Poles - Standard SizesWe carry three sizes of high quality curtain poles: 4 feet, 6 feet and 8 feet. All three sizes come in four finish options along with several finial styles to choose from (the decorative attachments for curtain-pole ends). TMS-Menagerie curtain poles are designed to easily attach to one another, to create longer lengths (for example; a 4-foot pole may be attached to an 8-foot pole to create a 12-foot pole). The connection between poles, noticeable only upon very close inspection, is entirely hidden by a hanging bracket, which is always recommended installing an additional hanging bracket at any point where poles connect. If you're hanging curtains solely as a decorative enhancement for your outdoor-living space, and have no need to close the curtains (for privacy, for instance), then you may not need a full-size hanging rod. Two shorter poles used in tandem with two curtain panels offer an excellent, highly attractive means of framing an outdoor room or other outside-living space. If you intend for your outdoor curtains to be opened and closed, and not just hang stationary, then we recommend selecting a single outdoor-curtain rod (or several curtain rods attached to create one) that spans the length of your outdoor-living space. For specific installation advice, see our Installation Tips. Once you've worked out how much total hanging area you'd like your curtains to cover, you'll want to figure out the right manner for hanging the curtain rod itself.
BracketsWall BracketsTraditional wall brackets mount directly onto a wall or other upright hanging surface, with the curtain rod itself then resting in the brackets. This style of hanging allows you to change out your curtains simply, with tab-top, rod pocket and grommet top curtain styles sliding easily onto the curtain rod. With wall brackets, your curtains will hang approximately 3 - 4 inches away from the wall or other hanging surface. Wall brackets are available in several finish options.
Ceiling or Wall Ring BracketsEyelet brackets offer the unique advantage of allowing you to hang your curtain pole directly from a ceiling or other overhead surface if you don't have a wall to work with – though eyelet brackets will work in hanging curtains from walls as well. Uniquely attractive, eyelet brackets are not, however, quite as simple to use as are wall brackets for changing out your curtains, or routinely cleaning them. With eyelet brackets, taking the curtain pole down requires sliding it back out through all the brackets first. With eyelet brackets, your outdoor curtains or outdoor-curtain sheers will hang approximately 6 inches below the ceiling or other overhead surface, or 6 inches out from the wall. Eyelet brackets are available in several finishes.
Inside-Mount BracketsThese are an ideal option if your hanging area has built-in borders (such as columns or walls) on either side. Inside-mount brackets give the curtains a more natural feel, since hanging hardware is largely hidden from view. Inside-mount brackets attach to the inside of a column or wall, with each pole-end resting in the arc of each bracket. This makes the pole easy to remove, so curtains can be switched out or taken down for cleaning with little effort. Tab-top, rod pocket and grommet-top style outdoor curtains work well with this type of hanging bracket. NOTE: When usng inside-mount brackets for hanging your outdoor curtains, you will need to know the exact curtain-pole length that will fit the hanging space you're working with. Otherwise, your curtain pole may not rest securely between the two brackets, and the pole may then become dislodged. For that reason, inside-mount brackets often require the use of custom-length curtain poles, but also need no finials to complete them. Inside-mount brackets are available in several finishes.
Finials (Decorative Pole Ends)Smart, functional and classic, traditional finials may be the style for your outdoor living space. Choose from the spear, ball, mushroom, end cap or pyramid styles in one of four finishes to match your brackets and curtain rod.