How To Hang Rod Pocket Curtains? 2 Easy Methods To Try!

As a newbie in curtain furniture, I am willing to share with you the steps on how to hang rod pocket curtains.

You need to insert the rod into the top pocket or metal rings found in the curtain.

It is just as easy as that.

If you have bought a new piece of drapes and wonder about perfecting its position to improve your room’s appearance, well, this is for you.

I won’t keep you hanging, so without further waiting, scroll down and read the article carefully.


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Methods To Hang Rod Pocket Curtains

A perfect curtain should embody the windows and ceiling of a room, making the overall appearance flawless.

Hanging these curtains can be divided into two methods: standard rod pocket curtains and ringed curtains.

But before we start, you should adequately measure your curtain and its rod to your window size.

If your windows are 15 feet wide, you will be needing a curtain of 30 feet wide or double curtains measuring each a width of 7.5 feet.

However, it may be up to your preference in having the measurements, or better, you can consult an interior designer in this matter.

In terms of height, your curtain rod placement must be an inch or two away from the ceiling itself.

This way will give your curtains the best appearance where it shows the windows a more prominent look than usual.

So, let’s go to the methods on how to hang rod pocket curtains:


Method #1. Standard rod pocket curtains

First, observe your curtains if it has exits on both sides. If so, you can use a standard curtain rod.

These rods have distinct sizes, so you can assess your curtain’s specifications before hanging them on your windows.

If you already have your rods, insert them from the other side.

Then, carefully slide it until it reaches the other side.


Method #2. Curtains with metal rings

This method can also apply to standard rod pocket curtains containing rings in their topmost part.

First, if the curtains come with hooks, insert them into the curtains. Then, you can insert the rod inside the hooks.

Second, if your curtain is in pencil pleats, you should find the included plastic hooks in the curtain.

Then, please insert it into the braids or ridges of the curtain every three to six inches in length.

Next, find the threads that hand on the ends of the curtain. Pull them apart and see the curtain top compress.

You can finally hang your curtains if you finished this step. Congratulations!


What Are The Tips In Hanging Any Curtains?

Well done! I know you are very eager to learn everything about hanging curtains in your home.

I recently discovered these tips that you may use in putting your drapes, making your room more beautiful than before.


Tip #1. Measurement

You should take into assessment the size of the curtain and the window.

Make sure to know the depth of the window molding in understanding the size of your drape brackets.

It will ensure your curtains extending away from the distance of your edges in the curtain.

You can use a pencil or a tape measure in doing this by marking the appropriate placement of the brackets, making the rod four to 6 inches over the window frame.

It would help if you considered that the curtain brackets should be positioned about half a feet from the window frame’s outside rim.

This one will allow more sunlight to your room, contributing to a comfortable atmosphere for everyone.


Tip #2. Mounting rods and hanging drapes

In perfecting mounting and hanging your curtains, you must consider using proper tools and safety measures.

Use a screwdriver in installing the brackets, ensuring the edges are equal in distance and height.

For safety, make sure to use a ladder in climbing higher spaces to avoid any injuries.

Also, inputting in bulkier drapes, you may want to put in wall anchors to secure the brackets.

In placing your drapes on its rods, you should loop them carefully in each opening.

If not, you can attach the curtain itself using rings or clips.

If done correctly, you can easily hang your curtains into your window.

You can hang your curtains without a rod too.

Finally, you should observe the surrounding space if there are fixtures or any furniture damaged during installation.


Concluding Things Up!

Great! You already know how to hang rod pocket curtains using two methods: the standard and metal ringed curtains.

You will only insert the rod into its pockets in standard rod pocket curtains and hang them already to the window.

For metal ringed curtains, you may be attaching the hooks or fastening the strings tied on each end before placing them on the wall.

I also shared with you some tips regarding hanging any curtains.

It would be best if you took note of the measurements and mounting rods to hanging the curtains.

I am hoping what you had read found you some help.

So, please share this with everyone you know that might be needing this information.

