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Top Of The Best Cafe Curtain Rings Reviewed In 2018Last Updated January 1, 2019
№1 – Ivilon Drapery Curtain Clips With Rings – Set of 14 Decorative Drapery Rings Curtain Clip Rings With Strong Clips 2″ Diameter – Color Warm Gold
№2 – 2″ Rustproof Black Metal Curtain Rings with Clips, 14 pcs
№3 – Umbra Clip Curtain Rings – Small Curtain Rings with Metal Clips for 1/2 Inch Curtain Rods, Set of 10, Nickel
Select a pole
These come in lengths: 120, 150 or 180cm. If these lengths don’t work for you, we have a made to measure service too.
Choose one that’s long enough to allow your curtains to stack back to the sides of the windows. Poles can be cut to size, or joined with a connector if made from metal. Wood poles come with a double end screw to join them. You’ll need an extra centre bracket for poles over 180cm in length.
Choose your curtain rings It’s best to allow one ring for every 10cm of pole.
Choose your brackets
All poles will need 2x side brackets, and those over 180cm long will also need a centre bracket and connector.
For bay windows you’ll need to use flexible bay corners in conjunction with passing brackets. These brackets give intermediate support and, with the open ended passing rings, allow the curtains to move across them freely.
Dining room project advice
Whether you have a bay or straight window, discover the best way to dress it up. From curtains and drapes to Roman blinds, we’ve picked the best window dressing ideas to inspire your next project
Looking for window dressing ideas? We can see why! Since the first humans moved out of their caves into manmade accommodation, windows have been essential for letting daylight in and allowing inhabitants to see out, if only to spy on what the neighbours are up to! It may be a cliche, but windows really are the eyes of your home and the way you dress them can make or break your room scheme. Not only does the design you choose need to be attractive, it will ultimately dictate the light that’s cast into the space, so a versatile window dressing is your best option.
First things first, begin by cleaning your windows before you start dressing them. Get rid of those cobwebs and sticky finger prints with a thorough wipe down so that they sparkle on the inside and out.
When it comes to bedrooms, blackout curtains are a popular option as they are lined to prevent extra light pouring into the room and spoiling your sleep. Similarly, roller blinds with a blackout lining are another great choice for bedroom windows.
Venetian blinds are a smart idea for kitchens and bathrooms, with varieties including metal, plastic and wood. These can be tilted to let more or less light in and for extra privacy, plus, they are easy to wipe clean. For conservatories, vertical blinds are a practical solution, but can look a little dated and roller blinds are often chosen in favour for a contemporary look.
For French doors or patio doors, thermal curtains are a good idea to keep your room cosy and warm. A stiffer curtain fabric will create an elegant drape, however, lighter voile curtains are ideal for teaming with blinds at windows that require a little extra privacy.
Alternatively, shutter blinds are a stylish selection with a continental feel. They’re available in many contemporary shades and materials to suit your scheme and similarly to blinds and curtains, can be made to measure to fit your windows.
Use printed panels
French door blinds and curtains can be difficult to select, however these sheer panel curtains are a pretty pick for a vintage-inspired interior. Voile fabric panels featuring bold floral prints in coordinating colours have been joined to create beautiful sheer curtains that still let the light through. To further the country feel, hang using a narrow iron pole and small curtain rings to match.
Team with a neutral blackout blind in a bedroom for added privacy during the daytime.
Use a cafe curtain
A dainty cafe curtain or half curtain is the perfect solution for a kitchen window. A voile fabric in a pretty print to coordinate with your kitchen scheme like this feather print fabric is ideal. This style of window dressing still lets in plenty of light but provides a little privacy if your kitchen window is at the front of the house where passers by may be able to look in. Cafe rods that fit easily into the window recess can be picked up for just a few pounds.
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Use sheer curtains
A modern take on traditional lace curtains, sheer curtains made from voile or chiffon fabric are an excellent option for dressing windows in rooms that you want to allow light into, but don’t want passers by to be able to see in like glazed outside doors or cloakrooms. Use a narrow rod that fits the frame so it’s virtually invisible and hem curtains just below the glass. Fit the curtains a pane or two from the top to let in light above where people can see in.
