There are different types of curtains that are available and are classified by the different styles of the heading. It is the top of the curtain panels where the hooks or rings are attached. Below is the rundown of the types of curtains:
Types of Curtains
Rod Pocket Curtains
They are also called cased heading curtains. These are among the most common curtains available for purchase as they are the simplest to hang. This is because the top has a pocket in the fabric through which you can slide the curtain rod. These curtains are designed to be arranged on the rod and left open like decorative panels. They are often used in combination with blinds or sheer panels.
Eyelet or Grommet Curtains
These curtains are of contemporary style where the thin pole is threaded directly through the holes. This type of curtain heading makes pleats that are large and even. They are smoother and need less fabric. These curtains are also casual and contemporary looking: however, they do have some drawbacks. They cannot be paired with a valance or attached to a traverse rod. These are the types of curtains that consist of a flat panel with no header. You can clip a new type of ring that is then threaded on the same pole you want to use for a grommet curtain.
These types of curtain have another type of variety that is easily purchased from a store and ready to hang. These flat loops of fabrics, typically the same material as the curtain, extend up from the panel and they are threaded on a rod. This look can be made relaxed or decent depending upon the style of fabric and variations used on the style abound. Embellished loops, tie tops, and bows let you alter the basic look.
The curtain panels that have box pleats support a clean look and long, uninterrupted vertical lines. This fabric is deeply folded inward which looks luxuriant and tailored. It is a modern yet luxurious style that still has a fabric width of double the window. This design is best for living rooms, dining rooms, or bedrooms.
These curtains consistof a small set of pleats anywhere from two to five. They are evenly spaced across the top of the panel. The pleats on these drapes can also be called fingers: hence, the most popular style of curtain is the three- finger pinch pleat. Every pleat is stitched about a point with only a couple of inches below the top hem. It allows the folds to billow out from the pleats, adding enough of fullness below and attractive detail above. To add a more contemporary look, two-fingered pleats have a more tailored style and these types of curtains attach to the rings or a traverse rod by using metal pin hooks that are inserted at the back of each group of pleats. This style is usually used for more traditional styles.
Pencil pleats are also called Tape Top curtains. They are three-inches wide which are the standard size of a heading. These types of curtains have successive small pleats across the top of the panel. At the back, the curtain heading generally has three rows of string that run through the back horizontally, allowing three different hook positions to better fit the kind of curtain rod you choose.
How long should curtains be?
When you measure curtains, ensure that you measure from top of the window to the floor. Add the distance above the window to the mount and six inches above the window frame, which is a typical place to mount the curtains. It is also possible to make a room look taller by installing them above the window frame.
You will be required to add the length if you want the curtains to puddle in the floor. Some designers say that you should add two or three inches for more tailored puddling. You can add more for a luxurious pool of fabric on the floor that hangs flush with the floor giving a modern look.