The Curtain Exchange

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Topping Off Your New Curtains

The uppermost part of a curtain, where the curtain meets the rod, is called a heading.  A heading serves to distribute the fullness of the fabric across the window as well as add a decorative element to your finished room.  We have dozens of different headings we use here at The Curtain Exchange. Curtains that are going to open and close frequently will require a heading that includes pleats. With stationary side panels the only limitations to the heading style is the fabric. Some headings will only work well with stiffer fabrics.  A heading can reflect your decorating theme.  Traditionalists might prefer a pinch pleat, a modernist, an inverted box pleat or grommets.  We love helping our clients put together the perfect fabric with the perfect heading!

Remodeling and Home Design


3936 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
United States
Store: (504) 897-2444
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Customer Reviews:

“An urgent rush for window treatments need not be the mother of convention.”

House and Garden, June 2005

“While an antique bed is the focus of the room, it is covered in sumptuous fabrics that pick up the iridescence of the wall treatment and [Curtain Exchange] silk curtains.”

New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles, Decorators’ Show House X, Spring 2002

“A treasure trove of curtains in New Orleans.”

Window Fashions, February 2001