There are a number of curtain styles available, all of which offer their own benefits and can be used to create different styles and moods. Here are a few of the most popular treatments:
Metallic eyelets are usually teamed with a metal rod lending a modern, minimalistic look to your drapes. This treatment works well with plain fabrics, in muted tones and especially where other fixtures in the room are metallic. It is also possible to coat the eyelets to match a colour in the fabric or to match other features in the room.
TAB TOP CURTAINS
The Tab Top treatment gives drapes an informal feel, ideal for bedrooms. This style is seen at its best with light, simple fabrics and in neutral colours or pastel shades which will provide contrast with the rod. This style is especially suitable for Sheers or Voiles, or where drapes will not be regularly pulled open and closed as Tab Tops are not the easiest drapes to pull across the Rod.
Pencil Pleating is one of the most common treatments, using greater width of fabric with evenly spaced narrow pleats. This treatment is versatile, working well with prints and plains and most different textures. The finish is casual and cosy, perfect for the lounge or bedroom.
FRENCH / TRIPLE PINCH PLEAT
French or Triple Pinch Pleats are groups of triple pleats, spaced evenly along the curtain which create a formal heading, with the benefit of very neat stacking to the side. This style is ideal for a formal dining room or can be used for practical reasons where there is not much wall space beside the window.
DUTCH PLEATING / DOUBLE PINCH PLEAT
Similar to the French style but with double pleats, this treatment has the benefits of French pleating but creates a style which balances both casual and traditional. Perfect for any room setting. This style works well with prints but is seen at its best with textured plains.
NEW YORK PLEATING / INVERTED PLEAT
This style, also known as Inverted pleating, creates a simple, modern look which also requires less fabric than some other styles. Plain fabric or those with textured weaves are complimented best by this treatment, which also stacks efficiently when curtains are drawn back from the window.
RIPPLE FOLD / S FOLD
Ripple Fold Curtains, also known as S-fold because of their S shape lines, are the perfect window treatment for any interior. With an understated elegance that is truly timeless, ripple fold curtains are equally at home in contemporary, mid 20th century and traditional interiors. S-fold curtains are well suited to sheer fabrics. When several curtains are layered, their flowing folds complement each
other. A popular style is one layer of sheer and one layer of opaque fabric which gives you control over light, heat and privacy. The ripple fold curtain is a stand-alone treatment making a statement in any room.
Pelmets are a stylish way to add a formal feel to your room. Selbys have unlimited designs and a vast selection of trims and shapes etc. to add your personal finishing touch.
Pelmets can be fitted over Curtains, Roller Blinds, Roman Blinds and even Austrian Blinds
SWAG & TAILS
Create a look of grandeur and richness. Perfect for formal areas. Choose from our selection of fringes and trims to create your individual look.