How excessive to hold curtains?

You may dangle curtains at many various heights. I prefer to dangle curtains about 8″-12″ above the window body every time attainable. This may give the appearance of a taller ceiling and bigger window and make your room really feel extra spacious.

How lengthy ought to curtains be?

Curtains might be a wide range of lengths. Earlier than you identify what the size ought to be, it is advisable to determine on the fashion you’re going for. Would you like them to puddle or simply kiss the bottom?

Should you’re going for a puddle look take the gap from the curtain rod to the bottom and add 4″-6″ to the general size. So if the curtain rod is hung at 96″, buy 100″-102″ lengthy curtains.

For a simply kissing the bottom look, decide the place the curtain rod can be mounted, then calculate the size to the ground. With that stated, I like to slip the curtains on, maintain the rod up with the curtains connected, mark placement (utilizing a stage and pencil), after which set up the {hardware} to make sure the right placement.



It’s no shock that S-hooks are within the form of the letter S. You’ll often discover them product of metallic, however in addition they are available plastic or wooden type. You might be conversant in them as a result of they’re primarily used and work nicely with holding up bathe curtains. Nevertheless, you should use S-hooks with any curtain that has a buttonhole on the prime. One finish of the hook is inserted into the buttonhole and the opposite finish hooks over the curtain rod. You’re going to see the hook above the curtain, so that you wish to discover hooks which might be enticing and ornamental. Be glad to know they arrive in many colors and a wide range of finishes.

TIPS: Methods to Hold Curtains to Seem like Customized Drapes

  • When unsure, go excessive. I like to hold my rod six inches above the window. Use a stud finder and wall anchors to make sure your curtain brackets are safe and gained’t tilt. Actually, many designers will counsel going all the way in which as much as the ceiling. This lengthens the look of your home windows visually!
  • Have the rod lengthen past the bracket. I are inclined to do 2-3″, not together with the finial.
  • Add at the least 10″ to every aspect of the window. It’ll make your window seem bigger.
  • Use extensive panels. A superb rule of thumb is at the least 50″, however for big home windows I like to make use of 100″ extensive panels. This may make them really feel full. A typical rule for curtains is that their completed width ought to be at the least 2 instances the width of your window for heavier materials resembling velvet, and a couple of instances for sheer material… although this typically applies to formal areas.
  • Skim, kiss or puddle. Be diligent about your curtain lengths in keeping with your window peak. Hold curtains to skim 1/2″ above the ground for an off-the-cuff look, 1″ longer than the ground for a kiss or 8+” longer for a puddle {I are inclined to puddle mine}.
  • Steam. That is my least favourite rule, however it makes a world of distinction in how curtains lay and may provide a extra customized look.

What About Clip-On Rings?

Clip-on rings are nice, simply remember the fact that the clips can be uncovered and clearly seen. This creates a bigger hole between the rod and material than the strategy talked about above does.

Draperies with clip-on rings.

Draperies with clip-on rings.


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Max. load: 7 lb

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Step 4: Area Place Clips

The subsequent step is to position your curtain rings alongside the highest of the folded/ironed curtain panel. This time, you do wish to use a ruler to verify your rings are completely spaced alongside the highest of the panel. Keep in mind, you need one ring on both aspect, all the way in which on the edge. The remaining rings ought to be spaced evenly in between.

Your curtain panel is now technically hemmed and r

Your curtain panel is now technically hemmed and prepared for hanging!

Step 1: Hold Curtains Upside-Down

(This tutorial goes to imagine your curtains are too lengthy. In case your curtains are the right size in your rod (when hung on the rings), you possibly can skip Steps 1 – 3.)

Your first step goes to be to dangle your curtains upside-down. (Belief me on this, it can make sense as you’re employed by way of the tutorial!) At this level, you don’t want to position your clips completely, however you do wish to house them pretty evenly and use the right quantity in your desired pleat quantity and depth, as outlined above.

NOTE: Please ignore the grommets on the picture under…my panel IS technically hung upside-down as a result of I can be “hemming” the non-grommet aspect.

Choosing Curtain Hooks for Your Areas

Curtain hooks assist you to create the right curtains and search for your window. They’re not solely aesthetically pleasing however can assist you identify the perfect size in your curtains. You may dangle them excessive, for instance, in order that your ceilings look taller. It’s necessary that they’re connected accurately in order that they dangle proper and are robust sufficient to remain up over time.

Clip rings could also be finest appropriate in your front room, whereas S-hooks can be a great way to hold a bathe curtain in your house. You’ll doubtless desire a totally different search for your workplace then you’ll in your bed room, so research the variations so you possibly can determine what curtain hooks to safe for the varied areas in your house.

What Dimension Material Rings Do You Want?

There is no such thing as a set rule on simply what dimension the material rings must be, however it’s all the time a good suggestion to consider scale and proportion. A material that’s hung 9 ft from the ground could just do nice with 2-1/2-inch diameter rings and a 1-3/8-inch diameter material pole. That is what we used for the cream and black drapes above, in addition to the sunshine blue Euro pleat drapes pictured in the beginning of this publish.

But when the material is hung excessive up in a two-story front room and is a whopping 240 inches lengthy, you might must improve the dimensions of the {hardware}. The {hardware} can be additional away and tougher to see, to not point out that it might look out of proportion in comparison with the additional lengthy drapes.

Extra material additionally means extra weight that must be supported, so the {hardware} will must be substantial, too.


ABS plastic is a robust and steady materials with a shiny floor – making it good for particularly used on a regular basis objects like flatware drawers, kitchen utensils, toothbrush holders, and loo hooks. Like most pliable supplies, ABS is principally constituted of oil-based, non-renewable uncooked supplies. However growth is progressing and we’re utilizing increasingly more recycled ABS. It is a crucial step in direction of our aim of solely utilizing plastic that’s recycled or from renewable sources.

Cease Curtain Rod Shift

Do you ever get annoyed together with your curtain rod shifting? When you have working curtains (which means that you simply open and shut them), you will have most likely skilled this. Most curtain rods use a screw to merely brush up in opposition to the rod to safe it in place.

Drill a gap into the rod and moderately than tightening the screw to satisfy the rod, tighten the screw into the rod. It’s a recreation changer in the case of hanging curtains!

Should you take a look at the curtain rod above it had shifted a number of inches. Now they’re securely in place with simply 2″ on all sides. (“after” pictures coming quickly)

I hope you loved the following pointers for hanging curtains to appear to be customized drapes! Thanks for stopping by!

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