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What Types of Curtain Rod Brackets Do You Need?

What Types of Curtain Rod Brackets Do You Need?

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.

However, there’s more than one kind of curtain rod bracket to choose from, depending on your decor goals. Here’s everything you need to know about the different types of curtain rod brackets and how to choose the right ones for the windows in your home.

Single Brackets

Single brackets probably come to mind when you think about curtain rod brackets. Single rod brackets hold one curtain rod and come in sets of two for each side of the window. Most single rod brackets are sturdy enough to hold a variety of curtain materials.

You can use single curtain rod brackets to hang a standalone set of window treatments, like pictured here.

Single curtain rod brackets hold a single curtain layer
Single curtain rod brackets hold a single curtain layer.

Kwik-Hang’s damage-free Single Curtain Rod Brackets are available in 5/8″ or 1” widths and come in five finishes to match your home décor.

Kwik-Hang Single Curtain Rod Brackets, 1″, Gold
Kwik-Hang Single Curtain Rod Brackets, 1″, Gold

Double Brackets

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.

They’re also a great way to add privacy and provide extra insulation to increase energy efficiency and lower your home’s utility costs. You can 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.

hanging drapery and sheer curtains with double curtain rods
Hang drapes and sheers together with double curtain rods and brackets.

Try Kwik-Hang’s no-drill double curtain rod brackets to hang your layered curtains. 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.

Kwik-Hang Double Curtain Rod Brackets, Black
Kwik-Hang Double Curtain Rod Brackets, Black

Center Support Brackets

If your curtains cover a lengthy window span, you’ll need a functional support bracket in the center to prevent the rod from bowing.

Most rods require support brackets every 30 to 36 inches. So if your window is longer than 60 inches across, you’ll need two center support brackets.

Center support brackets hold up longer curtain rods
Center support brackets hold up longer curtain rods.

Kwik-Hang carries single or double center support brackets to accommodate one or two layers of curtains. Our center support brackets are available in 5/8″ and 1” widths for both single and double curtain rods to accommodate all your design desires.

Kwik-Hang Double Center Support Bracket, Black
Kwik-Hang Double Center Support Bracket, Black

Elbow Brackets

What do you do when two curtain rods meet in a corner? Or, when a wall angles and your curtain rod needs to follow? Elbow brackets help align the rod to the wall’s angle.

Elbow brackets enable you to hang curtains at angles
Elbow brackets enable you to hang curtains at angles.

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 angles.

corner curtain rod and brackets

Adjustable Brackets

Using adjustable curtain rod brackets allows you to extend or shorten the bracket’s depth to fit different types of windows. The smaller the gap between your curtains and the wall, the more aesthetically pleasing the overall look.

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 achieve the right amount of depth on any window.

If you plan on keeping your brackets for use on different windows, adjustable brackets are a wise choice.

brushed nickel curtain rod bracket

Curtain Rod Bracket Styles

The curtain bracket style you choose will largely depend on personal preference and the type 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. However, if you’re looking to make a statement, certain types of plastics and polyresins give off a regal appearance.

Kwik-Hang curtain rod brackets are available in black, white, silver, gold, and bronze to match your decor.

Curtain Rod Bracket Sizes

Curtain rod brackets typically come in 5/8” and 1” widths.

A bracket’s “cup” is the indentation that cradles the curtain rod and holds it in place. 5/8” bracket cup sizes hold smaller rods and are best for sheer or lighter curtains. They fit drapery 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.

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.

As a general rule, you should add an additional center support bracket every 30 to 36 inches if you have expansive windows.

Kwik-Hang: The Easiest Curtain Rod Brackets You’ll Ever Use

Curtains add a touch of style, light control and privacy to any room. But the curtain-hanging process can be a significant source of stress and frustration for homeowners and renters alike.

Most curtain rod brackets take way too long to install, requiring precise measuring and several tools. Plus, they can cause irreversible wall damage when you remove them. Luckily, a better solution is within reach.

Kwik-Hang’s damage-free curtain rod brackets are easy to install and 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. No fuss, no muss!

Kwik-Hang curtain rod brackets in a living room

Try Kwik-Hang today and experience the difference for yourself!

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