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Draperies and drapery rods

The Ultimate Guide to Draperies, Rods, and Your Décor

You want your space to feel like your sanctuary, your oasis, your place of tranquility. If you’re looking for new ways to spice up your living space with both trend and function, we have some exciting news for you! Drapery Rods Direct has begun selling custom, handmade curtains, in addition to the custom rods we typically sell.

At Drapery Rods Direct, we’re here to help make your place feel more like you by catering to all of your custom drapery panels, custom curtains, and curtain rod set needs. If your room has been missing that extra bit of flair, contact us today to see how we can help you up your decorating game!

Everything From Farmhouse Curtain Rods to Custom Drapery Panels You Can Trust

One of the major brands we sell, Kirsch Drapery Hardware - a leader in high-quality drapery hardware - makes products with not only style in mind but longevity as well. Offering these top-of-the-line products is likely why Drapery Rods Direct is a leader in the drapery and curtain rods business. All of the products we feature on our site are user-friendly and extremely easy to install, so you don’t have to worry about lengthy and confusing instructions.

We ensure that the product construction is both intuitive and sturdy, meaning that you will be able to install it with ease and enjoy the beauty of the product for years to come. If, however, you do encounter questions upon your product installation, feel free to contact us by phone or email.

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Beginning with the Basics (of Curtain Rods)

If you’re new to the décor game, you’re not alone – in fact, drapery and curtain rods are often some of the last details people consider when designing their spaces. But once you see how functional and beautiful our curtain rods and custom-made drapery panels look in your home, you’ll never want to go back! Drapery Rods Direct also offers basic curtain rod sets to get you started.

Based on the area in which you’ll be installing the rods and the measurements of any windows or other obstructive features to take into consideration, we may recommend any of the following basic rods:

  • Architrac & K-Rail Rods
  • Continental II Curtain Rods
  • Spring Pressure and Flat Sash Curtain Rods
  • Superfine Traverse Drapery Rods
  • Lockseam Curtain Rods

We also offer basic hardware parts and accessories to assist with installation, such as:

  • Baton wand with harness strap
  • Wood pole connector screw
  • Drapery pin, heavy-duty offset
  • Superfine traverse slides

Looking for a Curtain Rod Set?

Sometimes, sets are just easier – we get it! That’s why we’ve curated a few curtain rod sets, equipped with your short or long curtain rods, curtain rod brackets, drapery panels, and anything else you may need.

Whether you prefer wooden curtain rods or iron curtain rods, we have a set to fit your style. The curtain rod sets we currently offer include:

  • 1 3/8” Wood Trends Drapery Hardware Sets
  • 2” Wood Trends Drapery Hardware Sets
  • 1 3/8” Designer Metals Drapery Hardware Sets
  • 1” Wrought Iron Drapery Hardware Sets
  • And many more!

Do You Have Something a Little More Decorative in Mind?

We’ve covered the basics and the sets, but what about the more decorative route? If you have an eye for trends, we have some decorative traverse rods that might suit your fancy. These rods fit our ready-made grommet drapery panels, pinch pleat drapery panels, and more. These can be purchased in a variety of colors, finishes, sizes, and more. The decorative traverse rods we currently offer include:

  • Estate
  • Designer Metals 2”
  • Designer Metals 1 3/8”

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Decorative Hardware To Go With Your Decorative Drapery

With the new decorative drapery options we’re offering, you’ll want some decorative hardware to match. Much like the decorative rods we mentioned earlier, we offer decorative wood options in the Wood Trends Collection and the Buckingham Collection. Both collections offer 1 3/8” and 2” sizes, and the Buckingham Collection also offers a 3” size.

In addition, we also offer a variety of decorative metal options, such as:

  • Designer Metals Collection
  • Wrought Iron Collection
  • Orion Drapery Hardware
  • DRD Elemental Collection
  • Designer Metals Quick-Click Rods

Our Innovative New Designs: Motorized Curtain Rods

Are you a tech junkie looking to spice up your space? Our collection of motorized curtain rods will bring a sense of ease and sophistication to the area of your choosing. At Drapery Rods Direct, we offer three distinct motorized collections: The Somfy, The Kirsch Architrac, and the Kirsch Estate. The Kirsch Estate collection, in particular, offers several different styles and sizes, including:

  • Designer Metals 2” Decorative Traverse Rods
  • Designer Metals 1 3/8” Decorative Traverse Rods
  • Wood Trends 2” Decorative Traverse Rods
  • Wood Trends 1 3/8” Decorative Traverse Rods

Beautiful Curtains and Draperies for Your Home

As we mentioned earlier, we are extremely excited to announce the addition of custom curtains, panels, and draperies to our product line. Drapery Rods Direct offers three different collections of curtain panels:

  • Custom Grommet Drapery Panels – modern, sleek
  • Custom Pinch Pleat Drapery Panels – timeless, classic, sophisticated
  • Custom Ripplefold Drapery Panels – contemporary, functional

With each of these curtain panel collections, you’ll be able to select the length, fabric, and style of your choosing. They come lined or unlined, and you can customize each of them to your unique desires.

