Curtain Poles Buying Guide


Both functional and decorative, curtain poles can dramatically enhance a room. They have the power to create either an understated or bold focal point, depending on your preference. Before shopping for curtain poles, it’s important to know what to look for. Our expert buying guide contains all you the information you need to know so you can make an informed decision on your choice.

Choosing the Right Style

Hanging your curtains on our poles will bring real texture and a professional, sleek finishing touch to any room in your home. We offer both wooden and metal poles to complement all room styles. Wooden poles will create a traditional, classic feel, while metal poles will bring a more contemporary touch to your room. These two types of poles also come in a wide range of colours, making it easy for you to find something that suits the desired style of your room. For example, a matte black finish adds an understated look to a room, whereas a brushed nickel finish can look more modern. If you prefer an antique brass finish, we have a variety for you to choose from, some with elegant swirl cage finials and others with statement diamond and geometric finials.


Our extendable and cut to size metal and wooden curtain poles vary in thickness and length – perfect for all size windows. Whatever size or finish you choose, each pole includes all of the fixtures and fittings you will need for installation.

Diameters: 19mm, 28mm or 35mm
Cut to size: 150cm, 180cm, 240cm, 300cm, 380cm
Extendable: 70cm - 120cm; 120cm -210cm; 170cm – 300cm; 270cm – 380cm

What size curtain pole should I order?

It’s important to have measured your window accurately so you buy your pole in the correct length. The length of pole you choose depends on the look you are hoping to achieve and whether you want to purchase an extendable pole or one you can cut to size. All measurements are of the curtain pole only, so make sure that you also have space for the finial design you have chosen. Always go to the nearest size up, not down – it’s better to have a pole that you can cut to size or extend rather than ending up with one too short for your space!

Measuring your window for a curtain pole

  1. Firstly, decide where the pole is to be positioned. The higher the curtain pole, the taller the window will appear; this lifts the eye, which makes your ceilings look higher and your space bigger. To achieve this look, fix your curtain pole closer to the ceiling if possible. One rule of thumb is that a curtain pole should sit at least 4-6 inches (about 15cm) above the window frame.
  2. We recommend using your curtain length as a guide as to where you will be hanging your pole by holding them up against the wall, leaving approximately half an inch (1.25cm) between the bottom of the curtain and the floor and marking the height. This is where your pole should be positioned.
  3. Measure the required width (A), taking into account the space needed when your curtain is drawn back (B). We recommended adding approximately 6 inches (15cm) on either side of the window to give a wider, more square look.
  4. Ensure there is space for your chosen finial on either side of the window (C).


Finials are the decorative piece at the end of your curtain pole. They can offer either a subtle or statement finish to your room, depending on what you are looking for. Below is a sample of some of the stylish finials that we offer. To shop our full range, click here.

Top Tip

Complete your room with our selection of eyelet curtains, all of which hang effortlessly on our poles.

Curtain Pole Weight Restrictions
Up to 19mm 70-120cm (with 2 brackets only) max. 10kgs
120-210cm (with 3 brackets only) max. 12kgs
170-300cm (with 3 brackets only) max. 12kgs
25mm/28mm Medium Weight (all sizes with 3 brackets) max. 15kgs
35mm Heavy Weight (all sizes with 3 brackets) max. 15kgs