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
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.
- Drapery Hooks: Improving Your House with Drapery Hooks
- Levelor: Draperies
- "Heather Luke's Complete Curtain-Making Course"; Heather Luke; 2008
- Photo Credit Jupiterimages/BananaStock/Getty Images
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