Selection of curtain hardware is often based on style and budget. In addition, type, size, weight, and ease of installation should also be considered when choosing curtain rod holders. Look for kits that contain the necessary installation hardware. Some kits also include basic instructions.
You should choose a style of curtain rod holders that goes with your décor, as it is usually wise to keep similar styles throughout a space. You may want to choose something plain that will go with anything or use your choice to continue a theme, such as using brackets with sleek, clean lines, geometric shapes, or intricate carvings. It makes sense to choose styles that will complement not only other items in the room but also the curtains themselves.
If you cannot find a style you like, consider making your own curtain rod holders from items like wooden pegs or finials, wooden or metal rings, small sconces, or even toys to add a whimsical touch to a child’s window treatments. Keep in mind when purchasing rods and other curtain accessories that any decorative elements on the ends of rods are included in the stated length. Knowing this will help you be more accurate when you measure the placement before installing curtain rod holders.
Another aspect of style refers to how the curtain rod holders are made. Some simply allow a curtain rod to be laid on top of them or slid through them while others enclose or clamp down on the rod. For a closed style, you will need to make sure it is the appropriate size for the rod. For a single layer window treatment, you can use single mounted curtain rod holders. If you want a sheer behind the curtains, or a valance in front of them, choose double mounted. Ceiling-mounted curtain rod holders are not only great for high windows but also for creating a unique look.
If you do not intend to attach the curtain rod holders to the window frame or casing, then you will need to use another secure method of installation, such as finding studs or using wall anchors. If you choose the latter for the sake of convenience, you will want to choose lightweight curtain rod holders as opposed to heavier styles. Remember, the weight of the curtains must also be included. The width of the curtains and rods is also important. Extra wide curtains will benefit from having an additional holder, or more than one, placed in the center. Rather than only placing one at each of the ends, adding center brackets will help balance the weight.