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Curtain Poles: Enhance the Positives and Disguise the Negatives

4 Dec

Curtain poles and blinds can be used, with a little background knowledge, to alter a windows dimensions and therefore the entire aspect of the room.

Layered curtains with roman blinds

Unify Your Windows with Careful Planning

A narrow window with a delightful view that passes unnoticed because the window looks small and uninteresting can be greatly improved by extending the curtain poles so that the window treatment actually sits on the wall as opposed to over the window. This will create an illusion of a bigger window as well as ensuring that as much window area as possible is left exposed, ensuring that as much light as possible can enter the room.

Alternatively if you have a wide low window and a tall ceiling, then fitting the pole much higher above the window opening than normal will give height to the room.  If there is an excessive amount of space above the top of the curtain and the pole, then dual the curtains with a roman blind, leaving the blind lowered to a position that hides the offending wall behind it, tricking the onlooker into thinking that the window is much taller.

If there are windows in the same room that are at different heights, then you can uniform them very readily with blinds or curtain pelmets.  Fitting them at a uniform height, the blinds or pelmets will block out the wall behind, creating an illusion of balance and symmetry.

Blinds – a Smart Simple Solution

If you are fortunate enough to have a window where privacy is not an issue such as a penthouse apartment or a waterfront house where the view is everything, then why not opt for the absolute minimum and only fit roller blinds for the occasion when you may wish to exclude the daylight, or want to feel cosy on a cold winters night – let the view say it all.

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An Absolute Must For Minimalism

Blinds are a chic window finish that is ideal for a modern living space – their unfussy look and various versatile properties make them a great way of dressing windows. They can every bit as eye-catching as curtains but are extremely practical, hard wearing and very cost effective. If you wish to add interest and a little glamour to your roller blind, then visit our site www.polesandblinds.com and take a look at the options of edges, pulls and trims that you can select and customise your own blind according to your style of decor.

Blinds can dress a window quickly, altering the look of a room within minutes, simply choose your style of blind and type of material they are made from – wood, wood weave, metal or fabric and within days your blind will be with you.

Blinds can be made to fit practically any size of window and are available in every colour imaginable so at least one type will be available in your desired colour, a brightly coloured roller blinds such as the Acacia Tango Roller Blind will add spirit and vitality instantly to any room.

If you are unsure how to order or get into a muddle with the choices, then please ask us for help, we will be happy to chat to you personally and talk you through placing your order.

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Curtain Poles, Window Blinds & Accessories
17 Harefield Road
Middleton on sea
West Sussex
PO22 6EE
Tel: 0845 4650101
International Calls: 00441243 586660

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.

poles and blinds leading the way for fabulous windows treatments

Contact Us
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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