Different Types of Curtains for Windows

Curtains are the most popular type of window treatment for many reasons. Framing a window with fabric provides attractive aesthetics and are functional. Curtains can soften rigid lines, add color, and texture, give privacy and gently filter sunlight. There are many types to choose for your windows, from traditional favorites to contemporary.

Scalloped Curtains

Scalloped curtains create an appeal by gathering clasped fabric to give the look of scallops above the window. This treatment may have a header (fold) over the rod, or have no header. Scalloped curtains can have holes of 1 inch (2.54 cm) to 1/2 inch holes 4 (11.43 cm). They are one of the most popular types of curtains. These curtains can be purchased from any home decor store or can be tailored to any type of available fabric.

Curtains with Stitched Pleats

Curtains with decorative folds sewn as pleats are a traditional type of window treatment. The top panel is created with a series of folds that are equally spaced apart. These curtains can be hung by hooks or rings that hang around the rod. They can be hung under panels or on shutters for a complete look. An alternative for stitching the folds is the fold box. The pleated curtain can be attached behind the header box.

Curtains clips

The curtains with loops at the top enhance the beauty of decorative rods, since much of rod is seen through this type of window treatment. Loops or circles are sewn to the top of a flat panel and give a very contemporary image. The hooks can be made both of a fabric that matches or contrasting fabrics. These curtains come in wrinkled or plain versions. Fabrics made of any kind of weight are suitable for this type of curtain.

Cafe curtains

Cafe curtains are short panels covering half the length of the window. These curtains are hung from suspension rods and sometimes cover from the middle of the window, leaving the top of the window bare. Cafe curtains are popular for their simple, casual and clean style and are mainly used in bathrooms and kitchens.