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Think Heading!

Posted by Sarah Harrington on

There are a few types of headings used on curtains. It’s a huge help if you know what type of heading you want before you go and purchase curtains (know exactly what you are looking for). Try matching the heading to any other fabrics you may have in the same room that the curtains will be in, this will give a consistent look throughout the room. 

Below are types of heading used on curtains:

Tape Top

Now this is the most common heading found on curtains – There’s a band of fabric sewn into the top of the curtains, the only thing you need to do with this style curtain heading is attach curtain hooks to both the curtains and the curtain pole rings.

Tab Top

No rings needed for tab top curtains - Loops of fabric are pre-sewn in to the top of the curtains, these then acts as curtain pole rings. It Is very easy to put up these curtains which is why a lot of people choose them.

Eyelet Top

Again, no rings needed for eyelet curtains, this is down to the rings already being cut into the curtains. Small edged holes are cut into the top of eyelet curtains, these holes are what are used instead of curtain rings. Eyelet curtains are very easy to install and you will find when both open or closed they fall in a very lovely way – Maximum effect with minimal effort.

Care for your Curtains

Curtains should be regularly cleaned to keep the fabric fresh and fit for purpose.

To stop dust building up on your curtains you should vacuum them once every 2 weeks. Use an upholstery head on your hoover or if you do not have one remove any head from your hoover so only the hose remains and use this.

Always follow the curtain labels instructions on how to clean, you will normally find most curtains need to be dry cleaned this is because washing machines may cause excessive shrinkage on certain materials.

Wine, Coffee, paints and any other spills on to the curtains should be immediately cleaned with a damp cloth. Never rub the curtains with the cloth as this may add to staining, gently dab against the material.

I hope this information helps you out when trying to choose your next set of curtains and on the best way to keep them clean and fresh!


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