Soft waves of fabric create a smart but simple finish that’s easy on the eye. A wide Tempo heading pleat makes curtains fall in soft, regular waves, so they will always look just right. Team it with a sleek, modern suspension rail that the curtains glide below and let the curtains sit flush with the floor so they’ll look neat open or closed.
A cut-velvet pattern adds a luxurious edge to this otherwise pared-down window treatment.
Use a double pole
A clever double pole design means you can hang both a sheer and a curtain around the bay window, but draw them independently. Brackets normally get in the way of curtain rings being pulled around a bay, but this design uses passing rings that allow the curtains to be drawn all the way round. A standard heading tape left ungathered on both curtains creates a soft, informal effect. Keep the sheers sill-length for a neat finish and go for floor-length curtains to create real impact in a bay.
Use a pelmet
For a contemporary take on a traditional curtain finish, use a flat pelmet layered over voile curtains sporting coordinating tie-backs. This style provides a neat finish to your windows as it hides curtain poles and other fixings. Recreate the look of a sophisticated hotel bedroom by selecting pillows to match your pelmet and tie-back fabric. Opt for a simple geometric print with a Moroccan vibe to echo the design of an ornately shaped pelmet, but keep colours fresh and neutral for a modern look.
Use single curtains
If you have a sequence of large windows in a room, choose single curtains instead of pairs hung centrally to give a contemporary, laid-back look. Omit holdbacks for a further relaxed feel, instead opting for a lightweight fabric such as linen as it gathers and drapes beautifully. Allow plenty of length on the curtains so they pool on the floor to complete the look.
Use blinds and curtains
Printed Roman blinds layered with plain curtains are an elegant way to dress a bedroom window. Go for a bold pattern that coordinates with your room scheme and choose a complementary plain fabric for the curtains. Combine with pretty tie backs for added detail to your window dressing. If your blind isn’t made from black-out material, or you’re especially sensitive to the light on bright mornings, the curtains can be drawn in addition to the blind at night time. For a contemporary look, choose a sleek metal pole and curtains with coordinating eyelets.
A fabric with a pretty illustration is a great way to dress up a window with an uninspiring view. Use plain fabric for two-thirds of the length, with the panelled pattern on the lower third. Create visual separation between the two with a ribbon braid, finishing off with a trim below. An eyelet heading on a pole means the fabric won’t fold up, so the illustration can be seen clearly. Keep the curtains to sill height so they hang properly, draw easily and don’t block heat from the radiator.
Curtain length is typically measured from the top of the rod pocket to the bottom edge of the curtain. If the curtain has a header (the part above the rod pocket), this is typically not included in the length of the curtain. If the header is included in the length of the curtain, it will be specified in the description of the curtain.
Tab curtain lengths include the tabs unless specified.
The length of the fringe or edging sewn to a curtain or a dust ruffle should be added to the curtain length or dust ruffle drop length. The fringe length is specified in the description of the curtain.
If you plan to use clip rings, remember the top of the curtain will start at the clip so you will need to take the length of the ring into account when determining what curtain length to purchase.
Overall curtain length is a matter of personal preference and need not be exact. If you have not yet installed your rod, you can adjust the placement of your rod, a little higher or lower, to get the bottom of the curtain to fall where you want at your window.
Using a metal tape measure or a wooden yardstick, measure the width of the window area you would like to cover, typically from bracket to bracket.
For proper fullness, order curtain pair widths that are approximately one and a half times to double the width of the window area you would like to cover.
For wider windows, order wider width pairs, available in many styles, or order an extra pair of regular width curtains.
How to Select & Install a Rod Pocket Panel or Tailored Panel Curtains:
Rod Pocket Panels/Tailored Panels usually comes in sized pockets, a standard pocket which usually varies between 1/4″ & 3/4″, this type of pocket usually works with curtain rods less then 3/4″ in diameter. The second type of pocket is called the wide pocket, this pocket is 3″W & usually works with a 1/2″ wide pocket curtain rod or a decorative rod up to 1/4″ in diameter. For added decor many customers are now installing them with decorative curtain rods & clip rings.
