French Pleated Drapery
“French pleated drapery” sounds beaucoup chic and while French pleats do cause drapes to hang in an elegantly understated way, the true beauty of French pleated drapes is in their simplicity. These curtain drapes are created by tacking the pleats together at the top of the drapery instead of at the bottom of the pleat.
Curtain rings are attached at the top of the pleats and move smoothly over a simple curtain rod — no fancy or intricate drawing techniques necessary.
French pleated drapery is a popular window treatment choice for sheer drapes in Manhattan, but the design works well with almost any fabric. The designers at Alluring Window NYC have found that it’s also a style that works well in combination with other types of window treatments, allowing you to design your own custom look. Pair them with a valance or install French pleated drapes made of damask over light, airy sheer panel curtains for a classy, layered look. Draw them all the way open or use tie-backs to mold your French pleated drapery into a sophisticated swath. With all the options you have, you can change the look of your window drapes as often as you change your mind.