Now comes the WORK! Don't worry, it's not as bad as it sounds. But you do need to set aside some time.
- Gather your supplies as listed above.
- Grab a pencil and make small marks where the screws, plastic inserts, and rods will go
- Pre drill (or use small nail) to penetrate sheetrock for rod supports screws (plastic inserts are not necessary unless you are hanging heavy rods and curtains)
- Use an electric or standard screwdriver to hang rod supports
Place your curtains on the rod with either hanger clips or thru the curtains tab tops or pre sewn curtain tops
- Place the rod in the support brackets
- Tighten the screws to the rod supports if needed
- Adjust curtains as needed
- Add cup hooks or tieback holders to wall if using tiebacks
Stand back and congratulate yourself for "A Job Well Done".
Word of Caution: If you use the hanger clips, the clips add length of about 2 - 3" depending on their size so take this into consideration when deciding on the length of the curtains.
Also, the most difficult part of hanging curtains is getting the rod straight. Measure from top of ceiling on each side and in middle for placement of rod. Sometimes your ceiling is not straight across, so eyeball this from a distance and see if it looks straight. I stay away from traverse rods. These are used mostly for pinch pleated drapes. If you do find some drapes that you just love, use the circle clips and attach drapes to a regular rod.
You can and will make adjustments. Don't feel bad if it's not right the first time. Wait one more day if you are not sure about the finished look. I know that this is difficult, but sometimes the extra day, gives a fresh perspective.