Window Hardware Collections

Designing an interior layout is exciting. It gives you an opportunity to express your artistic flair in a way that you can enjoy and everyone can see. The beauty of decorating your home is that it gives you a three-dimensional canvas to work with. You’re not limited to selecting large pieces of furniture and arranging them around the room; instead, floors, walls and ceilings are also waiting for your signature touch. contemporary area rugs add another layer of spectacular color and texture to floors, creating pockets of intense emotion that bring the whole space together. Drapes do the same for your windows. They adorn walls with striking motifs and relaxing tones. At Pottery Barn, we have many different styles of rugs and window treatments. To maximum the effect of drapes, it’s also important to pay attention to window hardware like curtain rods and finials. How can you find the window hardware that fits your room like a glove? Here are some helpful tips.

Window hardware in available in a number of distinctive finishes. Bronze, pewter, brass and polished nickel are just a few possibilities. Each offers its own specific ambience and advantages. So where do you start when choosing a finish? One option is to consider the theme of the space. Are you looking for an airy beach look, a vintage Gatsby-inspired vibe or something with lots of industrial accents? Once you know how you want the room to feel, it’s a lot easier to select curtain rods and finials to match.

Window hardware also helps decide where you direct people’s attention. Dark curtain rods stand out big time in a white room with soft accents. Is that a good thing or a bad thing? That depends on your personal tastes and what you want to highlight in the room. If the main focus is breathtaking artwork or a chic coffee table centerpiece, then light-colored window hardware helps because it doesn’t distract. If the room’s star, on the other hand, is a set of amazing drapes, then dark rods are an excellent choice because they raise your gaze closer to the ceiling.

Generally speaking, interior decorators recommend pairing window hardware with other similar metal decor or furniture accents. So where do you look for inspiration? Take note of the materials – and especially the colors – of art frames, light fixtures and the base of your chairs and sofas. If most of the other decorative elements feature stainless-steel or silver hues, go with pewter or polished-nickel hardware. Dark wood usually looks good with antique bronze curtain rods, and notes of honey match gold highlights.

Do you have to use the same material for you window hardware throughout the whole house? Not at all. Use whatever you feel best expresses your design vision for each room. After all, it’s a blank canvas in your hands. It is helpful though to use matching finishes when you can see the windows at the same time. For example, if your living room has several windows on two touching walls, it’s nice to see a harmonious design even if the wall colors change.

What kind of ambience does each material suggest? Well, most offer a lot of different possibilities. Cast iron hardware fits effortlessly into rustic styles with reclaimed wood and cozy blankets. It’s also a natural choice for industrial styles with lots of red brick and bright colors.

Brass rods complement a lavish design focused on elements of marble magnificence. They also have an artistic air that matches classic art or Victorian-era furniture ideas. If modern fashion is more your thing, pick polished nickel – it has a higher sheen than pewter – with glass finials for a clean but impressive layout.

In a vintage 1920s room, pewter or antique bronze are both excellent options depending on the colors you go with. They transform it into a spot dedicated to entertaining and mingling with friends. They also make things very romantic, especially when paired with candles and a bottle of wine. If your bedroom has a bay window – or you have wall-to-wall windows around the living room – corner hardware lets you connect several curtain rods together at varying angles for a unified design.