Wonderful open living spaces with wide windows or bifold doors enhance our homes, allowing light to flood in. But if you choose to have curtains over these wider than average expanses then you may have found it difficult to find extra long curtain poles or curtain tracks which will work as you want them to work.
Take a look in DIY stores or high street retailers and it’s likely that the maximum size of curtain pole you can buy is just not long enough for your requirements. And it’s not just the length of pole that needs to be right. The all important means of supporting the pole can also put your head in a spin.
How tall will the brackets be and where can they be positioned?
Can you fix the pole or track to the wall, or can it be fixed to the ceiling?
Are you hanging a pair of curtains which draw to the centre or would you like to be able to pull the curtains back to one side?
Oh, and is there enough space for a pole end (also known as a ‘finial'), or would a recess bracket fixing better meet your needs?
And if you have your heart set on a certain colour to complement other features in your room the challenge becomes even greater, or so you would think.
But thank goodness for companies such as Jones Interiors and Hallis Hudson who have designed ranges of curtain poles which can be purchased in component format to meet your custom requirements with ease. Lunar and Strand by Jones, and Neo by Hallis Hudson have the answers! Passing rings and passing brackets are the key to achieving long, long lengths when hanging curtains with heading tape, and where fitting space above windows is limited, you need neat, strong, space saving brackets, and yes, they have those too.
And if you prefer to have eyelet curtains you may well be looking for long single piece poles (because eyelets can’t pass brackets). Jones Interiors have a useful 300cm pole length in Chrome and Matt Nickel in their 28mm Lunar range, and Hallis have a 500cm pole length in Satin Silver in their Neo ranges.