- What Size Curtain bracket Do You Need?
Before deciding what size curtain rod you need, let’s quickly review a few simple guidelines on how to measure for curtain rods based on the type(s) of window treatments that you will be using, such as sheer curtains, heavier fabric drapes, or a stand-alone valance.
It may seem difficult to determine what size curtain rod you need for a particular project, but it’s actually quite simple! Let’s start by selecting your desired style (wood, metal, or wrought iron) and then choosing what size curtain rod diameter is needed. All curtain rods are measured by their diameter, meaning the width of the pole’s cross section. Common curtain rod diameters are typically between 1-3 inches, depending on the weight of your curtains.
Next, how long does your curtain rod need to be? Drapery Rods Direct offers both telescopic and fixed-width rods enabling you to choose whether your projects require an expandable pole (covering any width within the specified range) or a fixed-width curtain rod (covering areas the exact same size that you need or longer). Do you have a larger window that is longer than the standard 2-8 feet? Our experienced drapery rod staff can splice (or connect) two or more curtain rods to create a custom length perfect for your special space.
Don’t forget to stay on-trend by selecting a curtain rod or rail that’s length is (or can be extended to) several inches beyond the exact measurement of your window on each side. Choosing a bit longer curtain rod will give the appearance of a grander window and treatment, while also allowing your window’s full amount of natural light inside when the curtains are open.
- How High Will Your Curtain Bracket Be?
Where should you begin when deciding how to measure the height for your curtains and rods? Since a window, curtain rod, and stylish set of drapes tends to become a key focal point in your home, installing a curtain rod too low can "bring down" the height of the room. Based on your personal preference, you can choose to hang your curtain rods a few inches above the window or go a bit higher and evenly split the distance between the top of the window frame and your room’s crown molding or ceiling. We find that most people often tend to initially hang their curtain rods too low, only to go a few inches higher later – which makes a huge difference throughout your home by giving the appearance of “taller” rooms!
- What Color Curtain Brackets Are Available?
Drapery Rods Direct has a vast array of elegant and fashion-forward Kirsch® curtain rods, rails and complementary hardware to choose from. Typically, you would want to begin by figuring out which type of material best suits your home and personal style – wood curtain rods, designer metal or wrought iron pieces?
It’s also very important to determine which overall type of curtain or drapery style that you are interested in… designs that are a visible component of the finished product or basic hardware that is mostly hidden after installation?
After making these decisions, let your design inspirations and creativity lead the way! Select complementary curtain rod and drapery colors that go along with your existing décor or maybe opt for bolder, contrasting choices that set your space apart.
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