My husband and I just updated our dining room by steaming off the old wall paper, having a contractor spray texture on the walls, then painting them a new color. When we were at Lowe’s shopping for vanity lights, my husband said he wanted to look for a new curtain rod for our dining room curtains.
In our dining room we have large Anderson French style doors, and we have a lacy full length curtain hanging over the door. The curtain rod that we have been using came with a center support, but we could not use it and still pull the curtains completely open, and the curtain rod had started to dip and sag a bit.
At Lowe’s we found a nice assortment of drapery rods made by a company called Style Selections. Our lighting fixtures, cabinet knobs and door knobs are all made of brushed nickel, so I wanted a curtain rod made of the same style. We also needed a long rod, because our doors were about 74 inches wide.
My husband picked out a Style Selections Drapery Rod that was made from a silver colored nickel, and it had a larger diameter than our old rod, this one measured 3/4″, and seemed like it would be strong enough to hold our full length curtains without weighing the rod down. What is so attractive and unique about the Style Selections Drapery Rod were the decorative and unique finials at the ends. These are round balls covered with small multi-colored squares, they look like they are made from Mother-Of-Pearl, and the colors are off white and shades of tan. Perfect for our decor! Our cabinets are maple, walls are ecru, and curtains are tan, these drapery rods matched them all and helped draw the room together.
The hardware for hanging the Style Selections Drapery Rod are included, and are very substantial. They consist of two parts, one sliding into the other, a design that allows you to keep the curtains close to the door (or wall), or pull them away an inch or so. Getting your rod even and level is fool proof with this hardware because the hardware can move up or down in a small slot even after it has been screwed to the wall.
The Style Selections Drapery Rod can accommodate curtains or draperies measuring 48 inches to 84 inches, and is a very elegant and attractive compliment to any curtains. The rod is exactly what we needed! We did not have to put the center support on our wall, yet the thicker rod holds my curtains perfectly without dipping or sagging. This rod retailed for around $40, which is a little more than I wanted to spend, but now that I am seeing first hand how nice it looks in my newly decorated dining room, I am thrilled that I bowed to my husbands decision to purchase this product. Highly recommended!