How Do I Mount My Drapery Rod?

Inside Mounted Drapery Rod
Inside Mounted Drapery Rod

Last week our blog explored the parts of a complete drapery rod set.  This week we will dive into the different mounting positions of the drapery brackets that will hold the drapery rods.  The type of mounting you need for a drapery rod depends on many factors including the space in which you are mounting your rod, the material you are mounting your rod to, and the type of drapery panels you plan on using for your window treatment.  There are three main types of drapery rod mounting positions:

  • Ceiling Mounted Drapery Rods:  These types of drapery rods are just as they sound, mounted from the ceiling.  Ceiling mounted drapery rods are commonly used when there are no nearby walls or in areas where the crown molding is taking most of the empty wall space.
  • Inside Mounted Drapery Rods:    Inside mounted drapery rods are rods mounted between two facing surfaces.  This type of mounting usually uses escutcheon brackets and is most common with windows having deep recesses.   When measuring for inside mounted drapery rods, be sure to subtract 3/8″ from the width of the rod if using escutcheons, to allow room for the brackets themselves and ease of installation.
  • Outside Mounted Drapery Rods:  Outside mounted drapery rods are rods mounted on the wall above or beside the window opening or on the window trim or molding.  Typically, outside mounted drapery rods project beyond the window.  A typical projection is 3” but Metropolis Iron always accommodates any projection you need.    

Metropolis Iron works with each client to ensure you are selecting the correct drapery rods, drapery medallions, and other decorative hardware for your window treatment.  For more information on our expert consultation services and wide variety of decorative hardware visit us at

Outside Mounted Drapery Rod
Outside Mounted Drapery Rod

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