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Curtains

Styles & Types of Curtains

There are so many different ways to decorate a window. Here is a selection of the different curtain styles and types. These will give you ideas on what type of curtain style to use for your window decoration.

Decorative Curtains – Curtain Valance

This is a deep frill of fabric at the top of a window, framing the window and hiding the curtain track or rod.
Curtain Valance

Read more about the types of decorative curtains

Casement Curtains, Rod Pocket, Panel Curtain

This style of curtain has many names – Casement Curtain, Panel Curtain, Pole Top Curtain.

Casement Curtain, Rod Pocket, Panel Curtain, Pole Top

for more information on casement curtains

French Pleat Curtains

Regular spaced triple pleats generally formed by a tape that pulls through the cords.

French pleat curtains

 

for more information on french pleats

Tab Top Curtains

Curtains with fabric loops (tabs) at the top edge / head.
Tab Top Curtain

for more information on tab top curtains
Tab top curtain on decorative rod with finial.

Tab top curtain
on decorative rod with finial.

Cafe Curtain

These originated from Vienna in the 19th Century, to allow patrons to view people passing by as they dined.

Cafe Curtain

read more on cafe curtains

Find out what makes up a curtain, from the Head to the Hem.

read more about parts of a curtain

Rod Pocket

This style of curtain has many names – Casement Curtain, Panel Curtain, Pole Top Curtain.

for more information on rod pocket curtains

Grommet Top Curtains

These are similar to tab top curtains but have metal grommets (eyelets) fixed onto the head.

for more information on Grommet Top Curtains 
Grommet Top Curtain Information.

Decorative Curtains

Rosettes

A focal point for a curtain arrangement. It can be a finishing touch for curtain headings, tiebacks, swags
Rosettes as a Curtain Decoration

read more about decorative curtains
Grommet top curtains used here as a decorative curtain in a sheer fabric.

Grommet top curtains used here as a decorative curtain in a sheer fabric.

Curtain Lining

Curtain lining is often taken for granted. There are many types and they perform many different functions.

Curtain lining

for more on curtain linings

Speciality Curtains

Tie Back Curtains

These are curtains that are designed to be gathered at the side of the window.

Tie Back Curtains

read more about speciality curtains

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