Hanging Eyelet Curtains: Step-by-Step Guide

Considerations Before Hanging Eyelet Curtains

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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