Tips for Decorating With Curtain Valances and Decorative Wrought Iron Curtain Rods
When used properly, curtain valances and wrought iron curtain rods can add style and tie together a choosing curtains and curtain rods, keep in mind the size of the room, windows and type of lighting. Experiment with colors, patterns and fabrics, choosing fabrics of the right weight and sheerness to allow enough light into the room you’re decorating.
Curtain valances are used to hide curtain tracks or rods, and are draped across the top third of windows. Drape valances offer a quick, inexpensive way to add a different look to a room. Many of us picture curtain valances as flowery, bunched-up fabric running across the top of a window, but there are, in fact, a wide range of styles and methods for hanging curtain.Drape valances range from simple to elaborate, depending on the nature of the room, and they do not have to be in the same fabric as the drapes panel. This allows for style and versatility. Choose curtain that match your current drapes, or go for something that complements other colors or patterns in the room. Note: For Steel Doors, the Magne RodAÃ¯Â¿Â½ Wide Pocket Rod, serves two purposes without any damage to your door! The valances add personality and also can be used to cover the head rail of the Magne BlindAÃ¯Â¿Â½, magnetic 1″ mini blind.
Curtain valances can be hung on a double rod that also anchors the panels or under curtains. Rods can be adjusted out from the wall to allow for clearance over your other curtains. People often use drape alone to add maximum light to enter a room. Drape valances are often used to spruce up door windows-they allow light to enter, but add privacy. Even on doors where privacy isn’t an issue, curtain valances add to the decor for a warm, inviting feel.
Wrought Iron Curtain Rods
When you’re decorating your home, don’t forget the small finishing touches, such as wrought iron rods. Wrought iron rods come in a variety of styles to match your window treatments. They are available in a variety of finishes, including black, nickel, antique brass and antique white. Some wrought iron rods feature elaborate designs, while others are more minimalistic-browse websites and decor magazines to find what would best suit your room.
Because they’re so versatile and neutral, wrought iron rods allow you to experiment with any combination of curtain colors and patterns. Wrought iron rods provide a beautiful, timeless appearance, and provide enough strength and durability to hold up heavier curtains. Wooden rods, on the other hand, tend to slip and break if you try to hang heavier materials. Wrought iron rods last for years, and bear weight reliably, especially when you add braces to the right places.Carry the look through the rest of the room with other wrought iron accents, such as lamps, picture frames or end tables.