Curtain rod hardware is an essential part of any window treatment. Since most curtain rods are not completely hidden by the curtain, it's important to pick a style that complements the rest of your décor. To find that perfect curtain rod, carefully consider which hardware works best with your curtains and window space.
Common Curtain Rod Styles
Rod with Finial
A rod featuring a finial is one of the most popular curtain rod styles. The finial adds an extra decorative touch to the curtain rod and space. Usually made of wood or metal, finials are available separately or with a curtain rod.
A u-shaped rod that curves toward the wall is ideal for a streamlined and fuss-free look. The curtain fabric wraps around the entire window to seal out all light. Return rods are a handy option for bedrooms or rooms with entertainment centers because they block out light well.
Double Curtain Rod
Use a double curtain rod to hang multiple window treatments together, such as a valance and panels, or panels and sheers.
Easy to install, a cable rod is fastened into the wall with a set of screws. Simply adjust the tension of the rod so the cable rod is secure for a taut curtain. Or opt for a more relaxed look by loosening the rod.
Side Wall Mount
A side wall mount has an adjustable rod that allows you to hang curtains in a unique window space, such as a bay window or corner window. It can create extra drama in your space.
Although this style looks the least finished, it's a very budget-friendly option. Use a tension rod inside the window frame for pole-pocket curtains. Keep in mind that these lightweight curtain rods are not strong enough to hold heavy drapes.
Double check that the curtain rod is the right size to fit through the window treatment pockets, rings, or grommets before making a purchase.