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Swing Arm Curtain Rod

Swing Arm Curtain Rod

A swing arm curtain rod is a smart and chic way of replacing the usual conventional rods for a particular room. It is a rod that attaches to one side of the wall and makes it easy for you to draw the curtains in a convenient manner.
Fatima Rangwala
Swing arm curtain rods are very handy when used for French doors, large or small windows in a house, café style windows, etc. The rod is mounted on either the inside of a window frame or on a wall adjacent to a window. This type of a setup makes it convenient to swing rather than sliding it every single time along the rod.

Based on the side of the wall this hardware is installed, rod brackets with hinges are available in the market, which practically allow the rods to swing 180 degrees right and left comfortably. Since it is impounded to one side of the wall, the opening of the drapes or the curtains gets easier. This is the beauty and uniqueness of this rod as compared to other ones. Moreover, the fear of not hanging heavy drapes wouldn't occur because a user can attach extra supportive brackets in suitable places so that even if the heavy curtains open and close against a wall or a window, the action is smooth.

These rods have been around in the subject of home decorations for a long time now. Swing arm curtain rods have exclusive styles, extra added flair, and aesthetics. They are even available in a variety of metallic colors with chic finials such as:
  • Tulips
  • Javelins
  • Large and Small Balls
  • Buttercups
  • Fleur-de-lis
  • Hooks
  • Torches
  • Leaves
  • Pineapples
  • Arrows
With these designs ready to use for your home or office, looking out for a variety of accessories out in the market sounds a good option. So when you look out for shopping at any hardware store or online, here are some names of accessories you must browse through.

  • Drapery rods
  • Curtain rods
  • Cable or Wire Rod Sets
  • Drapery Hardware
  • Finials
  • Rings
  • Steel Rods
  • Scarf-holders
  • Scones
  • Wrought Iron Finials
  • Wood Poles or Steel Poles
  • Adjustable Decorative Traverse Rods
  • Tiebacks
Once these accessories are purchased, installing a this curtain rod is very simple.

Installation of this Unit

Since these rods are impounded on one side of the wall or a window, its seen that when the drapes or hanging curtains are closed, they appear like a different rod altogether. And for opening the drapes, all you have to do is retract the draperies on the rod and they swing open like a flexible door. The installation is such that, this curtain rod is fixed with screws into a bracket which again, is attached to the section on a wall and can open easily on the right or the left side. Since, the rod is fixed at one end, decide from the beginning as to which side you want the drapes to swing from.

These rods are used in places where the user wants to open up the entire window to let the sunlight or the breeze fall right inside the room which automatically improves the interior decoration of any home.