If you intend to use simple curtains that flow straight down the wall, prefer a chrome curtain rod. For heavier drapes, buy rods in stronger metals such as graphite with brass or solid brass.
If a curtain rod is longer than 48 inches, install a centre bracket to support the weight of the curtains.
If you have heavy curtains, use wall fasteners that are strong enough to properly support the weight of the rod and curtains
It is important to measure windows first before buying rods.
Ensure that curtain rods are longer than your window by as much as five inches.
A good set of curtain rods compliments the overall effect of the drapes. If wooden rods are classy, metal rods provide a wide array of solid brass, chrome, graphite with brass, and brushed chrome to choose from.