Curtain Hanging Hacks
Posted On: April 26, 2020
Hanging curtains in front of your home’s windows can help keep cold air from entering your home and trap heat inside, but if doing so sounds like a simple home project, the truth is it can be anything but. Between buying all the necessary parts, measuring where to put your curtain hooks and drilling (possibly incorrect) holes into your wall, it doesn’t take long to get frustrated.
There’s a better way. Check out four quick and easy ways to hang curtains that won’t take all day.
You can use command hooks for a variety of different home hacks. With brushed nickel and oil-rubbed bronze options, your Command hooks can complement your décor nicely. Just be sure that your curtain rod has a fairly thin diameter – less than ¾ inches – or it won’t fit the hooks.
Command hooks affix to the wall with a few adhesive strips that are included. To guarantee a secure hold, firmly press your strips onto the surface for at least 30 seconds.
Kwik-Hang Curtain Rod Brackets
These brackets eliminate the biggest hassles to hanging curtains: There are no measurements required, they don’t damage your walls because there are no nails or drills to use, and they ensure perfectly aligned curtains every time.
They take only a few minutes to install because they attach to the top of your window frame. All you need is a hammer!
Tension rods stretch from one side of your window’s frame to the other, and you can place them either at the top of the window or near the middle for a country curtain style. They are also perfect for curtains made of sheer or lighter fabrics as they won’t weigh down the curtain. Take a measurement of your window before you purchase a tension rod. Depending on the size of your window, you make need to order a custom size.
Twist and Fit Curtain Rods
Twist and fit curtain rods are secured to a window’s frame and hang across it with a design that gives the impression of a hook and separate rod. They are more durable than tension rods and, depending on the brand, can hold up to 20 lbs., which is perfect for heavier curtain fabrics.
Always be sure to do a quick measurement before you hang any curtains to ensure that they’re straight and level.