We put up drapes for privacy, to keep out the glare, the intense heat and cold, or simply to transform a building into something homey. Whatever the reason, necessity dictated the invention of the curtain rod. With the realization that curtain rods enhance or detract from the beauty of the drapes, these curtain ‘bearers’ were transformed from being a practical fixture of wood or metal into works of art, wrought with pride
A great deal of thought and inventiveness went into curtain designing, from the material to the styling. With window coverings getting more and more elaborate, hardware designers took up the challenge to bring out creations that would complement curtains in style.
Before installing curtain rods, it is necessary to measure the window. The supports, by way of brackets are put in next, one at each end and one in the center for added support. The latter keeps the curtain from sagging and ensures a longer life. The strength of the rod should be considered. Your choice would depend on the weight of your curtains. There’s no rule against fixing the rod on the window casing, but the better option is to go for brackets. They’re provided so why not use them! It is important to remember that the rod should be 2" to 5" longer than the window, so that the entire window is covered. If the curtain has a valance, a valance rod is also required. Curtain rods come with brackets, fasteners and toggle bolts.
Selecting curtain rods depends on the family’s needs. You can choose from wood or metal, have simple ones or go in for the more ornate kind. However, these fixtures should fit in with the rest of the décor and not stand out incongruously. Like everything else in your home, they too let on to the world a little of who you are.
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