Fullness is subjective, so here is a guide, use approximately times your window width in fabric. For thinner fabrics use more fullness as much 1/times your window width, for thicker fabrics use less fullness. If you want more privacy use more fullness, if you want more light use less fullness. If you want to just soften your window, you can use one panel one each side with a tie back or a hold back. Selecting this type of panel usually means that you are not going to draw them open & closed a lot, they are usually used more for decor.
The standard width of a panel usually coincides with the width of the bolt of fabric the manufacturer started with. So if you want to same money & buy a standard sized panel, it is not unusual to have to use multiple panels to achieve your desired fullness. So you usually need panels for a single window & panels for a double window, etc. Some customers think they need a special width to fit their windows, this is simply not true. You can achieve your desired width with any sized panel we offer.
In the complete set the Swag Topper & Tier Pairs usually come with a standard pocket that usually varies between 1/4″ & 3/4″, this type of pocket usually works with curtain rods less then 3/4″ in diameter.
Most customers use a standard curtain rod for the swag pair & valance & a sash or cafe rod for the tier pairs.
When determining what length tier you need, consider the total length of your window. For example, say your window length is 60″L, the insert valance will be mounted about inch over the window, so if you deduct 1/2″ for your pocket & 1/2″ for your header (These are approximations). There will be a 9″ drop, so if you choose a 36″ long tier pair, you will have approximately 15″ of open space on your window.
There is no right or wrong way, the question is, how do I get an inexpensive prepacked kitchen curtains to look great on my window, without spending hundreds of dollar on custom treatments.
Should adjoining rooms have the same rods? It depends. If you can see all the windows at the same time, then yes. You might even need the same drapery between rooms if your home is very open concept. The more obvious separation there is between rooms, though, the less you need to be concerned with coordinating rods between them.
An all-in-one option
The large grommets on this curtain fit quickly and easily around any curtain rod, so you don’t need to buy shower curtain hooks. Unlike other curtains, it also comes with a snap-on polyester liner.
Hookless curtains have a somewhat industrial look, but they’re especially convenient thanks to grommets that attach directly to the curtain rod and a snap-on fabric liner. The one we tested, the Hookless Waffle Fabric Shower Curtain, features a soft polyester waffle weave that we think will look good in most bathrooms (and it comes in 1other color options). It also has a semitransparent panel along the top of the curtain, great for shower stalls that lack an overhead light or window.
How we picked and tested
The first measure of a good shower curtain is whether you like the way it looks in your bathroom. Design is subjective, and shower curtains are essentially a “design” purchase. With that in mind, we looked for curtains that would look nice in the largest variety of bathrooms, focusing on those with either a white/neutral tone or those that came in a few solid color options. We based our decision partly on the advice of designer Jeff Schwartz, who told us that a lot of people want their bathrooms to be a clean, “spa-like” environment rather than a “riot of color.” “If that’s your preference,” Schwartz said, “we recommend choosing a neutral off-white, soothing gray, or cool pastel and using it for all your accessories.”
We focused on standard-size shower curtains, which tend to measure about 7by 7inches. Other sizes typically fall into the long (7by 8inches) or extra long (7by 9inches or larger) category; a standard shower measures around 7by 5inches.
The experts we spoke with agreed that machine-washable, cotton or polyester curtains are ideal because they’re easier to clean. We also think they look better than vinyl plastic alternatives (PEVA/EVA/PVC). While all shower curtain fabrics are susceptible to mold and mildew, vinyl really needs manual scrubbing to remove built-up soap scum and mildew.
Most shower curtains have 1button-hole slits along the top of the fabric for attaching the hooks that hang from the rod. Some curtains have small plastic or metal grommets in place of those holes to reinforce the fabric and protect against tearing. “Hookless” curtains have large grommets designed to slip right over the curtain rod itself. We don’t think one style is necessarily better than another, although we did find that larger grommets make hanging a curtain easier.
I had my cat cling to the curtain while I dragged him around the kitchen.
