PINCH PLEAT DRAPES
Whether you’re decorating a new home or giving a facelift to an existing room, window treatments are key in creating your desired environment. Picking the right drapes or curtains is one finishing touch that can make your room pop.
There are many varieties of drapes to choose from, with some more formal and others adding a bit of flare. Style and color of your drapes can be a great way to utilize accent colors and set the mood of your room for years to come. It can take some research to find exactly what you’re looking for, but that research will pay off!
PINCH PLEAT DRAPES
One of the ways that drapes vary from one another is how the fabric attaches at the top of the pole. Pinched pleat drapes are those with pleats created by bunching a lot of fabric together at the top of the pole or track. This bunching creates long, stylish folds down the fabric from top to bottom.
This type of drape is very versatile. They are elegant and chic, reaching from above your window either to right below or all the way to the floor. You will find that they can add some class to a living room or even a bit of excitement to a bedroom.
When considering what drapes to use, you will want to consider:
- Material: Fabric choice is crucial! Do you want a fabric that blocks out all light, or allows some to filter through? Are you looking for a shiny or matt texture? And what about cleaning them? Are you willing to take them to the dry cleaners, or would you prefer an easy-to-launder fabric? You also want to be sure your fabric can last for years to come.
- Size & Length: Every home is different, and your windows will need drapes of a certain length and width to properly fit your window. Too short and the classy feel will be lost, but too long and they won’t hang quite so well. Same holds for width – you don’t want to skimp, but you also don’t want too much of your window covered when your drapes are open.
- Color: This is probably the first thing you considered when thinking about drapes. You will want to consider how your drapes will match with your room – are you wanting an accent piece or something that blends in? Are you looking for a feel of privacy (darker) or a brighter color to add a welcoming feel to a living room?
- UV Protection: Opting for UV protection can help to protect everything inside your home from slowly fading thanks to sunlight.
Considering all of these factors, it is often best to go for custom pinch pleat drapes. With custom drapes you can be sure you get exactly what it is you are looking for.