Curtain Shelf Brackets – An Iron Home Decorating Homerun

Redecorating a room used to mean daunting choices, but not any more. For a bedroom, a rustic theme drew me to consider wrought iron products for new window treatments. Wrought iron home décor decision down, what next? I found a huge selection of ornamental iron products, including iron curtain rods and curtain accessories to satisfy my curiosity.The item that dominated my imagination was the iron curtain shelf bracket. As a woodworker and traveler with the US military, this offered me a vision of display of cultural or wood items I wanted to show off. Plus, iron curtain rods matched with other iron curtain accessories easily filled this home decorating void.Curtain shelf brackets are designed to accommodate a standard 1 x 6 milled board, with a length fashioned to the width demands of your window. Think about how the wood itself contributes to the home decorating theme. Paint and distress new wood or recycle that antique-looking wood to achieve the impeccable shabby chic look. Personally, for something else to focus attention, I’ll mill a shelf from a local tree and apply natural finish to enhance the wood’s visual appeal.Design of the curtain shelf bracket attracts attention, from use of plain bracket or one with a catchy silhouette. The bracket is 5 ½” deep to accommodate the wood shelf, and 7 ½” in height. At the bottom of the bracket is a decorative hook to simply cradle the wrought iron curtain rod. An important consideration pertains to available silhouettes. The ultimate clearance from shelf bottom to the curtain rod may be a limiter for any silhouettes desired on the curtain rod. Consider this: The shelf bracket is available with many of our common silhouettes. Most silhouettes add 3″ to the height of the bracket. Move the silhouette theme from the curtain rod to the shelf bracket. Many iron curtain rod designs are available that well compliment the curtain shelf bracket. These range from the Ball, Remington or Curl, and are available in four adjustable lengths for any home decorating requirement.Is your window wide, causing you doubts about use of the curtain shelf bracket? The solution is easy. I recommend you consider using a center shelf bracket with 36″ width windows. Wood can remain stable and strong over that width. Over 36″ width windows, it is strongly recommended to include the center shelf bracket. As an example, I have a window that’s 130″ wide. Two brackets help support not only the shelf, but the wrought iron curtain rod. The center support bracket is for safety and appearance.With the curtain shelf bracket installed and your iron curtain rod at the ready, complete an exquisite look with curtain accessories. The wrought iron curtain clip or curtain tie back completes your iron home décor theme. Now decorate the shelf and challenge yourself with another room. A plethora of options simplify iron home decorating. Get hooked by this classic style.