Beyond your fabric’s colour and pattern, your curtain'sheading style’ (the way it gathers at the top and attaches to the rod or track) has a big impact in shaping the room's style. A bold pinch pleat adds drama, while a sleek wave evokes modern elegance. It's the finishing touch that elevates your curtains from functional to fabulous. Explore our diverse heading options and discover which style will reflect your unique style.

Inverted Pleat
Sleek, crisp, and contemporary, this flat heading folds fabric inwards, with the pleat at the back to provide a flat, minimalist look. Ideal in modern spaces and where wall space for stack back may be an issue as only requires fullness of approx. 1.8m/metre).

Wave Pleat
Modern and minimalist, this sleek option creates soft, cascading waves instead of defined pleats. Works well where an uninterrupted pattern desired and on lighter fabrics such as linen and good for sheers. Particularly suit modern apartments and minimalist homes with large expanses of glass such as sliding doors or floor to ceiling windows.

Simple and functional, metal eyelets are punched through the fabric allow for easy hanging on rods. Ideal for light to medium-weight fabrics and in living rather than sleeping spaces, it brings a casual, airy feel.

Single Pleat
Structured, elegant crisp look, requiring less fullness (approx. 1.8m/metre), so good if wall space beside window is restricted. Can be used on most rods and tracks and suits both modern and formal spaces.

Twin Pleat
The double pleat creates a fuller look (approx. 2.0m/ per metre). Can be used on most rods and tracks and suits character homes as well as contemporary spaces where a flowing look desired.

Triple Pleat
Lush and opulent, this style boasts three pinched pleats, and requires a fullness of approx. 2.25m/per metre. Can be used on most rods and tracks and best suited to formal and traditional settings.

Pencil Pleat
Versatile choice requiring moderate fullness (approx. 2.0m/metre) and can be used on rods or tracks. Good for shorter curtains and for light to medium-weight fabrics.

  • Category
  • Range
    Custom Curtains
  • Brand
    Lahood Window Furnishings
SKU: Curtain-Headings-by-Lahood-Inverted-Pleat
Lahood Window Furnishings
Mount Eden, Auckland
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Lahood is an Auckland retailer of window furnishings and for over 40 years, has been the name behind transformational custom-made curtains and blinds for both residential and commercial projects.

Unparalleled Service & Expertise:

  • Personalised approach: We offer a seamless experience from initial consultation (in-showroom or at home/ on-site) to professional installation, all tailored to your specific needs and design vision.
  • Friendly, experienced Design Consultants: Our team of Design Consultants are passionate about creating solutions that reflect your vision and style. They'll listen to your needs and collaborate closely with you to find the perfect window treatment for your project. Chat with us either in our showroom at 104 Mount Eden Road, Auckland or book a complimentary in-home / on-site consultation (Auckland- wide).
  • Dedicated Commercial Service: Lahood Commercial caters specifically to architects, designers, and builders and developers, providing comprehensive solutions for many types of projects throughout Auckland and New Zealand for larger projects . We have extensive experience in high-end residential, educational institutions, hospitality, commercial spaces, and more.

Unmatched Selection:

  • Auckland's Largest Selection of Curtain Fabrics: Our Mt Eden Road showroom boasts the city's most extensive collection of curtain fabrics from leading New Zealand and international brands, catering to diverse styles and budgets.
  • Auckland’s only Luxaflex® Gallery Store: As Auckland's exclusive Gallery Store for global blinds manufacturer Luxaflex, we offer the most comprehensive range of their indoor blinds (roller, venetian, cellular), shutters, and outdoor awnings and shades. Additionally, our in-house BlindsByLahood collection provides practical and affordable options for roller and venetian blinds

Beyond Window Treatments:

Lahood understand the importance of creating a cohesive aesthetic. In addition to custom window furnishings, we offer a stunning selection of wallpaper, rugs, bedding, and cushions. Our award-winning Interior Design Service can assist you in achieving a complete and harmonious design for your entire project.

Partner with Lahood to enhance your next project. Contact us today for a complimentary consultation.