Skip to main content

21OAK may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site.

The best magnetic curtain rods for metal windows

If you want some light protection from the window in your metal door, a magnetic door curtain rod is a good choice. You can protect your eyes from sunlight, get a bit of privacy, and bring a hint of personality to your space with a magnetic curtain rod.

You want to add visual interest to your boring space with a magnetic curtain rod for doors, and now you can. We’ve found some of the best options available. They’re all affordable and remarkably easy to attach to any steel surface. A heavy-duty magnetic curtain rod is a great option if you’re looking for a way to display seasonal hand towels or a stylish valance.

Turquoize Magnetic Curtain Rod

Best Versatile

Sleek, modern, and affordable, Turquoize’s magnetic curtain rods come in a pack of two. They’re available in two sizes (9-16 inches and 16-28 inches) and a wide variety of colors. In addition to using them on a metal door, you can attach them to your filing cabinet, refrigerator, dishwasher, washer, or dryer. Most importantly, you won’t need any tools to set them up, and they won’t damage your metal surfaces.

H.VERSAILTEX Magnetic Curtain Rods

Best for Narrow Spaces

Decorating narrow spaces is one of the most difficult tasks for many people. If this sounds like you, H.VERSAILTAX’s 2-pack of magnetic curtain rods might be a good option. You can choose between two different sizes — 9 to 16 inches and 16 to 28 inches — and several different finishes. With so many different options, you’ll be able to set up these magnetic curtain rods in cramped spaces to bring a pop of color to any area.

Perfect for small windows or filing cabinets, these magnetic curtain rods don’t require any tools to install. Thanks to quick, easy setup, putting the final touches on your small space will only take a few minutes.

Rod Desyne Magnetic Curtain Rod

Longest Magnetic Rod

Using a small magnetic curtain rod in a large space can look awkward, but Rod Desyne’s option has you covered. Featuring an adjustable 17- to 30-inch rod and several available colors, you’ll be able to decorate your space elegantly regardless of how large it is.

You won’t need to drill a single hole or apply adhesive with this magnetic curtain rod, which attaches effortlessly to any iron surface as well as most grades of stainless steel. This curtain rod is best suited for lightweight materials like valances and hand towels, leaving you with plenty of decorating options.

Finding a stylish magnetic curtain rod to fit your space is easier than ever. With so many options available, the hardest decision you’ll have to make is choosing the perfect size and color to fit your space. No matter what room you’re decorating, you’ll love the extra flair having a magnetic curtain rod brings to your space.

The best ways to heat a basement (from super affordable to total reno)
We know the best basement heating options for your space and budget
Finished basement with pool table and light colored walls

Have you just bought a home with a finished basement? Maybe you put in the work yourself and created some extra living space below ground. Either way, you know that basements can get incredibly cold. Any heat in your home rises, so that could leave your new basement at unbearably chilly temperatures. To get the most out of this extra space for a home office, kids' rec room, or movie night space, you need to make the conditions livable. So, how do you heat a cold basement? We're going to discuss all the different basement heating options out there, so you can pick the one that's just right for your basement space.

What is the most efficient way to heat a basement?
The best heating system for your basement is one that heats it efficiently without taking up a ton of space or racking up huge energy bills. Before you decide on a heating option for your basement, you need to decide what works best for your space as well as your pocketbook. Some options will cost more upfront but will heat the space more efficiently. Other options will be a smaller hit to your bank account but won't do as great of a job heating up the area. As you consider all of the available heating methods, think about the following:

Read more
An entryway mirror can enhance your space: When you should (and absolutely shouldn’t) have one
Decide if an entryway mirror is right for you with these tips
Woman welcoming friends at the front door

An entryway gives guests their first impression of a home, so you don't want it to feel dark and cramped. The easiest solution? Add an entryway mirror. Mirrors are among the best hacks in a homeowner's design kit since they reflect light and automatically make a space feel more open. Plus, from vintage-looking pieces to modern displays, you're sure to find an entryway mirror that suits your home's aesthetic.

Yet, sometimes, an entryway mirror isn't the best idea. Find out when you should hang one and when you shouldn't.

Read more
Best home design and decorating apps
home deco apps

If you’re considering redecorating your home or even deciding on a single piece of furniture, you don’t have to do it through guesswork. Not surprisingly, there are apps to help you figure out paint colors, room measurements, and even how to place your art on a gallery wall.

There are several free and paid apps available for all phone users, so we narrowed them down to the ones that we think are the most useful. Additionally, many of these design and decorating apps link to shopping options for the added convenience for the user. So, here are our picks for the best home design apps as well as home decorating ones.

Read more