About Hardware

Curtain Hardware: Touch It, Admire It

Drapery hardware invokes visions of hand craftsmanship, carved finials, scrollwork, hand-wrought steel, and hardened iron. There are hand-painted ceramic endpieces, crystal baubles and more. Who wouldn’t be mesmerized by all the beautiful shapes and textures? It’s like jewelry. Hardware sparkles and winks at you. Which one to choose…never mind–how many can I have?

There are ways to resist some of these temptations, but let’s first consider hardware in general terms.

Ram horn finial on matching rod with matching rings and bracket

Ram horn finial on matching rod with matching rings and bracket

The main pieces are poles, rods, and tracks. Each is used for suspending a different kind of drapery. There are also clips & rings, brackets, holdbacks, and swag holders.

Specialty Hardware for Window Treatments

Modern finial with silk panel

Silk fabric shown off with French pleating. Fabric texture coordinates beautifully with hardware.

Sometimes your hardware choice will be limited because of “hard to hang” windows requiring non-decorative hardware. Usually this hardware is meant to be concealed and is designed to solve problems with odd architectural elements or unusual windows. For instance rods that swivel accommodate inward-opening casement windows and French doors. Angled and curved rods fit inside the recess of a bay.

Decorative Hardware
for Window Treatments

Befitting Fabric Studio has access to hundreds of to-the-trade-only manufacturers, designers, and artisans.

Sculptured hold-back curtain hardware

A beautifully sculptured hold-back

We well know the feeling of standing in a showroom full of shiny, winking things. Our advice is to choose a style that complements both the drapery itself and the architectural detailing of the room.