Window Treatment Ideas: Double Rods and Double curtainsIf you are hanging curtains and you need to place rods one in front of the other, you will need double curtain rods. The rods will be held in place by double brackets. Although you double brackets are required, additional accessories such as holdbacks, rings and wands can also be used.
Measuring for double curtain rods is as simple as measuring for simple curtain rods. The first step is to measure the window and determine how far the rods should extend. Once you have determined how far the rods are to extend, if at all, you will have your rod length. A current trend in curtain rods is the use of decorative finals on the front rods and end caps on the back rod. Sheer curtains are usually placed on back rods with bright decorative materials placed on the front. Based on the lighting of the space, some designers opt for light blocking materials in the front. In the event a smaller rod is used, it is most attractive as the back rod.
Designers that plan to pull back the front curtains, usually rely on holdbacks. For easier movement of the front curtains, rings can also be used. Another option for easy movement is the use of wands.
Double brackets offer a variety of projections. The projection is how distance between the wall and the rod. You would want to project your rods at a distance that works best for the style and movement of your curtains.