Pencil Pleat Curtains Guide from Dunelm Mill

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Pencil pleat curtains are characterised by the way in which the top of the curtain is attached to the curtain rail. The material at the top of the curtain is drawn together to form a pinched like look that gathers together when the curtain is opened. This style of curtain is a very popular design and is often found in more traditionally styles homes across the UK. Pencil pleat curtains often use hooks or rings to attach the material to either a curtain track or pole.

  1. Why choose pencil pleat curtains?
  2. Aspects to consider when purchasing an pencil pleat curtains
  3. Pencil Pleat Curtain Care Instructions
  4. View our Range of Pencil Pleat Curtains


Why choose pencil pleat curtains?

Pencil pleat curtains will add a very unique and classic look to your window dressing. They are not only a luxurious way to dress your windows but also relatively versatile as they can be accompanied by either a curtain pole or a curtain track. The two different types of wall attachment can offer very different finished looks. The curtain pole would require the addition of rings that are attached to the pleated top of the curtain material. This will mean that the curtains perhaps hang down a touch further than normal due to the required space of the rings. The curtain track option will require some hooks to be added to the pencil pleated section of the material which will fit snuggly on to the track and glide along to open and close the curtain. Depending on which finished look you would prefer at your window will depend on whether you opt for a curtain pole or track.

Aspects to consider when purchasing pencil pleat curtains

Use
Pencil pleat curtains are a very useful product as they not only provide you with a traditional and luxurious look at your window but they are also available with many different linings. Thermal pencil pleat curtains will help to regulate the temperature in your room. The additional thick layer of fabric attached to the back of the material will help to block out any unwanted draughts and hopefully enable you to reduce your heating bills. Blackout pencil pleat curtains are a great addition to any bedroom. The blackout material lining of these curtains will help to douse your room into darkness enabling you to get a long and undisturbed night’s sleep. There are also a wide variety of lined and unlined pencil pleat curtains available on the market today which are very popular choices throughout many homes in the UK.

Size
The size of your pencil pleat curtains will very much depend on the size of your window frame and whether you require a curtain pole or curtain track. It is often possible to buy a slightly larger curtain when using a pole as the hoops can be extended past the window frame in order to block out any excess light that may enter through the sides of the curtains. As with all window dressings, the larger the curtain, the more expensive it is likely to be. However, a curtain is a fantastic investment and something that will be used on a daily basis. With this in mind it is important that you take time to carefully consider the size and dimension required for the curtain and to ensure that you are truly happy wiith the finished fit. After all, the majority of people will keep the same curtains in their home for many years.

Style
Pencil pleat curtains are available in a wide and varied range of colours, patterns and designs. Whether you prefer a floral design, a stripy look or even just a bold block colour, there will be plenty of options to choose between.

Complementary Products
Once the colour has been decided upon and the curtain pole or track chosen it is important to next look at which curtain accessories are available. Curtain tiebacks are a classic additional product that help to perfect the finished look of your curtains, they neatly pull and scrunch the curtains to either side of the window pane during the day time, thus helping to frame your window perfectly. There are also different finials that can be added to the end of the curtain pole to help give it that added touch of character and individuality.

Pencil Pleat Curtain Care Instructions

There are many different pencil pleat curtains available on the market today in an array of colours, materials and styles. Consequently each curtain needs to be cleaned in line with their individual product specific care instructions to help your curtains stay looking their best for many years to come.