Window Treatment Hardware – Eye Candy For Your Window
Eye candy is a popular modern term. What does this phrase mean? According to Urban Dictionary it is “something purely aesthetically pleasing to the senses. This can be a person, a film, a sunset, a flower or anything else you see”…….like drapery hardware!
The drapery hardware you choose is as equally important as your choice of drapes because it can detract from or add to the aesthetically pleasing look you want to achieve in your home.
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Drapery hardware mainly consists of curtain rods, tie backs, drapery rings, and finials. Curtain rods are made with different materials such as wood, stainless steel, iron, and brass. Curtain rods also come in a variety of styles.
A traverse rod is probably the most common, used with pinch pleat drapes. This rod has an internal pulley attached to a metal track with carriers attached in which the drape is hung.
Tension rods are by definition, “a rod held in place by tension devices at both ends.” These rods are placed inside the window sill and adjust according to the width of the window. Tension rods in stainless steel are one of the latest designs in window treatment hardware for their sleek and modern look.
Cafe rods are generally made of lighter material such as wood or brass and used often with cafe style curtains or lighter curtains used in the kitchen or bath area.
Finials are both decorative and functional, keeping the drapes from slipping off the rod. Kirsch offers “over 150 inspiring new finials and finish combinations in their Wood Trends Collection.”
The Kirsch Renaissance Wood Trend finials are described as a “design inspired by ages past” and the Urban Comfort Wood Trend finials are shown to be “contemporary, clean, and simple in design.”
When tie-backs or tassels are placed in just the right spot, they add drama, fashion, and a one of a kind design to the drapes while holding them in place.
Drapery rings come in a variety of colors, sizes, and materials such as bamboo, natural wood, and modern metals.
When selecting the right drapery hardware, first determine how much of the hardware will be seen. When the hardware is “hidden,” it allows the drapery to be the center of attention. If the drapery hardware is to be visible, it is important to match the hardware with the style of drape. For example, use bamboo rods and bamboo finials for contemporary or tropical decor.
Drapery hardware is not only functional but allows you to add a bit of personality to the room. From the basic to the elaborate, drapery hardware will help you create a style uniquely yours and will add to the aesthetically pleasing atmosphere in your home. Contact us at Home Decor Solutions for a Free-In-Home consultation by our professional staff to help you select the right drapes and hardware for your home. We are one click, one call away.