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Drapery Headings

Drapery headings refer to the various styles of fabric treatments at the top of drapery panels. These headings not only serve a functional purpose in how the drapes hang, but they also contribute to the overall aesthetic of the window treatment.

Here are some common drapery headings:

1. Pleated:
Description: Pleats are formed at the top of the drapery panel, creating a structured and tailored appearance.
Common Pleat Types:
Pinch Pleat: Fabric is pinched and sewn together at regular intervals.
Euro Pleat: Fabric is pinched at the top and sewn together at regular intervals.
Inverted Pleat /Box Pleat: made up of two knife pleats facing away from each other or, in other words, they are formed when two folds of fabric are folded away from each other giving a wide vertical pleat.
Goblet Pleat: This pleat begins as a French Pleat. The pleating is then opened up to give the look of a chalice/goblet.

Appearance: Pleated draperies offer a classic and elegant look.
Functionality: They provide a structured appearance and are usually fuller, offering better coverage.


2. Rod Pocket:
Description: The fabric at the top of the drapery panel is sewn to create a pocket through which the curtain rod is threaded.Appearance: Rod pocket draperies have a gathered, casual look.Functionality: They are easy to open and close, but they can be difficult to slide along the rod.


3. Tab Top:
Description: Fabric loops or tabs are sewn into the top of the drapery panel, and the curtain rod is threaded through these loops.Appearance: Tab top draperies have a modern and casual look.Functionality: They are easy to slide along the rod but may not offer the same coverage as other styles.


4. Grommet:
Description: Metal rings or grommets are spaced along the top of the drapery panel, through which the curtain rod is threaded.
Appearance: Grommet draperies have a contemporary and sleek appearance.Functionality: They slide easily along the rod, creating clean, even folds when open.
Choosing the Right Heading:
Style: Choose a heading that complements the overall decor of the room.
Functionality: Consider how often the drapes will be opened and closed.
Fabric: Certain headings work better with specific types of fabric.
Room Type: Formal rooms might benefit from pleated or grommet headings, while casual rooms might suit rod pocket or tab top headings.


Each type of drapery heading offers a different look and functionality, so it's essential to consider your style preference, the room's decor, and how you plan to use the draperies when choosing the right heading for your window treatments.