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Types of curtain rods
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to your local hardware store and check out the window treatment
section. This is big business! The sheer number of curtain rods
will astound you. And it is not just the number, but the different
types of curtain rods that will surprise you. Some are very ornate
and majestic. You can attach something to the end of your curtain
rod, called a “finial.” This is an ornate piece that
dresses up your ordinary curtain rod and takes it up a notch from
drab to fabulous. You will also find the ordinary utilitarian curtain
rods. You will find them in every color and material, and they will
range in price from the single digits to the double digits.
These decorative pieces are attached to the ends of curtain rods,
creating a finished look to the rod. They are available in a number
of styles. Some curtain rods come with the finial, and some manufacturers
offer an assortment to mix and match.
· Magnetic Curtain Rods
A great solution for hanging curtains on steel doors. Powerful magnets
are able to hold the weight of most curtains. Best of all there
are no screws, no adhesives, and they attach in seconds. Magnetic
rods are available in different style rods too.
· Spring Tension
Spring tension rods are available in oval and round. The round is
typically used on doors with a rod at the top and bottom. The oval
is used with panels to prevent drilling holes in the walls.
· Cafe Rods
A basic rod that adds a little decorative touch. Available in 1/2"
for lighter panels and 3/4" for heavier panels. Ideal for kitchen
· Sash Rods
Typically used on sidelights and doors. They are available with
a swivel end for easy access to the window.
Holdbacks are great for "holding back" drapery panels
to the sides of the window and may also be used as scarf holders
at the top of the frame. Holdbacks add a great decorative element
to your window. To the left you can see the decorative curtain rod
with matching holdbacks.