Published on June 25th, 2010 | by Jules Yap


Stolmen curtain pole

Materials: 1 Stolmen post, 2 Stolmen end fittings, assorted bangles, split rings (keyrings), eyelet screws, curtain hooks, screws

Description: Despite scouring the shops and internet, I couldn’t find a curtain pole to fit snugly into the niche of our large window without needing cumbersome and ugly central fittings. The extendable Stolmen post offered the perfect solution.

As the Stolmen post has a diameter larger than most curtain rings, my husband came up with the idea of using bangles instead. We made these into curtain rings with an assortment of eyelet screws (for the larger ones) and split rings (for the smaller ones). 

We used Stolmen end fittings on one end to stop the bangles sliding past the change in diameter where the Stolmen post extends (in case they get stuck):

Although this stops the curtain being pulled all the way back, we lose only a small amount of light due to the size of the windows.

We extended the Stolmen post into the window frame and screwed it in place for extra stability.

The result, a neat and colourful alternative to the usual suspects!

~ Shel, London

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

8 Responses to Stolmen curtain pole

  1. This is a fantastic idea!

  2. The SisterArt says:

    I love it!

  3. Heidi says:

    THIS is what an Ikea hack should be. Personality. Hooray!

  4. Mitch aka DJ MX3 says:

    Stylist Idea!!! Keep em coming!

  5. shel says:

    thanks for all your lovely comments. wish i could take credit for the bangles, but my husband seems to have turned into something of a creative genius since we got our new pad!!

    the curtains are ikea, felicia, dark green:

  6. Anonymous says:

    Does anyone know what curtain that is? I really like it!

  7. Mel says:

    I love your use of something that one would normally not consider as curtain rings. Two thumbs WAY up!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Yes, the bangles were a brilliant idea! The curtain looks great too–fantastic idea to use the Stolmen.

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