Question: What Sizes Do Curtain Rods Come In

Curtain rods are available in a variety of lengths. The most standard sizes you’ll find in stores are 28-48 inches, 48-84 inches, 66-120 inches or 120-170 inches. These ready-made options cater to most common window sizes, but it’s best to purchase adjustable rods that can accommodate a broader range of window sizes.

What diameter do curtain rods come in?

All curtain rods are measured by their diameter, meaning the width of the pole’s cross-section. Common curtain rod diameters are typically between 1-3 inches, depending on the weight of your curtains.

What size curtain rod do I need?

Use the largest of the three as your window’s width. If you don’t have much space to either side of your window, look for a curtain rod that is the same width as your window. However, if space permits, we recommend that your curtain rod extend five inches past your window on either side.

What sizes do curtain rod brackets come in?

Curtain rod brackets typically come in 5/8” and 1” widths. 5/8” bracket cup sizes are best for sheer or lighter curtains. They fit curtain rods that are 1/2 to 5/8 inches in diameter. 1” bracket cup sizes are ideal for thicker curtains or heavy drapes.

What is the standard window size for curtain rod?

Ideally, you will want to have the stack pushed all the way over so that very little, if any, of the window glass is covered. To accomplish that, you would need to make sure the curtain rod is at least 20 inches larger than the original window size of 48 inches, or 68 inches.

How wide can a curtain rod be without support?

For 1 3/8 Inch Diameter Wood Poles: Two curtain rod brackets are sufficient up to a width of 60 inches (5 feet). Having said that, a 2 inch or 3-inch diameter pole can span a distance up to a full 12-feet without flexing or bowing using only two end brackets.

Do curtain rods have to match light fixtures?

You do not need to match metal finishes in your lighting, in your hardware, in your faucets, or curtain rods. One important trick here is to keep all your lightings, whether recessed can lights,pendants,or chandeliers,no more than 6 to 7 feet from each other.

How do you measure for hanging curtain rods?

To determine the length of the rod, measure the width of your window and add eight to twelve inches. Each curtain panel should be at least as wide as your window.

How wide should curtains be for 36 inch window?

Example: If your window measures 36″ wide (window width x 2 = 72″), you need curtains that will give a minimum width of 72″ or 2 panels for that window. In this case 2 panels will give about 100″ to 120″ of width which will look nice and full. Always round up to the next full number.

How much weight can a 1 inch curtain rod hold?

A tension rod can hold between 10-45 pounds, depending on its material. However, the average tension rod can handle about 20 pounds. Whether you want to suspend curtains or clothes, a tension rod makes an excellent addition to your home.

How far should a curtain pole extend past window?

For a typical window without architraves, we recommend poles/tracks overhang the width of the window by not less than 15cm (6″) each side (excluding finials). Mark the pole/track and check your measurements again.

How wide should curtains be for 72 inch window?

Let’s say you want standard, thick curtains to cover your 72-inch window. You’ll want to look for curtains that measure between 144 and 180 inches wide. Bear in mind that this is the total width to aim for, not the width for each curtain if you intend to have two (one on either side).

How do I keep my curtain rod from sagging in the middle?

10 Clever Ways to Fix a Sagging Curtain Rod at Home Realign the Support Brackets. Provide Extra Support Brackets. Insert Another Support Rod. Change Your Fabric Material. Reduce the Cotton’s Length. Use a Barrier to Protect Your Curtain. Get a More Durable Curtain Rod. Replace Your Support Brackets.

How long can a curtain rod be without a middle support?

A center bracket is needed in almost any length greater than 5 to 6 feet, if you want to avoid any sagging. However there are “C” rings that will go over the bracket so that the drapes/curtains can be pulled to one side (either side, in fact).

How do you hang curtains in the middle of a room?

How To: Hang Curtains Across Any Space site your line and mark two level holes for the hooks. drill hole, push in anchor, screw in hooks (for big expanses use mushroom anchors) make loop at one end of cable and secure with wire rope clip. expand turnbuckle and attach to other hook.

Do curtain rods have to match furniture?

While your curtain rods don’t need to be the same, they should at least coordinate if they’re in adjoining rooms. Or, if the spaces are separate enough to allow for different treatments, you can switch it up.

Can you mix chrome and brushed nickel light fixtures?

DON’T worry if major contrast isn’t for you. Hues that are similar can also work very well together. Mixing finishes like polished chrome and polished nickel can add subtle dimension to a space. DO call attention to an accent piece by contrasting the style as well as the finish.

Can I mix black and bronze light fixtures?

We often get questions about which metals work best together, and the answer is: They all can go together…as long as there is clear design intent! Metals are meant to be mixed, so don’t worry too much about whether they’ll “go together” and instead make sure each finish is a thoughtful addition to your space.