To test, we measured the precise height and width of each curtain to check for any deviation from the advertised sizes. We then ran each curtain through the laundry three times (warm water and tumble dry). We did a second measurement to check for shrinkage. We then hung the curtains to assess factors such as ease of use and appearance. We also looked closely at the fabric of each curtain to check for snags, fraying, rusting grommets, or any other signs of wear and tear.
We subjected our top pick to an extra abrasion test by running a steak knife across the fabric more than 50 times, after which I had my cat cling to the curtain while I dragged him around the kitchen.
Flaws not dealbreakers
Compared with other tested curtains, the Threshold Waffle Weave didn’t have any particular trouble drying, but because it’s a bit heavier than your average curtain—and made from a 60 percent cotton, 40 percent polyester blend—it will probably retain more moisture than a light cotton or polyester curtain. An effective shower curtain liner should keep this curtain from getting wet. Keep an eye out for mildew, and wash and dry the curtain frequently (ideally, once a month). Also be sure to suspend the curtain high enough that it doesn’t skim the bathroom floor or bath mat; shower curtains should be suspended at least two or three inches above the ground.
Target has many pattern options.
Although we did notice some significant shrinkage after running the gray and white version through the laundry three times (more than five inches in each direction), we don’t consider that a dealbreaker, as the curtain was still large enough to fit comfortably in my shower stall, which is the standard 60 inches wide. The material did feel a bit lighter than the other cotton contenders, especially compared with the Threshold Waffle Weave curtain.
We think the Threshold Light Stripe Shower Curtain Grey & White is a great neutral-color option, but take note: It’s actually taupe, not grey.
Some customer reviews on Target complain about the color of the stripe pattern. Almost all the negative reviews claim that the stripe is more of a taupe or light brown, rather than the advertised gray and white stripe. I hadn’t noticed this at first, but upon closer inspection I could see that the tone was more taupe than gray. It didn’t bother me—in fact, I think the taupe worked better with my bathroom—but you should take the actual color into consideration before pulling the trigger.
We’ve had a lot of positive experiences with Threshold textiles in the past. The brand makes our favorite budget sateen sheets and budget flannel sheets. I also discovered halfway into the testing process that the shower curtain I currently own is a Threshold, and I’ve had exactly zero complaints after two years of use; it hasn’t faded, frayed, or mildewed whatsoever. While the Light Stripe Shower Curtain Grey & White is a great neutral option, it is almost identical to the rest of the line in terms of price, materials, and construction.
Care and maintenance
The shower curtains we like are easy to clean, and we recommend running them through the wash once a month. The more damp or humid your bathroom is, the more prone the shower curtain is to mold and mildew. Tossing it in with the laundry is the surest way to nip that problem in the bud. All the curtains we recommend are machine washable and can tolerate tumble drying. (If the material is cotton or polyester, the general rule of thumb is that it can take machine washing and drying.)
Another good idea is to always spread out the shower curtain once you’ve showered. A lot of people slide open the curtain after their shower and leave the fabric wrinkled up on one side of the tub. Leaving it this way causes it to hold in moisture, slows the drying process, and increases the risk of mold and mildew forming. Also be sure the curtain itself does not graze the surface of the wet bathroom floor or bath mat, as this too will increase the curtain’s odds of developing mildew.
Maytex Textured Waffle Fabric Shower Curtain (White): We appreciate that this curtain comes in a variety of styles and patterns, including some printed designs, but the polyester waffle-weave version we tested felt (and looked) pretty cheap and transparent.
Hookless White/Brown Polyester Shower Curtain: Most of the things we like about our Hookless pick apply to this one, but this version has a more artificial, plastic feel. It’s considerably more transparent, and it doesn’t have the waffle-weave texture that we like on our Hookless pick.
InterDesign Mildew-Free Water-Repellent Zeno Shower Curtain: The cheapest option on our list, this curtain comes in 1color choices. Like most of the polyester curtains we considered, it has a rather synthetic feel. We also don’t love the pattern. It would look best in a kid’s bathroom.
How To Hang Eyelet Curtains
Eyelet curtains are very simple and easy to hang. They offer a natural pleated look, fit easy onto a pole, and require no pulling of heading tapes.
