1) A rod that is too small in diameter will sag in the middle. If your drapes will open and close, you'll need either a large enough diameter, such as wooden rods, or you'll need a high quality rod that doesn't telescope so much that it will sag.
|Some window treatment hardware has more subtle support brackets than others,|
the center support on the rods above are a nice choice.
3)Wooden rod might be an unnecessary expense, in some cases a metal rod will look just fine.
Here's an example of a situation where even though the dining room was sophisticated, it wasn't necessary to add the expense of a 2" wooden rod and carved wooden finials.
|Window treatment hardware |
Metal versus Wood
In this formal dining room, this rod looks
great, because it's not too heavy
5) A dark rod might be too demanding. Often you want the hardware to blend, instead of demand attention. This photo shows a situation in which we got hardware that is unobtrusive, by getting hardware that blended with the window frame.
|Window treatment rod in off white to match the woodwork|
This hardware is very subtle, so it doesn't
demand too much attention and cut the room off
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