Everything to know about curtains
Perhaps one of the most challenging tasks for homeowners is using the right curtains to dress windows and glass doors. The multiple factors to consider with curtains make it a daunting process. However, while the choice of curtains is not a stress-free process, the task is made lighter by knowing and understanding the various types of curtains.
Knowing the varied types of curtains ensures an easier way to use the right one for rooms in the home.
Pencil pleat curtains
The different sizes of curtain rods and hooks are easily accommodated by the single and thinner pleats of pencil pleat curtains. The casual look provided by pencil pleat curtains makes them the ideal choice for living rooms and bedrooms.
Easy to set up, tab-top curtains feature large loops that are used to hang the top seam that supports the curtain rod. Patterned or printed fabrics work perfectly for this type of curtain, hence their popularity with home decors that want to achieve a cottage and homey vibe.
Grommet or eyelet curtains
The modern or contemporary style of curtains is with the grommet or eyelet curtains. The grommets or open rings are used to support the curtains to a curtain rod. The ease of closing or opening of the panels makes them the ideal choice of curtains for bedrooms. Using aesthetically attractive curtain finials and rods is recommended when the choice is eyelet curtains. It’s because of the visibility of the curtain hardware used in hanging the panels.
Tailored or pinch pleat curtains
Pinch or tailored pleat curtains remain the most popular choice for many homes. It is because the flowing of fabric’s folds below due to the pinched and stitched top instantly creates a formal and elegant look to any room in the home. The pleats of the curtains can either be two-finger, or three-finger, or five-finger. A fuller curtain appearance is achieved with more pleats.
Goblet pleat curtains
High-ceilinged, formal, and large rooms in the home are ideally suited for goblet pleated curtains. Aptly named, the style of the curtains resembles that of a wine glass or goblet.
However, the goblet pleat curtains need to stay stationary because of the flimsy structure of the pleats. This type of curtain is unlikely to be the best choice when you want to use a lot of closing and opening.
Cased-heading or rod-pocket curtains
A more casual style is achieved with the sheer or lightweight fabrics used in cased-heading or rod-pocket curtains. Creating a “pocket” in the folds of the fabric is all it takes to hang the curtain on a curtain rod.
Using a blackout curtain as a second layer is the perfect pairing for the transparency of the rod-pocket curtains. The perfect curtain rods to use for this type of curtain should be tighter-fit and thin. It must be noted that frequently closing or opening them is not the proper way of using the rod-pocket curtains.
The wide variety of curtain fabrics is there to provide the perfect solution for the varied styles and needs of homeowners. The easiest to maintain, the most affordable, and the most versatile fabric choices for curtains are with rayon, or, cotton or polyester. The durability of these types of fabrics makes them the most popular choice for curtains. Learn more about curtains by contacting us at Globe Interiors in Gold Coast.