blue and white plaid curtains – When it comes to home decorating, curtain rods are just as important of a factor as the curtain fabric. Curtain rods are available in many contemporary, elegant and sleek designs and colors with ornamental styles and knobs which can be matched to complement any sort of furniture and decor.
The best way to make curtain rods
The first thing to do, and the most critical, in regards to hanging curtains or creating rods, is to make certain you make accurate measurements. You should assess the diameter of the windows, allowing for a few added inches on both sides. Curtain rods can be made from several materials, such as PVC, steel, wood or aluminum. You can buy various decorations and ornamental knobs to place at the ends of the rod. Another creative and crafty idea would be to use kitchen hooks as curtain rod holders. These can be inserted by screwing them above or to the side of these windows, remembering to thread the curtain rings (if desired) before putting the knobs at each end.
Types of curtain rods
Whether you’re choosing to make your brand new curtain rods as a do-it-yourself endeavor, or pick from the a variety of styles available on the current market, it is crucial to know which type of curtain rod you will need to match your decor.
- One type, called cafe rods, can be employed with or without rings. These are generally used for hand-drawn curtains or tie-tab curtains, and are available in many distinct finishes.
- Wide curtain rods are primarily employed for corner and bay windows since the corner straps make these convenient for this type of window.
- Sash rods are often employed for stretched curtains on doors and to allow the curtains to hang closer to the glass surface. They attach at the top and bottom.
- Narrow curtain rods are often used where the drape fabric is very sheer. Choosing a rod which is very clear or translucent is a good idea for them.
Installation curtain rods
First and foremost, choose whether you would like to mount the curtain rod on the window frame or the wall. On consideration here is that often frames are made from pine or other high-quality woods, and you may not wish to drill to them. Plaster or sheetrock walls are extremely easy to patch if you alter decor later. To ascertain the appropriate positioning maintain the rod to the wall with a very long carpenters amount over the rod to be sure you have the rod level. Also mark the positioning of the brackets on the wall or frame with a pencil. When doing this, you may wish the curtains mounted on the rod, if there is a question regarding how they will appear, or their dangling span. Normally the brackets are placed three to six inches past the border of this window. Then drill holes across the pencil marks to combine the anchors through the bracket, making very sure you’re using the appropriate bit size. Finally, position the curtain rods into the brackets. If the rod is a bit longer, you may need to put in a centre bracket to support the rod and the curtains, to avoid sagging. You want to make sure you use wall fasteners which will correctly support the weight of all the rods and curtains. Most fasteners will define the weight they can safely support. The last step in installing curtain rods would be to fix the brackets and sticks before dressing up the windows with curtains, draperies or valances.
Originally posted 2017-07-15 04:22:35.