Useful Concepts You Need To Know About Drapery Rods And Accessories
- “Center support.” To cover any lengthy window span, you need a functional support to hold the bar up against gravity and prevent the drapery rod from bowing.
- “Drapery arms.” Very short segments of drapery rods that flank a window (rather than span it) are called drapery arms. They’re often used when the draperies are stationary and purely for decoration.
- “Elbow brackets.” When a wall angles and your drapery rod needs to follow, you must place an elbow bracket in the corner to realign the rod to the angle of the wall.
- “Finial.” This is a decorative ornament on each end of the drapery rod.
- “Decorative rod.” Any rod that will be seen and comes in a finish serves as a decorative rod.
- “Traversing rod.” When you have a full wall of window draperies, opening and closing them can be difficult because of the fabric weight. Placing your draperies on a traversing rod can allow you to open and close them just by manipulating a string at the end.
- “Track.” When windows go from floor to ceiling and you have little or wall space, use a ceiling-mounted drapery track.
- “End cap.” When your drapery rod runs into a wall, you will not be able to place a finial on it.
- “Café rod.” When using a café curtain, you will need an unobtrusive rod, since it will be at eye level. A very delicate rod that holds a very lightweight curtain is referred to as a café rod.
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