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How to Hang Curtains: A Step By Step Guide

How to Hang Curtains: A Step By Step Guide

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Written by –
Jess Ng
on February 24th 2018
Born and raised in the UK, Jess is NONAGON’s resident historian turned marketer turned writer, drawn to Hong Kong by the lure of dim sum breakfasts and bustling city life. A foodie who loves to cook, food occupies 70% of her brain 90% of the time. When not eating, Jess can typically be found buried in a book or obsessing over making NONAGON’s Instagram #feedgoals.

When it comes to dressing your windows, curtains are a great option for those wanting to add a little texture, color and movement to their space. Curtains lend a room an extra level of sophistication, whilst working in a practical role to provide privacy, block light, and contain warmth. The only downside? Actually getting them up in the first place. To help with that, take a look at our step by step guide to hanging curtains, and I guarantee you’ll be delighting in drapery in no time.

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Step One: Measure

Before you do anything, you need to get technical with the measuring tape.


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First, you’ll need to determine what length you want the curtain rod to be. To do this, measure the width of the window and then add between eight and 12 inches.


Second, you’ll need to know what size curtains to buy. Measure the length between the position you’ll hang your curtain rod (this is usually 4 to 6 inches above your window frame) and the floor. Add a few extra inches if you want the curtains to pool at the bottom.

Step Two: Fix The Brackets

The brackets should be placed at the same height you want your curtain rod (as determined above). Lengthwise, the brackets should be fixed about 6 inches away from the window frame.

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Mark this position on either side with a pencil, making sure they are level. Carefully drill the necessary holes and screw the brackets to the wall.

Step Three: Hang Curtains

After removing the finials, thread your curtain drapes onto the rod.

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Secure the curtain rod to the brackets, making sure everything is firmly in place. Finally, make sure to replace the finials on either end.

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For more step by step articles, visit our Tips & Guides category where we’ve covered everything from how to style a tech-free Scandinavian bedroom to how to make your hallway feel bigger.


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