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Sample The iLiv guide to curtain headings
A curtain heading is simply the name given to the
bunched fabric at the top of a curtain. There are four
main types, all of which we offer as part of the iLiv range.
Pencil Pleats
Probably the most common pleat as they are neat, practical and work well with both tracks and poles. Pencil pleats also work with virtually all types of curtain fabric, making them extremely flexible. You can choose exactly how high you want the heading to extend above the track or pole – the higher you go, the more luxurious it looks.
Eyelet Heading
Less formal than pinch pleats, eyelet headings have a contemporary feel. When the curtain is closed they create a soft, curving fold down the fabric and need far less material than other types of pleat. Eyelet headings only work with curtain poles, which should be fitted at least 15cm above the window.
Pinch Pleats
Sometimes called “French pleats”, pinch pleats give an elegant, classic look that’s perfect for formal rooms. The pleats themselves are usually in groups of three separated by a space which opens up when the curtain is closed. When the curtain is opened the pleats creates neat, clean folds down the fabric. Pinch pleats work equally well on tracks or hanging from rings on a pole.
Goblet Pleats
Elegant and sophisticated, goblet pleats create a striking look and are ideal for use with longer windows. Choose rich jacquard or tapestry fabrics and combine them with lavish rope ties for a truly luxurious look. Perfect for creating a striking interior!
Why not try Banding?
This modern, flexible style is perfect if you want to mix two or more fabrics in your curtain. As its name implies, banding involves combining a number of complementary fabrics to create something unique. The result is as imaginative and individual as you make it.