A lot of people spend a bit of time when they are about to choose the curtains for their homes, but sadly only a few of this lot spend the time picking out the hardware for their drapery. A few years ago, I didn’t know the large range of curtain rods in the market. Little did I know then, that you can recycle certain pieces of metal and steel into makeshift curtain rods. From wood to metal, the sheer variety of curtain rods will astonish you and might even overwhelm you especially when you are not an interior decorator.
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It is very important you choose the perfect curtain rod that will compliment the overall look of your home and give you the best function possible. Curtain rods, curtain rail, or traverse rod is a device used to suspend curtains, usually above windows or along the edges of showers, though also wherever curtains might be used. You could choose between wood rods and metal rods. Wood rods are typically larger and ornate. Metal rods are typically more modern and chic. Finials (ornate piece attached to the end of the curtain rod) also have a way of making your curtains look fabulous. So Whatever your style lets help you take your design from drab to fabulous with these 6 types of curtain rods.
- spring rods
- magnetic rods
- cafe sash-rods
- crystal rods
- french style rods
Spring rods are the most common curtain rods in the Nigerian market. A major reason why people love this hardware is the is its convenience as it doesn’t require any hardware. Spring rods are capable of holding themselves up. If you consider using this rod for your home, consider buying curtains with fabrics that are not too heavy. spring rods only rely on pressure and nothing else for holding on to the surface, they may not be able to hold onto curtains that are too heavy or bulky.\
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Magnetic rods are stylish yet easy to install. The difference between magnetic rods from spring rods is this can also hold itself in place, but instead of using spring, it utilizes magnet. The major issue with magnetic rods is that it is more expensive and also you will need to shell out extra money to have metal window sills installed. Otherwise, this rod won’t work.
Sash rods are quite decorative but you have to purchase curtains longer than the windows. They are designed to be placed just slightly above the window so that the curtain will hang slightly up to the bottom.
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Cafe sash rods and sash rods are very much alike but cafe sash rods are slightly larger in circumference and are designed to stick slightly out from the wall instead of lying flats against the surface.
Crystal clear curtain rods are just transparent, nothing special. This hardware is preferred as it is not visible from a far distance these rods are great for homeowners who do not wish to use curtain valances to conceal the rod. Crystal clear rods can be spring tension, sash-rods, or any other type.
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French Style Rods
French style rods don’t utilise finials instead they are curved to return to the wall. This style can be used for light to medium weight curtains.