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Curtain Pole Considerations

9 Nov

It is a fairly daunting task after having had a pair of beautiful curtains made especially for you by a curtain maker to then ensure that you have chosen the correct Curtain Pole or secondary window treatment in the form of a Blind for your style of decor and curtain finish.  The next few Polesandblinds blogs will explain how different curtain poles, blinds and curtain headings will create very different effects.

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Elegance can be Easily Achieved, its a Question of Choice

A minimal metal curtain pole with chic, slim lines and the merest mention of a curtain finial such as the Neo curtain pole will alter completely the look of a pair of curtains from the finish achieved when the same curtains are fitted to a fabulously decadent pole such as the Speedy Alexia pole.  Both of these poles are fine examples of the wonderfully varied collections of curtain poles available on the market today.

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The Stunning Curtain Finial Adds Elegance and Style

The Alexia curtain pole will create a dramatic effect, making it a great option for most styles of curtains, more so if the curtain fabric is a plain colour or has a self coloured texture as the pole will be able to make the main statement and will not be in competition with an elaborate curtain pattern.

The curtain pole is suitable for medium and heavy weight curtains, the 28mm used for medium weight curtains and the 35mm for heavy weight curtains and interlined curtains. The wall brackets are also extendable so heavily decorative coving will not obstruct the fitting position of the pole and deep window sills or radiators that have been fitted under the window will not interfere with the fall of full length curtains as the pole can be extended further away from the wall by the brackets. The curtain pole is available in four exquisite finial colours with co-ordinating metal pole finishes.

Although the Satin Silver and Antique Brass poles are the most popular colours, the Polished Graphite will add warmth and glamour to the decor just as the bright Chrome will catch the light and add an extra dimension of style.

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Modern Chic Combined with Versatility

The Neo metal curtain pole has a different set of attributes to the Alexia. The pole is not only a fine example of modern design techniques but also has an ingenious collection of related items that can easily change the pole from a conventional pole for straight windows to a bay window curtain pole or a double curtain pole for layered curtains.

Layered curtains are one of the most significant changes in window fashion in recent years.  This type of window treatment allows for a multifunctional system that is often an essential requirement for certain rooms, especially for a bedroom,  where during the day you may well wish to let light in but maintain a high level of privacy which a pair of gentle wafty voiles will achieve. If you wish to exclude light completely then the main curtains can have blackout lining. This type of curtain lining is quite stiff, so the resulting curtains may well appear rather solid and unwilling to dress in folds.

Curtain holdbacks in this particular instance will be of great benefit as the curtains can be arranged manually into folds and held back away from the window during the day. A great tip when hanging any curtains for the first time, but particularly blackout curtains, is to pleat the curtains into formal pleats of equal size if you have chosen pencil pleat heading or into pleats corresponding to the pinch pleats or goblet heading and leave them to settle in the open position for a few days either in the holdbacks or if you have chosen not to fit holdbacks, then simply tie a piece of string around the middle and at the hem line so that the curtains will then automatically open neatly in those folds.

Many curtain poles have matching curtain holdbacks, if not there are many available on our site that will compliment whatever pole you have chosen.

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Control Your Curtains

If you are including a blind in your window treatment, fitting curtain holdbacks will allow the curtains to be permanently dressed open with the blind being the main functional part of the treatment.

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Blue for Tranquility-Ideal for Bedrooms

19 Jun

BLUE MAKES AN EYECATCHING STATEMENT AGAINST A PALE BACKDROP

Blue is great as the lead colour in a bedroom  but should be accompanied by a light colour such as cream or shades of off-white. Period looking furniture often looks best in a blue bedroom as it suits the peaceful and relaxed atmosphere.

ENSURE A GOOD NIGHTS SLEEP WITH A BLACKOUT BLIND

Blackout blinds may be a requirement in a bedroom situation to block the early morning daylight. The mid blue Costello blackout roller blind will blend with most blue decors but as bedrooms are normally more feminine in their finish, you may well wish to also twin the blind with curtains.

