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Curtain Pleats


After choosing your curtain fabric, the next decision is curtain pleats. The right pleat can make all the difference to the finished look. Our experienced team will talk you through the options to help you select the best choice for your curtains.

Click on the buttons below to find out more about each pleat.

Pleat Terms Explained

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. This varies according to pleat type, meaning some pleats require more fabric than others.

Header - This is the vertical size of the tape/pleat we use. Typically, a larger header is used for houses with a high stud. The header size should increase relative to the vertical drop of the curtains to maintain the pleat and achieve a proportional look.


Ring & Eyelet

For this style, metal rings are punched through the fabric at the top of the curtain; these are then threaded over a rod which they slide along to open and close. Evenly spaced eyelets fold the fabric into soft pleats. This style is best suited to living spaces as it allows more light to enter a room than a tight pleat.

Ring and eyelet curtains work well if you’re opting for a bold pattern, as the pattern won’t be interrupted by pleats.

  • Modern/Contemporary homes
  • Not recommended on windows greater then 3m wide
  • Needs to hang under a Rod or Thick Square Track
  • Great for patterned fabrics as the heading is uninterrupted

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