Learn the different types of drapery hardware—the finishing touch. Discover the best application for each type of hardware. There are so many choices when it comes to drapery hardware, you will learn which ones to use for each application. There are specific rods to be used for workable drapery. Other rods can be used if you are only looking at side panels. Do you need total light control? Perhaps, then, a traverse rod is best as it has an overlap and returns so that you can eliminate the light coming through. Do you have room for a different style of brackets or finials? This is so important and being able to solve your customers’ hardware concerns is critical.