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Choosing the best curtains for your home is not an easy decision; it could quickly become overwhelming to get started with so many styles and fabrics. But beautiful curtains will instantly change the entire look of your space and set the desired tone of your home, so it’s essential to get it right. Two common curtain types are the Pencil Pleat and Eyelet, but what are they, how do they compare with each other, and more importantly, do either fit in your space? Let’s get acquainted with each variety and how they may work for you

Eyelet Curtains

This type of curtain has a header with wide rings or eyelets of decorative silver or gold that gives the panel a clean, simple aesthetic. They are easy to hang and provide a modern feel to any room, gliding beautifully along the rod and hanging neatly, whether open or closed. 

Eyelet curtains are fashionable and can be pretty dramatic with the deep folds of fabric, eye-catching lines and tying an entire room together. Eyelet curtains suit bedrooms, living and dining rooms as they can be made in various fabrics, including thin, sheer, thick and black out.

Pinch Pleat Curtains

Pinch pleats are long and slender, popular for those who want curtains to exude elegance and formality. This curtain panel style is gathered tightly, but while similar to pencil pleats that are only a few millimetres apart, these are inches. They can also be made in various fabrics. Pinch pleat provides a tailored look that combines the eyelet’s simplicity with the elegance of pencil pleats. They are versatile, so they are often a popular choice for both relaxed and formal spaces. Pinch pleat curtains have a decorative header while gathering fabric into tightly stitched bunches. The permanently sewn-in pleats create a polished finish with elegant folds.

Which Style Should I Choose?

There are many reasons why you may choose one style over the other. Here is a list of ideas that may help make your decision easier. 

  • The simple design of eyelets means they last, and often there are fewer problems with their wear and tear. These are some of the most hassle-free styles available. 
  • Eyelets often use far less material and are generally a lot cheaper compared to other styles of pleats.
  • Pinch pleat curtains are considered classic and have a more uniform and tailored appearance to add formality to space. 
  • Pinch pleats are versatile and can be crafted in a vast range of fabrics so they can suit many styles and rooms. 

There are so many options for curtain selection, and these are only two, so it’s best to get advice from a seasoned professional. Sarah Wooldridge Design can craft made-to-measure curtains for your home in various pleat designs, so reach out for more information. Getting advice from one of our experts is as easy as calling us or visiting in-store. Our team has decades of experience, guiding on curtains, blinds, and soft furnishings for your home – we will lead you quickly and easily through the process.

Contact Us Today

If you’d like more information or help choosing the right curtains for your home, then please don’t hesitate to contact our team today on 01628 624 027 or email us via [email protected]. We’ll be only too happy to help you choose the perfect window dressings for your home. 

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