Types of curtain rods: wall variants
Housing repair for some is a delight and a serious step on the way to improving the functionality of your house, and for others repair is a real torture. After all, it's so difficult to calculate everything, buy the right material, think over every little thing. And finally, when the repair has already come to an end, it remains to think about how to give your home coziness and comfort. So why not start with a rather significant thing for the device of the room? Namely with the curtain rails, which, albeit practically not visible, are the basis for decorating the windows, and then the entire room.
Thanks to the uncomplicated classification it is easy to find out what kind of curtain rod curtains there are. A photo with the description that will be presented here will only help in choosing the best option, because there will be really many examples.
General classification of cornices
All the cornices are divided into several groups by special features: by fasteners, used fittings and, of course, by the "skeleton", that is, by the design of the cornice. To choose the best cornice for each item, it is enough just to look closely at the differences and similarities, to analyze the varieties of cornices for curtains. The photos collected here will be clearly demonstrated by some models, which, perhaps, will become a unique addition to the interior of the house.
Kinds of cornices by the way of their fastening
So, types of curtain rods: wall (photo with the description will show the difference) and ceiling. In our time, both options are equally popular, the main thing is to choose the one that most corresponds to the interior of the room. Plus, every kind of cornices contains many more subspecies, and if you weigh the advantages of each, you can find a truly worthy option.
A view that implies the presence of fairly high ceilings, and consequently, a large distance between the top of the window opening and the ceiling line. Do not be surprised that this type of cornices is the most common. It is universally suitable for any of the rooms, and will also become an indispensable assistant if there are stretch ceilings in the house. In this case, the wall cornices will be fixed much easier than the ceiling ones, and the installation time will noticeably decrease.
The growing kind of cornices, which increasingly takes its place in the homes of many people. Based on the name, you can guess that this kind of cornices is attached directly to the ceiling, which means that the ceiling in the house does not have an outstanding height, or the window aperture is designed in such a way that its upper frame reaches exactly to the ceiling. A significant advantage of the ceiling cornices is that they are incredibly able to visually increase the space of the room.
Not unlike the wall cornices, there is a ceiling curtain rod for curtains. Kinds of such cornices absolutely correspond to the types of wall, differing only in the place of attachment. However, if everything is immediately clear with the wall cornices, how are things going with the ceilings, especially with stretch ceilings? It is customary to divide the types of curtain rods in rooms with stretch ceilings on visible cornices and invisible ones.
For the visible is typical installation between the ceiling and the curtain itself of a small wooden beam, where the cornice is then fastened. The minus of such cornices is clear from their names - the design can not be completely concealed without disturbing the overall scale of the room, therefore it will have to mask it with a baguette panel.
Invisible cornices in this sense bypass rivals. Having established such cornices in the room, one can involuntarily think that the curtains come down from the ceiling. Looks like this window design is laconic and tasteful. However, unlike the visible cornices, this type assumes a complicated installation. Types of curtain rails (photo with description) for stretch ceiling, as already mentioned, are similar to eaves: for ceilings choose round, baguette, string, rail and even combined cornices.
Kinds of cornices on features of external structure
In fact, there are only five main types of cornices, each of which is familiar to any person externally, though not by name - it is round cornices, string, profile, baguette and rail. Despite such a small list, the designers managed to create a few more "derivatives" from these species and, plus, combined ones, which combine several elements of several types. Thus, it turns out that the types of curtain rods for curtains are actually not so small, and therefore, it will be possible to make a choice in favor of a particularly liked model.
The most common and suitable for any room and any situation option. Why are these types of curtain rods most often used? Because they are surprisingly simple to install, do not require additional care for themselves, they look elegant and quite reliable.
The structure of this type of cornices is also easy to imagine: three or more two pipes of different diameters are combined into one structure that keeps curtains and tulle. If we consider the classical version of a two-tube round cornice, then this pipe is thicker than 7 cm in diameter and the pipe is thinner than 5-10 mm in diameter. The first one holds the curtains directly, the second one is for tulle. Material for the production of round cornices can serve anything: from wood to metal - this is just another sign of the universality of this species.
From round such cornices are easy to design, namely instead of several tubes, an almost imperceptible steel cable is used. This external structure does not clutter the ceiling or walls and looks very neat and quite unusual. Best of all, these cornices will look in a room where such styles as modern are used, because they look more modern than round eaves, and therefore to a simple interior of the room is not always suitable. The only significant drawback of this kind of cornices is that they are not designed for heavy curtains, because they are too fragile. So, if you want to decorate the room with thin and air curtains or tulle, the variant with string cornices is ideal.
The most convenient variant of cornices for those whose windows are located in such a way that they form an angle. Other types of cornices for curtains in this case will not look as elegant as profile (corner cornices). The peculiarity of the structure is a flexible material, from which is made, as in the case of round cornices, the tube is aluminum. Still from the course of the school, you can recall that this metal is very plastic, and therefore give it any desired shape will not be difficult. Very often profile cornices are used to decorate windows in the form of arches or to decorate bay windows.
Speaking about the flexibility of the aluminum pipe, we can not fail to point out that the design of such eaves curtain holes and niches is the most common. The eraser is a rounded ledge with windows in the wall of the room. All windows are located at an angle to each other, because the standard models of cornices here can not be managed. In fact, for the bay window not only profile, but also string, round and other types of cornices for curtains are suitable.
Wall-mounted bay windows or ceilings are used where the artistic projection in the wall of the room was beautifully beaten. In most cases, the owners of the house prefer not to make two or more separate cornices to each window, but one solid cornice at once to all the windows. It is in such cases, profile cornices - an ideal option. Convenience is all in the same ease of giving the cornice of any shape. That is, under any angle, there is one window opening in relation to the other, the cornice can acquire the shape of this angle.
From an aesthetic point of view, this kind of cornices is the most beautiful, since the tube and the entire fastening structure as a whole covers the decorative strip from above. The universality of such cornices is that the design of this bar can be chosen for every taste and color. Whether it's ornamentation, imitation of precious metals or just a pattern chosen for the color of the flooring, the cornice will still look absolutely beneficial in any room. Thus, the baguette cornice, harmoniously selected for the interior of the room, will be the highlight of the design of the room.
Another great option for owners of windows with narrow windowsills - rail, or, in another way, bus bars, cornices. The design, again covered on top by an elegant bar hiding the fastening system, consists of an aluminum or plastic guide with a special groove. It is there that are inserted tiny hooks and rollers, which, as on the rails, move along the structure.
Kinds of cornices on furniture
Fittings in this case - those imperceptible at first glance fasteners, which connect the curtains with the cornice. And here there is an extensive list. Fittings can serve as hooks and rollers, clips, loops, eyelets, etc.
Hooks and rollers are a common choice, allowing you to open and close curtains absolutely noiselessly.
Clips attached to the movable rings are just as convenient a choice as hooks.
The hinges are a kind of fittings that are knocked out of the common row, therefore the loops are attached not to the cornice, but to the curtain itself, that is, it is its inseparable part. The advantage of this fastening is a complete noiselessness when moving curtains from place to place.
Eyelets - as usual metal or plastic rings, whose diameter is necessarily greater than the diameter of the guide structure of the cornice. So the rings easily and without resistance will slide along the cornice. Types of curtain rails for curtains with eyelets are as widely distributed as curtain rods.