Curtains are the quintessential feature of a room that enables privacy as well as enhancing the decor within a home. While it's easy to just throw curtains up, by taking the time to do it correctly it will vastly improve the beauty, function, and form of your curtains.

There are various curtain styles available and some require alternative methods to hang and dress. Today, we will be covering two specific types and cover how to hang and form them to become an attractive piece within the home.


Hanging and Dressing

Pencil pleat curtains and eyelet curtains share some similarities when hanging and dressing. Because both styles are pleated it's essential that the curtain length is approximately double the size of the window width. This ensures that there will be enough curtain for the whole of the window frame.

Several things need to be factored in prior to hanging pencil pleat curtains. Within the top portion of the curtain there should be 3 rows of string, all these are required to be pulled together evenly to form the pleats and then knotted securely at both ends.

Make sure the pleats are all even before placing hooks on there and they should be placed throughout the heading tape and spread over every 4 to 6 pleats or so. All what's left now is to hang the curtains and dress the pleats. This is achieved by pulling the curtains in and tying them adequately with string or fabric, it's best to let the curtains settle for at least 48 hours to ensure the pleats are retained.

Eyelet curtains are designed to be specifically used with poles with a diameter of 35mm or less. While wooden poles can be used, metal poles produce a much smoother and elegant glide when pulling back. Before going further ensure there is enough room between the pole and ceiling as eyelet curtains will sit a little above the curtain pole.

The process is simple and requires the 3 rows of string to be tied and knotted together and then the curtain thread through the pole ensuring that the final eyelet is placed between the outer edge of the curtain pole and bracket; then repeat with the second curtain. They require the same dressing technique as pencil pleat curtains by pulling back, tying, and leaving to rest for 48 hours. This is to ensure that distinct as well as even pleats are formed within the curtain.

It's not difficult to get curtains hanging like a professional has done it for you. With a little bit of care and attention hanging curtains correctly will help to enhance the appearance and form greatly.