If you’ve hung curtains before, you know there’s more that goes into a perfect curtain setup than the curtains themselves.
An essential part of the curtain-hanging process is finding the right curtain rod brackets to hold your rods in place and complete the look.
Here’s everything you need to know about the different types of curtain rod brackets and how to choose the right ones for your window.
Curtain Rod Bracket Styles
Curtain rod brackets come in different sizes, colors and materials. The brackets you choose will largely depend on personal preference and the style of curtains you want to hang.
Consider what kind of look you want to achieve with your curtain setup. Do you want your curtains to be understated and purely functional? Or do you want to make a bold statement with bright, colorful curtains that demand attention?
Brackets come in many materials, including metal, ceramic, plastics and wood. Metal is a common material because it’s durable, strong and blends into the background. If you’re looking to make a statement, certain types of plastics and polyresins give off a regal appearance.
Curtain Rod Bracket Sizes
Curtain rod brackets typically come in 5/8” and 1” widths.
5/8” bracket cup sizes are best for sheer or lighter curtains. They fit curtain rods that are 1/2 to 5/8 inches in diameter.
1” bracket cup sizes are ideal for thicker curtains or heavy drapes. They will hold curtain rods that are 3/4 to 1 inch in diameter.
Types of Curtain Rod Brackets
The type of curtain rod brackets you choose depends on the style and quantity of curtains and the type of curtain rod you plan to hang. You’ll want to select brackets after you pick out your curtains and rod to ensure the materials complement each other.
If you’re going to hang one layer of curtains, single curtain rod brackets are the standard. Single rod brackets are sold in a set and sturdy enough to hold most curtain materials.
Kwik-Hang’s damage-free Single Curtain Rod Brackets are available in 5/8″ or 1” widths and come in five functional colors to match your home décor.
Double curtain rod brackets let you hang two layers of curtains. Layered curtains can serve many purposes, including adding dimension to your window and giving your curtains a more formal designer look.
You can also pair a decorative curtain panel with a sheer or blackout panel to control the amount of light you want to keep out or let in.
To hang your layered curtains, try Kwik-Hang’s no-drill double curtain rod brackets. The inner cup size is compatible with 5/8″ width rods, while the outer cup can fit either a 5/8″ or 1” width rod.
Center Support Brackets
If your curtains cover a lengthy window span, you’ll need a functional support bracket to hold the rod up and prevent it from bowing.
Most rods require support brackets every 30 to 36 inches. If your window is longer than 60 inches across, you’ll need two center support brackets.
You can get single or double center support brackets depending if you’re hanging one or two layers of curtains.
When a wall angles and your curtain rod needs to follow, you’ll need to place an elbow bracket in the corner to realign the rod to the angle of the wall. Measure the angle of your wall beforehand so you can find an elbow bracket with the same angle degree. Some elbow brackets are adjustable to fit multiple types of angles.
Adjustable curtain rod brackets let you extend or shorten the bracket to fit different types of windows. Some windows project further out from the wall than others. The smaller the gap between your curtains and the wall, the more aesthetically pleasing the overall look will be.
If your brackets have an extended projection when it’s not necessary, you might end up with a large, unattractive gap between your curtains and the wall. Adjustable brackets ensure you can you achieve the right amount of depth on any window.
If you plan on keeping your brackets for a long time and using them on different windows in the future, adjustable brackets are a smart choice.
How Many Curtain Rod Brackets Do I Need?
A standard window requires at least two brackets: a left corner bracket and a right corner bracket.
For wide windows, include an additional center support bracket every 30 to 36 inches.
No-Drill Curtain Rod Brackets
We hang curtains because they add a touch of style and privacy to any room. But the curtain-hanging process is a significant source of stress and frustration for homeowners and renters.
Most standard curtain rod brackets take way too long to install and cause irreversible wall damage. Luckily, a better solution is within reach.
Kwik-Hang’s damage-free curtain rod brackets allow you to hang curtains in seconds – no drills, screws or holes required. Just tap the brackets into your window frame, hang your curtains and move on to your next task.
Try Kwik-Hang today and experience the difference for yourself!