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Why Choose Tab Top Made To Measure Curtains?

When buying made to measure curtains for your home, one of the things that you’ll be considering is what type of heading to choose. No doubt you’re already aware of the huge breadth of choice available these days, from eyelets and pinch pleats to the traditional pencil pleat design. However the tab top curtain heading is becoming ever more popular thanks to their great versatility and effortless style. If you’re ready to select the perfect curtains for any room of your home, here are some reasons why you might want to go for the tab top design.

What Is A Tab Top Curtain?

First of all, you need to know what a tab top curtain is. The “tab” in their name refers to the loops of fabric which you can see at the top of these curtains and through which the curtain pole or rod is inserted. Thanks to their simplicity and contemporary appearance, they are found in all kinds of properties from periods homes to new-build apartments, and are perfect for all kinds of rooms. You can choose from either lined or sheer tab top curtains depending on the look that you’re going for, and they can be used either on small windows or on wider areas of glass such as patio doors. While heavier curtains will require thicker and wider tabs than those used on voiles or lightweight drapes, their versatility means that they can be used with a wide range of fabrics.

What Are The Benefits Of Tab Top Curtains?

If you haven’t yet decided on the perfect heading for your curtains, perhaps this list of the advantages of choosing tab top drapes will help you to make up your mind.

Make Your Curtain Rod Stylish

When you opt for tab top curtains, your curtain rod will be clearly visible, so you are free to make a striking visual statement by choosing a dramatically decorated pole, one in an unusual material or colour or opt for ornate finials to draw the eye.

An Economic Choice

If you’re looking for maximum style on a minimal budget, tab top curtains are perfect for you. As they use a lot less fabric than a pencil pleat or pinch pleat design due to their lack of gathering at their top, they are more economical to have made to measure.

Easy To Hang

While hanging pencil pleat or pinch pleat curtains can be an onerous chore requiring careful spacing of curtain hooks to achieve the perfect even drape, tab top curtains are incredibly simple to hang, simply requiring you to insert the pole straight through the tabs – a task that takes seconds. As the tabs are already evenly spaced apart, there will be no worries about an uneven appearance and there will be no fiddly hooks to content with.


As you can see, there are several benefits to choosing tab top curtains, however you can easily mix and match heading styles throughout your home to achieve an individual appearance for every room.