CURTAIN DESIGN IDEAS - TYPES OF CURTAIN RODS
through this list you may also want to know
more about designng Lace Curtain window
treatments plus Lace Curtain sewing
instructions and the definition of Curtain
terms. Whether you sew your own or
choose a ready-made Lace or sew your own,
choosing the correct curtain rod is the next
step in the process of creating a beautiful
Lace Window Treatment.
The most commonly used types are extension
rods and projection rods.
Extension rods fit inbetween the side rails
of winds, can be either round or oval and
come in a
of diameter from 3/16" up to as much as 2"
or 3". The strongest type is a rod
that you cut to size and mount into brackets
on each side. Another more commonly
used type is spring loaded and is meant to
be held in place be the tension of the
spring. It is meant for lighter
Projection rods project out into the room
from 1 1/2" to 4" and are mounted either to
the window or just past the window.
They are generally made of metal shaped into
an oval with the ends bent back to create
the projection from the wall and are mounted
using separate brackets.
Decorator rods also known as Cafe rods are
poles of either wood or metal supported on
brackets attached to eithr the window trim
or wall. They are more decorative and
have an attractive finial attached to both
ends. The standard diameters available
are from 3/16" up to
4" or even 5".
Cafe rod materials and finishes include
wood, antique or bright brass or painted
metal in a broad range of sizes, designs,
colors and prices. Projection and Cafe
rods include brackets and instructions for
installing them with simple household tools.
You can use these rods when sewing your own
Lace Curtains or use them with Ready-Made
Curtains which incorporate either a 1 1/2"
(use 1" maximum rod size), sewn rod pocket
or Decorative Rod holes across the top of
each Curtain component. Select the rod
that best matches your budget and the look
you want to acheive.