Hanging curtains is quick and easy with the right know-how.
If you would like to update your home, one of the easiest ways to breathe some new life into your space is to get new curtains. Well-chosen curtains can complete the overall aesthetic of a room while providing privacy and protection from the elements. When it comes to hanging curtains, there are a few factors to consider to ensure that the job is properly done and that you are satisfied with the final result. Read on for our tips on hanging curtains in a super-simple way…
Get your tools in order
Before you begin with the curtain hanging process, it’s helpful to make sure that you have all the necessary tools and materials. You will need your chosen set of curtains; the relevant curtain rods; any accessories that you would like, such as swags, pole wraps and tails; a ladder; tape measure; level; drill; and wall anchors if these are required for your particular curtains. It can also be helpful to have a pencil available, as well as an iron to make finishing touches.
Do your measurements
Taking measurements is a very important step in hanging your curtains. You will need to measure your windows so that you choose the correct size of curtains and rods. First, choose your mounting technique so that you know whether to mount your curtains inside or outside the window frame. Next, you will need to determine the length of the rod that you need, as well as choose the length of your curtains. You may choose to hang your curtains so that they sit above or below the windowsill, or just above the floor, depending on your chosen style. You will also need to measure for width and length. To find out more about how exactly to measure windows for curtains, take a look at our blog post on this topic here.
Place the brackets
When you are ready to install the brackets, it is helpful to mark drill holes with a pencil before you begin. Make sure that you place the brackets at the height you measured previously, and that you allow space to open the curtains completely. Use your level to ensure that your pencil marks are lined up — no one wants crooked curtains! When you are satisfied with the position of your pencil marks, you can drill the holes into the wall and install the brackets.
Install the rods and curtains
You might choose to iron your curtains before hanging them to get rid of any wrinkles. This won’t always be necessary, however, and will depend on the type of fabric that you have chosen. Place your curtains onto the rod and put the rod into the bracket. If your bracket has screws to secure the rod in place, tighten them once you have installed the rod.
How can we help?
At Timms Curtain House, we offer a range of curtains, including readymade, block-out and custom-made curtains. If you’re not sure what type of curtains suit your space, you might consider using the services of our interior design consultant who can help you in finding a look that works well in your home. To find out more about the curtains that we offer, please have a look here.
If you would like to arrange an appointment with us to discuss your interior design needs, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. If you have a project in mind and would like to get a free quote, please fill in the online form here and our team will get back to you as soon as possible.
Besides our range of curtains, we also offer blinds, awnings, pelmets, accessories and upholstery services. To find out more about our full offering of products and services, please take a look here. Our team is passionate about delivering quality and personalised service and looks forward to helping you update your space.