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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.
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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.

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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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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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Blue for Tranquility-Ideal for Bedrooms

19 Jun


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.


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.


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Curtain Pole Options

29 Mar


Need an EYELET CURTAIN POLE for your eyelet curtains?.

This is a curtain pole that does not have curtain rings as the eyelets in the curtains are the means of fixing the curtains to the pole, the metal pole should match the metal eyelet finish. Eyelet curtain headings, although very modern in style brings about a rather formal finish as the curtains fold back and forth across the pole.


The wall fixing brackets are adjustable to suit the size of the fold of the curtain and the finials are hand blown making for their own unique finish.

Need a  MODERN METAL CURTAIN POLE to set the pace for a contemporary window treatment?

The architectural styling of this stainless steel effect or spun brass curtain pole makes a stunning feature of your windows, at a very realistic price. The sharp graphic pattern created by the series of rings on the barrel curtain finial creates a bold modern statement. The circular design of the wall fixing brackets keeps the finish of the pole neat yet trendy, ideal even for the most contemporary of interior designs.

Rolls Neo Stud pole

Another stylish detail of the Rolls Neo Curtain Pole is the square cut nylon lined curtain rings, creating an air of sophistication by adding an extra design dimension, becoming a complimentary partner to the curtain pole finial.


Or traditional pinch pleat curtains dressed on a fabulous hand finished wooden curtain pole such as the Resina Advent Leaf & Berry pole?.

The tulip inspired curtain finial is richly adorned with carved detailing which looks particularly outstanding with the finishing touches picked out in silver or gold. The dark wood and gold finishes look stunning in an intimate dining room, or in an elegant yet formal lounge which is richly furnished in bold colours and elaborate curtain headings, deep triple pinch pleats linked with a matching bullion cord for example. The soft antique paint effects are perhaps more suitable for a romantic yet stylish bedroom with the curtain pole lavishly swathed in generous quantities of silks or taffeta, the curtains interlined perhaps with an attached goblet valance finished with a matching bullion fringe and left to hang loosely to the floor, maybe even leaving the curtains puddled onto the floor.

Are you overlooked and need a DOUBLE CURTAIN POLE or just an elegant effect for your bedroom windows?.

Are your windows overlooked or have an undesirable view – then perhaps they will require a double pole, the Integra Lexington Ball double curtain pole for example, will enable a pair of voile curtains to remain closed during the day with the main curtains only being used at night.


This curtain pole is also extendable making it extra easy to fit.

Do you have a bay window and need a BAY WINDOW CURTAIN POLE don’t panic!


We have a large range of curtain poles that can be bent by hand, fitted with corner joints to turn the bend or that can be bent at the factory to suit your particular angle.

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Contact Us For Curtain Poles & Window Blinds
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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