How to Hang Curtains Over an Entire Wall

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Create drama in any room by hanging curtains along an entire wall--even if there is no window. Curtains draped along a wall make a bland room interesting and add texture and color to the space without overwhelming it.

Things You'll Need

  • Curtain rod that will fit the width of the wall or two curtain rods with removable finials for walls wider than 10 feet (Rods will come with necessary supports and screws)
  • Power drill
  • Screwdriver
  • Floor-length curtain panels to fit the width of your wall (four to eight panels)

Hanging Your Curtain Rod

  • Install the support brackets that came with the curtain rod on each end of the wall, leaving enough room for the finial (if using one). Then, install the center support bracket or, if abutting two curtain rods to span the wall, install two support brackets off-center so you have four brackets equally spaced.

  • Slide the curtain panels onto the rod (or divide equally among both rods) and place the rods over the support brackets, moving the curtain panels away from the bracket as necessary.

  • Tighten the screw located in the bracket that keeps the rod from moving. If you have positioned two curtain rods together, remove the finials from the two inside ends and make sure the two ends are firmly together before tightening the center support brackets.

  • Adjust the curtain panels to hide the support brackets as much as possible, and especially to cover the seam created by combining two curtain rods. If necessary, add a curtain panel to create more fullness or take away a panel if the panels are bunching.

Tips & Warnings

  • Use a staple gun to string LED twinkle lights and create a lighted wall that looks stylish and opens up a dark space. A wall of curtains is the perfect backdrop for a master bed, especially if you don't have a headboard. It also can be used in a living room behind a sofa to soften a square room. If you rent, a wall of curtains is a cheap and easy way to add color without the hassle of painting and is easy to change if you want a different look.

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