Drapery rods help to finish the look as well as tie everything together. Before selecting your rod, there are a few things to consider: style, material, size and finish.
Drapery rods is always dependent on the style of draperies you have selected, for example if you decide to have sheers and panels, a good solution would be to use a traversed rod with another small rod in the back to operate the sheers.
Style: Traversed Rod
- Easy operation, brackets don’t get in the way of the drape
- Can be ordered to the exact length in one solid rod for durability.
- Add an additional, smaller rod in the back to hang sheers and drapery/panels
- 3 or 5” projection brackets to allow clearance and ease of operation of drapery
- Different diameter Rods
- A metal rod is most commonly used and can come traversed or in the tradition style with rings.
- Can put two together with a joiner if need longer rod.
- Can add ‘elbows’ for corners or bay windows
- Brackets (drape will not go past bracket), double bracket for double rod (sheers and draperies/panels)
- Uses Rings to hook drapery on rod (make sure that the rings will fit the rod, rubber on the inside, flat and round style)
- Finial – many different types of finials, again make sure finial will fit diameter of rod
- Smooth or fluted, rings don’t pull nicely over fluted
The length of the rod is determined by window size, how much wall space is on either side of the window as well as budget. Depending on the style of rod you choose, the rod can be ordered in the exact length that is needed or in pre cut sizes such as 4’, 6’ and 8’. The pre cut rods can be joined together to create a larger length and also cut down to the size needed.
When choosing the finish, be mindful of other elements in the space such as knobs and pulls, light fixtures and other hardware pieces. Take into consideration the fabric, wall colour and other pieces of furniture in the space to help create a cohesive look.