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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.