Traverse Rod Drapes

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Traverse Rod Drapes

Compliment your drapes with decorative, stylish and functional drapery hardware All forms of drapery hardware are functional in nature, but there are even more that are stylish, elaborate and detailed to bring an added decorative touch to your home. This buying guide highlights the different types of available drapery hardware options, along with the accessories that complete them and curtain rods that hang them. SHOP ALL DRAPERY HARDWARE Drapery Hardware Types Some drapery hardware pieces are well suited for contemporary designs, while others match traditional designs Hardware can be hidden from view, or out in the open to serve as an accent. Curtain rods are the largest piece of hardware and will determine the types of end caps, brackets, tiebacks and more that you can consider. Functional hardware is often concealed by fabrics or fixtures. Functional pieces include metal curtain rods, curtain hooks, traverse rods and more. Decorative pieces dress up and add style to basic window treatment elements. Decorative hardware examples include tassels, sconces, finials, tiebacks and more. Curtain Rods The curtain rod will serve as the main support for your drapes and serve as the central focus of your hardware You can consider concealing rods that hide the rod, or prominent decorative rods. Thicker rods create a more dramatic visual effect. Rods that are wider than windows can be used to expand the appearance of the width of the window. Rod Type Description Points to Consider Decorative Available in an array of designs and diameters Highly visible, affects the appearance of a window treatment and room May be made from brass, wrought iron, verdigris, brushed nickel, pewter, wood and more May be adjustable or fixed in length Wood may be plain or fluted and stained, painted or unfinished Concealed Often comes in the form of an adjustable, metal lock-seam rod Designed to be covered by the curtains or drapes and remain unseen Other types include sash, tension and wide-pocket rods Often white in color, with some metallic finishes available Double and triple rods can be used for layered treatments Sash rods are used with sashes or hourglass curtains on French doors or casement windows Tension rods use a spring mechanism to keep the ends in place and are best for use with lighter drapes and curtains Wide-pocket rods are ideal for creating a shirred valance Traverse Used with draperies that are opened and closed with a wand or cord Drapery hooks are inserted into sliding holders, or carriers Rod is visible when drapes are open unless a top treatment is installed Two-way rods are the most commonly used type Two-way traverse rods allow drapes to move away from the middle to each end One-way rods allow panels to move in only one direction One-way rods are often used on sliding patio doors or in corners Decorative traverse rods are used with rings and can be seen even when drapes are closed Café Generally feature a narrow diameter and are round or fluted with subtle finials Often brass, but also available in a range of colored finishes May or may not have rings Ideal for use with tie-tab or hand-drawn curtains Accessories Common accessories include finials, end caps, brackets, sconces and ringss Finials and end caps cover the side openings or ends of the curtain rod and can be very elaborate. Various metals, wood, ceramic, glass, molded resin and rattan are materials used to make end caps and finials. Common shapes include spears, arrows, balls, leaves, stars, flowers, scrolls and more. Brackets made from the same materials as finials complement each other. Sconce designs include animals, grape clusters, flowers, leaves and more. Tiebacks hold the drapes off to the sides of the window to allow more light in. Rings, clips hooks and pulls connect drapes and curtains to the rod and can be hidden or visible.

