When choosing a pole, consider curtain weight, eyelet size, preferred fixing, and functionality. Lighter curtains suit cafe or tension rods, while heavier materials demand robust wooden or metal poles. Functionality plays a role too; fixed curtains for light diffusion or functional ones that make a statement with overhanging poles.
Step 1: Choose the Perfect Pole
Select a pole that complements your curtain and room decor.
Step 2: Measure for Eyelet Curtains
Ensure the pole is 30% wider than the window for optimal light entry when curtains are open. Curtains should be 50% wider than the pole for proper hanging without gaps.
Step 3: Mark Bracket Placement
Use a spirit level to mark bracket placements and ensure they're level and placed slightly above the window.
Step 4: Drill with Caution
Drill holes without hitting any wires to avoid electrical hazards.
Step 5: Secure with Anchors
Use wall anchors or raw plugs to secure screws, especially for heavy-duty poles.
Step 6: Attach the Brackets
Screw brackets in place, ensuring they are parallel and capable of supporting the curtain's weight.
Step 7: Thread and Hang the Curtain
Thread the eyelets onto the rail and hang the curtains by placing the ends on the corresponding brackets.
Step 8: Tie up the Curtains
While eyelet curtains usually stay in position when drawn back, decorative tie backs can be added for flair. Install them around a third of the way from the bottom of the sill for a polished look.
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