Choosing the Perfect Drapery Pleat Style

Pleats may seem like a minor detail, but they can drastically change the look and feel of your window treatments. At Everhem, we offer three distinct drapery pleat styles—Boxed, Tailored, and Pinched.  Each pleat style has its own unique characteristics, so let’s take a closer look at them to help you decide which one is right for your home.

Boxed Pleat: Modern Simplicity

The Box pleat drapery is sewn in such a way that the actual pleats are on the back side of the drapery so that a structured columnar look appears in the front view. This pleat style is ideal for modern or casual spaces where a contemporary appearance is desired.

Tailored Pleat: Versatile Elegance

The Tailored pleat style involves pleats pinched at the top of the drapery, gradually widening from top to bottom making this transitional offering our most popular option. This pleat style is best suited for when you want the best of both worlds in that it can work in contemporary or traditional spaces and anything in between.

Pinch Pleat: Timeless Sophistication

The Pinch pleat style features pleats that are pinched about 3 inches down from the top of the drapery, creating a distinctive "x" at the pinch before gradually widening out. This classic pleat style exudes timeless sophistication , perfect for the most formal spaces and traditional design aesthetics.

Choosing the Right Pleat Style for Your Space

When selecting a drapery pleat style, consider the overall ambiance you want to achieve and the existing decor of your room. The Boxed pleat is ideal for contemporary settings, while the Tailored pleat offers versatility for transitional spaces. For a more formal or traditional look, the Pinch pleat will add elegance to your windows.

Our range of drapery pleat styles allows you to customize your window treatments to suit your unique style and preferences. At Everhem, we have an array of fabrics, colors, and hardware choices to craft drapery that enhances your decor and elevates your home's aesthetic. Still unsure what to use in your home? Schedule a complimentary design consultation with our team to assist you in determining what looks best for your home.