How to hang curtains

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How to hang curtains

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Project Overview

By hanging your curtains properly, you’ll find that they’re easier to open and close. They’ll also be much more effective at blocking out the light, insulating your room and protecting your privacy. This video shows you everything you need to know in order to have your curtains hanging properly.
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Step by Step Instructions

1 Measure the drop from the curtain rail to the floor
2 Hang the curtains on to the rod
  • Step 1. Measure the drop from the curtain rail to the floor

    Measure the distance from the curtain rail down to the floor. Reduce that distance by 30mm to 40mm to determine the length or ‘drop’ of the curtain. This ensures the curtain won’t drag along the floor. If there is a power point under the window, keep the curtain’s drop at least 30mm higher than the top of the switches. Curtains can be ordered to length. It’s also possible to purchase standard sizes.
  • Step 2. Hang the curtains on to the rod

    Take the curtain rail down from its holders and remove one of the stop ends. Thread the curtains onto the rail and screw the stop end back on. Place the rod back on the holders, leaving one ring of each curtain sitting outside the rod holder on each end. This keeps the curtains holding on at the edges of the window. Now the window is up, drive a screw through each holder into the rod to stop it from slipping sideways.

Tools and Materials


  • Ladder
  • Pencil
  • Power drill
  • Tape measure


  • Curtains
  • Screws
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