We have been working a lot with drapery and thought we’d share our favorite ways of pleating. Scroll down to learn more about the different styles we’ve picked. It’s never to late to change-up or update those draperies! Feel free to call us or come and talk with a designer about which style is a good fit for you.

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 Pinch Pleat

This is an example of a basic pinch pleat. Notice the single pinch towards the top of the drapery. This makes a nice reverse triangle shape. Pinch pleat is a nice casual and classic way to hang curtains. This pleat fits into casual settings and some transitional or contemporary formal settings.

Tripple Pinch Pleat

This is an upgraded version of the classic pinch pleat. You can see that the reversed triangle shape has been sectioned into three. This dresses up the drapes and gives a romantic detail to the room. The tripple pinch pleat fits well in formal settings and some casual contemporary or transitional rooms.

French Pleat

The french pleat is a style that can fit into a casual or dressy space. It all depends on what fabric is used. The design of the pinch at the very top of the drape that flairs out gives a great shape. Another classic design that can fit anywhere.

Inverted Box Pleat

This pleat gives a clean, crisp image. The inverted box pleat is a more contemporary style that fits in modern and transitional rooms. A good non-feminine way to add detail.

Goblet Pleat

Goblet pleats are extravagant but can be very tasteful when done right. This pleat is pinched towards the top of the drapery and flairs out to create a goblet type shape. This type of pleat works well in formal settings, eclectic, traditional and some transitional settings.