Hi Sugarplum | Galvanized Pipe Curtain Rod (not so industrial looking)
Double conduit curtain rod.
DIY conduit curtain rod
Blue kitchen - via cocolapinedesign.com
Galvanized Pipe Curtain Rods
So THIS is how you connect curtain rods around corners, in bay windows and such! Curtain rod connectors. Come in several colors.
Decorative smocking with beading by Gillian Wendel
Examples of the different heading types available, I quite like the inverted pleat and single pleat styles for a structured tailored look
pretty drapery heading by Signature Interiors / http://signatureinteriorsblog.com/2014/06/21/curtains-with-scallop-shaped-contrast-lined-heading/
Hang the curtain rod from the ceiling. Good idea if curtains are too long