When designing drapery for your space, drapery hardware is an important part of how the finished product looks and functions. You can choose striking hardware that makes a statement on its own, or you can opt for a more subtle design that hides the hardware and emphasizes your drapery material. With 15 exclusive designer collections, you can achieve just about any look with drapery hardware from The Shade Store. Let’s discuss the three families of hardware that we offer.
Rods and Rings
Rods and rings are what most people think of when they think of drapery hardware. A rod is mounted above your window, either on the ceiling or on the walls, and rings are used to attach the drapery panel to the rod. The rod and ring style of hardware provides you with the most visual customization options in terms of finishes and finials. Nine of our collections fit into this category, and work with: Tailored Pleat, Pinch Pleat, Inverted Pleat, Grommet, Goblet, and Rod Pocket Drapery.
In the case of Grommet Drapes, the rings are built into the drapery panels and reinforced with metal grommets, so the drapes slide directly onto the rod. Rod Pocket Drapes operate in a similar fashion, with a pocket sewn into the top of the panels which then slides over the rod.
Our track systems for drapery provide a great deal of versatility for mounting and operation. Instead of rings, drapery panels attach to tracks with special clips that hang beneath the tracks. This design allows for a smooth glide when opening and closing, and therefore is excellent for treating large windows or patio doors and other spaces that require frequent use.
Track systems can be mounted on the wall, window molding, or on the ceiling for added height, similar to our rods and rings. The Custom Track System, however, can also be inside mounted so it fits within a window or door frame.
Motorized Track Drapery Hardware
Motorization Made Simple™ is the newest addition to our drapery hardware family. Our system allows you to control your drapery with the touch of a button. Motorized tracks can be installed as a ceiling mount or a wall mount. The powerful, quiet motor requires a plug, and you can choose to place it on the right or left side and select a custom cord length to ensure the motor reaches your desired outlet.