sliding door next to a window
I have a sliding door next to a window. I don't really need window coverings as the apt is on the 27th floor, but I am looking to hang some fabric to soften the look of bare windows. Any window treatment would be for decorative purposes only.
This is my 23-year old daughter's apt, so I was looking for a casual look. I thought of hanging red sheer curtains in some form, I can think of the following options, but any advice would be greatly appreciated!
(1) install a 144" rod across both (window and sliding door) - hang 3 panels - one at the end of the window, other at the end of the sliding door, and one in the middle of the two.
(2) install a 144" rod across both (window and sliding door) - hang 2 panels - one at the end of the window, other at the end of the sliding door, and then install a valance to cover the rod for the entire 144" stretch
(3) have 2 swags - one for the sliding door, other for the window, with hanging panels on each end - should I install a curtain rod or just something to hold the swags and the hanging panelsAnswer
For option (3) you can hang them like a drapery swag. The swag hangs from rings attached to the two points at the edge. The panels and the swag are hung onto the pole. This is called a drapery or necklace swag
Measuring for rod
I have a standard patio door - 76 x 84 inches. If I were to order a traverse rod with finials, what length do I need? I don't want much extra width as there are windows on each side of the door and the area is small.
Also, I wonder about the color of rod. I have a dark walnut rod in the living room that opens to the dining area/patio door. Dark kitchen cabinets, stainless steel appliances and nickle light fixtures.
I like the idea of the dark walnut best, but don't see that as an option on your web site. Black would be OK since the adjoining windows have curtains with dark brown/black fringe and there are black accents in the kitchen (also open to dining area).
Nickel works with light fixtures but seems that based on closeness to windows with dark window dressing and the fact the patio curtain is cream, that would not have the same impact.
The 48-84 inch rod sounds right for your door. This is the size of the rod only and it is adjustable for an exact fit. The finials will stick out 3 3/4" on each side.
We have other drapery hardware in dark wood color like our furniture grade wooden finials with the inlaid bracket. If the color is right for the rest of the room this can be ideal for your cream-colored curtains. This rod doesn't have the traverse mechanism, it operates via a wood rod with matching rings.
If you want specifically a traverse rod the brushed nickel and black colors are both classy choices. Only somebody who actually sees the room and the curtains can says which one is better.