If you know the feeling of “feeling naked without earrings” then you’d know how I feel when I look at a bare window. I always want my windows dressed not just for the basic purpose of curtains like keeping out daylight or giving more privacy to my rooms but for really dressing up my windows.
The Other Essential Part
I used to see the main element of the curtains as the fabric drapes. However, the curtain rod that holds it up is also a vital element. These curtain hardware are not only essential for their structure but they also play an important role in giving the window treatment a whole look that feels complete, stylish, and eye catching.
This curtain hardware come in a variety of materials, from basic for the structure to the decorative accessories. The curtain hardware gives more character to the rods and allows you to handle your curtain drapes better. A curtain hardware is made up of the rods for the curtains, rods for drapery, the rings, brackets, finials, holdbacks and lastly the accessories.
The elements of these hardware can be made from different metals or other industrialized materials such as fiberglass or plastic. The metal-made hardware products may be more expensive than others. The feel of these hardware materials may also vary so choose one not just according to material but also according to the effect you are going for.
Emphasize the Hardware
Other times people who see the importance of the curtain hardware interchange the elements of the curtains. Instead of focusing more on the drapes and fabrics, they give more emphasis on the rods and the rings. The hardware then becomes the main point of the window treatment instead of the curtain drapes. Leading the eye to the highest part of the curtain can also help in making an illusion of height.
Hardware in General
Curtain hardware in general does not only cover the hardware for window treatments. This also includes the hardware for shower curtains where rods and rings are also use. In the case of shower curtains, the curtain or the fabric itself is the most important element not just in terms of décor but because it is used as an enclosure.
With shower curtains, the hardware can be the element of décor still. As it holds the shower curtain, it can be the part that gives the entire shower curtain a sense of style.
Buying Curtain Hardware
The curtain hardware may come as a set, other times it can be bought as separate products. However, when installing the curtain hardware be sure that each part or product is compatible with the other. This is so the look and the way they will work will be consistent and this will make it convenient for you.
Where to Buy
You can learn more about these products from sites such as qualitycurtainhardware.com and continentalwindowfashions.com. These sites provide you with different curtain hardware complete with accessories. You will be able to see possibilities and uses for the curtain hardware in your home.
Redefine your windows treatments. I’m not saying we should disregard the curtains however I encourage you to pay more attention to the details. Soon enough it’s not just you who’ll be appreciating your window treatments. The detailed and well thought of window treatment as a whole will surely give you positive feedback from friends and colleagues.