Which curtain heading style should I choose?


Curtain heading styles help define spaces. We offer the following heading styles. 


Ripple Fold

loft curtains ripple fold style drapery

ripple fold sheer custom curtains white extra large window treatment

  • Creates a modern, sleek look. 
  • Ripples always stay in shape when sliding
  • Only works with ripple fold tracks and carriers. Tracks and hardware can be purchased in our ripple fold ordering page here loftcurtains.com/ripplefold.
  • Popular in commercial projects and it has been seen more in residential projects these years. 
  • For more details, click here for our "all about ripple fold curtains" blog.
  • To order ripple fold curtains, please go to loftcurtains.com/ripplefold 
  • To calculate the stack back width for ripple fold curtains, please go to loftcurtains.com/calculator

 

 

Grommet 

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grommet bronze heading from loft curtains

  • It is a popular choice for contemporary space
  • Grommets come in silverantique bronze, gunmetal and black. The inner diameter of all the Grommets is 1.5", which will fit on a rod with a diameter of 1.3" or less. If you need a 2" diameter Grommet, we only have it in the Silver color and it is not available all the time, please email us for availability.
  • No other accessories needed. Easy to install on curtain rods. 
  • It only works with curtain rods, not for tracks.
  • Grommet panels have the least stack back out of all the heading styles.
  • It is constructed without added fullness, meaning the width you are ordering is the width of a flat panel. Multiple your window width by 1.5-2.5 to create the fullness you desire, we recommend 2x fullness.

 

Tailored Pleat

Double Tailored Pleat
Tailored Double Pleat Heading by Loft Curtains
Triple Tailored Pleat
Triple Talored Pleat by Loft Curtains custom drapery
  • A modern, casual take on the traditional French pleat
  • Double Tailored Pleat is constructed with two times the fabric of the panel width. Triple Tailored Pleat is constructed with two-and-a-half times the fabric of the panel width. The panel width should be the same as the coverage width.
  • Hooks are attached to the back of the panel before shipping
  • Hook rings in 1.375" Diameter in Bronze that can be purchased here 
  • Hook rings in 1.7" or 2" Diameter in multiple colors can be purchased here
  • Hook rings in 2.25" Diameter in multiple colors can be purchased here

French pleat

Double French Pleat

French pleat heading from Loft Curtains

Triple French Pleat

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  • It creates a formal and elegant look.
  • We offer double ( 2-fold ) and triple ( 3-fold ) French pleat style options.
  • Double French Pleat is constructed with two times the fabric of the panel width. Triple French Pleat is constructed with two-and-a-half times the fabric of the panel width. The panel width should be the same as the coverage width.
  • Hooks are attached to the back of the panel before shipping

 

Inverted Box Pleat

Box pleat heading style by Loft Curtains

Inverted box pleat by loft curtains custom drapery

  • Creates a uniform elegant look
  • Inverted Box Pleat is constructed with 2x fullness built-in, the panel width should be the same as the coverage width
  • Hooks are attached to the back of the panel before shipping

    Rod pocket - Tape / Flat ring top

     

    loft curtains heading custom drapes rod pocket clipped white

    loft curtains heading rod pocket hooks white drape custom made

    loft curtains pleat rod pocket custom made drapery affordable

    • It offers a casual, simplistic, and versatile look and is the best value
    • It can be clipped or hooked into rings, the tape is 3" in height, and the pocket opening is approx. 2.625", if slipped over, the pocket will fit a rod with a diameter of 1.25" or less. 
    • When the rod diameter is over 1.25" and you would like to slip curtains over the rod, we recommend the Rod pocket - Fold Over style.
    • It can be hung flat or made into pleats
    • It is lined on top to create a clean tailored look
    • It is designed without added fullness. Multiply your window width by 1.5-2.5 to create the fullness you desire.
    • The clipped style is not recommended for heavy/tall drapes or drapes that open frequently. 
    • Hooks or rings are NOT included. Rings are usually purchased with the curtain rod to match the color, hooks can be purchased on Amazon with the following links: Pin-on hooks and Prong hooks (Even though Ikea doesn't call it Prong hooks)
    • Hook rings in 1.375" Diameter in Bronze that can be purchased here 
    • Hook rings in 1.7" or 2" Diameter in multiple colors can be purchased here
    • Hook rings in 2.25" Diameter in multiple colors can be purchased here
    • Clip rings in black that can be purchased on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2F8u0Cc

     

    Rod pocket - Fold Over

    Rod pocket fold over heading style by loft curtains

    The fold-over style rod pocket is simply folding the same fabric over to create the pocket, available in 3", 4" and 5" opening options. Rod pocket fold-over style offers a casual look. It is a perfect choice for the sheer layer in a double layer curtain setup. It is not recommended for every day sliding, especially for non-sheer thicker fabrics. 

    • For a rod 1.5" in diameter, we recommend a 4" pocket opening.
    • For a rod 2" in diameter, we recommend a 5" pocket opening.

     


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    • Loft Curtains Support

      Hi Nhi Lieu, ripple fold curtains require a special type of carrier, you can find out more about the track here: https://www.loftcurtains.com/blogs/curtain-guide/all-about-ripple-fold-style-curtains It is possible that your existing track will work with ripplefold carriers if it’s made by the same manufacturer. The hooks carriers will work with our Pleated heading styles.


    • Nhi Lieu

      I love the look of your curtains, especially the ripple fold. I would like to learn more about the tracks. I’m amid installing recessed tracks into my ceiling and would like to know more information. The tracks my builder offers have hooks on them already. Would it be possible for me to still get the ripple fold curtains? Thanks.


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