S-fold curtains (also known as ripple fold, s-wave and wave fold) are relatively new to the market. They are also our most popular curtain heading option. Their simplistic yet sculptural style makes them perfect in contemporary homes.
For an s-fold to successfully hold its shape, they should be made from soft-draping fabrics rather than thick or stiff ones. Sheer fabrics are ideal to maintain the gorgeous ‘S’ shape from heading to hem.
There are two main drawbacks of the s-fold
Firstly, they can’t be adjusted
Secondly, because of
S-folds can look spectacular in any fabric style, from linen-look to glimmering satin. They can be a beautiful, neutral backdrop allowing you to freely decorate around, but if you want to invest in something really amazing, they look exceptionally special in fabrics with bold patterns.
S-fold curtains require slightly different hardware & componentry to pleated curtain styles. A track made to suit pleated curtains, can’t necessarily be repurposed to hang s-folds from. This means you probably won’t be able to re-use your old tracking or rods.
We use tracks with clear wave-tape and nylon hooks rather than the original stud-tape and pendant system. It’s not only simpler to install, but makes them easier for clients to remove later for cleaning.