Our Guide To Curtain Poles

Our Guide To Curtain Poles

Amy Kilvington

By Amy Kilvington

Content Writer at Blinds Direct
Tue 27 Nov 2018

Are you on the hunt for the perfect curtain pole to coordinate with your curtains? We can help.

At Blinds Direct, we understand the importance of finding the right curtain pole, both in terms of size and shape, and also its colour, finish and texture. 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. You also may not realise the options that are available for this item. That’s why we’ve created a comprehensive guide for identifying the right kind of pole, and discovering the perfect match for your curtains and the wider room.

Warm Naturals   

Perhaps you describe your style as contemporary country or traditionally chic. Maybe you favour neutral, earthy tones such as terracotta, pebble, sage and sea foam. Beautiful craftsmanship is important to you, as are high quality materials like leather and real wood. You also love coordinating and enhancing your flooring and furniture with other carpentry. 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 if you opt for natural fabrics for your soft furnishings, 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.

Here are some of our favourite warm, natural wooden curtain poles – just click the images to shop:



Pastel coloured living room with black curtain pole.Modern Metals

For you, form always follows function, but that doesn’t mean style should be compromised. You enjoy modern and masculine looks, with a real 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 are the best option for your home.

Modern Metals 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.

We’ve selected three of our favourite Modern Metal poles below:



Soft pink bedroom with white accessories.Romantic Chic

Are you a fan of relaxed and feminine interior style with a fun twist? Soft tones and textures are 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.

Our Romantic Chic 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 dark 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.

Here are our top picks:



Warm traditional living room with wooden accessories.Antique Flair

Do you love opulent, elaborate interiors? Is it your prerogative 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 an antique flair.

Our Antique Flair 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, especially if you’re lucky enough to own a period property.

Here are a few of our favourite curtain poles that fit the bill:



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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