Curtains are something that not only makes the room look beautiful but also provides a comfortable atmosphere in the room. It also helps to maintain privacy up to some extent. After choosing curtains the next important step is to choose the perfect curtain rods and other drapery hardware. It should be kept in mind that the drapery hardware should match with the interior decoration and the color of your room and the type of fabric of the curtains. To hang a curtain one must need drapes, a curtain rod, finials and brackets. After shortlisting the things you need you must choose the type of material you are going to use for Drapery Hardware.
Materials for Drapery Hardware
You can choose the drapery hardware material depending on your room decor as well as the curtains or the drapery itself. Metal is the most common choices for hardware. It comes in a wide range of styles and finishes. But before choosing metal hardware keep some other things in mind as well like the color of the room light fixtures and lamps. Wrought iron, cast iron, brass, bronze, nickel, chrome and other types of metal hardware can be found in drapery hardware companies. Other popular choice for Hardware is wood which can be a better choice for traditional home decor. Woods are also available in different colors and finishes and can complement other wooden furniture in the room.
Curtain rods act as the attachment to the wall between the window and the ceiling. Before choosing curtain rods one must check the thickness and the diameter of the rod and also the color and weight of the fabric. If the rod is too thick it will be a big hassle to install the drapery and if it is too thin it cannot hold the drapery. There are different types of curtain rods available. Among them extendable curtain rods are the most common type. In this drapery is hung with clips, hooks or rings. They can adjust the size of the window according to their size and are installed with brackets. Another type is combination dots that needs one set of brackets and give a layered look for your window.
After knowing the types you must know the things that are used in drapery hardware and their importance.
Finials are the decorative part of the curtains. They can be purchased with the rod and screw and also separately. It finishes the look and should be chosen carefully.
These are generally used to hang the fabric and are attached to the hooks in the curtain. The drapery hardware manufacturers have made a variety of them to match your fabric. But make sure the rings are large enough to fit in your curtains and hold them in place. Rings should be one third to one half bigger in diameter than the rod.
Brackets help to mount the curtain rods into the wall. They are also available in several colors and types and you can choose them according to your need. They generally come with the rod. Therefore, you should not worry much about this.