Pencil pleat curtains are offered in countless varieties so there’s sure to be something to suit every home. If however you’re unsure whether they’re right for you, then be sure to check out our overview of the style. If you’ve already decided that they would make a good match for your home, then you might be wondering something else – how to hang them. Here, we’ll run through pencil pleat curtain installation, so you can hang yours without a hitch.
An important thing to remember when measuring up for pencil pleat curtains is that you’ll need to allow room for the pleats. With tightly-packed folds running across the length of the curtain, it’ll need to be much longer than it would if the fabric were pulled taught. As such, you’ll want to pull it taught before measuring. Fitting pencil-pleat curtains to a pole will require that you allow a bit of space on either side of each curtain so that they can convincingly overlap.
One of the key advantages of a set of pencil pleat curtains is that they will match existing curtain poles. If you’re replacing a set of eyelet curtains, then you might find that pencil pleat curtains hangs a little lower, but provided you’ve measured up correctly, this shouldn’t be too much of an issue.
Hanging pencil pleat curtains on a track will result in a slightly different look. The process is the same as with a pole, except that instead of attaching rings, you’ll be attaching hooks which fit around little hoops on the track.