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Top 3 Most Popular Drapery Pleat Styles

Different drapery pleat styles are one of the things that make custom drapes stand out from off-the-rack drapes. Pleats give drapery panels structure and shape. Without pleating, drapery panels can look limp and lifeless; pleating gives your drapes a presence, and makes your drapes look like an intentional style choice rather than an afterthought.

drape pleating styles

The top left image features the bleecker pleat. Drapery Street owner Caryn O’Sullivan has created the bleecker pleat, a custom pleat you’ll find only at Drapery Street. The bleecker pleat is our most popular pleat, and is the standard pleat for our ready-to-drape and made-to-measure products.

drapery pleat styles

Why does Drapery Street use the bleecker pleat? Caryn created this pleat and uses it as the Drapery Street standard because it is the perfect blend of customization and value. The bleecker pleat is beautiful, functional, and able to be constructed efficiently. This allows us to provide a gorgeous custom drape for our clients without an exorbitant cost. Because of the innovation of the bleecker pleat, our workroom can produce high-quality drapes at the best possible price for our clients.

The top right image features another look for the bleecker pleat. Similar to the knife pleat, the bleecker pleat has a sharp, crisp edge, and creates fullness without bulk. The result is a very clean and tailored look.

pencil pleat

The lower left image shows a custom made French pleat with button accents. This particular pleated drape was created for Walter Knabe Studios and made to their specifications. The bottom right image features a small goblet pleat, which creates a delicate accent at the top of the drapery panel.

drapery pleat styles

To see more examples of custom pleats, and the work Drapery Street has done for past clients, we encourage you to check out our Pinterest profile. If you’re interested in learning more about our design process and what makes Drapery Street different, schedule a design consultation to find out how we can create a custom look for your windows, no matter your budget. We believe that no one should settle when it comes to window fashions, and the bleecker pleat is just one of the ways we provide custom at a value. We’d love to help you find the drapes, blinds, or shades that are just right for you.

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