How do I decide whether to choose a metal pole or a wooden curtain pole?
Sometimes choosing between a metal curtain pole and a wooden curtain pole is purely a matter of personal preference or what you think will look best for the room in question. You may already have a set idea in your mind of the look you are trying to achieve at your window and therefore the type of curtain pole that you want. Often people match their choice of curtain pole to their decor or other fitments.
For example, if you have chrome light fittings or door handles in the room concerned, then a metal curtain pole with a shiny chrome finish would match perfectly. If the setting is more traditional or has a more country or cottage -style feel to it, then maybe wooden curtain poles with an oak or pine finish would be more suitable to the decor. Curtain poles with modern paint finishes such as gloss white or an antiqued crackled paint finish can add character and style to a window treatment too, so colour or period style can also be a consideration when choosing your curtain pole.
Sometimes however, it is simply practical considerations that can dictate the choice of either a metal or a wooden curtain pole. You will need to consider such things as suitability and durability for the weight of the proposed curtains, the size limitations of the space available for the curtain pole fittings, or simply just the type of curtain heading you intend to use.