salmon colored shower curtain – When it comes to home decorating, curtain sticks are equally as important of a factor as the curtain fabric. Curtain rods can be found in a number of contemporary, elegant and sleek designs and colors with ornamental styles and knobs which could be matched to complement any sort of furniture and decor.
The first thing to do, and the most critical, in regards to hanging drapes or creating sticks, is to ensure you make accurate measurements. You should assess the width of the windows, allowing for a few added inches on both sides. Curtain rods can be made from several materials, including PVC, steel, aluminum or wood. You can buy various decorations and ornamental knobs to put in the ends of the rod. You can get these at local hardware stores, or the large box stores like Home Depot and Lowes. Another innovative and crafty idea is to use kitchen hooks as curtain rod holders.
Kinds of curtain sticks
Whether you’re choosing to create your new curtain sticks as a do-it-yourself endeavor, or pick from the various styles available on the market, it is important to know which kind of curtain rod you will need to match your decor.
- One kind, known as cafe sticks, can be used with or without rings. These are typically used for hand-drawn drapes or tie-tab drapes, and can be found in several different finishes.
- Wide curtain rods are mainly used for corner and bay windows because the corner straps make these suitable for this kind of window. They attach in both bottom and top.
- Narrow curtain rods are often used where the drape fabric is quite sheer. Picking a rod which is very clear or translucent is a good idea for these.
Installation curtain sticks
First and foremost, decide whether you would like to mount the curtain rod on the window frame or the wall. On consideration this is that often frames are made from pine or other high quality woods, and you may not wish to drill into them. Plaster or sheetrock walls are extremely simple to patch should you change decor later. To ascertain the appropriate positioning hold up the rod to the wall with a long carpenters level over the rod to be certain you’ve got the rod degree. Also mark the placement of the brackets on the wall or frame with a pencil. When doing this, you may wish to have the drapes mounted on the rod, if there’s a question about how they will look, or their hanging span. Usually the brackets are put three to six inches beyond the edge of this window. Then drill holes across the pen marks to combine the anchors through the bracket, making quite certain you’re using the appropriate bit size. Finally, place the curtain sticks into the brackets. If the rod is a bit longer, you may need to install a centre bracket to support the rod and the drapes, to prevent sagging. You want to be certain you use wall fasteners which will properly support the weight of the rods and drapes. Most fasteners will define the weight they can safely support. The final step in installing curtain rods is to fix the brackets and sticks before dressing up the windows with drapes, draperies or valances.
Originally posted 2017-05-23 11:04:05.