Choosing The Right Curtain Rod For Your Window

By on November 21, 2012

Choosing curtains and drapes for your home is undoubtedly an enjoyable task. However, it can turn out to be a daunting task if you are unable to hang them properly on your curtain rods. Indeed, it is very important to choose the right curtain rod before even looking for any curtains. Often buyers forget about the rods while looking for curtains. In fact, by using some good and decorative curtain rods, you can add some elegance to your home decor. Once you have the curtain fabric ready, you can look for some matching decorative curtain rods for your home. Here are some factors that you should consider while buying decorative curtain rods for your home.

Considering the Weight of Your Drapes

Whether you are opting for a modern or traditional look in your home, you will find some suitable decorative curtain rods for you. While looking for some curtain rods, it is important to consider the weight of your drapes or curtains. Sometimes, the curtain rods you choose may be sleek and light; but, if you drape is heavy, your curtain rod may not be able to hold the drapes easily. Also, you need to see what thickness of drapery rod you require. If your drapes are heavy, you can buy rods that are big and sturdy. Also, you will have to choose decorative curtain rods with a larger diameter. In case, your drapes are of a lightweight material, you can always look for a sleek and light-weighed decorative curtain rod.

Choosing the Right Material

It may sound silly, but you may want to consider the material while choosing your curtain rods. As you already know that the drape rods come in a variety of materials such as wood, plastic, and metal, you need to choose it based on your curtains. If you have lace-like drapes, then you can choose plastic curtain rods as it will complement your curtain nicely. You can also match the color of your rod with your curtains. Even though all types of materials are fine for your curtains, choosing the right material is important as you will hang your beautiful curtains and drapes on it everyday. Also, choosing the best material of rods is important as those good quality ones are most susceptible to sun and dust damage.

Choosing the Right Color

Of course, choosing the right color is very essential. If your curtain rods and drapes don’t match, it won’t look eye-pleasing. You can also match the decorative curtain rods with your furniture. Always, remember to choose a color that matches the room or complements the print or design of the curtain itself. Also, you will have to see if you want a designer decorative rod or a simple traditional one. No matter what you choose, it should match the drapes for your window.

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Eric Blair writes about interior design, furniture matching, window decorating and using wall mirror from Inline Ovals to spice up the house.

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