Design Defined: Box Pleat

Design Defined: Box Pleat

Box Pleat

Often toted as the most popular of all the pleats, the box pleat, is formed when two equal folds of fabric are folded away from each other in opposite directions — meeting at the back.  The top of the pleat has a wide, flat area.

Box pleats create a smart, formal look.  These pleats are often seen in traditional vs. contemporary forms of interior design.

Here are a few examples of box pleats:

 

RoyalLampShades.com Shallow Drum English Box Pleat Basic Lampshade

RoyalLampShades.com Shallow Drum English Box Pleat Basic Lampshade

 

TheCompanyStore.com Detachable Box Pleat Bedskirt

TheCompanyStore.com Detachable Box Pleat Bedskirt

 

Here is a short video on how to make Box Pleat Curtains:

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There are 2 comments

  1. what is the meaning of meeting pleats? 🙂

    Comment by naoimi on October 20, 2015 at 6:41 am
  2. Hi Naoimi!

    Its not actually the meeting of pleats, but the meeting of the same piece of fabric. Its formed when two equal folds of fabric are folded away from each other in opposite directions and then they “meet” again at the back. Let me know if you have any more questions! Have a great day!

    Minhnuyet

    Comment by Minhnuyet Hardy on November 9, 2015 at 6:24 pm