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Ellis Hyde produce luxury window dressings for Private Homes, Interior Designers and Commercial Projects.

If you are unsure which kind of curtain to go for please scroll down to view the different types of curtain headings available.

Pencil Pleats

A pencil pleat heading is the simplest, most versatile type of curtain heading. The elegant slim folds (literally like a neat line of pencils) can create a smart, formal window dressing, but can also look great in a relaxed setting.
The pleats are created by pulling on cords to create an even gathering, which can be altered to fit a slightly wider or narrow window (in the event of a house move) etc. Suitable for both curtain tracks and poles.

French Triple Pinch Pleats

Sometimes known as french pleats, the triple pleat header helps create a formal ambiance in the dining room, hall or master bedroom. The pleats are held in place with stitching, so the curtain width cannot be altered. Suitable for both curtain tracks and poles. The pleats can be made to any size but generally they are 3" or 5" for a longer drop.


A great way of creating a modern look, eyelet curtains hang in wide, loose folds. Eyelets are available in a range of finishes. Works well with lighter and heavier weight fabrics. Only suitable for poles.

Standard Gathered Heading

Standard gather heading is a traditional yet informal style which ideally suits curtains with a shorter drop. The amount of gather required is the same as pencil pleat heading (see above). This heading an be used with tracks or poles and has one row of pockets for the curtain hooks.

Tab Top Heading

This contemporary heading is only suitable for poles. Loops of the same or a contrasting fabric are sewn to the top of the curtain. Not suitable for rooms where you need to exclude light.

Goblet Heading

This goblet shaped gathering creates a sumptuous statement in a formal room and works well with heavier fabrics. To keep their shape, the goblets are usually no deeper than 10cm. This type of header isn't advisable for smaller windows as the curtains tend not to stack back as well. Suitable for both curtain tracks and poles.

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