Some styles of drapery are more functional than others. The easiest to operate include Ripple Fold, Tailored Pleat, Pinch Pleat and Cubicle drapery. Ripple Fold and Cubicle drapery glide on a track system (included) making them incredibly functional. Both Tailored and Pinch Pleat drapery are made with 4" buckrum which is a stiffener used in each pleat that gives the drape "memory' so that it will open and close in a similar fashion each time.
Grommet, Inverted Pleat, Rod Pocket and Goblet drapery are more decorative than functional. While they look beautiful, they aren’t ideal for operating on a daily basis. Consider how often you will need to open and close your drapery before making your selection.
Tip: When dealing with areas that require very long drapes (say over 120") and will be opened and closed frequently, you need to consider how best to operate them. Often times b/c of this longer length it may be best to consider a custom track (where you can pull a string to draw drapes) as this may be the optimal way to open and close them easily. Remember cornices are available (to cover a non-decorative traverse rod).