Poles and tracks for bay windows - video guide
Measuring and fitting
New curtains and curtain fittings are a surefire way to refresh a room, but new curtains on old fittings may not quite do the job. Deciding on whether to use curtain track or a curtain pole will be a decision based on aesthetics such as what sits well with the curtain fabric and other fittings in the room, as well as solving the practical issue of how best to hang your curtains in your particular window.
Curtain tracks are immensely practical, with PVC suitable for light to medium weight curtains, and it can be bent round bays. Aluminium tracks have a smoother operation and can take heavier weight curtains, and bend better than PVC round tight corners. Aluminium tracks come uncorded or corded, with corded track having the added benefit of your not needing to handle the fabric – great if your curtains are awkward to draw because furniture’s in the way!
Before you buy your curtain pole or track, you’ll need to know the exact size of the space you want it to cover. In this video one of our expert fitters demonstrates the stages to follow when measuring and fitting a curtain pole to a bay window; the same principles apply to a track. I hope it shows you how, with a little care and patience, fitting your own can be a straightforward job. But do remember, if you have an especially challenging space, or simply lack the time or inclination, for a fee, we can arrange to measure and fit curtain poles and tracks for you – just ask in our shops.
We’ve also made a video on measuring up and fitting curtains for regular windows, and our buying guides also give clear instructions on how to measure accurately for curtain poles and tracks.