Not looking to commit quite yet? No worries! We offer free samples for all options, so you can compare styles before making the final decision for your space.

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Why Choose Drapery Rods Direct?

If you’re on the hunt for high-quality drapery panels and curtain rods that are both user-friendly and unique, we’re here to help you out. Headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area, Drapery Rods Direct has over 20 years of experience helping customers decorate their living spaces with functional and timeless products.

Whether you’re looking to add custom drapery panels to your home or place of business, we’ve worked with a myriad of different spaces, and we can confidently say we’ll help you find what you’re looking for. For questions regarding your specific space and how you can best utilize the design and function of our products, feel free to reach out to a team member!

While our products are beautiful and designed with the best craftsmanship in mind, they are also designed with the user in mind. They are built to last, with easy installation instructions. However, we do offer installation services in select areas, and you can always contact our support team if you have any questions regarding installation.

What Can High-Quality Drapery Panels Do for my Space?

As we’ve touched upon, our custom curtains and drapery panels will both liven up an area and add a layer of privacy. Our products are made to look lovely both when left open and when closed. On the hunt for a look that’s specifically for you? Our handmade curtains can be customized toward the unique look you’re going for.

For further instructions on finding the best products for your space, check out our guides on measuring, selecting the right size, and installing custom drapery rods and panels. A simple tip for finding the right curtain rods is to measure the width of your window from one side to another (including any moldings or frames) and follow the instructions conveniently located on the Help Center page on our site.

With your custom drapery panels and rods, you may also be on the look for finials to add that extra touch of pizazz to your space. At Drapery Rods Direct, we offer a variety of different finials to pull the whole look together, including but not limited to glass finials, metal finials, wooden finials, black finials, and ceramic finials.

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Finding Your Right Style

Farmhouse curtain rods or iron curtain rods? Grommet drapery panels or ripplefold drapery panels? No matter what style you’re going for, our products are sure to fit with your personal trends. Our décor specialists can assist you in finding the best options for your unique space.

The characteristics of our products are vast and can offer a myriad of different benefits, including decorative, light blocking, light filtering, and sound blocking properties.

When deciding on which products you’d like to bring to your home or business space, it is important to keep some factors in mind. For example, you’ll want to know the exact size of the window/wall you’re planning to add your drapery to, whether or not you want the drapery to cover that entire area or a partial part of that area, whether you want to add dual layers for day and night, and whether your existing décor matches with the draperies you’re considering.

You can also feel free to browse our blog for more tips and tricks on finding your style and decorating your space. We also have a Buyer’s Guide that should answer any questions you may have regarding selecting the right products for your needs and installing them to last. Are more questions coming to the surface? Feel free to contact us any weekday from 9-5 ET to chat about what you’re looking for!

Installing Curtain Rod Brackets? Tutorials and More

If you ordered a curtain rod set or certain accessories in need of at-home installation, we’re here to walk you through exactly how to go about setting up your new Drapery Rods Direct products. We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of how-to videos and guides that’ll explain what you’ll do and how long it’ll take to place your new décor in its new home. These will also give you a chance to see what different styles and sizes look out of the box before you order your products.

With these videos, you’ll learn how to:

  • Attach a wood bracket to your wall
  • Attach a wood finial to a wood pole
  • Join wood poles with a connector screw
  • Join wrought iron poles with a splice
  • Attach a wrought iron finial
  • Cut down wrought iron poles
  • Re-string a traverse rod
  • Center master slides on a traverse rod
  • Convert a traverse rod from a split-draw to a one-way

We also have some handy advice to keep in the forefront of your mind when installing your new products, such as:

  • Avoiding narrowness
  • Make sure you have enough fabric
  • Hanging curtains high (and choosing long drapery to allow for extra height)
  • Using the right tools (contact one of our draperies specialists to see what you should be using!)
  • Using a template
  • Taking your time and having patience

installing curtain rod brackets

Get Started with Drapery Rods Direct Today

Are you ready to add the finishing touches to your space with custom drapery panels, handmade curtains, curtain rod sets, and more? Drapery Rods Direct has got you covered.

Contact us or visit our site to learn more about what we offer and how our products can provide the unique look to your living space that you’ve been looking for. Spice up your space with our decorative and custom products today!