How do I Choose the Best Curtain Clips?

Norma Jean Howland

When you are shopping for curtain clips, consider what kind of curtain rods you have, the style of your curtains and where the window is located. Curtain clips are usually available in a variety of designs and materials, such as metal, plastic or wood. While some people prefer to coordinate curtain rods and clips, using wooden clips for a wooden rod, for example, others mix and match materials to suit their tastes. It is probably important to make sure the clips you choose will fit your curtain rod and that there is enough room to slide the curtains open and closed. If you don’t find anything that suits the décor of your room, you may even decide to create your own, one-of-a-kind, clips.

Curtain clips can be made of plastic, metal or wood.
Curtain clips can be made of plastic, metal or wood.

On a wooden curtain rod, matching wooden clips may give the window a more finished, classic look in a formal setting. Yet an unfinished tree branch style rod, combined with another type of material, like an aged metal clip, may fit right into a rustic cabin atmosphere. There are many kinds of wooden curtain clips, with different stains, to match almost any kind of curtain material. There are also clip and rod sets that are color coordinated in hues of deep blue, dark burgundy or antique white.

Brass or other metal curtain clips tend to work well in kitchens and dining areas.
Brass or other metal curtain clips tend to work well in kitchens and dining areas.

Plastic curtain clips are usually a popular choice in a bathroom, for either a shower curtain or window, since these clips may be washed. Quite often these clips come in unique shapes and designs, such as flower buds, cats or ducklings. Some clips are circular and hold the curtain between the two ends, while others are S-shaped and loop over the rod and into the curtain to hold it into place.

Metal clips are often used for café curtains in a kitchen or dining area. Often these clips are made of shiny brass and paired with gingham or other patterns, lending country charm to almost any room on a sunny day. There are other types of metal clips too, molded into shapes such as stars, pinecones or moose. Sometimes they use magnets to attach themselves to the curtains, which can make installing them a breeze.

You may even decide to create your own curtain clips, using common household items, such as clothespins or spoons. These hangers can be fashioned out of just about anything that can be attached to curtain material. Even old bracelets can be made into colorful curtain clips to add some flair to your window treatment.

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