Continental curtain rods are almost exclusively made for hanging valance window treatments thanks to their flat designs, but some may be used to hang a single layer of drapery or sheers. Additionally, you can use some curved continental curtain rods for hanging bay windows or curved valances. Most continental rods feature a telescoping style with added clearance to accommodate multiple rod installations - great for layering valances - and to suit a variety of window sizes. We carry continental rods and rod hardware in our shop.
The Curtain Shop has the most popular continental styles, including Continental II curtain rods with a 2.5-inch face for a 3-inch pocket depth. We also offer convenient continental rod kits by Kirsch that come with support brackets for easy hanging. These kits offer an adjustable clearance of 6 to 8.5 inches so you get enough room to hang a pair of sheers under the drapery with the valance over all. Remember, you can always contact our helpful customer service line with your specific questions or for advice on which continental curtain rod to purchase.