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BLACK – Not to be Afraid of

27 Jan
black curtains and cushions

Black and Cream With the Midas Touch - Gold

Black has scary connotations, death, the devil and the night – however in interior design in Asian decor it was thought to bring good luck to the occupants of the house and although in the West we know it takes more than a black decor, it still looks good.

No-one in their right mind would consider an all black room, but even if it is just a black roman blind or a black curtain pole with curtains based on a black background or decorative design, black will look stunning and very chic combined with charming warm colours such as pale coral, pinks and creams or gold for the epitome of a show-off scheme and bedrooms in particular with black accents are fabulous.

Carrying the curtain fabric through to the curtain poles and bedspread or as in this case, to a bed runner and of course the cushions will keep the movement of colours flowing through.

If your curtains are interlined or even if they  just have a  decorative heading such as a pinch pleat heading, you may wish to dress them in the folds that correspond to the pleats of the heading. You will need curtain holdbacks or tie-backs to achieve this and unless you have the time or the inclination to dress them every morning, it is best to fit an additional blind, usually a roller blind or a roman blind as the secondary fitting to be the actual working part of the window treatment.

The addition of  glass tops to your furniture will not only protect it, but also the shiny reflective surface will add both glamour and light to the decor.

Chrome curtains poles are great with black curtains in a modern scheme, this Speedy metal curtain pole being particularly stunning as the black background of the finial shows through the mosaic glass fragments of the finial decoration,  mirroring the curtains to the last detail.

moden curtain finial in mirrored fragments

Carry Your Curtains through to the Curtain Pole

This very adaptable pole can also be used as a bay window curtain pole with the required corner joints, great if you have more than one window in a room, one of which being a bay window. The corner joint literally fits at one end of two poles and there you have it – a perfect right angle bend.

corner joint for bay windows

Bay Window Problems - A thing of the Past

Space is a sheer joy I think in your home – when you come in your door after a busy day at work, travelling in a crowded train or doing battle in Tescos, a decor based on white or cream with black accents will certainly help you to feel less conjested and relaxed.  Let the black colouring be the decorative detail, it´s strong enough and the white or pale cream the space maker.

Black finishing touches in a living room are stunning, but best avoided as the main upholstery colour unless you are a particularly organised person, furniture is such hard work in black and anyway you never know when a puppy or kitten may arrive. Black influenced living rooms are definately for the modern minded – a pared down interior is required, not one that is loaded with personal items. It´s now very “out of vogue” to fill the room with ornaments – a few groups of carefully selected favourite ornaments and a similarly well chosen coffee tablescape is all that´s permitted.

venetian blinds for bay windows

Metal Venetian Blinds will get you out of a Tight Corner

A black worktop in the kitchen will give depth to the units, match many of items such as the hob and oven and can easily be accesssorised by black kitchen equipment such as toasters and permissable nic nacs such as the odd olive oil bottle. Don´t forget to introduce a bit of colour even if its just a red flower.

Metal venetian blinds are ideal in a kitchen and are available in a huge range of colours, so getting your window treatment to match your chosen decor colour will not be a problem. Blinds of any description are a great way of dressing bay windows that are a combination of flat sections as each window can be fitted with an individual blind.  Also if the kitchen is a kitchen/diner, it´s good to pick out a feature colour from the curtains and match the blind accordingly.

Greater care needs to be taken with powerful primaries such as red – for lashings of red the room will need to be vast and free from any encumbrancies such as fussy curtain treatments and ornaments. More about red soon……….. in the mean time some of us are more than happy to stick to black and white.

black and white decor

Lay Back and Enjoy It

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Curtain Poles For Any Eventuality

25 Jun
painted curtain poles

With all this going on, its better to be discreet

This very decorative living room has enough visual interest without a flamboyant curtain pole added to the mix.  A simple metal or wooden curtain pole will provide the means for hanging the curtains without stealing any of the impact.

