How to Space Curtain Hooks


Though curtain hooks are not frequently used on draperies anymore, they were once the most common means of hanging curtains. These hooks were inserted into the top hem of a curtain to hook onto a curtain rod and, since they were hidden in the fabric, could hold up a curtain without being seen. Spacing the hooks was the most difficult part of hanging a curtain. Improperly spaced hooks give a curtain an odd appearance.

Things You'll Need

  • Measuring tape
  • Calculator
  • Insert a hook into each end of the curtain's top hem. Hang the curtain on the rod by these hooks.

  • Calculate the center point of the curtain's top and insert a hook at that point. Hang the the curtain from the curtain rod by this hook.

  • Place a hook at the halfway point between the center hook and end hook on each side of the center. Hang the curtain from the rod by these hooks.

  • Insert a hook into the curtain halfway between each existing set of hooks. Hang the curtain from the rod by these hooks.

Tips & Warnings

  • Alternately, you can measure your drapes and mark every 3 to 4 inches along the top with a piece of chalk. Insert the hooks at each mark and hang the drapes.

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