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