Take into consideration the curtains or drapes that you already have, or that you want to buy. If you are hanging curtains with fitted tape or eyelets curtains, this will determine the type of curtain pole or rod you need to buy. Pop into Finishing Touches to see the full range of curtain poles and rods for your home.
It is important to select the correct size. Choose a thickness not only for aesthetics, but also for proper support. Heavy curtains may influence the type of rod that you will buy. For the length of your curtain pole / rod, measure 10cm to 20cm beyond the frame of the window.
If purchasing ready made rods/poles, ensure to buy rather a size too big, than a size too small.
Choose a rod material and finish that suits the decor of the room. Finishing Touches offer a variety of curtain rods and poles, including wood and metal.
Pick a complementary colour - one that reflects the tones of the dark furniture in your room or a rod that is the same or a similar colour as your curtains.
If you don’t want your curtains rods to draw attention, choose the same colour as your wall.
Choose a finial that will match the formality or theme of your room. Always ensure that there is enough space for your finials, if not – choose an end cap.
Ensure sufficient brackets to support the curtain rod or pole. For heavy curtains, place brackets at intervals of 50cm.
Finish off the look with a matching tieback.