8 Classic Curtain Styles for Your Dubai Home

Curtain designs form a major part of any interior decorating project. They can change the look of any room from traditional to contemporary or vice versa. If you have decided on the curtain fabric, the next step is to choose the curtain style. This basically means that you have to decide on a heading style for the curtains that fits with your idea of the room’s decor. We have provided a list of the most popular styles for you to choose from so that you can make a well informed choice when you buy or order your curtains in Dubai.

French Pleats

French pleats are a form of pinch pleating where three pleats are stitched together. They give curtains a formal finish at the top, adding a touch of elegance that goes well with most room decor styles. This style is a favorite among pleated curtain lovers.

Pencil Pleats

The pleats in this curtain heading style are long and thin, as the name suggests, and tightly packed together. They give the curtain a distinctive, formal look. This style is quite commonly seen in living rooms or areas of the house where a guest can venture.

Goblet Pleats

Goblet pleats, as you can guess, are made in the form of a wine glass or goblet. The pleats are usually shaped with an interlining to maintain their grand look. Such a style doesn’t look good if the curtains are frequently drawn to the sides. Therefore, goblet pleats is a more ideal curtain style for rooms that don’t require a lot of natural light such as a formal living room with high ceilings.

Shirred

This style is the simplest of the list, since the curtain rod is simply slipped into a pocket sewn at the top of the curtain. In the process, the curtain naturally gathers up along the rod. These curtains can’t be drawn back, but can be held open using hangbacks or tiebacks.

Grommet

Metallic eyelets are fixed on top of the curtain at regular intervals so that the curtain can move freely on the rod. It gives the curtain a contemporary look which is perfect for people who prefer a minimalistic look for their home.

Duo Pleats

Another form of a pinch pleat, the duo pleat requires less fabric than a french pleat as only two pleats are created together using a header tape. While french pleats are more common, the duo pleat gives the room a more contemporary look and is the style of choice for many pleated curtain lovers.

Smocked

To give any room a luxurious feel, you should opt for a smocked curtain. The heading has diamond shapes stitched into the fabric. The curtain can have as many rows of diamonds as preferred, with some styles being so extensive as to be called honeycomb smocked curtains. This curtain style requires more fabric than all of the other styles and is the most time consuming to tailor. This makes it the most expensive option in the list.

Tab Top

Another contemporary style, tab tops are curtains in which small ‘tabs’ of fabric are sewn at the top of the curtain. The curtain rod is slid through these tabs which makes it easy to slide the curtain along the rod. This is ideal for rooms that require natural light such as a kid’s bedroom or a home library.

After you have decided on a style that goes well with your taste and the decor of the room, you can pick a suitable fabric and get your curtains made-to-order in Dubai. You can now also choose the type of curtain rod you want to use to hang the curtains in the room and pick tiebacks or holdbacks to complement the look.

If, instead of getting curtains tailor made, you have decided to buy them ready-made, here are some tips to help you choose the right curtains and if you need help getting your curtains installed you can easily book a handyman on ServiceMarket.

Looking for tailor-made curtains?

Get free quotes