What length of curtains should I buy? How do I adjust them to my window? What are pin hooks and how do I attach them for perfect pleats? You may have all kinds of questions when you come to buy these popular soft furnishings. But help is at hand! Benefit from our long-standing experience and expertise in curtaining products. In the third part of our curtain guide we deal with different options regarding pleating and placing.
VERSATILE CURTAIN TAPE.
All curtains in the LINUM range come with pre-stitched curtain tape on the back. This versatile curtain tape gives you various options for hanging your curtains and is compatible with both curtain rods and curtain rails.
||If you draw the curtain straight onto the curtain rod through the curtain tape channel, you’ll achieve a relatively rigid curtain with fewer pleats.
Alternatively, insert pin hooks into the slits of the curtain tape on the back of the curtains. If you have installed a curtain rod, you’ll be hooking these into curtain rings, or, for a curtain rail, into the holes in the rail sliders.
CONCEALED PIN HOOKS.
Using pin hooks or other curtain hooks gives you better options for adjusting the curtain pleating and smooth, effortless curtain slide-action along the rod/rail. Thread the pin hooks into the curtain tape for smooth and even pleats on the curtain face.
Here are some different types of pin hooks: 1-prong pin hooks, 2-prong pin hooks and 4-prong pin hooks, all of which come with either a short or long neck. With the short neck variant, your curtains will be pulled up higher and the curtain rail will be concealed, and with the long neck variant, the curtains will hang slightly lower, making the rail more visible.
1-PRONG PIN HOOK
With 1-prong pin hooks, the curtain pleats will be softly undulating.
2-PRONG PIN HOOK
The curtain pleats will be tight and neat rather than undulating. A 2-prong pin hook produces 1 pleat.
4-PRONG PIN HOOK
A 4-prong pin hook produces three pleats, and is used to make box pleats, French pleats and pencil pleats.
You decide the width of the pleats by the spacing of your pin hooks in the curtain tape. For dense pleating, draw the pin hooks through all the tape slits; for wider pleats, skip one or two slits.
Curtains can fulfil many functions and purposes in a home. They frame the window, and add a cosy, homely feel. Combined with other soft furnishings, colours and accessories, they add to the overall impression of your personal decor style. Pair lightweight and heavier-weight fabrics with each other in layers (for example: PAOLO and INTERMEZZO) or go for a timeless length (like WEST) in calm and balanced colourways. Our showroom at Karlavägen 64 in Stockholm and select stockists keep curtain samples for your inspiration.
And naturally, our entire range is available to browse here in our online shop.
Read the first part of our curtain guide here.
Read the second part of our curtain guide here.