Wallpaper is one of the main trends for home interiors this year and looks particularly outstanding if used on a feature wall. Many of the wallpapers match or compliment the curtain fabrics with large florals and light reflective surfaces being the most popular.

curtain poles and curtain holdbacks

Metal curtain poles with special effect finishes

Metal curtain poles will suit any colour palette as they are available in a wide range of metal finishes and can be both traditionally elegant or minimally modern. Many metal curtain poles have matching curtain holdbacks which will help you to create the type of window treatment you desire if it is to be based on large drapes of fabric.

metal bay window pole

Bay Windows Need Special Curtain Poles

Bay windows are definitely the main feature in a room as they not only add depth to a room and an increase in natural light, but also provide the means for a beautiful window treatment.

Bay window curtain poles are not a problem with today’s innovative methods of manufacturing, with many of our standard curtain poles also being able to be used for bay windows with the simple addition of specially designed corner joints.


11 Mar


silk bedspread

A Touch of Silk add Excellence into a Traditional Bedroom Decor

A silk bedspread or throw will certainly make a statement centre piece for your bedroom and a beautiful bedroom, whether inspired by traditional elegance or chic modernism is important as it is your haven for time-out as well as sleep.


Chic Modern Bedroom Decor Enhanced by a Silk Throwover Bedspread


And remember that fitting a blackout roller blind or roman blind for complete darkness or a wooden venetian blind or metal venetian blind for an attractive partial dimming of the daylight will be of great benefit for light sleepers and lovers of a day time siesta.

metal curtain poles for bed drapes

Metal Curtain Poles ideal for Bed Drapes

Bed hangings and bed drapes were traditionally used to keep out the cold and bugs and today are still popular for a really romantic bedroom decor. Soft silk sheers were used especially in Asia to keep out the mosquitoes and so to look authentic, should  pull all around the bed.  A simple metal curtain pole such as the Rolls Neo metal curtain pole that can be ceiling or wall fixed is perfect for this look and the curtain headings only need a simple slotted heading, tab top or tie-heading.

You can also create a room within a room, ideal for a bedsit or a shared bedroom by fitting poles that are longer and wider than the bed, leaving perhaps enough room for the bedside tables either side of the bed and a chest at the end of the bed all within the confines of the curtains.

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30 Jan

We are poised to add an exhilarating range of Ready-Made and Made to Measure curtains, cushions and bedspreads to our site which means that we will be able to cover every aspect of window dressings and soft furnishings for your home. When planning your new decor your window treatments are the key to success and should be considered from the outset to ensure a cohesive look to the finished scheme. The cushions and bedspreads should also be complimentary to the curtains, not an afterthought as they are the final flourish which will make or break the theme.

Whatever the look you have in mind or your preference of colour, quietly browsing through our ranges of curtain poles, blinds, and now curtains and bedding in the comfort of your home may well open up a fresh train of thought or indeed inspire a completely new idea as to the look and feel of your finished scheme.

Ready made curtains are exactly that, they are made to standard widths and drops so you will need to choose a size that corresponds to your particular window. Ready made curtains are usually finished with either pencil pleat or eyelet headings, whereas with Made to Measure curtains, the choice is completely yours.

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Formal Modern Look – Furnishings and Window Treatments

18 Dec

A formal modern look is not normally geared towards family or feminine styling. It is in fact usually quite monochrome with space being the operative word and a distinctive mix of sleek, chic furnishings and window treatments (your hoarding instincts will have to be subdued to maintain this look).

Metal curtain poles and venetian blinds or roller blinds are the favoured choice of window finish and you can be as creative as you dare, maybe with one feature detail such as a main wall decorated perhaps with a large work of art or a highly decorative paper.

modern homes

Modern Deco - A Great Medium for Creative Freedom

Lighting plays a significant role in this style of decor and should be carefully considered at the outset. A combination of lighting works best in a living room so set out the activities that will be taking place in the room and ensure there is adequate lighting in that area. Mood lighting is also essential to the decor, downlighters or uplighters creating a feature on a plain wall makes a striking impression and remember that many table lamps or floor lamps can be an object worthy of note in their own right. Dimmers are not differcult to install and will allow you to vary the mood of the room at different times of the day.

If you are favouring an eclectic colour scheme then make sure that you also consider the direction the room is facing. These sophisticated schemes look great as the severe palette of black and white is complimented by the stunning lime green, but in a North facing room this colourway will be cold and uninviting – in this instance accent colours will need to be in a warm colouring such as red.  Also be sure to unify the walls with the furnishings or the end result will look out of control.

