Thinking about making some home updates, remodeling or simply looking for a change? As the eyes are the windows to our soul, our windows are the eyes to our homes. And, while buying new furnishings can help to renew a room, installing quality window treatments can provide a timeless update - beautifully framing our view. Don't overlook the power of window treatments!
Comfortable furnishings, exquisite artwork, and classic accessories, all working in harmony to decorate a room. A beautifully designed window treatment can pull all of these elements together to help create a wonderful ambiance.
Bring delicate detail to your room with our great selection of cast and wrought iron drapery hardware. Complete with an unrivaled variety of styles inspired by 18th and 19th century iron works, our selection includes drapery accents, tapestry hanger hardware, drapery brackets, drapery crowns, drapery rings, drapery rods and more that provide the perfect finish to your window treatments. Elegant, hand-cast scrolls and florals are essential for any Victorian, traditional or upscale home decor.
Choose from two delightful collections at Iron Accents - the Amore Drapery Hardware Collection and the Artistica Drapery Hardware Collection - to find styles that bring decadence to your drapery. Many of these hardware options feature intricate metal and iron works that have been hand-finished in the color of your choice to coordinate perfectly with your home's unique interior décor. Each one a distinctive work of drapery art, these curtain hardware options allow you the flexibility and versatility required for homeowners who know that the glory is in the details.
In fact, it is not uncommon to see a decorative window treatment as the focal point of the window, and in some cases, of the entire room. So while, the perfect wood and iron furniture, exquisite metal wall art, and classic accessories all work in harmony to decorate a room, one of the easiest ways to make a dramatic difference in your home is to change the window treatments.
Whether your taste is classic and traditional, contemporary and modern, or vintage and old world, your window treatments really add to the look and feel of your décor. Once you wade through the wonderful variety of fabrics, colors and designs you are sure to find just the right drapery to suit your home. But, don't stop there you also want to pay attention to the hardware you are going to use. When you combine a great set of drapes with the perfect curtain rods, you get a look that truly enhances your style.
Following is some information to aid you in selecting the right curtain rods for your application.
Decide where the curtain rod will go. You want to hang your drapery high enough that it covers the top of the window by at least a few inches. A standard is about 4-6 inches above the window frame, but you must be sure to consider the way your drapes are attached. Pocket drapes put the drapery on the curtain rod, eyelet rings will put the drapery about a half inch below the curtain rod and tab tops, tie tops, or clip rings can create anywhere from 1" to 6"of space between the drapes and the curtain rod. Simply adjust the curtain rod height accordingly to make sure the drapery covers the top of the window. It usually looks good to go a little higher than lower.
When deciding on the width of your curtain rod there is a bit more to it than just measuring the window. You need to add enough length on each side so that the drapes will block the light around the sides of the window, and have room to slide sufficiently off of the window when they are opened. This room is called the stacking width. Chances are that your drapes will be open more than they are closed, and you will achieve a nicer look if you don't try to stack the drapes too tightly. Something to keep in mind when deciding on the stacking width is that more fabric requires more width. Larger windows will have more drapery fabric, which will require more stacking width. A general rule is to add one-third of window width to allow for stacking.
Once you have decided on the width of the curtain rod make sure you have room beyond that measurement for the finials you like.