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How to Install Curtain Poles

Wether you’ve chosen wooden or metal poles for your curtains, we’ve made installing them easy. Follow our simple steps below and you’ll have your curtain poles up in no time. If you’re more of a visual learner, scroll down for our YouTube tutorial to guide you through the process step-by-step.

Step 01: Cutting poles to size

Curtains LESS than 2.4m wide


  1. Mark the total width of your made to measure curtains (or pair of curtains) on your pole.
  2. Cut your pole down to size with a hacksaw.

Curtains MORE than 2.4m wide


  1. Your pole will arrive in 2 pieces.
  2. Divide the total width of your curtains by 2.
  3. Mark half your total curtain width on each pole.
  4. Cut each pole down to size.

Step 02: Installing your brackets (metal)

  1. Measure the length of your curtains from the floor and mark the installation height.
  2. Hold the bracket against the wall so that the top hole is in line with your installation height. Mark your drill holes.
  3. Carefully drill your holes.
  • Brick walls: Use a 5.5mm masonry drill bit, and insert rawl plugs.
  • Plasterboard walls: Use an ordinary 5.5mm drill bit and insert rawl plugs.
  • Wood frames: Use an ordinary 2mm drill bit to create a pilot hole.
  • For poles over 2m: make sure that you mount the centre bracket so that the pole sits level with the side brackets.

Step 02: Installing your brackets (wooden)


  1. Measure the length of your curtains from the floor and mark the installation height.
  2. Hold the bracket against the wall so that the top hole is in line with your installation height. Mark your drill holes.
  3. Carefully drill your holes.
  4. Assemble the brackets onto the back plates you have just drilled into the wall by turning the bracket body clockwise. Ensure the cup is upright on completion of tightening.
  • Brick walls: Use a 5.5mm masonry drill bit, and insert rawl plugs.
  • Plasterboard walls: Use an ordinary 5.5mm drill bit and insert rawl plugs.
  • Wood frames: Use an ordinary 2mm drill bit to create a pilot hole.
  • For poles over 2m: make sure that you mount the centre bracket so that the pole sits level with the side brackets.

Step 03: Mounting your poles (metal)


  1. Fit the pole into the centre bracket and tighten the screw using an alan key.
  2. Slot the finials into the end brackets.

Top tip: place a curtain ring between the bracket and the finial to hide the bracket when the curtain is hung!

Step 03: Mounting your poles (wooden)


  1. Thread the rings onto the pole and attach the finial by turning it clockwise.
  2. Fit the pole into the bracket and tighten the screw.

Top tip: place a curtain ring between the bracket and the finial to hide the bracket when the curtain is hung!

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