The best black curtain rods for a modern and sleek look

Using a black curtain rod adds visual interest to your windows. If you have smaller windows, installing a larger curtain rod and keeping the drapes partially closed creates the illusion of larger windows. By tricking the eye, you can make your space seem larger overall.

Decorating with contrasting colors feels modern and dramatic. A black curtain rod will really pop against light-colored curtains. On the other hand, if you prefer a blended look, pairing a black curtain rod with rich jewel-toned curtains lends an opulent feel to your space. Let’s take a closer look at some of our favorite black curtain rods.

AmazonBasics Room Darkening Curtain Rod

Best for Blocking Light

Black metal curtain rods, especially matte black curtain rods, look sleek and stylish in any room. But if you want to block out as much light as possible, AmazonBasics has a great option. The curved finials allow you to wrap your curtains around them, so they sit flush against the wall. This curtain rod extends from 48 to 88 inches, so it accommodates most size windows. It's also easy to install with all the mounting hardware included.

Kenney Window Curtain Rod

Best Industrial Design

If you love the industrial vibe, this black metal curtain rod by Kenney is a versatile option. You can install it on the walls or ceiling and since it's rust-resistant and suitable for outdoor use, it also doubles as a fantastic black shower curtain rod. All the installation hardware you'll need is included, and you can adjust this curtain rod from 48 to 88 inches.

KAMANINA Curtain Rod

Best Marble Finials

Marble is one of the most popular materials in home design, but the high price point means not everyone who loves it can easily afford it. The KAMANINA Curtain Rod comes with gorgeous marble textured finials, so you can have the look you want without breaking the bank. Thanks to its unique telescoping features, this curtain rod accommodates windows from 72 to 144 inches. It can support curtains up to 22 pounds, and adjustable brackets are included.

Whether black is your signature color or you simply want to add a few hints in your space, opting for a black curtain rod feels stately and fashionable. Changing out your curtain rod is an affordable easy way to experiment with a dramatic color. We know you’ll love your updated look.