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Pinch Pleated Drapes

Pinch Pleated Drapes

Pinch pleated drapes look very elegant and decorative. They can be used in any room, and are great to keep the sunlight out. This story explains what these drapes are, their patterns, and how to hang them appropriately.
Aparna Jadhav
Last Updated: Feb 14, 2019
Drapes are a very important part of home interiors. They not only make your interiors look great but also keep away harsh sunlight and dust. Although drapes are frequently mistaken for curtains, the two are very different from each other. Drapes are made of heavy lined fabric, which are usually floor length and are hung on rods with hooks.
Window with curtains
Curtains, on the other hand, are made of unlined light fabric of varied lengths. There are different types of fabrics used to make curtains and drapes due to which they have their respective roles. Among these, one of the most common are the pinch pleated drapes.
Decorative Drapes
The main role of drapes is to provide a warm and cozy feeling to the room. They are used to block the sunlight completely, and hence they are usually thick and opaque.
Close-up of a striped shower curtain
They also provide an elegant aesthetic value to rooms like living rooms, bedrooms, and sometimes even bathrooms.
There are many types of drapes which are available as per individual choice, such as pleated, rod pockets, grommets, tab tops, etc. The pleated variety are the most popular.
Sleeping room with bed and window
There are many variations in pleated drapes; viz: goblet pleats, pencil pleats, French pleats, box pleats, and pinched pleats. The pinch pleated ones are available in double or triple folds, and are very easy to make at home.
Drape Patterns
The pinch pleated drapes have very unique tops which are pinched together by using the heading treatment, and then they are hung by hooks or rings. This pinched effect adds a very stylish look to the windows. The pinches make the entire length of the drape look pleated and neat even when it is drawn together.
Interior of a luxury room
These drapes are insulated with lining inside the fabric, either cotton, silk, satin or any other thick material. Sometimes, when they are not lined, they have sheer curtains inside them for insulation that are available in many colors and bold designs like embroidery, print and hand-stitched.
Hanging the Drapes
  • Make sure you have the rings, hooks, or any other pins required to hang the drapes.
  • Lay the drapes on a clean flat surface and insert the hooks in the loops of the fabric.
  • Remove the rod from the walls, and add the other side of the hooks on the rod. Make sure you have the right side of the drapes showing, otherwise you'll realize that you put them on backwards after you're done.
  • Carefully place the rod back and draw the drapes.