Decorative rods encompass a wide variety of curtain rods: very ornate wooden styles in elaborate finishes with fancy finials and rings, or you can go very modern with chrome metal and sleek, simple finials. Decorative curtain rods are made to be seen.
Standard curtain rods are typically made from metal or wood and come in a variety of shapes and sizes. If you have a small window, consider using a mini or small curtain rod instead. These types of rods are designed for smaller spaces and are often made from plastic or aluminum.
There are several types of curtain rods: decorative, double rods, concealed rods, traverse rods, tension rods and cafe curtain rods.