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Pencil pleat curtains

Pencil pleat curtains have a tightly gathered header and flowing fabric folds that create a casual look, ideal for any style of window. Choose from our quality fabrics to suit your style and space.

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Expert measuring and fitting included.

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Why our curtains service is right for you

  • Get the look you want

    Choose your fabric, lining and header

  • Expert advice in your home

    Your advisor will help you get it right

  • Avoid costly DIY fails

    Measuring and fitting is included

  • We take care of it all

    Including our expertly fitted poles and tracks

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Discover hundreds of gorgeous and affordable fabrics, and order samples online. We’ll bring our full range to your in-home appointment for you to browse.

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  • Free Thermal lining with Best selling curtain fabrics
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    What we say about pencil pleat curtains

    • Pencil pleat and deep pencil pleat curtains are classic curtain header styles with a neat finish, and are available in two depths to suit different scales of rooms and windows.
    • Can be fitted onto a curtain pole or track
    • Wide choice of fabrics and poles
    • A versatile, budget-friendly option.
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    How our curtains service works

    1. 1

      Request your free, no-obligation in-home appointment with your local curtains advisor. It's really quick and easy to do.

    2. 2

      At your appointment your advisor will measure your window, share practical advice and leave you with a quote.

    3. 3

      Once your curtains have been made, your advisor will return to hang and steam them. And if you've ordered a pole or track they'll fit this too.

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      You can browse our website to explore our curtain fabrics, lining options and header styles, order samples and look at our range of poles and tracks.

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    Want to see more header options?

    Header types can transform the overall look of your curtains. Find out more about the options available in our range

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      Eyelet curtains

      A contemporary heading that provides large, even curtain pleats

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      Pinch pleat fabrics

      A decorative heading with pleats sewn in for a tailored finish

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      Wave curtains

      Wave curtains are ideal for creating a relaxed and easy finish at your window.

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      Blackout curtains

      Choose a blackout lining for your curtains to reduce unwanted light in your home

      Explore Blackout
    • terrazzo dogwood curtains paired with wood venetians

      Thermal Curtains

      Our thermal curtains offer solutions to help keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

      Explore Thermal Curtains
    • Black striped white voile curtains fitted to a bay window in a living room with brwn leather armchair, wooden coffee table and side table

      Voile curtains

       View our gorgeous sheer voile curtains and create an elegant look at your window

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      Velvet curtains

      Velvet combines warmth and luxury and gives any room a style upgrade

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    Questions on our curtains?

    See answers to our most frequently asked questions on pencil pleat curtains. If you have a question about our service or your appointment, see our FAQs here.

    What are Pencil pleat curtains?

    This is a traditional curtain header, that most people are familiar with. Cords within the header are pulled to gather the fabric into casual pleats before they are fitted to the track or pole. Discover more.

    How do I hang Pencil pleat curtains?

    It's important that cords within the pencil pleat header have been pulled carefully to ensure an even distribution of pleats and folds. This is done before the curtains are fitted. Your local Hillarys advisor is an expert at fitting all types of curtains, and will also even steam them afterwards for a professional look.

    How do pencil pleat curtains work?

    Pencil pleat curtains are attached to a curtain pole or a track. If you choose a curtain pole your curtain will sit below it, but if you choose a track you will want the heading to cover the track. Your local advisor is happy to advise on all your options.

    What should I hang Pencil pleat curtains on?

    You can choose either a pole or a track from our extensive range.

    Can Pencil Pleat curtains keep my room warmer?

    Yes, all our made-to–measure curtains can help you retain the heat in your room and help to banish draughts. The curtains work by reducing the amount of air exchange between the colder windows and the rest of your room, which is warmer. Heavier curtains are more effective at insulation so it makes sense to choose a thicker curtain fabric such as velvet, along with a thermal or blackout lining. Your local advisor will give you expert advice at your in-home appointment to find the best solution for you, your space and your budget.

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