Guide to Curtain Pole Brackets

Curtain pole brackets are a crucial element that often goes unnoticed but plays a pivotal role in enhancing the functionality of a window dressing. These often-overlooked accessories are the backbone for curtain poles, providing support and stability to your window decor. In this blog post, we will explore various types of curtain pole brackets. Learn why and when you might need them

  1. Wall Brackets

Wall Fix Pole Brackets

Wall brackets are the most common and versatile type of curtain pole brackets. As the name suggests, you mount them onto the wall, which provides strong support for the curtain rod. Wall brackets are easy to install and suitable for most curtain styles, from lightweight sheers to heavy blackout curtains. They are available in metal and wood and various finishes and designs, making them easy to match with any interior decor.


When to use. Wall brackets are ideal for standard window setups and work well in rooms with regular ceiling heights.

  1. Ceiling Fix Brackets

Ceiling Fix Brackets

Ceiling fix brackets are mounted directly onto the ceiling rather than the wall. They are a fantastic option for situations where wall mounting might be challenging or for interior decor. People often use them when they want to create a dramatic, floor-to-ceiling curtain effect to visually enhance the space and make the windows taller. Ceiling fix brackets are especially useful for glass walls, or when you want to divide a room with curtains elegantly.

When to use. Ceiling fix brackets maximize the height of your curtains, creating an illusion of larger windows and higher ceilings.

  1. Recess Brackets

Recess Brackets

Recess brackets, also known as inside mount brackets, are designed to fit within a window recess or between walls. They are excellent for creating a clean and uncluttered look, as the curtain pole sits inside the recess rather than protruding beyond the window frame.

When to use. Recess brackets save wall space and are particularly useful for smaller windows, deeply recessed windows, wardrobes, and big hallways to cover doors.

  1. Extendable Brackets

Extendable brackets

Extendable brackets provide a practical solution when you need flexibility in adjusting the distance between the curtain and the wall or window. These brackets offer adjustable length settings, allowing you to extend or retract the curtain pole as needed. They are beneficial in situations where you may need to move the curtains aside to access a window or when accommodating curtains of varying widths.

When to use. A great solution for windows with protruding obstacles or eyelet curtains with large ‘S-shaped waves.

  1. Double Pole Brackets

Double Pole Brackets

Double pole brackets, as the name implies, are designed to hold two curtain poles parallel to each other. This setup is commonly used for hanging both voile and heavier curtains together on separate poles. Double pole brackets are an elegant way to combine aesthetics and functionality, providing a layered curtain look with added light control and privacy options.

When to use. Double pole brackets are ideal for creating a layered curtain arrangement, allowing you to enjoy the benefits of both sheer and blackout curtains simultaneously.

  1. Brackets for Bay Window Poles

Bay Window Pole Brackets

Bay poles require special brackets to accommodate the unique shape of the window. Also called passover or passing brackets, these brackets are specifically designed to fit the angles of bay windows, allowing the curtain pole to follow the curve seamlessly. Bay pole brackets come in adjustable options, ensuring a perfect fit for various bay window configurations.

When to use. Brackets for bay window poles are essential for dressing bay windows elegantly while maintaining structural integrity.


In conclusion, curtain pole brackets offer various advantages based on their design and application. Whether you need to mount curtains on walls, ceilings, or within a recess, there is a bracket type suitable for your specific requirements. Additionally, the availability of extendable brackets, double pole brackets, and specialized bay window pole brackets provide solutions for unique window dressing needs, enhancing the overall functionality and appearance of your curtains.




If you have questions or require more advice, please do not hesitate to call us! Being in the industry for over 20 years, we understand these different types of curtain pole brackets.  We will help you select the most appropriate options for your window, ensuring your curtains not only look great but also serve their intended purpose effectively.