There is a suspension curtain rod hanging between the shelf brackets. My Dad made the shelves and brackets for my old room at their house. My old rooms, at my parent's house, don't exist anymore. One is my sister's dance studio and the other is half my brother's room (they combined two bedrooms (my old room and a guest room) to make one giant bedroom for my brother). Anyhow, I took the shelves with me when I married Jared. Thanks, Dad!