Unique Alternatives to Curtain Rods

Are you looking for creative alternatives to curtain rods? You’re in luck! If having regular rods doesn’t sound exciting to you, we’ve got you covered! We are sharing four great ideas that will bring a fresh style to your home.

Copper pipes

Copper pipes

Copper pipes are a popular alternative when it comes tocurtain rods. Copper is strong and resistant, which is important to support the weight of your curtains. You can easily find them in the size and thickness that you need.

Copper pipes offer a unique and modern look to your design. We recommend adding other copper elements into the room to create a harmonious style. You could have copper cooking pots hanging in the kitchen, copper candle holders, copper glasses, etc.

Before going for copper pipes, take into consideration the color of your curtains to make sure they match that strong copper tone.

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Using a rope is another creative alternative instead of going for a rod or a pipe. You will want to make sure to pick a thicker, more resistant rope especially if you have heavy curtains.

We love using ropes when we are looking to create a natural look. You can then also use other rope elements throughout the room to enhance a sustainable style in your home.


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Tree branch

Yes, you can use a tree branch as a curtain rod! The challenge is that you will need a thick, sturdy, long, straight branch.

Once you acquire that, it will become a complete part of your design. The tree branch will create a lovely boho natural vibe.

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Another great option is adding a valance or cornice to hide any hardware and provide an elegant finishing touch. You can find many options for materials, colors, and patterns for your valances.

We still love custom drapery with a substantial curtain rod, but hopefully, these other ideas gave you some good ideas to set yourself apart from the norm.

Need help to create the look and design you are looking for? Come chat with us! We’re here to help.