Curtains rods made of wood definitely have more elegance than metal ones. But bamboo is a wood that is exceptional when it comes to decor. It is the wood to get if you are going for a tropical theme in your living room, dining room or bedroom. Paired with some palm leaf curtains, the look should be be beach-y and fun. Of course, you don’t have to go for the real thing. There are faux-bamboo rods that will do the job just as well, and look just like the real thing.
Here’s a pretty typical example of this type of rod, I think:
Faux bamboo curtain rod pictured: Menagerie 2-Inch Diameter Window Rod, 8-Feet, Bamboo