Simply iron your curtains and hang them by threading the curtains on to your curtain pole, with the correct side of the curtains facing the room. They can easily be removed for cleaning.
Ready for a change? Shop our wide range of ready made curtains and update your home!
How To Care For Your Fabrics
How you care for your fabrics can be the difference between curtain and upholstery that last for years, and ones that are faded and frayed in no time at all. Understanding the washing symbols that come with a fabric is essential.
By properly washing your curtain, upholstery, and dress fabrics, you’re not only elongating their lives, but you’re maintaining their texture and colour too! Many fabrics, such as silks and velvets, are dry clean only, so check carefully before beginning to clean your fabric.
A duvet’s tog rating is one of its most important attributes. This tells you how well a duvet will trap warm air. Basically, the higher the tog rating, the warmer the duvet.
Duvets start at a tog rating of around 3, which would be your lightweight summer duvet. A tog rating of between – is perfect for Spring and Autumn nights. A tog rating of over is perfect for cold Winters, and means you’ll be kept warm all night. Duvets with a lower tog rating are generally best for children also, as heavier duvets may well be uncomfortable and too warm for small children.
Select a tog rating that’s perfect for you, based on your own preferences. Anything from your home heating to whether you share a bed or not can affect the tog rating you need, so make sure you think about your situation before you purchase!
It’s not just important that your duvet is filled, it’s also important to think about what’s filling it!
There are countless options nowadays when it comes to choosing a duvet filling. From the hypo-allergenic health benefits of synthetic fillings, to the cloud-like comfort of goose down, the options are endless. It’s important to consider your own needs when choosing the filling you would prefer. Let’s take a look of the pro’s and con’s of a few varieties of fillings:
Natural Fillings are best known for being breathable, perfect for keeping you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Duck & Goose Down is a popular natural filling that is used world wide. Down is the soft, insulation feathers found very close to the bird’s skin. These feathers are used to stuff both duvets and pillows, with goose being the higher quality, though more expensive, option. This type of filling provides a very warm and comfortable night’s sleep. However, it may irritate those who suffer with allergies, and it’s important to ensure that your goose or duck down is humanely sourced. Duvets stuffed with down are generally extremely durable, with a lifespan of around 10-20 years.
Synthetic Fillings have the benefit of being lightweight, hypoallergenic, and faster drying after washing. Most also offer the same level of warmth as naturally filled duvets. Their lifespan is much shorter than that of a naturally filled duvet however, with regular washing diminishing that lifespan even further. Some modern synthetic duvets go so far as to successfully imitatation down duvets, perfect for those looking for the comfort of down, without the price tag!
Washing your duvet is important in removing dust mites from your bedding. Washing at 60C is ideal for killing dust mites, and keeping your bedding fresh and dust-free.
The Right Pillow.
Your duvet is only as good as the pillow you rest your head on. A poorly chosen pillow can lead to a variety of back & neck problems, so picking the right one for you is important for maintaining your health.
You may wish to choose a pillow type based on how you sleep. For example, those who sleep on their backs are recommended to use a pillow of medium firmness, for support and comfort and to maintain the correct alignment of the spine throughout the night. Someone who sleeps on their side might choose a firm pillow, to help support their head, neck and spine as they sleep, while someone who sleeps on their front should probably opt for a soft pillow, to support the head without disrupting spine alignment.
Like duvets, pillows are also available with synthetic and natural fillings. You might choose a down filled pillow, which will be soft and comfortable. These pillows range in firmness (the more stuffing, the firmer they are). However, they are limited in just how much support they can provide. Synthetically filled pillows are becoming more and more popular, as memory foam options become more available due to their higher levels of support and associated health benefits.
Again, washing your pillows regularly is of utmost importance. Pillows can usually be washed in a large capacity machine. Washing at 60C is ideal for killing any dust mites that may be residing inside your pillow. Synthetic pillows are useful in this regard due to their quick drying time.
Size doesn’t matter.
From large statement pieces, to small accents, any botanical element placed in the right space can help you seamlessly achieve the look you desire. Analyse the space you have to devote to this look, and work out what kind of pieces would best help you achieve a botanical theme.
