Hanging Drapery Hardware

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated March 26, 2021)

Drapery can be a wonderful addition to any home's decor. In order to be able to utilize this wonderful tool of home decoration, and to save some money in the process, there are a few things that you are going to have to do on your own. These few things are to choose, and hang your drapery hardware. By hanging, I mean to mount the hardware to the wall. Use these few simple steps and you are going to have drapes that show off your room to the best effect.

When you start any new home improvement task, there is one major step that you need to take before you are ready. That step is to gather all of your tools and materials. For this task, simply use the list provided here, and you are going to be ready to begin.

Tools and materials:

  • Curtain
  • Curtain rod
  • Drill
  • Philips screw driver (a "cross top" screw driver)
  • Step ladder
  • Tape measure

To begin, you are going to need to measure the window(s) that are going to have drapes. Measure the window width, and length being sure that you add a couple of inches on each side, so that the drapes are going to hang and be displayed properly. This information is going to also play a role in the choosing of your hardware, and how to hang it.

After you have gotten the height and width information, it is time for you to choose your hardware. Choose something that reflects your personality and taste. You are also going to want to choose rods that are not too expensive for your budget. It would be horrible to choose some really wonderful rods, but end up not having enough money to pay rent or your food bills, wouldn't it?

Be sure that you follow the instructions that came with your curtain rods. There may be times though that either your rods don't come with instructions or you lose them. In the event that you are missing the instructions then just make sure that you have the information that you gathered earlier handy. That information is going to tell you where you can, or should, place the holes for the curtain rod. When you have made the holes for the curtain rod, you are now ready to go ahead and place the drapes on to the curtain rod and hang according to your tastes.

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Lee Wyatt

Contributor of numerous Tips.Net articles, Lee Wyatt is quickly becoming a regular "Jack of all trades." He is currently an independent contractor specializing in writing and editing. Contact him today for all of your writing and editing needs! Click here to contact. ...

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