DIY Home Projects

DIY Home Projects

How to Hang Curtains and Drapes

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  1. Determine how wide and long you want your curtains to hang. You will want at least 4 inches above and to the sides of the window. Write these down, as this will help determine which curtains you want.



  2. Make sure the curtains and rod fit the window(s) area they'll be used for. Consider color, fabric, and use – such as decorative vs. functional, straight vs. ruffle, blackout vs. opaque, etc.



  3. Do this based off of your mounting hardware. Should be at least 4 inches above and to the sides of the window(s) area.



  4. Using a drill and a black oxide bit, drill pilot holes. If possible, drill into a stud; if not, use appropriate drywall mounting hardware.




  5. Fasten brackets to the wall with appropriate mounting hardware (screws), use the appropriate driving bit and drill/driver. You may not want to fully drive screws as adjustments may be needed to level rod.



  6. Place rod into brackets and ensure that the rod is level with a level. If it is not, adjust brackets until the rod is level.



  7. Depending on the type of curtains purchased, these may go directly on the rod or have a unique way of attaching – follow the instructions that came with the curtains.




  8. Ensure the rod will not move in the brackets.