If Your Style Is Traditional
For a look that will stand the test of time, try knobs that already have. If these shapes weren't attractive and pull-friendly, they wouldn't still be around. Traditional styles work with nearly any decor or furniture design, whether they're bringing consistency to a piece from a similar era or adding a classic spark to clean, modern lines. And they come in a variety of materials, such as ceramic, wood, glass, copper, and pewter. Ornate knobs can evoke a gilded age, while the pared-down ceramic ones here have a homespun appeal that warms up stark furniture.
To buy: Ceramic knobs with copper hardware, from $14 (1½ inches in diameter), te-ma.com.