Pencil Pleat or Eyelet Curtains?

Choosing the right curtains for your room is not an easy decision. So many styles, fabrics, and names that could easily overwhelm! When chosen correctly, curtains will instantly change the entire look of your space and set the desired tone of your home.

One of the choices that you’ll have to face during your curtains-selection journey is curtain headings. In this article, we will show you the differences between two of the most commonly used ones: Pencil Pleat and Eyelet Curtains.

Pencil Pleat Curtains:

Pencil Pleats is the classic standard heading for curtains. It consists of tightly gathered folds that retain their shape by three rows of string threaded through the heading tape. Thus, they can be slightly adjusted to the width of the window.

The best thing about these curtains is that they suit all type of tracks and poles, and will add a smart and formal look to any room, making them the popular choice for many people. However, sometimes you might end up with uneven pleats or string breaking. They are also not as easy to hang as the Eyelet Curtains.

Eyelet Curtains:


Eyelet is a contemporary curtain heading design that consists of large metal rings at the top of the curtain instead of the classic header tape. This modern design is often floor length with soft deep pleats running in eye-catching uniform lines down the fabric.

Eyelet curtains are very easy to hang, you simply thread the pole through each of the eyelets. They can be used in living rooms, bed rooms, and dinning rooms. However, they are not suitable for curtain tracks, with valances, or for bay windows.

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