Drapery Hardware – Like Jewelry For Your Windows

Welcome to another Window Wednesday!  Just like you might add jewelry to accessorize your clothes, drapery hardware can help accessorize you window treatments.  I’ll be sharing a few examples of drapery hardware that I’ve used for several of my clients’ projects.

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Panels are such a popular window treatment option right now.  Many panels are stationary, meaning that they don’t open and close.  They stay in one place and are purely decorative.  There are also panels that are functional.  They open and close to provide privacy and light control.  Using a traverse rod is an easy way to open and close the panels, but the white, utilitarian, traverse rods aren’t very nice to look at.

A better traverse rod option is a decorative one.  Several companies carry these, and they can be a very nice alternative.  They basically look like a regular drapery pole, but have the traversing working parts hidden in behind the pole.

This is a Kirsch Estate Ultra decorative traverse rod that I used for my client’s guest bedroom panels.  A very nice clean look, and she can open and close the panels easily.

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In this case, the drapery hardware choice was inspired by my client’s dining foom light fixture.  We chose square poles, finials and rings from Iron Art by Orion that mimic the square, mission lines in the light fixture.

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 I wrote about this curved wall of windows a few weeks ago.  The curved wall was a challenge, but we ended up using Iron Art by Orion to help us make a curved drapery pole to follow the curve of the wall.

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 This beautiful drapery hardware is from Paris Texas Hardware.  The have many beautiful finishes that are hand painted, and a great selection of finials to accent the end of the poles.

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 For the valance below, the drapery hardware was used in a different way than intended.  The valance is hanging from tieback holders.

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 Here’s a close-up of one of the tieback holders.  Which, I believe, are from Select Hardware.

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Would you like some help with your windows?  If so, just send me a picture of your window.  I will feature one reader’s window each month by giving some suggestions for window treatment styles and fabrics with my computer rendering program.  Pictures that are taken straight on to the window, and that don’t have any type of window treatment on them already will work best.

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