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5 Mar
Blinds, especially venetian or roller blinds are ideal for fitting to a nursery window. Especially when the baby is very young,  the room will need to be in semi darkness for nap times as well as keeping out the early morning daylight.  Whilst window blinds are very effective at all kinds of things, unless it is a roman blind, they cannot possibly be considered as a soft, fluffy kind of window finish that may well be required to complement the rest of the nursery decor.
nursery blinds

Soften Window Blinds with a Swathe of Silk


This is where a pastel or white silk sheer fabric can be used to completely alter the look of the window, but a word of caution about fitting blinds in a nursery.  When the baby becomes a toddler and starts to explore, you must make sure that all pull cords etc. associated with the blind are well out of harms way, there have been several cases of tragic accidents where the child has become entangled in the cords.

Room dividers and sheer curtains made from a very light weight silk will add a touch of feminine elegance to a room without the bulk of a conventional pair of curtains.  Silk curtains being made from one of natures finest will not be as readily affected by the steam in a bathroom and if they are unlined, can also be washed, but gently by hand with a final rinse in cold water. Do not use fabric softener or a strong detergent as it will discolour the silk fabric.

Simple tab top headings are a great look for unlined silk curtains, the casual finish of the tabs suiting well the machined finish of the sides and hems of the curtains. For a slightly thicker curtain that still maintains the wafting attraction of a pair of unlined curtains, you can simply fold the fabric in half along the hem line, sew up the sides, turn the curtains inside out, slot the heading tabs into the top of the curtains and machine along the top.

eyelet curtain poles

Shimmering Silks Complemented by the Metallic Finish of the Metal Curtain Pole

Coloured silk sheers look particularly stunning when they are used in a layered curtain situation, especially if the colouring of the sheer curtains twin with the main curtain fabric colour. When the sheer curtains are closed during the day, a totally different look with take over, with a stunning coloured hue being created as the daylight passes through the unlined curtains.  At night the main silk curtains will create a fascinating array of colours as the lighting in the room shimmers over the fabric, created by the threads of the fabric refracting incoming light at different angles, thus producing different colours.

We have many double curtain poles available on our site – a great example of this being the

 Integra Options Double Curtain Pole


Tone the Metal Pole Finish with the Material Colouring


This very versatile curtain pole can also be used for bay windows, as a single curtain pole or as an eyelet curtain pole and has a wonderful selection of curtain finials, a couple of examples being the Integra Options Shattered Flame Finial

integra glass curtain finial

The Glass Curtain Finial Accentuates the Iridescence of the Silk Fabric

Another great finial option is the Integra Options Amélie Pearl Finial


Strands of Delicate Beads Entwine the Curtain Finial

Curtain holdbacks are often used with a double curtain pole and although not essential, silk fabrics unlike perhaps a cotton or linen fabric can be a little unruly when open, so if your “look” requires curtains that when open remain in regimented pleats then take a look  at our wide selecton of holdbacks.

The Integra Curtain Pole range does have a dedicated curtain finial, made to match exactly the metal pole finishes.


But take a look at our range of Curtain Holdbacks, there may well be something else that takes your fancy.

Curtain Tie-backs are also a great alternative to holdbacks, but with a silk curtain, the beauty is the fabric, so some tie-backs such as this striking option may well as someone once said “over egg the pudding”.


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A Touch Of Red Maybe All It Takes

8 May


The natural beauty of this view  will obviously be the focus of the room so keep the decor minimal, but don’t leave it bland – the red chair is something individual, adding a personal touch but leaving the view to do the talking.

These fabulous Resina Advent curtain poles will give you the best of both, a hard-wearing curtain pole with the latest in innovative design and a splash to colour to accent the decor.


Window treatments historically are the most important element of decoration, often being the most expensive decorative feature in the room. This fabulous 25mm stainless steel and glass creation, available in four colourways, will impart a real fashion statement in a modern scheme, particularly with the matching detail on the wall brackets. Matching curtain holdbacks are available as an optional extra.


The stunning glass disc finials are kiln formed by glass artists who have cleverly fused Dichroic particles into molten glass which give a stunning jewel like effect as the trapped bubbles and particles sparkle to escape. Chrome and steel curtain poles normally air on the side of  modern, leaving brass and wrought iron curtain poles to dress the curtains in a more traditional setting.

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17 Harefield Road
Middleton on sea
West Sussex
PO22 6EE
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Poles & Blinds – Red For Modern And Traditional Bedrooms

2 May

Red used in “Grown-up” bedrooms will add a sense of intimacy and romance – it will also give an otherwise plain bedroom life, depth and mood.


Strong colours such as red will appear to advance into the room so it is best kept as a dramatic accent colour against neutral walls and flooring. The curtains have been fitted behind a pelmet board on a track such as the Integra Ultraglide extendable metal curtain track.


This curtain track can be ceiling or wall fixed and is extendable, making it easy to fit at the correct length. Metal curtain tracks are stronger than plastic tracks therefore being more suitable for heavy weight curtains and the fact that these curtains are from floor to ceiling calls for a corded track for ease of handling.

Indian harem or richly decorated Arabic themed bedrooms are very sensual and exotic, but unless the rest of the decor in the home is also slightly themed, can become a bit of a folly.


Colourful walls and sumptuous fabrics in reds and golds are essential to completing this design style and the bed is definitely the centre piece. Soft mood lighting is essential so if your room isn’t equipped with dimmer switches then buy light bulbs with the lowest wattage possible or coloured bulbs for some of the lighting. Asian or Moroccan style lamps and candles are great in this situation and remember to include scented candles or pot pourri to complete the delightful fusion.


Tie-backs and holdbacks are a complete subject of their own, they can be completely plain and purely practical or they can be every bit as important as the curtains themselves. These particular tie-backs are part of the Rolls Gypsy range, so called for the ornate bead work and decorative combination of colours.
These tie-backs are available in a palette of 14 colourways – all with the delightful chequered beadwork.
Curtain holdbacks are available in wood or metal, with many of the wooden and metal curtain poles in our range have their own unique holdback.

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Curtain Tracks, Window Blinds & Curtain Poles
Polesandblinds.com Ltd.
17 Harefield Road
Middleton on sea
West Sussex
PO22 6EE
National Calls: 0845 4650101

International Calls: 00441243 586660

Email: info@polesandblinds.com

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