Swag treatments are popular due to their versatility. The many individual components available can be combined to create an infinite number of beautiful, formal, and casual styles.
Swag: A horizontal element in which the fabric is pleated or gathered into soft folds that are longer in the center than at the sides.
Pelmet: A horizontal or vertical element consisting of a flat, stiffened panel of fabric usually cut in a decorative shape.
Cascade: A vertical element in which the fabric is folded or gathered at the top. The fabric creates a zigzag effect between the long and short points of the tapered hem. Cascades are generally used at the sides of a swag or pelmet (sometimes called tails).
Tail: A flat vertical element usually cut in a decorative shape at the end and hung between swags or pelmets.
Jabot: A vertical element in which the fabric is flat or conical in shape. It is usually placed between swags or pelmets (sometimes called horns or trumpets).
Scarf swag: Made of a continuous length of fabric that is then draped over a pole or swag holders to create the desired look.