If you have a lot of space, one large statement piece can be enough to give the room a botanical look. If the space you’re in is small, try placing smaller plants off the ground to give them more prominence in the room, and choose plants that are small in size, but leafy and dense to maximize on their effect.
Think beyond plants.
Once you have added the elements of natural foliage, you can enhance their effect by adding well placed, botanically themed soft furnishing around your home. From curtains, to cushions, throws and rugs, there are countless ways for you to enhance the botanical theme of your home.
You can match the shades of green you’re using for a uniform look, or mix and match a few shades to create a more natural and diverse botanical effect. You can also opt for nature based designs – leaf designs are perfect.
Why not take a look at our botanical collection for some ideas?
Technology has made its way into every aspect of our lives, and now as we reach 2018, people are trying to move away and create spaces for meditation and relaxation. This means comfy nooks and crannies, designed for getting cosy with a cup of tea and a book.
This follows on from one of 2016’s big trends,, celebrating everything warm, comfy, and cosy.
Rustic, warm, and inviting – Terracotta is set to be one of the biggest trends of 201Whether it’s updating your flooring, or adding terracotta accents with flower pots, this warm reddish tone is set to feature heavily in home design throughout 2018.
Even soft furnishings can play into this trend. By adopting the warm tones of terracotta for your cushions, curtains or throws, you can make the most of this warm, subtle shade.
From farmhouses to distressed furniture, the rustic look is making a comeback. Whether it’s cheap and cheerful pieces you picked up from a local auction or sale, or that old cabinet hidden away in the attic, if it’s old and a little battered, it’s the perfect piece for your home in 2018.
Exposed beams and brickwork are certain to become even more popular, as the ‘old farmhouse’ look re-emerges as one of the favoured interior design trends of the year. So for 2018, whatever you’re decorating, make sure to add that rustic element!
As everyone looks towards creating a sustainable future, recycling is starting to make an impression on the world of interior design. By reclaiming old, unloved pieces, you could do more than just save yourself a fortune – you could also end up with some beautiful, unique pieces to place around your home.
Whether it’s upcycling pieces you already own, or salvaging furniture, tiles, or wooden beams to make your own pieces, this is the year to get creative, cut costs, and think sustainability.
Iron and ironing board (a small portable pressing board can be helpful, so you can bring it to the fabric instead of the other way around, allowing you to keep the fabric flat on your surface), seam gauge, scissors, pins, sewing machine, and an area large enough to lay out your entire curtain. This can be your floor or a large dining table, just as long as you can lay it all out, as that will make the pinning and lining up steps much easier once you have the volume of yardage that curtains typically require.
Finish the top of the curtain based on how you choose to hang it. For a pole, fold a small amount and press, then fold again enough to fit the rod through the fabric and stitch in place. For ring clips, fold and press the top layers twice and stitch. Then simply clip and hang!
Let’s start at the beginning
Every home is different, every taste in style, colour and texture etc reflects the individuals personal likes and dislikes. To be honest, no-where does a personality come out and show-up more than in the interior deco of their living space.
The window treatments of a home have to perform many more functions than just simply look pretty and match the styles and colourings of the home, including the furniture.
Traditionally, windows were covered with three types of curtains:
In today’s world curtains, drapes, blinds, shades etc. all come under the ‘window treatments’ umbrella. Honestly, if it fits in with the décor, mood and style of the home everything and anything can work and is being used as window coverings and accessories. i.e. a fishnet draped over a boat oar in the window of a nautical themed room.
Curtain or Drapery Panel!
A curtain or drapery panel is one section of a window covering, usually unlined. A panel can be simply a piece of hemmed fabric that is hung on a rod from the top of the window. It can be floor length or end at or below windowsill. Some department stores such as Walmart… etc and catalogues stores such as Sears, Ikea… ect. sell pre-made curtains by the panel, which in most cases is the widths of the fabric, edged and finished off with a header (top) and a hem (bottom).
Buying drapes by the panel is probably the most inexpensive way for window coverings as you can buy as many widths as your wallet allows.
