Sheer curtains are often hung as secondary curtains or over blinds.

With more pleats, the size and fullness of the pleat increases, and so does the amount of fabric needed to make the curtains increases, and the cost.

Eyelet curtains, or Grommet curtains are ideal for light to medium weight fabrics and include silver rings at the header that a rod weaves through.

Box pleated curtains give a very tailored look and drape into deep folds down the full length of the curtains.

The box shapes line up next to each other which creates that formal, pleated look.

Different curtains require different hanging needs. Curtains with rings, loops or tabs need to hung on a curtain rod while more formal curtains like the box pleat or cased heading curtains include curtain tape which runs along on a track.

Whether you want to achieve a formal or informal look, the length of the curtains will make a big difference.A casing sewn across the top is left open at the ends.These need to be hung on a slender curtain rod that threads through the channel and fits onto hooks or into sockets at the sides of the window.You also need to consider how high above the windows the rod or track will sit.Hanging your curtains high above the window can make the windows look larger which is a great design trick.An easy, informal style of curtain, tab tops are suitable for all weights of fabrics as they hang evenly and have a repetitive, folded appearance.