The other option is to line your curtains with blackout lining. This is also very effective, but you will need a curtain pole or track that is suitable for heavy weight curtains as blackout curtains will weigh significantly more than conventional curtains.

The window finish achieved with by fitting a double curtain pole always looks special in a bedroom and the concept meets most people’s requirements for a bedroom window treatment. The first pair of curtains are normally light weight sheers or voiles for privacy during the day and adds a touch of romance. The main curtains hang from the front pole and are used at night.

The Integra Options curtain pole has it all. Great design, practicality and looks good. It can be used as a double curtain pole or a standard straight window pole. It is also extendable, making it that little bit easier to fit if the measurements do not completely coincide with your window size.

THE PERFECT SOLUTION FOR ANY EVENTUALITY

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Red for High Energy

25 May

Red used in any application immediately draws attention, look no further than the high street at sale time – So Let’s Get Some Action.

RED - A STIMULATING ACTION COLOUR FOR KIDS

There are many instances when Blackout Blinds or curtains are used, one of the most common being for children’s bedrooms. Bedtime needs to remain roughly the same time and how many children would settle down for the night with the sun streaming through the window.

A simple white curtain pole such as the Speedy Country Wooden Curtain Pole will team with any colour of decor.

WHITE - A WORLD OF CHOICE

Keep the curtain headings simple and let the fabrics do the talking.

If you are feeling particularly inspired, then buy a plain wooden curtain pole and paint it in one of the feature colours of the room.

Venetian blinds are very good at giving control over light levels and are available in just about every colour imaginable – the only thing is they will not be as forgiving as perhaps a roller blind if little fingers get hold of them. Most importantly of all, the pulls of the venetian blind must be out of reach of the child, bearing in mind they have caused the tragic deaths of several children that have been strangled by the looped cords.

The Dorothy metal venetian blind is a fine example of the vibrant colours available.

STYLE+FUNCTION+VALUE

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Poles & Blinds – Colours Explained – Red

17 Apr

Some people have a favourite colour – their mind is made up and that’s that.  Others however, with a little gentle persuasion can be influenced one way or the other.

 

I LOVE PINK

It’s great to see the world through rose coloured glasses so including shades of red in your home decor, whether it is a deep dramatic burgundy or a pale pastel pink, there is a tone of red to suit every palette.

Red is one of the three primary colours – a base for many other colours. Bright red is associated with passion, energy and warmth; often the favoured colour choice of restaurateurs as it promotes a sociable feeling as well as stimulates the appetite. It therefore follows that including red in your dining room will have the same effect.

A TOUCH OF INTIMACY FOR FINE DINING

Reds or tones of red are great for a feature wall colour, but too much red can overwhelm the room.

The Bay Window Curtain Pole featured in this image is set as far as possible above the bay window to also enable the use of Roman Blinds. This means that the pinch pleat curtains can be arranged in folds, leaving the blinds to do the work.

It would be too much of a good thing to have solid red walls and curtains – these curtains compliment the walls perfectly, whilst also toning the high impact colouring down. The neutral colouring of the blinds add impact to the curtains rather than compete with them.

Note the attractive touch of including the curtain fabric as part of the accessories in the room.

Roman blinds are usually the best option as a complimentary window treatment for bay windows in a traditional home as they reflect the distinctive elegance we have come to associate with fine dining but remember, the choice of fabric should be unobtrusive or the windows will become over decorative.

The Islata Roman Blind is a fine example of a blind that will fit both bay windows and conventional windows, harmonizing well with wall and floor colourings and leaving the statement curtains as the feature of the room.

A Quiet Foil for Luminous Colours

If you have opted for a modern decor, then perhaps you do not want to include curtains in your decor, although in a dining room I feel that a more intimate atmosphere will be created as curtains will not only reduce the level of background noise, but will also give distinction to the window.

A strong colour such as red whatever your style will turn your dining room into a blaze of warmth with candles and uplighters combining to give a pleasant under-lying glow.

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