Understanding Curtain Headings

Updated: Feb 28, 2019

By Leanne Butler, Owner of Tiger Lily Interiors [Illustrations by Emily Feehan]

Headings determine the overall finish of a made to measure curtain. Different headings give different effects, so it’s an important factor to bear in mind when choosing your fabrics and fixtures.


Wave Heading

A wave heading is a relaxed, modern style. The fabric gathers in symmetrical folds and is fitted to a discreet, specialist track. The track can be disguised within the underside of a pole to compliment the modern heading style.

Pinch Pleat

Pinch pleat curtains come in a two styles, double and triple. These are made by pleating and stitching together a section of fabric to give either a traditional or modern effect.

Eyelet Heading

Eyelet headings are a contemporary curtain heading which can only be used with poles. Eyelets require less fabric as they don’t need to be gathered in the same way as a pinch pleated curtain. This heading creates soft even waves in the fabric.

Cartridge Pleat

Cartridge pleats stack nicely in folds and are an inexpensive way of dressing curtains whilst still looking classy and maintaining the contemporary style. These can be hung on poles or tracks and look equally nice under pelmets.

Find out which curtain style would best suit your windows, call or email today for a free no obligation quote and consultation.

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