So THIS is how you connect curtain rods around corners, in bay windows and such! Curtain rod connectors. Come in several colors.
Hi Sugarplum | Galvanized Pipe Curtain Rod (not so industrial looking)
DIY conduit curtain rod
Blue kitchen - via cocolapinedesign.com
Double conduit curtain rod.
Galvanized Pipe Curtain Rods
Hang the curtain rod from the ceiling. Good idea if curtains are too long
Examples of the different heading types available, I quite like the inverted pleat and single pleat styles for a structured tailored look
Decorative smocking with beading by Gillian Wendel