What is a curtain rod finial? Finials are the fancy parts of a curtain rod, located on both ends. They can be knobs or ornaments in a variety of shapes, sizes and materials.
Finials add a little décor to your curtain rod and can finish the look of a window treatment. Below are some things to keep in mind when buying a curtain rod finial.
Materials that are commonly used to make finials include brass, metal, nickel, and wood. These materials can be mixed and matched with a variety of rods. Do some research to see what is available.
Some materials go better than others. Silver rods go well with acrylic or glass finials. Black rods match well with black finials.
You also want to make sure that the finials and rod match the rest of your room. For example, fancy and glass finials work well with traditional décor, while open and ball finials are great to decorate with a modern look.
Not only do you want your finials to match your curtain rods. You also want the finials to match the curtains you add to the rod.
Something else to consider is how much you want to pay for your finials. Prices vary based on the style and material they are made with.
Below are several different finials made with a variety of materials and shapes to help you narrow down your search for the perfect finials for your curtain rods.
Wooden Curtain Rod Finial
The wooden finial in this photograph blends in well with the curtain rod. There is plenty of space for a curtain to hang from the rod, with the finials sticking out as part of the design on either end.
Wood is a popular finish for furniture, so you can find finials in a variety of sizes and styles to match with what you already have in your home.
A wood finial is also a great choice for a room with a farmhouse or rustic design.
Metal Curtain Rod Finial
These finials are made of metal, but in different shapes and designs. They match perfectly with the curtain rods they are attached to. The ball-shaped finial gives a classic look, while the others have a floral and decorative look to them.
The maroon curtain with floral designs will hang beautifully on all three rods. The design on the curtains matches well with all the finials.
Nickel Curtain Rod Finial
An option for materials includes nickel on the finials. These circular finials are both made of nickel. They can screw on to a variety of curtain rods.
These nickel finials will make a beautiful addition to a nickel rod or rod made of other finishes. Mix and match with bronze or other finishes on the rod.
The sheer golden curtains match well with the nickel finials and rod in the photograph.
Plastic Curtain Rod Finial
Plastic curtain rod finials are a great choice for those on a budget or who don’t want to spend much on rod accessories. They can be painted in a variety of colors and finishes to match the rod, curtain, and rest of the bedroom or living room.
These round finials just screw on to either end of the curtain rod. They are made in a wooden finish with bronze tones.
Marble Curtain Rod Finial
Another material finials are made in is marble. These two round, marble finials will add a touch of elegance to the window treatment in your living room or bedroom.
They come in a nickel or bronze finish, for a light or dark look, based on the rod and curtains that will match with the finials. The white marble finials are finished in nickel, so pick a rod in nickel or a similar shade. Match up the bronze finials with a bronze rod or one in a dark finish.
Glass Curtain Rod Finial
Glass curtain rod finials are also a popular look. This glass finial has been cut to create many faucets, similar to a diamond. It is clear so that it shines in the light when the window is open.
Add a silver rod to match the silver finish on the finial. A variety of styles and colors on curtains will match this beautiful glass finial.
Acrylic Curtain Rod Finial
An acrylic rod finial looks similar to the glass one, although they are both made with different materials. The acrylic finials on these rods are cut into a square shape with tiny groove, similar to the way a diamond is cut to sparkle.
You can choose a finish in pewter, black, or nickel. These come in a few sizes, so make sure you measure the width of your window, so it fits above and wider than it is.
You also want your finials and rod to match the curtains that will hang from this, so keep that in mind when choosing a finish.
Ball Curtain Rod Finial
A ball is a popular shape that many finials are made in. The rod here has round finials made of crackle glass to add shine to your window treatment.
The rod comes in both black and champagne gold. The finial goes beautifully with both finishes. Add a curtain that goes well with both the rod and glass finials.
The blue and green curtains match well with the rods and finials, but this set will go well with a variety of colors and designs on a curtain.
Fleur-de-lis Curtain Rod Finial
Another type of finial is one with a fleur-de-lis on both ends of the rod. A fleur-de-lis is a lily that has been stylized to use as a symbol or design. It means “flower lily” in French.
Many European nations used the fleur-de-lis as part of their heraldry. It was used by French royalty and the Catholic church to represent the saints of France.
It has been represented with several colors in history. This one can be ordered in white or black. Adding the fleur-de-lis as a finial to your curtain rods can add distinctive style with some interesting history to your windows.
Ellipse Curtain Rod Finial
Another popular shape for curtain rod finials is an ellipse. An ellipse is an elongated circle, or oval.
The ellipse in the photograph is made of marble, although you can always find a pair elsewhere or get them custom made in the material and finish you want them in to match your curtains and the rest of the living room, bedroom, or wherever else you plan on installing your rod and finials.