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How to Pick the Perfect Curtain Rods

There’s no denying that home is truly where the heart is. Your house is one of the purest expressions of yourself there is, and that is why so many individuals get caught in a “paralysis by analysis” stalemate when trying to make decisions about how they want their house to be designed.

When it comes to windows, some people prefer large expansive modern ones to allow light into their home and open up the space, while other individuals prefer quaint stained-glass windows that serve as not only a light source but also an art piece.

There are simply so many personal design decisions to be made that the process of decorating a home, one that is supposed to be riddled with excitement and creative freedom, can feel overwhelming!

At Drapery Curtain Rods, we strive to make this process remarkably easier for our clients. Not everyone understands the nitty-gritty details of how to select the appropriate curtain rods for a home.

In this blog, we will delve deep and explore everything you need to know about picking the perfect curtain rods:

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  1. Proper Sizing

  • Thickness:

If you want to ensure that your curtain rods are the best curtain rods in Ontario, you’ll need to select the proper size. We recommend getting a rod that has a diameter of at least 2.5 centimetres. The reason for this is because when you buy a thinner rod, you run the risk of it not being able to support your stunning drapes properly! Furthermore, thicker rods just look better!

  • Length:

In order to make sure that your curtains are hung effectively and don’t block any light from the window, it’s imperative that you measure 8-15 centimetres beyond the window frame to gauge an appropriate rod length.

  • Support:

Figuring out how to install a curtain rod can feel complicated. You don’t want your curtain rod to have any trouble holding your curtains up, which is why you should select a rod that comes with support brackets for every 130 centimetres!

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  1. Colour

An insight that not everybody is aware of is that the colour of your curtain rods can have a significant impact on the way your room is perceived.

Why? Rods can pick up the tones of the furniture in your room. If you install a curtain rod that picks up tones of the darker furniture you have, it will spark a stunning contrast in the space, thus making it more aesthetically pleasing.

On the other hand, however, there are other options if you don’t wish to go this route. If you want to highlight the hue of your drapes instead, choose a curtain rod colour that is found in the pattern of your drapes. Double trouble!

If you want to go above and beyond and cultivate an even more uniform look in your space, you can obtain a curtain rod that matches the hardware in your room. Here’s what you can match your curtain rod to:

  • Doorknobs
  • Light fixtures
  • Light switches

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  1. Finials

Finials are the final touches that pull together a stunning window! Here are our hard and fast tips for choosing appropriate finials:

  • Ensure your finials match the formality of the space. You wouldn’t want something too fancy for a games room!
  • Similar to choosing a curtain rod colour, it’s always lovely when finials match the unique hardware or materials that are found in your room, such as wood or metal.
  • Since finials come in many different shapes, try to find one that “goes with” your room. What do we mean here? Well, a games room could feature novelty finials such as baseballs!

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Why Drapery Curtain Rods

At Drapery Curtain Rods, we offer unique decorative drapery hardware and offer a diverse and impressive selection of elegant curtain rods, finials, holdbacks, rings, brackets, elbows, rod connectors, sconces, and more! We love our customers, and because of this, we offer affordable Canada wide shipping!

It would be our honour to be chosen as your definitive one-stop-shop for all your curtain rods and decorative drapery hardware! Reap the benefits of our free shipping on orders over $200 and contact us today to learn more about our services!