Style from Top to Bottom

Curtains perform key functions in any room, with owners choosing their curtains based on their taste, decor, purpose, budget and style of window. Choosing the right curtain heading is just as important as the curtain itself. The properties of the chosen fabric also influence the way a curtain sits. The fabric and the position in the room will help to determine the best heading to select.

Emporium offers a wide range of curtain headings to match any fabric, purpose, room and budget.

Honeycomb blinds - Central Coast
Honeycomb blinds - Central Coast

Folds, Pleats, Pockets and Eyelets

The favourite curtain heading at the moment is the Wave Fold (or S Fold) style which creates a gentle and harmonious soft fall in any curtain fabric.

Pleats create distinctive effects to complement soft furnishings, decor and furniture. The pleat styles achieve rounded gentle folds or strong vertical lines. Some pleats are stitched at the top and bottom to produce a more static style. Some pleating contains curtains in a tight space, or encourages them to billow in a larger space. Speak to Emporium and look at samples of Pinch Pleat, Pencil Pleat, Knife Pleat and Box Pleat

Rod pocket style (also known as Cased Heading) is the choice for curtains that are pushed aside but hardly ever opened, such as a sheer curtain behind heavier stacked drapes. They work well where curtains are more static such as formal living spaces or bathrooms.

Eyelet headings create a soft fold and a natural drop, avoiding creases in the fabric. Eyelet curtains require less fabric than pleat curtains and tend to weigh less. The eyelets, reinforced with metal rings, are durable because each part of the curtain is exposed to the same wear whether curtains are open or closed.

The Curtain Heading:

  • Sit snugly against the window surface to minimise gaps
  • Suit sheer fabrics for privacy balanced with light
  • Coordinate well with other curtains that stack to the sides
  • Work best in rooms where the curtains don’t need to be opened and closed
  • Conceal the curtain rod for a very tidy finish
  • Represent a modern twist on a classic style.

Measure to Match

Reliable measurements are an essential part of window dressing success. Get Emporium’s free  professional measure and quote rather than ‘guessing’ the exact dimensions of your space.  Measurement also allows for the fall of the fabric in determining the correct dimensions.

Contact Us About Your New Curtains Today

Our free measure and quote service covers the entire Central Coast, the lower Hunter and Berowra. For service outside this area, please call us.  To speak with one of our friendly staff, visit our Charmhaven showroom, call (02) 4393 2100 or ‘Get In Touch’ below.