Formal Classic Look – Choices: Curtain Poles, Fabrics & Headings

17 Nov

Fabulous Curtains are the Building Blocks for the Rest of the Decor

Getting your window treatment right is the main challenge of your new decor. Elegant curtains will transform any room, the more formal look being achieved not only by the choice of curtain fabric and curtain heading, but also by the choice of curtain pole.  To guarantee a couture feel make sure that you have enough widths in the curtains, there is nothing worse than a skimpy pair of curtains (one of the disadvantages of ready-made curtains)

Triple pinch pleats and Goblet headings have been popular as an alternative to the very decorative treatments such as Swags and Tails or Shaped Box Pelmets for quite some time now. The depth of the heading detail can be finished in various sizes, it all depends on the depth of the buckrum, but make sure that you do not choose the deep option if your ceiling or windows are low as it will visually alter the height of the room, making it feel rather small and oppressive.


A Dramatic Combination of both Colour and Styling

These fabulous triple pleat damask curtains are made from a Harlequin fabric. They do not need to be interlined as the design detailing is already raised making the fabric  too thick to be then able to be made into the pleats.

The pinch pleat and goblet curtains hang slightly below the pole so that when the curtains are open the heading will have plenty of space to fold back on itself.  This leaves the decorative detail neatly arranged together along the front of the curtains when they are open. With this in mind, make sure that your curtain pole is up to the mark as it will be almost entirely exposed.


The Reeded Curtain Pole Finish Adds to the Decadent Look

The Regency reeded curtain pole is very economically priced bearing in mind the design detailing and gilt finish.   Wooden curtain poles are often more associated with a formal window finish, although there are many metal poles especially brass curtain poles that have a traditionl feel about them.


The Curtain Finial Really Sets the Style

The Swish Minster brass curtain pole is available in three three stylish colours, although the brass colourway is more apt for a formal classic finish such as would have been favoured by the illustrious look of the Victorian and Regency era.

Silk is inherently glamorous and cannot fail to bring beauty to any window. Silk curtains make up particularly well when interlined and finished with a formal curtain heading.  The romantic appeal of silk makes it particularly fitting for a Master Bedroom, looking equally attractive when made up into matching bedspreads and cushions.


The Silk Curtains Definately Set the Mood for the Room

These fabulous silk goblet curtains have been interlined to give body to the fine silk fabric.  The shimmering cascade of fabric in a soothing yet refined turquoise pattern is the epitome of luxury and an equally delicate curtain pole such as the Integra Woodworks curtain pole would make a perfect combination.


A Hint of Gold Whispers 'GLAMOUR'

Including a Roman Blind in the window treatment will give you maximum choice for light and privacy.  If you want to exclude light completely from the room, perhaps in a bedroom, then certain Roman Blinds such as the Bellini Cream roman blind will do just that whilst blending effortlessly with the rest of the window decor. Whilst there are many types of blinds available, the Roman Blind is best suited for the classic window. They are opened by soft layers of fabric folding over eachother giving a more elegant finish than the more contemporary look of perhaps a Roller blind.


Roman Blinds add a Wonderfully Soft Finish to a Window

poles_and_blinds Ltd.
Curtain Poles, Window Blinds & Accessories
17 Harefield Road
Middleton on sea
West Sussex
PO22 6EE
Tel: 0845 4650101
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One Response to “Formal Classic Look – Choices: Curtain Poles, Fabrics & Headings”

  1. curtain pole June 23, 2011 at 7:05 am #

    this is nice blog for interior design and home decoration

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