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How to Hang Your Curtains

Now that you've purchased your curtains, you'll need to determine what finished look you want to achieve. Curtain hardware can enhance the fashion and functionality of your curtains and take your finished look to a whole new level of style. We have provided some hanging instructions and tips to help you achieve the look that's right for you.

To get started, you will need to have the following tools ready to go: drill or screw driver, level, wall anchors (if you are installing your hardware on sheetrock or plaster), pencil, and a sturdy step stool.

Watch our How-To-Hang video for more information.

Rod Pocket

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Recommended Hardware:
Traditional or decorative curtain rod. Curtain rods usually include brackets and screws.

Hanging Instructions:

  1. Install curtain hardware on window trim or wall depending on your desired look.
  2. Glide rod through rod pocket ensuring the front of the panel is facing forward and pull all the way through.
  3. If rod pocket has a header, adjust the curtain so header is spaced evenly and standing up right for a finished look.

Helpful Tips:

  • Look at side hems to determine curtain orientation. Side with hem fold-over is the back.
  • Consider decorative finials to add your own personal style.

Grommet

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Recommended Hardware:
Traditional or decorative curtain rod. Curtain rods usually include brackets and screws.

Hanging Instructions:

  1. Install curtain hardware on window trim or wall depending on your desired look.
  2. Insert curtain rod through each grommet.

Helpful Tips:

  • Group grommets in hand first then slip rod through for ease.
  • Check grommet opening measurement to ensure you purchase a rod size that will fit through the opening.

Back Tab

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Recommended Hardware:
Traditional or decorative curtain rod. Curtain rods usually include brackets and screws.

Hanging Instructions:

  1. Install curtain hardware on window trim or wall depending on your desired look.
  2. Insert curtain rod through each tab and adjust curtain panel to create an evenly spaced header.

Helpful Tips:

  • Back tab curtains usually offer a rod pocket hanging option which allows you to choose which hanging option offers you the look you are trying to achieve.
  • For a more decorator look, use clip rings on decorative rod as a hanging alternative.

Tab Top

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Recommended Hardware:
Traditional or decorative curtain rod. Curtain rods usually include brackets and screws.

Hanging Instructions:

  1. Install curtain hardware on window trim or wall depending on your desired look.
  2. Insert curtain rod through each tab top fabric loop and adjust curtain panel to create an evenly spaced header.

Helpful Tips:

  • Since the rod is exposed, use a decorative rod and finials to enhance your finished look.

Pinch Pleat

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Recommended Hardware:
Decorative rod or a Traverse rod.

Hanging Instructions for Decorative Rod:

  1. Install curtain hardware on window trim or wall depending on your desired look.
  2. Prepare curtain by inserting drapery hooks into back-center of each pleat.
  3. Hook drapery hooks onto clip or drapery rings and slide rings onto decorative rod. Finish by spacing evenly.

Hanging Instructions for Traverse Rod:

  1. Install traverse rod over door or window using instructions provided on hardware packaging.
  2. Prepare curtain by inserting drapery hooks into back-center of each pleat.
  3. Attach each drapery hook into a carrier hook on traverse rod. Finish by spacing evenly.

Helpful Tips:

  • Consider pinch pleat curtains on patio doors and hang on a traverse rod for easy open and close.

Tie Top

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Recommended Hardware:
Traditional or decorative curtain rod. Curtain rods usually include brackets and screws.

Hanging Instructions:

  1. Install curtain hardware on window trim or wall depending on your desired look.
  2. Insert curtain rod through each tie top fabric loop and adjust curtain panel to create an evenly spaced header.

Helpful Tips:

  • Since the rod is exposed, use a decorative rod and finials to enhance your finished look.

Kitchen Tiers

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Recommended Hardware:
Tension or decorative curtain rod.

Hanging Instructions:

  1. Install curtain hardware on window trim or wall depending on your desired look.
  2. If using tension rods inside your window frame or trim, slide curtain onto rod and then hang tension rod by twisting to loosen and tighten rod at desired hang location.
  3. If using traditional curtain rod, place curtain rod on curtain hardware and adjust curtains so they are evenly spaced.

Helpful Tips:

  • Kitchen tier sets usually offer a valance and curtain panel. Hang valance at top of window and then hang panel so that bottom of the panel sits just above window sill.

Patio Door

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Recommended Hardware:
Traditional or decorative curtain rod. Curtain rods usually include brackets and screws.

Hanging Instructions:

  1. Install curtain hardware on window trim or wall depending on your desired look.
  2. Determine if curtain can be hung as rod pocket, back tab, grommet or other, then follow hang instructions for specific curtain style.

Helpful Tips:

  • For easy open and close consider grommet curtains on a decorative rod, or using drapery hooks to hang panels on a traverse rod.
  • Traverse rod offers an all-in-one rod/hardware construction and an easy open and close drawstring functionality.

Measuring Your Windows

Measuring your windows doesn't need to be a difficult task. Use our handy guide to learn how to take measurements for different window types.

Learn how to measure your windows

Helpful Tips

Check out a few of our helpful tips on how to create a personalized look for your windows.

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