How to hang curtains, and all the tools you need to do it
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- Many people are intimidated by the process of hanging curtains, but with the right tools and a step-by-step guide, it's actually quite easy.
- We enlisted the help of an expert interior designer to help guide you through the process.
- We also include a complete list of all the tools you need to get the job done right.
- Here's how to hang curtains and the tools you need to do it.
Hanging curtains can instantly add style and personality to your space - they are a key design element in almost every room of your house. For example, thick velvet drapes can help make a tall-ceilinged bedroom feel cozy and warm, while light linen sheers can add a breezy, bright element to a living room.
Most people also hang curtains because they serve a specific purpose: blackout shades can cancel out bright morning light, while sheers allow radiant light to filter in. You can also get extra privacy and security by adding drapery (whether sheer or opaque) between your space and the outside world.
But where to begin? Hanging curtains is not all that complicated, but you do need a plan and the right tools. To help, we asked an expert, interior designer Noel Gatts, owner and principal designer of beam&bloom interiors to take us through the process step by step.
Here are the steps you'll need to take to hang curtains:
- Pick out curtains and rods
- Install brackets
- Install the curtains and rods
Here's a list of the tools you need to hang curtains:
- Curtains: Pottery Barn, Bed Bath & Beyond, West Elm, Home Depot, Crate + Barrel, Target
- Curtain rods: Decopolitan End Cap Curtain Rod
- Step ladder: Rubbermaid RM-3W Folding 3-Step Stepladder
- Tape measure: QuickDraw DIY Self Marking Measuring Tape
- Level: Empire True Blue Professional Torpedo Level
- Drill: DeWalt 20V MAX Cordless Compact Drill/Driver
- Stud finder: Ryobi LED Whole Stud Detector
You may also want to wear safety glasses. If your curtains are coming straight out of the box, you'll need to have an iron or clothes steamer handy to remove any wrinkles before hanging. We'll have a few recommendations for many of the other tools on the list, too.
Keep scrolling to learn how to hang curtains quickly and easily.
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Step 1: Measure
Step 2: Pick out curtains, rods, and hardware
Step 3: Install brackets
Step 4: Install the curtains and rods
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