When it comes to ordering custom drapery, there’s more to specify than simply color, length, and fabric. There are a variety of options to consider when choosing drapery that will dictate the formality and style of the drapes you end up with, including type of lining, hardware, and tiebacks. But one of the most important style indicators is pleating.
Elaborate pleating, for example, can make even the most simple, neutral curtain appear formal, while minimal pleating can downplay the ornateness of a lavish fabric. Below is a guide to a few of the most common drapery pleat styles, and which work best for different decor styles.