shower curtains with palm trees – When it comes to home decorating, curtain sticks are just as significant of a factor as the curtain cloth. Curtain rods can be found in a number of contemporary, elegant and sleek designs and colors with decorative styles and knobs which could be matched to match any type of furniture and decor.
The very first thing to do, and also the most crucial, in regards to hanging curtains or creating sticks, is to make certain you make accurate measurements. You should assess the diameter of the windows, allowing for a couple of added inches on both sides. Curtain rods can be made from several materials, including PVC, steel, aluminum or wood. You can purchase different ornaments and decorative knobs to put at the ends of the rod. Another creative and crafty idea would be to utilize kitchen hooks as curtain rod holders. These could be inserted by screwing them over or on the side of these windows, remembering to thread the curtain rings (if needed) before screwing the knobs at each end.
Types of curtain sticks
Whether you’re choosing to create your brand new curtain sticks as a do-it-yourself project, or pick from the various styles available on the market, it is important to understand which type of curtain rod you will have to match your decor.
- One type, called cafe sticks, can be employed with or without rings. These are typically used for hand-drawn curtains or tie-tab curtains, and can be found in many distinct finishes.
- Wide curtain rods are primarily employed for bay and corner windows because the corner connectors make these suitable for this type of window.
- Sash sticks are often employed for stretched curtains on doors and also to allow the curtains to hang closer to the glass surface. They attach at both bottom and top.
- Narrow curtain rods are often used where the drape cloth is very sheer. Picking a rod that’s very clear or translucent is a fantastic idea for these.
Installation curtain sticks
First of all, decide whether you want 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 forests, and you may not wish to drill to them. Plaster or sheetrock walls are extremely simple to patch if you change decor afterwards. To ascertain the proper positioning hold up the rod to the wall with a very long carpenters level over the rod to make sure you’ve got the rod level. Also mark the positioning of the mounts on the wall or frame using a pencil. When doing this, you may wish the curtains mounted on the rod, if there is any question about how they are going to look, or their dangling length. Normally the mounts are put three to six inches beyond the border of this window. Next, drill holes over the pencil marks to affix the anchors throughout the bracket, making very sure you’re using the proper bit size. Finally, place the curtain sticks into the mounts. If the rod is somewhat longer, you may have to install a center bracket to support the rod and the curtains, to prevent sagging. You want to be certain that you utilize wall attachments which will properly support the weight of all the rods and curtains. Most fasteners will define the weight that they can safely support. The last step in installing curtain rods would be to repair the brackets and sticks before dressing up the windows with curtains, draperies or valances.
Originally posted 2017-12-15 12:19:29.