Ready made Pencil Pleat curtains are classic curtains that are attached to a curtain rod, usually using three hooks on tape, at the top and fall in gracefully draped lines to the floor. These curtains have a set of rings or pinched top through which they pass through the curtain track, so that the casing and rod remain fully above the attachment. The way in which pencil pleat curtains gather in drapes adds a soft appearance to your windows for a classy and timeless look. The curtains are great to use with layered window treatments, and you can add a valance at the top to hide the rod if you wish.
Pencil Pleat curtains are hung on a curtain rod, or attached into a curtain track. You do not need to use any tools to attach the curtain to the rod since you simply attach the brackets on top of the curtain to the rod, or into the track. You then place the rod or track in the end brackets so that everything is held into place. You can choose end brackets and finials, which are the decorate caps on the ends of the curtain rods, to match the color and style of your pencil pleat curtains and your overall style theme. In many cases, people like to add voile curtains behind the main panels to allow light to show through while still having some privacy. Learn more about hanging curtains.
When you are shopping for ready made pencil pleat curtains, it is important for you to understand that the widths that are stated on curtains are the widths if you hung them flat. You will never want to hang your pencil pleat curtains flat, however. To measure the appropriate width, begin by measuring your window's width along with the length that you wish to cover with your curtains from top to bottom. Most people choose to have pencil pleat curtains that extend from slightly above their windows to the baseboards. After you have taken these measurements, you should then look for curtains. You will then need to determine the desired fullness of your curtains. For instance, if your window measures 36 inches wide, you will want to multiply that by two for your curtain width for a standard fullness. This would mean that you would need a minimum of two 72-inch wide pencil pleat curtains to give you a standard look of fullness. Learn all about measuring for curtains here.