Choosing the right curtains

The right pair of curtains can bring a stylish, co-ordinated feel to any room. Curtains add the finishing touches to a furnished space and also work well when viewed as a stand-alone feature.

Curtains are great for enhancing the features of a room - such as adding a colourful flourish to a large bay; or a sophisticated, tailored look to a smaller window.

This section details all you need to know about our wide range of ready-made curtains. We explain the different types of curtains available and even how to measure and hang your curtains.

Curtains headings

A curtain heading is used to describe how the top of the curtain is attached to the pole or track. We stock a wide variety of curtain headings - from modern designs for a contemporary look, to classic styles for a traditional effect.

Pencil pleat curtains

This classic curtain heading received its name due to the style resembling a row of pencils laid side by side. Pencil pleat consists of tightly gathered folds that retain their shape by a cord being pulled on the heading tape. This means the cord can be adjusted slightly to the width of the window. Pencil pleat curtain headings can be used with either curtain poles or tracks, ensuring a good fit for any window area. All of our curtain poles come with rings.

Pencil pleat curtains

Tab top curtains

These are made of fabric loops that hang from curtain poles and are both easy to fit and offer a contemporary look. Tab top curtains are an excellent choice if you would also like to make a feature of your curtain pole.

Tab top curtains

Chrome ring top curtains

Chrome ring top (also known as eyelet) comes complete with reinforced metal holes at the top of the curtain heading, making them ideal for hanging sumptuous, heavy materials from curtain poles.

Chrome ring top curtains

Slot top curtains

Slot top curtains have an opening zone at the top (open on both ends) where the curtain pole can be threaded through. The curtain is then gathered across the top.

Slot top curtains

Lined or unlined curtains

Which are best for you? We stock both lined and unlined curtains suiting the needs of every room and window.

Lined curtains are great for:

  • Insulation - closed curtains help keep out draughts whilst trapping heat in the room.
  • Protection - lined curtains give an added level of resistance against strong sunlight that may contribute to material deterioration over time.
  • Hanging - lined curtains add extra weight - which allows them to hang better.

Unlined curtains are great for:

  • Low maintenance - unlined curtains can be washed at home with no need for dry cleaning
  • Keeping a room cool - underlined curtains allow air to pass through easily - ideal for keeping temperatures lower in the summer.
  • Achieving a lighter look - unlined curtains allow more light into the room giving a lighter look that works best in smaller spaces.

Curtain poles

Curtain poles are practical, decorative and versatile. All curtain headings work with curtain poles - giving you the maximum possible choice.

We stock a variety of different sized curtain poles detailed below. All our curtain poles come complete with brackets and fittings, making sure that whatever the space, we'll have a pole fit for your purpose.

Argos curtain pole sizes are:
110 - 200cm, 120 - 210cm, 165 - 300cm, 170 - 300cm and 220 - 300cm

We also stock a hinged curtain pole, an ideal choice for bay windows.

curtain poles

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