The treatment looks fine. The highwaters won't show behind the couch.
To answer the questions you asked.
The rod is okay as it is. "Normal" is 1-2" inches of rod plus any finial
used. Doesn't look like you have a finial so a little extra rod is okay.
Most decorators prefer that the tied back portion at the narrow point covers
all the woodwork. That is sometimes very hard to do when using a tieback
holder. Also that reduces the amount of light one receives. If the look you
have pleases you leave it as it is. The only real option is to add a short
rope tieback so that it covers the inside edge of the trim. Suggest you
practice with some scrap string before you buy anything.
Overall I would grade this an A, no worse than an A- for a homeowner
install. And I have been doing these full time since 1986.
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These rods have a design flaw that makes the set screw ineffective for
the smaller rod diameters.
Thx, Colbyt, I don't know that I qualify as just a homeowner as a
journeyman carpenter, but this is not one of the things they teach you
how to do. With a commercial install, you build off the plans, and the
crux of my question goes to design as opposed to execution, which isn't
It took 4 different trips to target to get everything how I wanted it.
I like the brackets at 6" beyond the trim for this case, and I think I'm
going to push those pullbacks in (laterally) a bit, so that the outside
curtain doesn't bulge out on the outside (hangs more or less straight).
I am simply ashamed at how long this took. Maybe I won't use the term
"inferior desecrator" so lightly again.:-)
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