Traverse Rod Drapes

Drapery Hardware Types Some drapery hardware pieces are well suited for contemporary designs, while others match traditional designs Hardware can be hidden from view, or out in the open to serve as an accent. Curtain rods are the largest piece of hardware and will determine the types of end caps, brackets, tiebacks and more that you can consider. Functional hardware is often concealed by fabrics or fixtures. Functional pieces include metal curtain rods, curtain hooks, traverse rods and more. Decorative pieces dress up and add style to basic window treatment elements. Decorative hardware examples include tassels, sconces, finials, tiebacks and more. Curtain Rods The curtain rod will serve as the main support for your drapes and serve as the central focus of your hardware You can consider concealing rods that hide the rod, or prominent decorative rods. Thicker rods create a more dramatic visual effect. Rods that are wider than windows can be used to expand the appearance of the width of the window. Rod Type Description Points to Consider Decorative Available in an array of designs and diameters Highly visible, affects the appearance of a window treatment and room May be made from brass, wrought iron, verdigris, brushed nickel, pewter, wood and more May be adjustable or fixed in length Wood may be plain or fluted and stained, painted or unfinished Concealed Often comes in the form of an adjustable, metal lock-seam rod Designed to be covered by the curtains or drapes and remain unseen Other types include sash, tension and wide-pocket rods Often white in color, with some metallic finishes available Double and triple rods can be used for layered treatments Sash rods are used with sashes or hourglass curtains on French doors or casement windows Tension rods use a spring mechanism to keep the ends in place and are best for use with lighter drapes and curtains Wide-pocket rods are ideal for creating a shirred valance Traverse Used with draperies that are opened and closed with a wand or cord Drapery hooks are inserted into sliding holders, or carriers Rod is visible when drapes are open unless a top treatment is installed Two-way rods are the most commonly used type Two-way traverse rods allow drapes to move away from the middle to each end One-way rods allow panels to move in only one direction One-way rods are often used on sliding patio doors or in corners Decorative traverse rods are used with rings and can be seen even when drapes are closed Café Generally feature a narrow diameter and are round or fluted with subtle finials Often brass, but also available in a range of colored finishes May or may not have rings Ideal for use with tie-tab or hand-drawn curtains Accessories Common accessories include finials, end caps, brackets, sconces and ringss Finials and end caps cover the side openings or ends of the curtain rod and can be very elaborate. Various metals, wood, ceramic, glass, molded resin and rattan are materials used to make end caps and finials. Common shapes include spears, arrows, balls, leaves, stars, flowers, scrolls and more. Brackets made from the same materials as finials complement each other. Sconce designs include animals, grape clusters, flowers, leaves and more. Tiebacks hold the drapes off to the sides of the window to allow more light in. Rings, clips hooks and pulls connect drapes and curtains to the rod and can be hidden or visible.

Traverse Rod Drapes

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Hanging your curtains on a traverse rod lets you open and close them by pulling a cord. Traverse rods have tracks filled with carriers, plain or disguised as rings. To hang curtains on a traverse rod, you attach drapery hooks to the curtains, and then slip the hooks through holes in the carriers. When you pull the cord, the carriers move along the track. The key to making your own traverse rod curtains is choosing a style that looks and functions right with the carrier system.

Traverse Rod Drapes

Curtain Rods, the Essential Living Room Piece Curtains and drapes never work alone—they’re part of a dynamic duo. Say hello to the other half of the team—the underappreciated curtain rod. Choosing the perfect curtain hardware can give your windows as good as a makeover as getting new curtains! Our diverse offerings include styles ranging from the simple and functional to the most exquisite designs. Looking for something simple, with no frills and will get the job done? An unadorned rod with ball finials would do the job just fine. For those looking for something more fancy, we’ve got some sporting crystal accents as well as intricately twisted finials for timeless elegance. You’ll need enough curtain and drapery hardware for every room with windows, and remember to get some extra rods to hang up those new kitchen curtains! Drapery Hardware: Double & Long Curtain Rods Transform an ordinary window into an extravagant view by using a double curtain rod to layer drapes over sheer curtains—it’s the best way to add a touch of class to any living space. Done right, layered drapes are a sight to behold! They’re an excellent way to freshen up the guest room or to give the living room a complete overhaul without replacing the entire living room set. Create your own unique headboard design by hanging a curtain rod on the wall behind your bed frame. Drape your fabric of choice over the rod. Take this idea to the next level, and create your own canopy bed! Hang two long curtain rods on the ceiling and then secure your favorite fabric to it. Use double curtain rods for an even more dramatic look. If you have a daughter who wants a princess bed, this is a great way to give her one without budget busting. You can find everything you need to create this magnificent design in our home storefront.

Traverse Rod Drapes

Traverse Rod Drapes

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Traverse Rod Drapes
Traverse Rod Drapes