Wave curtains

Modern wave curtains gather in soft rippling folds. They'll bring a simple and contemporary look to your space, with a neat and stylish finish. Our slim and discreet wave curtain tracks complement the modern design, and measuring and fitting is all included in the price.

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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

Take a look at all the stylish fabrics for made-to-measure wave curtains

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  • NEW Parisian Edit
    Toile de Paris Bleu
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    Linen Blanc Natural
  • pearl cloud fabric close up with one fold
    Pearl Cloud
  • A folded piece of fabric with Block Ocean Blue printed on it
    Block Ocean
  • NEW Parisian Edit
    Déja Bleu
  • white folded voile curtain fabric
    Echo White
    Voile Curtain
  • new poles and tracks collection with irish pricing
  • NEW Parisian Edit
    Gingham Créme
  • swatch of folded wolfe smoulder fabric
    Abigail Ahern
    Wolfe Smoulder
  • NEW Parisian Edit
    Gingham Bleu
  • new poles and tracks collection with irish pricing
    Bailey stone blue floor length wave curtains in contemporary living room

    What we say about wave curtains

    • They're also known as wave heading curtains, wave top curtains or ripple fold curtains.
    • They're perfect if you don't have much space next to your windows as they fall into neat, regular folds.
    • Wave Voile curtains or sheer wave curtains gently filter natural light while maintaining an element of privacy during the day.
    • The S-fold curtain shape will add sophistication and style to your décor making them a great choice for modern interiors.
    • Our bay window wave curtains glide seamlessly around the curve of the bay along a specialised wave curtain track - we'll measure and fit it for you for a really neat finish.

    There’s a time and place for DIY

    Don’t risk getting it wrong at your windows. With measuring and fitting always included for a fabulous finish, we’ll help you get the look you want, without the hassle.

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    Andre Istratan - Roscommon advisor
    As the curtain track is slim, wave curtains are ideal for really tall windows or where there is limited space above the window to fit a pole.
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    Advisor measuring windows

    How our service works

    1. 1

      Book an appointment with your local advisor. It’s really quick and easy to do, plus it won’t cost a penny and there’s never any pressure to buy.

    2. 2

      Appointment day. We’ll visit you at home to show you our range and help you decide what’s right for your window, measure up and give you a quote.

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      We’ll take care of the fitting. Once your curtains are made we’ll be back to hang and steam them. And if you order a pole or track we’ll fit this too.

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    Find the right header type for your window

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

    • off white curtain header with silver eyelets on a silver curtain pole

      Eyelet curtains

      A contemporary heading that provides large, even curtain pleats

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    • impression marine pencil pleat curtains

      Pencil pleat curtains

      A traditional heading which gathers the fabric for a luxurious look

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    • serene mauve pencil pleat curtains in bedroom

      Blackout curtains

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

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    • triple pinch pleat folia sage curtains

      Pinch pleat fabrics

      A decorative heading with pleats sewn in for a tailored finish

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    • Anika grey pinch pleat curtains paired with voile roman blinds

      Thermal Curtains

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

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    • silver and white voile curtains in blue bedroom beside white table and blue bed

      Voile curtains

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

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    • forenza midnight living room curtains

      Velvet curtains

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

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    • Mist slate wave curtains in open plan dining area

      Take a look at our curtains

      Lovely patterns and stylish plains, all fully-lined and made to measure especially for you at a brilliant price.

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    See answers to our most popular questions about wave curtains below.

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

    What are wave curtains?

    'Wave' refers to the header of the curtain. With wave heading curtains, the fabric hangs in regular, uniform folds. Wave curtains lend a relaxed and contemporary look to a room and are sometimes known as ripple fold curtains or S-fold curtains.

    How do I measure for wave curtains?

    It's surprisingly tricky to accurately measure curtains. This is because you need to consider the width of the wave curtain track, and where to position it to make your wave curtains look their best. For example, if you want your windows to look taller and grander, you may want your wave curtain track to be positioned nearer to the ceiling. With Hillarys, measuring and fitting it included in our service as standard so you don't need to worry. Your local advisor will provide tailored advice for you, your windows and your budget.

    How do I hang wave curtains?

    Some people make the mistake of pulling the pleats forward when fitting a wave heading, which can ruin the beautifully even folds. With Hillarys, you don't need to worry because your local advisor will fit your made-to-measure wave curtains for you, ensuring they hang beautifully. Measuring and fitting are included in our service as standard.


    Do wave curtains meet in the middle?

    Yes, they do. We can make your wave curtains to your exact requirements, so if you'd like them to have a slight overlap in the middle when closed, we can do that for you. An overlap is a good way to minimise gaps between the curtains panels to help stop draughts and light creeping in.

    Where can our made to measure wave curtains be fitted?

    Whether you have short and wide windows, bay windows or even bi fold or sliding doors that need wave curtains, it is possible to get it at Hillarys. As our made to measure curtains are created to exactly fit the width and height of your window or door, we can ensure they hang beautifully to add a modern finish to your room.

    Do wave curtains help keep heat in?

    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.

    How do wave curtains work?

    With wave curtains, the curtain fabric is gathered in softly rippling folds, which creates a stunning wave effect. Wave curtains are ideal for windows where there is limited space on either side, because they fold up so neatly.

    Do wave curtains need a special track?

    Yes, wave curtains are fitted onto a special wave curtain track, which is slim and discreet. This is available to order when you buy curtains from our range.

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