Bay window curtain rods can be frustrating to buy and difficult to install. Bay windows can be made in many dimensions so finding the right one for your bay window may be difficult. The first thing that you have to decide is if you want to buy an adjustable rod or if you want to have a rod made specifically for your bay window. While purchasing a rod that is specially made for your bay window may be more expensive than buying one that is adjustable to any bay window, it will have a more elegant and clean look to it, as well as be much sturdier than an adjustable curtain rod.
Once you decide if you want an adjustable curtain rod or a rod that is specifically made for your bay window then you can decide what kind of material you want your rod to be. Just like regular curtain rods, both adjustable and custom-made bay window curtain rods can be made out of all sorts of materials. You can choose from a wide range of metals and woods when picking the perfect bay window curtain rod to match your decor. For a more warm and homey feeling, wood would be a great choice. If you are looking for something more modern and contemporary, chrome or steel might be the right one for you.
Choosing the right curtain rod
While you choose what you want your bay window curtain rods to be made out of, consider the ends of the curtain rods. The ends are a great way to add a hint of style and flare to your room. If you are looking for something mystic, rods with glass globes as ends would fit your style. You can find hundreds of decorative metal ends that can fit in with any decor and any household.
Installing the curtain rod
After deciding on the curtain rod you want for your bay window, you will also have to decide if you want to install the rod yourself or if you want it installed for you. Installing a bay window curtain rod is not too difficult to do. First measure a couple of inches above the center window and lightly mark where you are going to place whatever fixture you are going to use to secure the rod to the wall. Then do the same thing for the side windows. After you know where you are going to hang the rods, use the appropriate fixtures needed to secure your bay window curtain rod to the wall. Depending on the weight of your curtain rod for your bay window, it may require passing brackets. These brackets help support the weight of the curtains. Not all curtain rods require passing brackets. Make sure if you are hanging your own rods that you read the instructions completely before installing your curtain rod yourself.
Once you have picked out the kind of bay window curtain rods you want and have installed the rods properly, you can start picking out the perfect curtains to hang in your bay window.