Although household window treatments are often hung with the same-old-same-old styles of curtain rods and hooks, that doesn't mean that they always have to be. If you're looking for some alternatives to set your new curtains apart from the traditional styles, you're in luck. There are many different items you can use to hang curtains – many of which you may have never thought of before. Here are a few ideas that you can consider when you're hanging your new window treatments.
Old-Fashioned Clothes Pins
If you're looking for hangers that are subtle, unusual, and customizable, consider investing in old-fashioned, wooden clothes pins. You can even paint them in colors that match your room's paint style. Use a heavy cord, like clothesline, or thin rod along the top of your window frame, then use the clothes pins to attach your curtain to the line or rod.
Antique Door Knobs
If you want to give your room an old-fashioned feel, consider checking out the local antique shops and flea markets for older brass door knobs. If brass doesn't suit your style, you might find other antique, weathered, or worn door knobs in ornate designs that you can use. Attach the doorknob to the wall just above the window, then you can secure the curtains to the door knob with thick yarn in a coordinating color.
Cabinet Hardware and Drawer Pulls
Cabinet hardware and decorative drawer pulls are a great way to create a cohesive appearance in your room. Choose hardware that resembles what's already on your drawers, desk, and cabinets. Attach the hardware above the windows and then you can use fabric ties to hang the window treatments.
Decorative Coat Hooks
Coat hooks come in a variety of designs, styles, colors and shapes. You can choose from many materials, such as wood, metal, and brass. Once you've selected stylish hooks that work well in your room, use curtain rings or fabric ribbons to secure the curtains. You can color-coordinate your ties and fixtures for the season, holiday or even for the furniture you've put in the room.
With so many choices for your window treatments, you may never have to buy another curtain rod again. When you get ready to hang curtains in your house or redecorate again, consider options like these. Take the time to examine each room and consider what might tie everything together. Focus on what makes each space unique and consider the fixtures that would enhance them. As you can see, there are many unusual options you can consider.