My (Amazon!) Pinch Pleat Curtains In My Home

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I have a history with pinch pleat curtains! While stuck at home during 2020, I found pinch pleat drapes that were (somewhat) affordable… from Amazon. They looked so much better! With all my time at home, I slowly began replacing all my old curtains with these tailored style of drapes. Now three years later in a house we’re renovating – I am filling all the rooms with these drapes again!

pinterest image of girl holding pinch pleat curtains
pinch pleat curtains in a bedroom

My daughters bedroom, above.

a large living room with a large faux tree

Tailored, pinch pleat drapes in our current home, seen above. Take a tour of our living room here!

a woman standing by pinch pleat curtains in a living room

Our living room in our previous home we just sold.

pinch pleat drapes in a office

Our current home office, above

pinch pleat curtains  in a black and white bedroom

The drapes in all photos in this post are the same brand, bought from both Amazon and the brand’s website. The pinch pleat is perfect, the fabric is quality (a faux linen), and the cost is lower compared to other comparable pinch pleat drapes.

When hung correctly, these look custom!

Why Are Pinch Pleat Curtains Better?

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Pinch pleat curtains are loved because of their structured look. The pleats have tightly stitched folds at the top that hang all the way down to the floor. This makes the drapes hang straight and stay in place.

This style looks more expensive than your regular store bought curtain, and typically are pricier, because they use more material!

Even when messy and not fixed (below!), they still look fairly straight tailored!

white pinch pleat drapes in a black and white bedroom

Pinch Pleat Curtains In My Home

All my drapes are made by the Two Pages brand. You can customize the size to fit your windows and ceiling height exactly

How Much Do They Cost? What’s The Difference Between Ordering on Amazon or the Two Pages Website?

You can buy the drapes in two places with small differences based on where you order:

To save the most money, buy from Amazon (shipping may take longer). For the most affordable option, buy the drapes off amazon in pre-picked sizes with no liner. Customized sizing and adding lining cost more!

Curtains bought off the Two Pages website currently arrive in 7-14 days. And although the price is higher, promo codes work for sales on the website!

Two Pages Kyla Vs Two Pages Liz

Our current living room: Liz drapes are beige white, darkening liner, 160″ width x 110″ length, see on Amazon or their website here.
a bench and a bd

Above: Liz Drapes are #0 Snow White, black out liner, 100″ double width | benchSee more of our bedroom from our previous home here.

The fabric of the Liz drapes are more stiff and structure, Kyla is softer. Both are nice; my personal preference

What Size Should I Order?

  • Width: Two Pages says to order each panel in double the width of your window. If I have room I add 20″ more on to that number. For instance, on the 36″ window in my daughter’s room, I ordered 72″ because that was all the room I had. Double the window is the minimum I prefer!
  • Length: Measure so they are long enough to reach from your rod to the floor. For puddle drapes, make them intentionally extra long so that it doesn’t look like they need to be hemmed an inch. Puddled drapes are for formal rooms.

Color, Liner and Fabric Options

fabric samples

I’ve used both the Liz Drapes and Kyla Drapes from Two Pages. Both are made of a linen and polyester washable fabric; a textured fabric with no shine. The difference between the Kyla and Liz Drapes are hard to notice; the Liz is made with more linen.

I don’t use 100% linen because the wrinkles are about impossible to get out! Linen mixed with another material is a good combination.

Details About the Fabric:

  • The unlined drapes are not sheer; but a very lightweight fabric that still filters some light and has a little weight to it.
  • The privacy liner is a bit thicker, and filters a nice amount of light.
  • Be aware the blackout liner makes the drapery heavy, but darkened my bedroom mid day.
  • If the drapes aren’t going to close, choose unlined or privacy

Color options are different with each kind of drapery!

  • When buying a sample book of fabrics, its cheapest off their website here (instead of buying on amazon)
  • Both the Kyla and Liz offer a clean, true white.
  • The Kyla Light Gray is warmer and lighter than the Liz Fog

How To Hang Pinch Pleat Curtains

Installing curtains is a straightforward process, but it’s easiest if the rod can be installed after you have the drapes with you.

Curtain Rod Installation Guide

Tips to ensure the rod is at the correct height:

  • Install the curtain rod at a height so that the drapes just “kiss” the floor. They should not hang above the floor ever, and if you’re going for a clean look don’t allow then to puddle on the floor.
  • The general rule is to install the rod as high as you can above the window frame, within reason.
  • If you have two to three feet in between window and ceiling, install the rod just under the ceiling / crown.

Tips to ensure the rod is at the correct width:

  • Install the bracket of the curtain rod at least 15-20″ out from each side of the window frame if you have the room.
  • Drapes should hang against the trim and wall to make the window appear wider.

bench and curtains around window

Our living room, above. Liz drapes  in beige white found on Amazon, and the Shore bench

Hanging The Drapes On The Rod

The drapes come with the plastic hooks for the pleats! Start by inserting the hook into the back of the pleats, spacing them evenly across the top of the curtains.

the back of the curtain

Each hook attaches to an o-ring (buy this separately). Next, slide the rings onto the curtain rod. To make the pleats straight, start at the top and gather the pleats straight, one between each finger. Pull your hand with the pleats in it from the top straight all the way down to the floor! I do this for each pleat until the whole panel looks uniform. (If you purchase memory trained option on the custom drapes, they come perfect out of the bag.)

a hook behind a curtain
a woman closing pinch pleat curtains in a living room

Drapery Hardware

Install your rod securely into the studs or with heavy duty drywall anchors. Below is hardware I’ve used:

The reviews on Amazon and the Two Pages website here are a great read if you want more opinions.

You can grab a sample of fabrics off their website here.

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2 thoughts on “My (Amazon!) Pinch Pleat Curtains In My Home”

  1. Great article. Thank you for sharing! Do you have the paint colors you used in each of the rooms you used the window treatments?
    Thanks!

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  2. I’m researching before I purchase these curtains for my living room & dining room. Which one – between Liz & Kyla – do you prefer? Thanks!

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