Eyelets give a contemporary finish to your curtains so are best suited to a modern home. Eyelets (metal rings) are threaded through your pole and are available in a number of finishes to suit your décor, for example silver, chrome or brass. Once hung your curtains will fall in soft even pleats.
Professionally made eyelets will use buckram for stiffening. If you are making the curtains yourself you can buy a kit which will give you a special heading tape and metal or plastic rings.
Eyelets can only be used with a curtain pole and are not suitable for bay windows or for use with valences or pelmets.