How to Hang Curtains
Dress your windows right with these tips andtricks on how to hang curtains.
Here's what you'll need to hang basic curtain panels;brackets in the rod, screws, a tape measure, a level, a screwdriver, a pencil and paper.
If your drapes are heavy, you'll also need wall anchors to support the extra weight.
Start by taking a few basic measurements.
Measure the height from the floor to the topof the window frame to get an idea of what curtain length you'll need.
The rule of thumbis that curtain should just touch the floor or pull slightly.
Adjust where you're hangingthe brackets faced on the length of your curtains.
For example, if the height from the floorto the top of your window frame is 78 inches by 84-inch curtains and hang the bracketsof the rod as less than 6 inches above the window frame.
And the tip of the brackets,buy ones that extend out beyond the depth of the molding.
If they're too short, thecurtains won't hang properly.
For the best look, make sure each panel is at least aswide as the window.
Now you're ready to install the brackets.
Measure up to the height youhad calculated before.
For a standard single window, it's best to install the brackets6 inches from the outside edge of the window frame.
This allows the curtains as we openand the whole window exposed.
Install the brackets using a screwdriver.
Be sure thebrackets are even.
Place the curtains on the rod and place the rod on the brackets.
Leftthe curtains and your windows are now dressed.