What are French curtains called?
A portière is a hanging curtain placed over a door or over the doorless entrance to a room. Its name is derived from the French word for door, porte.
Should curtains touch the floor or be above?
You should aim for your curtain hem to be about 3/8″ to 1/2″ above the floor. Not only is this an easier length to measure for, but it also makes it simple to vacuum and sweep. It’s a great option if you plan to open and close your curtains a lot since you won’t need to rearrange them each time.
What is French pleat curtain?
The French Pleat, sometimes called the Triple Pleat, is a timeless decorative curtain header. This pleating style brings out the fullness of your curtain fabric at 200%, up to 250% fullness, no matter its material, print, length, colour or texture.
What are French cafe curtains?
‘The café curtain is not only the prettiest of window coverings, but it is actually a very useful and authentic method of sectioning off a room, hiding a view, or creating privacy. Find a window, find a delicate piece of sheer wispy fabric and attach one of our brass poles to create a vignette of beauty. ‘
Should you put curtains over French doors?
Should You Hang Curtains On French Doors? Many people love French doors for their wide-open look and invitation to the outdoors. However, French doors don’t offer much privacy. We strongly recommend hanging curtains on French doors, so you have the option of displaying the doors or shielding the panes from public view.
Should curtains be longer than window?
As you’re ordering curtain panels, measure your window. You typically want curtains that are pleated down from fabric that is 2 1/2 times the width of your window.
What is a Parisian pleat?
Parisian Pleat A Parisian Pleat also known as the Euro Pleat is quickly becoming a popular choice with our clients since it has a more modern sleek looking finish. Similar in style to the French, the Parisian is simply pinched at the very top. The Parisian pleated headers allow drapes to flow with elegant ease.