Decorative Drapery Rods

Decorative drapery rods will add life to your drapery or valance.

They are attached to the wall by resting on brackets and bejeweled with finials on the two edges, which gives it a decorative finish.

Decorative rods are always wider than the window; four inches wider on each side is a good rule to follow, however there are some considerations.

  • If you want the drapery stack to be completely on the side of the windows and not covering the window itself, more space on each side might be necessary.


  • A very narrow window will be overpowered by a too wide drapery rod and a wide window can carry a bit more than the four inches


The thickness of the rod also depends on the size of the window and the heaviness of the drapery. Use thicker rods for heavier draperies and larger windows and thinner rods for lighter draperies or smaller windows.

They can be made from various materials like wood, iron, or other metals and have either a smooth, fluted or carved finish.

Decorative rods are not only used to add style to draperies, they can be used to adorn valances.

Ideas how to use rods for valances:

  • Pole Swag Valance - The swags are attached to the drapery rod in a way that give the appearance that the swags drape over the rod. Jabots on each side gives it a finishing touch.
  • Drapery Swag Valance - The two points of the swag are attached to the rings and are hung onto the rod in front of the drapery.

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