Our cottage has deep-set windows. I’m sure I have seen hinged curtain poles that swing open along the inside of the window and door embrasures and hope that you can recommend a supplier?
Drapery arm is the correct name for a hinged curtain pole and is one of the prettiest ways to hang curtains at deep-set cottage or dormer windows, or across a door. Unless the window is very narrow, a pair of arms that swing the curtains together to meet in the centre of the window will be more attractive than hanging the curtains from a single arm.
Another reason to use a pair of arms rather than a single one is that the hinge can only support lightweight curtains and, as they must be self- or contrast-lined (they are seen on one side when open and the other when closed), a single arm may dip under the weight.
You should find what you need from one of these suppliers:
Suppliers of drapery arms for deep-set windows
Hallis Hudson supplies white-coated 20 mm diameter metal drapery arms with gliders, and 20 mm diameter brass drapery arms with brass rings.
Cope & Timmins can offer 16 mm diameter black, white or silver-coated arms, some with gliders and some with rings, or polished brass arms with rings.
Hunter & Hyland has a made-to-order service for brass drapery arms in a chrome, nickel or antiqued finish.
These companies all supply through large and small soft-furnishing retailers, including shops in your area, as well as stores such as John Lewis.
Prices for drapery arms range from around £25 up to more than £75.