The Curtain pole is a very important part of interior decor. Its not just a decorational element, but also an important functional element. That is why it is important to make the right decision. What should we guide ourselves with to choose the perfect curtain rod? To which interior does a metal curtain rod fit best? To which interior a wooden one? When should a curtain rod be single and when should it be double? When to decide on choosing curtain tracks instead of a traditional curtain rod?
There arise multiple important questions, which must be answered before we make the right decision.
The most important criterium when choosing the right curtain rod is the character of our room. It is the interior style that will require a specific curtain rod type.
A properly chosen curtain rod will be in harmony with other interior décor elements, together making the perfect, coherent whole.
If our room is in the classical style, with stylish furniture, then the best fit would be traditional curtain poles. Classical collections of curtain rods such as Barrocco, Roma or Elegante will be perfect for classical interiors.
When the interior is kept in a modern style, its worth a look at modern curtain tracks. Collections such as SanRemo or Genova, beautiful straight shapes, with hidden sliders for moving the curtains, perfectly complete simple forms in the interior, while creating a discrete form of hanging window decorations. In modern interiors, we often don’t hang so thick curtains as with classical interiors, the curtains are often simpler, often these are just panels with a stretched straight piece of fabric, such as with Japan Panels type of curtains. In that case curtain tracks such as Collection Liguria are a perfect choice.
Type of the curtain rod and window decoration style
The next very important criterium is the type of window decorations that we want to mount.
Modern systems allow us to choose the kind of window decorations from many available solutions.
The most traditional curtain system, sewed with wrinkling tape, which allows for achieving a decorating effect depending on the type of tape, allows for hanging such a curtain on both a curtain rod and any curtain track. It is important that those systems are equipped with curtain hooks or on traditional stakes as with curtain rods or sliders hidden discretely inside tracks.
Quite popular today are universal solutions, such as Eyelet curtains or Rod Pocket curtains, which don’t require restrictively sewn to measure curtains. Because of that it is easy to use those without risking the curtain being badly fitted to the size of the curtain rod. In that case it is necessary to use curtain poles. Depending on the diameter of the Eyelets, the diameter of the pole should be chosen accordingly from the recommended by Deco Belle 19mm, 25mm or 35mm.
In such case curtain rings are unnecessary. Each of the pole collections such as Venecia, Luna, Roma or Capri is suitable here. Thus all that remains is just the final decision about the color of the curtain rod.
Very fashionable today Wave type curtains, which give a modern character to curtains, require curtain tracks such as collections Liguria, San Paolo or SanRemo.
Type of curtain rod – single or double?
When is a single curtain rod necessary? And when is a double?
The decision about number and style of the curtains, is often not just the decision of the interior designer on which curtains fit best to a given interior, it is often a decision from a practical point of view.
As such we often have doubled curtains, where one of the curtains is a Sheer curtain, which cuts off harsh sunrays during the day, without taking light away from the space, and at the same time protects from the neighbors gaze during the day.
The second curtain- the Drapery, is often decorational, used to cover the window during the night, or just as a window and interior decoration. In such a case a double curtain rod or track, one track for sheer curtains, and second for the drapery.
Sometimes however we don’t want to have two different types of curtains, but just one, either the sheer curtain or the drapery – in such a case a single curtain rod or track will be fitting.