Thank you very much!

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Easy Window Curtains: How to Make Your Own Without Sewing

Window treatments can be expensive, but luckily there are many ways to save money on your window curtains. This article will show you how to make your own without sewing!


Steps on Make Curtains Without Sewing

Step 1. Buy fabric and a rod that matches the size of your window. You will also need to buy some pins, an ironing board, scissors, measuring tape or ruler, and something to make a hem (such as thread).

Step 2. Measure how wide your curtains should be by adding two inches on either side for hems. The height should be the length of your window.

Step 3. Buy one yard of fabric for every panel that you want to make (e.g., if you are making three panels, buy three yards). Also, measure how wide and long your curtains should be by adding two inches on either side to account for hems. The height will depend on how many windows and how long your panels are.

Step 4. Cut the fabric to size for each panel of curtains and hem any edges that need it by folding over once, ironing flat, then pressing with a hot iron. You can leave them raw if you want an unfinished look which is what I did here.

Step 5. Take one piece at a time and pin it to the top of your window, leaving room on either side for how wide you want it and hemming.

Step 6. Begin sewing around the perimeter with a straight stitch, moving from left to right or right to left. You can use an overcast stitch if you have thicker fabric that needs more support. Be sure not to sew past where your panel ends.

Step 7. Repeat with the remaining panels and leave your curtains open until it’s time to hang them up!


How to Wash Curtains

  • Wash in cold water on the delicate cycle and dry flat. You can also take care of light stains by spritzing with a stain remover or vinegar before washing.
  • For more stubborn stains, soak the curtains in water mixed with a little detergent and stain remover for 30 minutes before washing.
  • To remove dust, vacuum the curtains or shake outside.
  • Avoid washing your curtain with a load of towels as it could fray or cause shrinkage in some fabrics.


How to Hang Curtains

Hanging your curtains can be as simple or elegant as you want them to be.

Hangers: You can use a variety of hangers for different looks, including plastic sticks in shower clips, clear clothespins, and fabric loops.

Rods: Basic curtain rods are perfect with most fabrics but if you have heavier fabrics, use a metal rod.

Hooks: Hang hooks at the top of your window frame, then simply hang your curtains over them.

Rod Pocket Cords: You can use these to hang your curtains without sewing. They provide a cleaner, more finished look and they’re good for heavier fabrics that won’t stay on regular hooks.

Tiebacks/Cord Loops: These are great for short windows with no rods or if you don’t want the hassle of installing anything else. Just tie them to the top corners of the panel.

Ropes: Use these if you’re looking for a more natural look and feel. You can attach them to your window frame with eye hooks, then hang your panels over them in any way that works best for you (hanging one on each side or hanging both from one side).

Tension Rods: These are best for short windows. Just place the rods on any side of your window, then hang one curtain over them and use a tension rod to keep it in place (you’ll need two).


How to Preserve Curtains to last long

Hang your curtains in a way that they won’t touch the floor or ground. This will ensure you don’t have to replace them because of mold growth.

Wash your curtain at least once every three months with water and detergent, then hang it outside for some fresh air before storing it away again (you can also use a dryer sheet).

Store your curtains at room temperature in an area with good air circulation.

If you’re storing it away for the wintertime, make sure to put them in a sealed plastic bag or container that will keep bugs out. Make sure to give them time before using them again by airing them out outdoors.


The Benefits of Window Curtains

  1. They’re a great way to get privacy in your home without taking down the curtains. Privacy helps keep both sunlight and light from outside sources out, which can help you sleep better at night by reducing how much artificial light is spilling into your bedroom.
  2. Window treatments add an elegant touch to your home. Curtains are a great way to liven up any room in the house or can be chosen for how they coordinate with the colors of your furniture and other decor pieces that you have.
  3. They’re also an easy way to change the feel of your windows without having to spend too much money! Window treatments can be swapped out with the seasons, to add a festive feel during the holiday season.
  4. Curtains are also an easy way to make any room in your home more inviting and welcoming!

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