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How to Pick the Right Curtain Rod Color

How to Pick the Right Curtain Rod Color

Curtain rods are a subtle player in the world of interior design. They frame a room and add a great finishing touch, but they aren’t given much thought.

However, choosing the right curtain rod color isn’t an easy feat. Should it match the curtains? Your furniture? The walls? Should your curtain rod color blend in or stand out?

Read on to learn how to choose the right curtain rod color for your room.

How to Choose Your Curtain Rod Color

What color curtain rods should you use? Selecting the right curtain rod for your room depends on the look, feel and style of your room. 

Look at the Finishes in Your Room

Finishes and textures matter.

For example, a chunky, traditional wooden curtain rod with carved finials would appear garish in a sleek modern living room. Similarly, a shiny, silver rod with crystal accents doesn’t have a place in an eclectic, boho bedroom.

The color of your curtain rod isn’t the only factor. You also need to account for the size, finish and any accents or finials you want to add.

Pull Inspiration From Accent Pieces and Furniture

Look at the ceiling beams, accent chair, headboard, dresser or lamp in your room. Your curtain rods should coordinate with the other accent pieces.

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Here are a few scenarios:

  • White or neutral: If your room is mostly white with little contrast, a white curtain rod will blend in nicely.
  • Bright and contrasting accent colors: Select a color that matches with the rest of your accent décor. If your room is mostly neutrals with dark wood accents, select darker curtain rods that match.
  • Metal light fixtures and grey accents: Try brushed stainless rods to coordinate with the fixtures.
  • Gold tones: Gold tones and accents go great with brass curtain rods.

As a general rule of thumb, if you’re unsure, brushed metal curtain rods are a timeless, classic option.

Consider Your Lifestyle and Preferences

Are you a fan of traditional home deocr? Or do you prefer a midcentury modern look?

If you enjoy spending time at home, you’ll want to choose a timeless color that’s also easy on the eyes.

Metal rods are also lower maintenance compared to wooden rods. Wooden rods need to be turned periodically, so they don’t bow.

Consider the Flow of the Room

Considering the flow of the room is a step many people miss in design.

It’s easy to focus on decorating one room at a time. But design is in the details.

Imagine you have an open kitchen and living room plan. One is a midcentury modern design, while the rest of the kitchen and house is traditional. In an open floor plan, having starkly different curtain rods and styles will clash.

While your curtain rods don’t need to be the same, they should at least coordinate if they’re in adjoining rooms. Or, if the spaces are separate enough to allow for different treatments, you can switch it up.

Think About the Curtain Rod Accents You Want

Curtain finials should match the style of your room and curtain rods. Here are a few of our favorite style combinations:

  • Glamorous: Try sculptured, glass or crystal finials for a luxe, glam style.
  • Midcentury modern: Look for geometric or wooden shaped with brass hardware accents.
  • Traditional: Carved wooden finials are a timeless traditional look.
  • Classic: If you’re undecided, classic cap or ball finials are a timeless, easy choices.

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Complete the Look With Kwik-Hang

You’ve invested time carefully selecting the perfect curtain rod color, style and finish to complete your room. The last thing you want to do is waste time hanging curtains and fumbling with loose parts, drills, measurements and wall damage.

Kwik-Hang has solved the hassle of hanging curtains. Their revolutionary curtain rod bracket design simplifies the entire process. Just position the brackets, tap them in and hang your curtains. That’s it!

Shop Kwik-Hang’s damage-free curtain rod brackets, curtain rods and holdbacks today!

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