Reviews: The 5 Amazing Curtain Rods 2022


The Ivilon curtain rod has the longest length range of all the products reviewed. It can be cut to any length, from 16 inches to 240 inches. This allows it to fit into any window. You can pair it with any type of drapery because of its minimalistic design.

The Key Features

  • Matte black color
  • The lengths range from 16 to 240 inches
  • One-inch diameter
  • Flat end caps
The Best Curtain Rods For The Home Buyer’s Guide Bob Vila
The Best Curtain Rods For The Home Buyer’s Guide Bob Vila

What customers are saying

Customers who were satisfied with the curtain rod said it was sturdy, sleek, and easy to put up. Customers who were dissatisfied with their purchase complained that the rod did not have a high quality finish and left residue after being handled.

Best Double Rod: Umbra Twilight Double Curtain Rod Set

The Umbra curtain rod features a rod at the front and back. This allows you to double the curtains by adding sheer panels or blackout curtains behind the main curtain. It is made from durable, heavy-duty metal and can support up to 22 lbs.

The Key Features

  • Brass color with seven additional color options
  • The lengths range from 24-144 inches
  • 0.75 inches front diameter, 0.625 inches back diameter
  • Design with a rounded edge

What customers are saying

Antique Brass Curtain Rod Single Window Rods
Antique Brass Curtain Rod Single Window Rods

Umbra’s double curtain rod set has received over 20,000 reviews and an overall rating of just 4.7 stars out 5 stars. Ninety-three per cent of customers gave the product a 4- to 5-star rating. Only 3% of reviews give the product a 1- or 2-star rating.

Customers who were satisfied with the product said it was practical and effective without sacrificing style. It was also very sturdy compared to other curtain rods. Some customers complained that the mounting system was defective and some received the package without all the parts.

Most Versatile Rod: Kenney Adler Indoor/Outdoor Rust-Resistant Wraparound Curtain Rod

The Kenney curtain rod is made from rust-resistant metal. It can be used inside or outside, either on a porch or over a window. You can use it to hang clothes, pots and pans as well as curtains.

The Key Features

  • Black color with another color
  • The lengths range from 28 to 84 inches
  • 0.625-inch diameter
  • Pipe-like design

What customers are saying

This curtain rod was loved by customers for its sleek and modern design. Customers also appreciated the ease of installation. Customers who were not satisfied with the installation of the rod complained about problems with the screws. Some arrived late and others broke during installation. Several customers complained that their curtain rods weren’t made from metal but were made of plastic.

Decopolitan Urn Single-Rod Set: Best Finish Options

You can match the color of this curtain rod to any existing decor by choosing from seven different finishes: black, silver and gold. There are a variety of styles available, including rustic, traditional, and antique.

The Key Features

  • Six other colors available in antique black
  • The lengths range from 18 to 144 inches
  • One-inch diameter
  • End caps round

What customers are saying

More than 10,000 customers have written reviews about their experience with the curtain rod. This curtain rod has received an average rating from customers of 4.7 stars out 5 stars. 93% gave it 4 or 5 stars while 3% gave it 1 or 2.

Most reviewers were satisfied with the rod’s appearance, ease of use and installation. A few customers complained that the rod could not be adjusted to its advertised length. A few reviewers said that their screwdriver couldn’t access the top screw because of the wall mount.

Best Value: Kenney Standard Decorative Window Curtain Rod

The Kenney curtain rod is the most economical in this review. It is functional, however, with a simple ball-end design that fits most windows, and a length of 48- to 86 inches.

The Key Features

  • Weathered brown color
  • The lengths range from 48 to 86 inches
  • 0.625-inch diameter
  • End caps round

What customers are saying

The average rating for this curtain rod is 4.6 stars out 5 stars based on more than 2,500 reviews. Ninety percent (95%) of reviews gave the product 4 to 5 stars. Only 5% of reviews rated it 1 or 2.

Customers who were happy with the curtain rod said it was strong, especially considering its cost. Many customers were dissatisfied that they didn’t receive all the necessary parts for mounting. Some customers also complained that the rod was not strong enough to support heavy curtains.

Buyer’s Guide

Here are some factors to consider when choosing a curtain rod: design, size, and more


There are many sizes of curtain rods. The most popular ones are 0.625 inch, one inch and 1.125 inches. While a thicker rod is stronger and can hold heavier curtains, it will also be visible.


Most curtains rods measure between 12 to 144 inches in length. There are two options: rods that can be cut to a single length or rods with adjustable lengths. While they are stronger, one-length rods offer less flexibility when it comes to what windows they can be used. While adjustable rods can be used on all windows in your house, they are susceptible to collapse if they are too long.


Rods can be made from metal, wood or plastic. Because it is the most durable, metal is the most popular rod material.


Before you buy a curtain rod, make sure you look at the style and color.


Brackets or other support hardware will be required to attach your curtain rod to the wall. Some curtain rods include mounting accessories. Others require that you purchase the hardware individually.

Most Frequently Asked Questions

What are finials?

Finials are knobs at the ends of curtain rods. Finials are both decorative and functional. They add style to the rod, and prevent your curtains falling off.

Is it possible to change the finials of my curtain rod?

It all depends on your curtain rod. You should be able find replacement finials for damaged or missing finials by simply snapping them onto the rod.

What are double rods?

A double rod is made up of a small and large rod. The large rod holds the curtain in the front, while the smaller rod holds the panels in the back. If you want to use panels with your curtain, you can buy two separate rods. However, this will increase the cost.