With Tracey the Showroom Interior Design Consultant at Frazerhurst.

Choosing Drapery Hardware

Enquiring on Google for Drapery Headings and Hardware types will likely lead you down the Pinterest pathway but what you really need to know is which Heading and Hardware will suit the chosen fabric and intended look and style.

Last month I put together a list of the most popular Headings in New Zealand homes and this month we will look at the most popular Hardware options.

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TRACK:
Minimalist style in a variety of profiles. Blends in with the architrave or wall. Can be bent to shape for corners or returns. Wall or ceiling-mounted and fits under pelmets. Consider motorised or cord-drawn. Drapes are mounted to cover the track when drawn closed. Minimalist pleats work best, such as single or reverse-pleats with lighter weight fabrics to continue the contemporary theme.

ROD:
Drama and class with a luxury look in a variety of profiles, sizes and colours, including timber. A choice of finials or end caps. Consider motorised or cord- drawn. Drapes are mounted below so the rod becomes a feature. Fuller pleats, such as tripe, look amazing and use heavier fabrics to bring out a strong structural overall style.

RAIL:
Playful and casual. Used for rings, eyelet, and tap top styles. Best used on smaller windows and doors with light-weight fabrics due to a maximum of three mounting brackets only allowed.

HOLDBACKS IN BRASS, CHROME OR POWDER-COATED: \
Foldaway, static or swivel in a colour to match your track or rod. There is a size and shape to suit every fabric and style!

DROP DOWN/FRENCH LOOPS:
They are sexy when used on sheer and lightweight fabrics.

STRAIGHT STEM ROSETTE HOLDBACKS
Look fabulous when teamed with a classic rod with finials and a heavy fabric drape.

FABRIC TIE BACKS:
Padded and made in matching fabrics. Piped and shaped. Classic elegance.

CORD/ROPE
Acorns and tassels with plain twisted or braided cord. Luxury and charm.

ARTISAN:
Get artistic or creative with something of your own design. Try playful pompoms or maybe antlers for a rustic masculine look.

Visit the Frazerhurst Temporary Showroom at 146 Lower Dent Street, Whangarei.