Curtain Pleats - Curtain Design Hamilton, NZ


After deciding on a curtain fabric the next decision is the type of curtain pleat. There are many different pleat types and the right pleat can make all the difference. Curtains pleats can change if you have a high stud, if you have an older villa or a modern home. We are happy to share our knowledge of pleats and experience to ensure you have the best looking finish for your curtains.

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Dutch Pleat

Dutch Pleat is a more traditional look. It was once the most popular pleat type chosen by clients. It is still a popular option and can be used in a modern home to give a different look and feel. Using a 2.0 or double fullness gives these curtains a full flowing look.

  • Modern, Bungalow, Cottages or Older Homes
  • When a fuller look is required or wanted
  • Can be used on any type of Rod or Track
  • Available as 100mm header or a 150mm header


Fullness - The amount of fabric needed to cover a particular width. A 2.0 fullness would require 2m of fabric for every 1m you want to cover.
Header - This is the vertical size of the tape/pleat we use. Typically a larger header is used for houses that have a high stud. The pleat size should increase relative to the vertical drop of the curtains to ensure they look and pleat is maintained.

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