Curtains can elevate any room. In fact, some may say a room is not complete without window treatments. However even the most beautiful curtains won’t do a room any good if they are not hung correctly. Before you install your window treatments, read over the following steps to make sure yours look their best!
T O O L S
Curtain rod and hardware
Drill and drill bit (or screwdriver)
Wall anchors (if needed)
D E T E R M I N E T H E H E I G H T
Mounting the curtain rod at the right height is essential in having your perfect-length curtains hang properly. To get the right placement, follow these steps:
Determine the size of the window by measuring it horizontally and vertically
Lay your panel on the ground and measure from top to bottom. Unless they are custom made, most standard curtains are 84 in, 96 in, or 108 in.
If using rings and pins to hang the panels, which we suggest, the rod will need to be placed higher to accommodate the additional length. Measure the distance from the bottom of the ring to the top of the rod and add that number to the panel length. This will give you the total height you should allocate for when placing your bracket.
With a pencil, sticky note, and tape measure in hand, mark the desired position of your curtain brackets. The brackets should be 4 to 6 inches above your window frame so the curtains just graze the floor. This can vary based on the spatial availability surrounding the window, but the curtain brackets should be placed about 6 inches from the outside frame of the window.
I N S T A L L I N G T H E H A R D W A R E
After marking the correct placement, you can begin to install the curtain brackets and hang the rod.
Make sure you are installing the hardware properly according to the type of wall it is being drilled (i.e.Drywall, Stucco, Plaster). If the curtains or rod are particularly heavy, we always recommend using wall anchors to mount the brackets securely.
Assemble the curtain rod accordingly and place it into the brackets.
After you have installed the brackets, use a bubble level to make sure they are even and placed correctly.
H A N G I N G T H E P A N E L S
If you followed the steps above correctly, this is the easy part!
Gather a panel and while holding the lower section, and begin to attach it to the rod with the pins or clips.
After all the panels are hung, observe how the bottom of the panel hits and make any necessary adjustments to the pin.
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