The cafe curtains is a window treatment that covers the bottom half of a window. Most commonly cafe curtains are used in the kitchen on a cafe rod hung at the halfway point of a window. This allows for privacy but does not restrict light into the room. At times the cafe curtain is accompanied by a valance which can either be a shorter version of itself or a swag.
The fabric used for the cafe curtains really influences the feel of the room. Light to medium weight fabrics are best suited for this style of window treatment. From colourful solid sheeting to intricate lace, to cotton tea towels, to gingham plaid, to country eyelet or to the lightest of batiste all work great.
Sheers – A drapery panel made of a thin, translucent, diaphanous fabric, such as chiffon or voile. Sheers let in sunlight, they can be used alone or used underneath solid drapery panels. Sheer curtains can give windows a romantic, classy vintage look.
Thinking back, our Grandmas would never have considered creating window treatments without using the ‘double layer’…. the thin and transparent sheers that stay closed at all times with a solid drape that was opened or closed for privacy or for the black-out effect.
Using sheers as decorative accents are second to none as they can provide a unique and stunning look and are available in many styles and designs, embroidered or elegantly plain, in every colour possible from pastels to deeper, darker shades.
Shades or Blinds!
Roman Blinds – is a window treatment style that consists of a fabric panel onto wich horizontal channels have been sewn at intervals down its entire length into wich wooden dowels or slats are inserted. The blind or shade is raised and lowered via pull cord which in turn gathers soft folds. Variations of the Roman Shade or Blind are made from soft light fabrics, even sheer. Minus the wooden dowels these have a dramatic effect when raised. Some called them Balloon drapes in the past.
Another ‘lingo or term’ commonly used with regards to window shades : Lath. The Lath – refers to the top of a shade that is most often attached to a 2″x1″/5×2.5cm piece of wood, which then is solidly mounted to either the window frame, the wall or the ceiling.
Roll-Up Shade – A roll-up shade is actually a roll of material on a spring-wound tube that hangs on your window. Although most of us remember them from the “old days” as being made of a vinyl, they now come in a variety of colors and fabrics. These are available ready-made or can be customized.
Cellular Shade – Pleated Shade – is a fabric or sometimes made of a stiff paper window covering that has an accordion design to it. these too are available ready made but can be carefuly covered with a fine material to customize the look.
Indoor Shutters, in wood or faux wood can be the focal point of any room, formal or casual
Shutters are hinged solid or louvered panels that fold across a window. They’re used to diffuse light while giving privacy. Shutters are also suitable for interior use and can add architectural interest to any room. Same as their exterior brothers they are attached to the window frames. Today’s versions are built from the traditional wood, faux wood or out of some very durable vinyl and look super either painted or stained. Most often the interior shutters come with horizontal, tiltable slats within the panels which allow control over how much light is let in or blocked. Also great to use as air flow control when the window is open in good weather but also offers some super heat loss prevention in the winter months. Typically two shutter panels are used over a window unless the windows are tall and narrow in which case four panels work best. However on a small window just one panel works well too.
Then there are
End Brackets (grips that hold the drapery rod to the wall, window frame or ceiling)
Center Support (a grip mounted from above used to support drapery rods to prevent the rod from sagging in the middle
Finials (decorative end pieces on pole rods also called “pole ends”)
Holdbacks or Tiebacks (used to hold curtain window treatments to each side off the window when open)
First of all thanks for reading my article to the end! I hope you find my reviews listed here useful and that it allows you to make a proper comparison of what is best to fit your needs and budget. Don’t be afraid to try more than one product if your first pick doesn’t do the trick.
Most important, have fun and choose your Cafe Curtain Rings wisely! Good luck!
So, TOP3 of Cafe Curtain Rings
- №1 — Ivilon Drapery Curtain Clips With Rings – Set of 14 Decorative Drapery Rings Curtain Clip Rings With Strong Clips 2″ Diameter – Color Warm Gold
- №2 — 2″ Rustproof Black Metal Curtain Rings with Clips, 14 pcs
- №3 — Umbra Clip Curtain Rings – Small Curtain Rings with Metal Clips for 1/2 Inch Curtain Rods, Set of 10, Nickel