The are many different styles of curtains to choose from, the most commonly used is is the pencil pleat curtain.
These curtains generally have a 3 inch heading allowing 3 options for the hooks and when given enough gather the top will look straight and crisp.
Another style is the French pleat, these are generally more expensive as they are hand finished rather than produced with a tape and are also specific to the window they are made for. Other styles of header include triple pleat, double pleat, inverted pleat, gathered pleat and then the eyelet or tab top header.
CURTAINS MAKERS AND SUPPLIERS IN THE PORTSMOUTH AREA
88 Hayling Avenue, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO3 6EB
Tel: 07772 033198
Tel: 07796 351483
202 Stakes Hill Road, Waterlooville, Hampshire, PO7 7BT
Tel: 02392 230636
47 High Street, Cosham, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 3AX
Tel: 02392 376620
61 Castle Road, Southsea, Hampshire, PO5 3AY
Tel / Fax: 02392 877373
INTERIOR TRADING COMPANY
55 - 57 Marmion Road, Southsea, Hampshire, PO5 2AT
Tel: 02392 826022
Tel: 02392 838038
JUNES CURTAIN FABRICS
147 London Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO2 9AA
Tel: 02392 669988
28 Fitzherbert Road, Farlington, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 1RU
Tel: 02392 313000
PULLINGERS FURNISHERS LTD
108-110 Elm Grove, Hayling Island, Hampshire, PO11 9EN
Tel: 01489 885833
SOFT FURNISHING CENTRE
225 Albert Road, Southsea, Hampshire, PO4 0JP
Tel: 02392 732054
153 Highland Road, Southsea, Hampshire, PO4 9EY
Tel: 02392 752954
SWAGS & TAILS
221 Milton Road, Southsea, Hampshire, PO4 8PH
Tel: 02392 735537
76 Butterfly Drive, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 4DL
Tel: 02392 614794
1 Cornwall Road, Fratton, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 5AA
Tel: 02392 851275
Linings help to protect curtains against sunlight, provide better insulation, and give a more finished look with a smoother hang.
However, curtains that require frequent washing (such as those in kitchens and bathrooms) may be better left unlined, or you could opt for a removable lining.
Blackout linings, which block out sunlight, are ideal for bedrooms, especially east facing rooms to avoid the early morning sun.