The best curtain rods you can buy
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- Curtain rods are functional but they also act as a decorative accessory to the curtains in your home.
- The Decopolitan End Cap Single Curtain Rod Set is our top pick because you can choose from a variety of finishes, the rods are sturdy, and they complement just about any space.
Whether you have just moved into a new home or are redecorating, window treatments are one of the first things you need to add privacy and style to your space. Selecting the curtains depends on function and personal taste, but it's easy to forget that the curtain rods should also be selected with care.
Curtain rods and hardware can be chosen purely for functionality or as a finishing touch, like selecting jewelry for an outfit. In every instance, the rods must be able to accommodate the weight of the fabric and the number of curtain layers at each window.
When you're shopping for a curtain rod, consider the finish color. Do you want the rod to disappear, complement the curtains, or make a statement? Look at other finishes in the room. Stainless steel or nickel are great in kitchens and bathrooms, but copper or bronze may work better with lighting fixtures in living spaces.
Before you begin your search, be sure to measure the window or area you want to cover so that you are sure the curtain rod meets your needs before you fall in love with it. It's also important that the rod is sized to accommodate the grommets, curtain rings, or top pocket opening of the curtains you've selected.
Here are the best curtain rods you can buy:
- Best curtain rod overall: Decopolitan End Cap Single Curtain Rod Set
- Best curtain rod for renters: RoomDividersNow Tension Rod
- Best curtain rod for traverse draw heavy drapes: Rod Desyne Heavy Duty Adjustable Traverse Rod
- Best curtain rod for blackout curtains: Umbra Twilight Room Darkening Curtain Rod
- Best curtain rod on a budget: Rod Desyne Lockseam Curtain Rod Set
Read on in the slides below to check out our top picks.
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The best curtain rod overall
The best curtain rod for renters
The best curtain rod for traverse draw heavy drapes
The best curtain rod for blackout curtains
The best curtain rod on a budget
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