How Curtain Rod Brackets Can Add a Decorative Touch to Your Home
Curtains are a great way to soften the look of your windows, and can enhance the overall decorative look of your home, by matching the drapes and hardware to the style of the interiors. Once you have chosen your curtains and rod, you can now focus on the right curtain rod brackets, caps or finials (the decorative ornaments at the end of the rod), and tie-backs.
Curtain rod brackets are not only functional as a means of holding the rod up; they can also be decorative and can come in many materials and finishes. The look of the window treatments can also vary widely depending on whether you select ceiling mounted drapes, which are very dramatic, or shelf brackets, which not only hold up the rod, but also a narrow framing shelf on top. The brackets usually come with the rod, and usually match it in terms of material and finish, but you may want to switch up the design to create a more unique style.
Brackets made of chrome and metal suit modern and contemporary homes, but you can get an antique finish on metal to match a more traditional look. Good examples of these are black wrought iron and antiqued gold. These also often have a decorative sculpture on the end, like a cap, which adds another decorative touch near the edges of the curtain rod.
Wood curtain rod brackets certainly enhance a wooden or bamboo rod, and are popular in a natural wood stain. However these are very versatile and can be painted and carved into any shape.
Double brackets are used for double curtains, when you want to have a more dimensional effect, or you want to block out light, for example in the bedroom. The inner curtain is usually made of a sheer lightweight material, while the outer drape is heavier and can be drawn aside when you want more light.