Make a stylish statement in any of your rooms by selecting the right decorative window curtain rods. Bed Bath & Beyond’s extensive assortment of decorative curtain rods and drapery rods is sure to offer something to complement your room’s decor. From simple to ornate, metal to wooden, wall mounted to tension rods, these details can give your room just the flair you’ve been looking for. Perhaps you’re less about looks and more about function. While it’s a beautiful thing to have large windows that let the light pour in, it’s also important that those windows are properly dressed to mitigate the heat and cool drafts that come along with those windows. Hanging the proper window curtain rod will not only allow your curtains to hang and flow appropriately to make a stylish statement to your room, but also help keep your heating and cooling costs under control. Plus, your drapes should be hung properly to help ensure your privacy.
The first step in understanding your window treatment needs is to ask a few questions: what are the different curtain rod sizes? And what is a standard curtain rod size? Curtain rods come in several adjustable lengths, although wooden drapery rods are available in several set sizes as well. The standard curtain rod is 2.5-inches in diameter and is available in 18- to 28-inch, 28- to 48-inch, 48- to 84-inch, and 84- to 120-inch adjustable lengths. Wooden drapery rods are available in 48-, 60-, 84-, 108-, or 120-inch. Once you’ve figured out the size you need, add a fashionable flair to a curtain rod with finials from Bed Bath & Beyond. Finials are the statement piece and finishing touch that instantly completes the look of your curtain rod (and also keep your curtains from falling off). Plus, since there are several curtain rod and finial options, it is important to consider the style of the window treatment you are hanging to ensure it all flows together perfectly. If you are hanging sheer curtains under your drapers or layering your window curtains, you will want to look into a double rod to allow space between the layers while using only one bracket. If you are hanging blackout or room darkening curtains, blackout curtain rods will help prevent light seepage through the sides by allowing you to pull the curtains snug to the wall.
How Do You Hang Curtain Rods?
Curtain rods are generally mounted on the wall above and outside the window molding to allow the window curtain’s fabric to fall gracefully. If you have a detailed window frame that you prefer not to cover, you can consider an inside mount, where you hang the curtains within the frame. The brackets should be installed to extend far enough from the wall to clear both the window frame and any blinds that are hanging on the window. First, you measure the width of your window, taking into account whether they’ll be inside mounted, trim mounted, or wall mounted. Of course, if you are using a special style rod such as a double or blackout, you will want to follow the manufacturer’s mounting instructions for specifics. A few tips to keep in mind: Allow 3- to 9-inches on either side of the window frame for the panels to rest comfortably when they are open and also take into consideration any extra wall space that will be needed for decorative finials.