How to choose the right heading for my curtain
The heading is the top of your curtain. This is an important choice, since it will determine the style of your curtain but also its installation. You will find below the different options and their characteristics.
The grommet is the most contemporary and practical finish. It consists of brass rings (stainless steel) with an inner diameter of 1.6" (4 cm). Our grommets are available in 3 very trendy matte colors:
This finish consists of a thick fabric tape sewn at the top of the curtain, with strings threaded through it, allowing the curtain to be gathered. This tape is 2.7" (7cm) high. Then we position hooks (supplied) to hang the curtain on a track or a curtain rod with special rings.
To install your pencil pleat curtain, please watch our video tutorial:
This finish consists of a pocket hem sewn across the top of the curtain in which a rod can slip through. The curtain rod is hidden. Our rod pocket is 1.18" (3cm) wide, the diameter of your rod must be smaller.
We do not recommend this heading type when it comes to large widths and heavy curtains (soundproof).
To install your rod pocket curtain, please watch our video tutorial:
The pinch pleat is a more formal and elegant finish. The head of the curtain has single folds at regular intervals (4" - 10 cm). The hooks are supplied and sewn on the curtain.
Hooks (for linings only)
The hooks allow you to easily attach a lining to the back of a curtain whether with pencil pleat or grommets.
To install your lining, please check our photo tutorial:
With a pencil pleat curtain
1 - Take down your pencil pleat curtain
2 - Gather the lining to match the width of your curtain
3 - Insert the hook into the heading tape of the lining
4 - Insert the hook into the heading tape of the curtain
5 - Snap the hook closed
6 - Repeat the previous three steps for the whole width of the lining
7 - Hang your curtain
With a grommet curtain
What about the curtain rod?
Important: Rods/tracks are not supplied or sold on our website. If you are not already equipped, you will first have to determine the heading type of your curtain in order to make the right choice.
For an aesthetic result and when possible, your rod must be fixed at least 6" (15cm) above your window, and extend approximately 8" (20cm) beyond on each side.
We also draw your attention to the weight of a made-to-measure product, which can be significant if you order a soundproof curtain and/or a large width. Your rod will have to be securely fixed to the wall or ceiling. A central support may be required for very large widths.
For GROMMETS or ROD POCKET
The INNER diameter of your rod should not exceed 1.2" (3cm). Plan to leave a space of at least 0.9" (2.5 cm) between the top of the rod and your ceiling, to match the fabric above the grommet.
For PENCIL PLEAT or PINCH PLEAT
You can choose a track or a curtain rod with special rings, see below: