating in a room, the pencil pleat can be an excellent choice for an area where you don’t want to draw a lot of attention. In the pictures below, it blends in well with the semi-chic living and dining space.

Pencil Pleat Heading

Pencil Pleat Heading

Pencil Pleat Heading Full View

Pencil Pleat Heading Full View

Rod Pocket

To add more structure to a space, such as in an area where you want less flow from a hanging drape, the rod pocket heading may be an option. It creates a more formal look, but can still be very beautiful and soft at the same time.

Rod Pocket Heading

Rod Pocket Heading

Rod Pocket Heading full view

Rod Pocket Heading full view

Pinch Pleat Wood Pole

The Pinch Pleat Wood Pole design is another option. Here, you get some attention from the wood element in the space, but you can control the tone it sets. The pleating adds enough formality for a living area and definite style. Consider custom curtains in any of these designs.

Triple Pinch Pleat on a Wood Pole

Triple Pinch Pleat on a Wood Pole

Triple Pinch Pleat on a Wood Pole full view

Triple Pinch Pleat on a Wood Pole full view

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