How Do C-Rings and Bypass Brackets Work When Hanging Drapes?

You have a lot of options when it comes to curtain-hanging hardware. Two popular kinds of hardware are C-rings and bypass brackets, which you use in tandem to hang certain kinds of drapery. If you’re wondering how C-rings and bypass brackets work when hanging drapes, we explain what they are and how to use them below.

What Are C-Rings?

C-rings, as the name implies, are rings shaped like the letter “C.” They’re primarily used when hanging a one-way draw drape on long rods that require center brackets.

What Are Bypass Brackets?

A bypass bracket is a type of center bracket. These have a lower profile than a standard bracket. If you’re using C-rings, bypass brackets are a must. These special brackets allow C-rings to pass over them; standard brackets don’t. However, it’s important to note that you can’t use bypass brackets alone. You’ll need to use standard brackets for both sides of the rod, as bypass brackets only cover the middle.

How Do They Work?

Hanging drapery with C-rings and bypass brackets is easy. Start by installing the bracket. Measure and mark the area on the wall where it should go. Drill the pilot holes, insert the wall anchors, and align the bracket with the anchors. Then, insert the screws and tighten them. Once the bracket is sturdy and flush with the wall, you’re done.

Now, it’s time to install the C-rings. With the opening in the rings facing the side (not up or down), slide them onto the bypass bracket. Then, you can attach your drapery to the eyelet at the bottom of the C-rings. That’s it—you now have flawlessly hung drapery!

Now that you know how C-rings and bypass brackets work when hanging drapes, hanging your drapes should be a breeze. At Paso Robles Ironworks, we carry a variety of handmade hardware for hanging your curtains. From wrought iron drapery rings to bypass brackets, we have a mounting solution for every situation. Shop today for drapery rods, drapery mounting hardware, and more!