Window treatments are a very important, but many times an overlooked, part of interior design. Curtains add the finishing touches to a room, so every detail – curtain type, fabric, curtain heading, and hem – is important when creating the perfect look. Curtain headings refer to how the curtains are sewn at the top and how they are attached to the window. Curtain tops and curtain headings come in many styles, and it is helpful to know the different types so you can properly complement your decor.
Rod Pocket Curtain Heading
Sometimes called a pole pocket, rod pockets are one of the most traditional curtain heading styles and used in “ready-made” curtains found in department and big box stores. A pocket is sewn into the top of the curtain in order for a curtain rod to slide through. The fabric at the top can be gathered together to create a pleated look. Rod pocket curtains can only be hung from a curtain rod and are used more for decorative purposes because they are difficult to open and close.
Tab Top Curtain Heading
Tab top curtain headings offer a relaxed and more casual look. The top of the curtain features a row of loops, which can be fabric, leather, chain, or other media. The loops are spaced evenly across the top, and a curtain rod is slid through the loops. Tab top curtains are difficult to open and close, especially if the fabric isn’t light or sheer.
A pinched pleat curtain heading offers a beautifully tailored look and is created using pin hooks that are pierced into the back of the fabric. Then, they are attached to a rod that hangs from a decorative curtain rod. Pinch pleat curtains are usually custom-made and carefully measured for an exact fit. The pinched pleats are spaced evenly apart and weighted at the bottom, so the curtains hang evenly. Pinched pleats curtains almost look like the fabric has been pinched together.
Grommet Top Curtain Heading
Grommet top window treatments are sometimes referred to as eyelet curtains and feature a structured, symmetrical style. This casual, modern window treatment is popular for more informal, modern rooms. Decorative round grommets (metal, fabric or other media) attach to the curtain fabric and are slid through a curtain rod. Grommets offer both a fashionable and functional role.
Dual Header Curtain Heading
Dual header curtains offer more than just decorative accents. They are designed to serve two functions. In addition to looking great, they can also prevent light from entering the room, reduce the noise to improve acoustics in the room, or even protect furniture from the sun’s harmful rays. Dual Header curtains are commonly customized to meet the needs of the room and windows.
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