The way the curtain is pleated at the top creates a different look and uses a different amount of fabric. Some things to consider are:
Pleats using more fullness like the New York and Pencil pleats create a luxurious full curtain.
Inverted Pleat – A contemporary pleat with a flat look at the top when the curtains are closed.
New York Pleat – This heading creates a wave like effect at the top of the curtain. A contemporary style that will still work in a traditional setting when using the right fabric.
Pencil Pleat – The classic curtain heading, created by a tape sewn on the back with strings to gather making the pencil pleat.
Double Pinch Pleat – Pinch pleated curtains are a more formal and traditional style curtain.
Single Pinch Pleat – Pinch pleated curtains are a more formal and traditional style curtain.