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Drapery Rods materials styles and more

Posted by TomV in Hardware Talk

Drapery rods come in more than one size and shape. In fact, you’ll find dozens of options that could work well in your situation. As a key component of the style of your living space, be sure that even these fine details get enough of your attention when investing in new drapery. Consider the options.

Brass Curtain Rods

Sometimes, it is all about brass. If you have other areas of the room using this metal, it is a good idea to carry through the same trend and use brass in your custom curtains. You’ll find it has a clean, polished look that’s perfect for a modern living space.

Brimar Brass Curtain Rods

Brimar Brass Curtain Rods

Steel Curtain Rods

An even more modern option is the use of steel. With a bit more shine and a definitely statement, this type of material is ideal for those spaces where you need a strong statement. They work well with most types of fabrics and stand up to the more luxurious fabrics, too. However, even linen, with its formal look, becomes commanding with the use of steel rods.

Brimar Steel Curtain Rods

Brimar Steel Curtain Rods

Metal Curtain Rods

In general, metal works very well in most areas of the home. You’ll like the statement these pieces make, especially in the darker tones. Pair them up with fabrics with a strong pattern or composition, or allow the metal detailing to stand out on its own with a simple fabric.

Brimar Metal Curtain Rods

Brimar Metal Curtain Rods

Acrylic Curtain Rods

Another option is the use of acrylic. You’ll have some detailing, but it blends in well with the surrounding space. For pocket headings, many of the styles listed here would be a good option. However, when you want the drapes to speak for themselves or the entire window covering to blend in to the surrounding space, this is an option.

Brimar Acrylic Curtain Rodss

Brimar Acrylic Curtain Rods

Rectangular Curtain Rods

When you want less flow and more of a straight fabric design to the drapery, rectangular curtain rods work well. They can be very formal or very simplistic, depending on the style you select.

Brimar Rectangular Curtain Rods

Brimar Rectangular Curtain Rods

Wood Curtain Rods

Wood rods are great for pleated drapes or virtually any type of simple drape. Since they tend to have more of an ornate feel, be sure to let this make a statement in the room. Use softer patterns here.

Brimar Wood Curtain Rods

Brimar Wood Curtain Rods

Motorized Rods

When you don’t want to have to open the drapes by hand or you wish to stand across the room to make them move, these options are ideal. In fact, you can use them on nearly all curtain styles with no risk, though custom fabrics are ideal.

Brimar Motorized Corded and Double Curtain Rods

Brimar Motorized Corded and Double Curtain Rods

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