Curtain Poles – Essential Window Dressing and Accessories
Curtain poles are important; there is no getting away from that fact. Your home just wouldn’t be the same without them.
Think about it, what do you like to do when you get home after a hard day at work? Well if you are anything like me, especially on dark, cold, winter nights, you like to get home, put the kettle on, and while it’s boiling, maybe you put the heating on (or crank it up), turn some lights on and then draw all the curtains around the house.
Then finally after all the hustle and bustle of the day, where perhaps you have had to deal with other people all day long, you kick your shoes off, grab your well earned cup of tea or coffee and hit the sofa, knowing that when you closed the curtains, you locked the world outside, even if it’s just for a little while and you feel safe, secure and private.
Before you even reach those levels of comfort and privacy though, we have to get right back to the curtain poles, for, had they not been in position when you got home, then it is highly likely that drawing the curtain closed wouldn’t have been an option and when you put the lights on, the whole neighbourhood would see the interior of your home. Yes, curtain poles are that significant. A curtain is just a piece of pretty looking fabric without the curtain pole.
A little bit of thought needs to go into your curtain pole choice, especially if you are particularly new to the world of home dressing and DIY. Windows come in many different shapes and sizes, therefore so do the curtain poles. It’s quite possible that in your home alone there are many different shaped windows which automatically rules out buying a job lot of uniform curtain rails, because you will find that some just won’t be the right size for your project!
Once you have the size or length issue sorted you then need to consider texture and colour, choosing something that is going to be complimentary to the rest of your plans for each and every room.
There are plenty of stores and emporiums that will be willing to help you find the right thing for your home and when all the decisions have been made and the work completed, perhaps next time you get home from work and close your brand new curtains, you will remember how important your curtain poles choices were!