Our Guide To Curtain Poles

Our Guide To Curtain Poles

Amy Kilvington

By Amy Kilvington

Content Writer at Blinds Direct
Tue 31 Mar 2020

Are you on the hunt for the perfect curtain pole to complete your curtains and coordinate with the rest of your space? Blinds Direct can help.

At Blinds Direct, we understand the importance of finding the right curtain pole; its size, shape, colour and finish. Will it tie in with your curtains? Will it create a stylish statement? Will it work well alongside your furniture and accessories?

When it comes to curtain poles, you may find it difficult to decide on the right style for your space. That’s why we’ve created a comprehensive guide for identifying the right pole to suit your style and coordinate with your curtains and the wider room.


Warm Naturals

Perhaps you describe your interior tastes as contemporary country or traditionally chic? Maybe you favour neutral, earthy tones such as terracotta, pebble, sage and sea foam?

Beautiful craftsmanship might be important to you, as are high quality materials like leather and marble, and most importantly, real wood! In particular, you love coordinating and enhancing your flooring and furniture with other carpentry, such as a high quality curtain poles. If this all rings true, our warm and natural real wooden curtain poles will lend perfectly to your classic and cosy interior scheme.

Warm natural poles are an ideal choice for natural fabrics, such as linen, hessian or soft brushed cotton. Lightly embroidered fabrics also team effectively with these warm naturals. Any chalky or dusky tone works well, or if you prefer darker shades, a deeper wood tone is a great match. Of course, any type of curtain fabric can work well with natural wood; just take a look at our wide selection of real wood poles in a variety of tones and finishes.

Here are some of our favourite wooden poles, which have been handcrafted to create a warm and natural look. Click the images to shop.


Modern Metals

For you, form always follows function, but that doesn’t mean style should be compromised. You enjoy modern and masculine looks and have a penchant for contemporary living.

You might describe your tastes as luxurious yet understated, and you always keen to invest in quality pieces. If all of the above is an accurate description of your interior style, metal curtain poles may be the best option for your home.

The Modern Metal theme will tie in with both classic and contemporary fabrics, and if you’ve selected a pinch pleat heading, a modern metal curtain pole is a particularly good choice. Warm coloured curtains tone well against black metals, while steel is a better match for natural and blush tones. A modern metal curtain pole will also provide a stark and stylish contrast against soft, mineral colours. And if your curtains feature a geometric or deco-inspired pattern, any metal pole will coordinate. Which is your favourite?


Romantic Chic

Are you a fan of relaxed and feminine interior styles? Soft tones and textures might be your decor of choice, along with dappled floral prints, sheer floaty fabrics and trendy touches.

You might enjoy bringing a sense of the outdoors into your home with natural materials, whilst maintaining a luxurious feeling with contemporary accessories. If so, romantic curtain poles are the perfect choice for you.

These poles pair well with a variety of fabrics. For lighter materials, look to cream woods and off-whites. For heavier fabrics with bolder patterns and colours, choose something slightly darker in tone like pearl. These styles are also ideal for light sheeny curtains and voiles. Shades of dusky pink, dove grey, charcoal and soft lavender all coordinate with these curtain poles. Remember, if you feel your window display looks a little plain, bring detail through the finials. Shop some of our favourite romantic poles below.


Antique Flair

Are you most keen on opulent and elaborate interiors? Do you love to make a statement and to surround yourself with exciting and unique pieces?

You might not live in a sprawling stately home, but that doesn’t mean your rooms aren’t decorated with beauty and grandeur in mind. If this grand style is up your street, look to our collection of curtain poles that offer antique flair.

These poles team brilliantly with classic statement curtains. These fabrics, which include tartans and florals, demand a strong pole to balance the overall look. For bold jewel tones and floral prints, consider warm gold tones. Slightly cooler brass works well with lighter, neutral fabrics. If your curtains are velvet, opt for any pole that delivers an antique feeling – the beauty of this style is that it never dates.

Take a look at some of our best antique-inspired curtain poles. Just click the images to shop.


Make the most of your windows and the rest of your home with a high quality curtain pole from Blinds Direct. You can also find out how to measure for your curtain poles with our helpful measuring guide. Shop the site today or get in touch with our helpful team for more information.


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