You can always make your own curtain rod. This way will never cost you a lot of money. Usually if you plan to buy a curtain rod in the window department of a home improvement store it will cost as much as $50. You can make it for $10 or less. Here are some steps about how to make a curtain rod. It will not take a lot of time actually. Simply by measuring the width of the windows that you plan to make a curtain rod for which is about a few inches on either side as the first step, you will see that you can save a lot of money just for a curtain rod. But you have to know that you can’t expect more for the design or model as it will be as plain as a curtain rod should be. But at least it can hang you the most beautiful curtains.
After that you can find some curtains you like at curtain department in any home improvement store. This is by means you will get an idea of what parts that you are going to need to buy for the curtain rod. You will need a rod, two finials imitating the ornaments at the ends of the rod and some hooks and they can be two or three. You can find them at the cabinet or drawer department and then choose two drawer knobs that might look good as finials. Be imaginative by imagining the knobs will be paired with the style of the room where you are going to hang the curtain rod.
Then, you can walk to the lumber department of the same store and then choose the unfinished dowel to be used as the curtain rod. You have to be sure you get the exact diameter as it will support the curtain rings that you will be using and of the right length for your window. That’s when you can saw the dowel right when you get to your home. After that you can sand the wood, to make sure there is no sharp edge around the wood. You can then start using your creativity whether to paint it only or make a little carve on the all over the wood.