Contemporary decor

The Striking Image really brings the Bedroom To Life

Chandeliers are very much back in vogue and fit particularly well in any bedroom setting, even the most modern, but  though most of us are trying to do our bit to save the planet, if you can, use conventional light bulbs for the chandelier so the light can be appreciated in its ornate, shimmering crystal glory.

As far as the window treatments are concerned the cheapest is not always the best idea when every detail can be singled out due to the scarcity of furniture and accessories.

metal curtain pole finials

Metal Poles with Chic Modern Styling for any Modern Home

As far as the window treatments are concerned the cheapest is not always the best idea when every detail can be singled out due to the scarcity of furniture and accessories.  Modern metal curtain poles are available with a stunning range of finials that will add an extra dimension to your curtains and with the necessary related items can be used as bay window curtain poles or double curtain poles.

modern window blinds

White on White Says It All and Somtimes with the Merest Touch of Colour

White venetian blinds either in wood or metal will look the part in any modern home, white being the ultimate in chic styling and ease of gently blending with the rest of the decor.

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Small Touches of Red to Awaken Your Senses – Curtain Poles, Blinds and Accessories

7 May

Red accessories and wafty red voiles used in this home office demonstrate perfectly the warmth that red even in small amounts can add to your decor – which can even be achieved through your selection of curtain poles. A home office still needs to be part of the home as it may well have to twin as perhaps a guest bedroom on occasions, but here you can be braver and use bold colours which you may otherwise feel nervous about in your main living areas.

Bay Window Curtain Poles are available in all shapes and sizes.  The bay window in this setting is what is known as a two sided bay window, which is in effect an L shaped bay window.

Check our section on our site www.polesandblinds.com under the bay window curtain poles section where all the different bay window shapes are shown.

Please feel free to contact us by phone and we will be happy to talk you through ordering your pole or discuss any queries you may have.



A dull north facing room or in this instance, a dark basement, will definately benefit from the warmth and vitality of red in some detail of the decor. The Poppy red venetian blind will draw the eye to the window and the attractive garden beyond and away from the dark and uninteresting room.

Combining colours can be great fun and working with a bright colour will allow you to add a touch of adventure to your home.

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Middleton on sea
West Sussex
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Living With Red

7 May

The Living Room is where most people spend a lot of their waking leisure time so the overall theme should be restful. It has long been recognised that colour has a direct effect on our emotions, so whatever the colour you have based your decor around, whether warm or cool, try to use harmonious shades from the colour wheel as the complimentary hues.

A living room that has red as the main colour theme or even the just the window treatments will tend to be lively and active, so will need to be toned down to achieve a calm atmosphere. Red curtains will need a striking curtain pole to be equally dramatic or the pole will pale into oblivion. Brass or gold effect  Metal Curtain Poles look especially inviting with red colourings , a combination which is sure to attract attention.


The red roman blinds accentuate the powerful impact of the red settee – pure red having a tendency to advance into the room. This works successfully in this particular instance as the room has generous dimensions and the walls and flooring are from the earth tones colour spectrum which will neutralise somewhat the boldness of the decor.


The Trinity Red Roman blind will introduce an exotic note to a room as well as being highly functional. A Roman blind can be fitted inside or outside the window opening, the neat fit creating a protective, intimate note as the whole of the window area will be covered, blocking the outside world from entering your territory. The slightly textured effect of the fabric adds a touch of distinction, enabling the blind to happily fit into most styles whether the room is formal or informal. Bay windows will look particularly attractive dressed with Roman blinds which will also allow dressed curtains to be fitted either side of the window opening for extra effect.

A particularly bold window treatment can be stunning, but will only work if it balances with the rest of the decor, so before going overboard on the bright red, consider the rest of the room and whether it has other features that you may well wish to be the focal point – a room based around exotic influences will always look great accompanied with red.

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Bay Windows, Curtain Poles and Curtain Tracks
Polesandblinds.com Ltd.
17 Harefield Road
Middleton on sea
West Sussex
PO22 6EE
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