Wooden Curtain Rods: Styles, Trends & Where to Find Them

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Wooden curtain rods add a touch of class and elegance to any window treatment. These attractive curtain rods are meant to be seen as part of the window decor.


Wooden curtain rods have two different rod types. The rods can be smooth or fluted.. Most wood rods are made from hardwoods such as Oak, Walnut or Cherry. You can also find curtain rods made out of bamboo. Bamboo rods have their own unique shape and give the window treatment a tropical look.

Wood rods come in a variety of finishes from light to dark stains or they can be painted. Finishes for wood rods can include antique white, ivory, burnished gold, natural white, weathered white, honey maple, matte black, gold, warm oak, gold leaf, lacquered natural, pewter, mahogany and cherry. Most painted rods come in neutral colors such as black, brown and white. However, you can paint a wood rod any color you choose for a more customized look.

Curtain rods made from wood come in different lengths and diameters. The rods with thicker diameters really stand out. Wood rods give the room they are used in a cozy, welcoming atmosphere.

These rods will work with many decor styles. A light or natural wood finish will coordinate well with rustic decor. Wood rods that are painted black will look good with modern decor. A mahogany or cherry finish would go well with Asian decor.

Finials, Brackets and Rings

What really makes wood curtain rods appealing are the carved finials on the end. Carved wood finials come in many different designs including:

  • Large or small balls
  • Acorns
  • Pineapples
  • Cylinders
  • Scrolls
  • Leaves
  • Fluted
  • Pirouette
  • Hooks
  • Swirls

There are many unique designs for wood finials. Decorative finials add an interesting and custom finish to the window treatment. You can even add a hand blown glass finial or a metal finial to a wood rod for a different look.

Wood rings come in as many finishes as the rods and in most window treatments, the rings match the color of the wood rod.

The brackets that hold the curtain rod often come with the rod in a kit. Most wood brackets also match the rod in color and design.

You can also find double wood brackets that can be used to hang double curtain rods. Double curtain rods are a popular way to hang curtains. The rear rod usually holds a lace or sheer curtain. The outer rod holds a heavier drape or curtain. This enables you to have more privacy during the day while still allowing light to enter the room.

Kirsch Wooden Curtain Rods

If you want an upscale, designer look for your windows, Kirsch has a collection of wood curtain rods called Wood Trends and Estate Wood Trends.

Wood Trends

There are three new series in Kirsch's Wood Trends collection, Wood Trends Classics, Wood Trends Urban Comfort and Wood Trends Renaissance. The Classics series has curtain rods with rich wood finishes in 1 3/8", 2" and 3" diameters. The Urban Comfort series has curtain rods that are influenced by modern, contemporary styles with transitional designs that combine simplicity with structural durability and beauty. The Renaissance series captures elements of royalty with elegant, ornate designs.

Estate Wood Trends

Kirsch's Estate Wood Trends combines the elegant wood rod finishes such as Mahogany, Oak, Walnut, Sandblasted Black and White with a functional traverse type curtain rod. Traverse rods are usually made out of metal and contain carriers with holes that drapery hooks attach to. The drapes are opened and closed using cords that slide the carriers back and forth along the rod. These unique wood traverse rods can be paired with the decorative carved wood finials that attached to the 2" wood rods in the Wood Trends collection.

Where to Buy Wood Rods

If you are interested in purchasing any of the wood rods from the Wood Trends or Estate Wood Trends collections by Kirsch, visit their dealer locator page to find a Kirsch dealer in your area.

The following online retailers also carry wood rods:

Wood rods are easy to install. Once you have the brackets in place just attach the wood rings to your curtains and enjoy the look of your new window treatment

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Wooden Curtain Rods: Styles, Trends & Where to Find Them