What can I use instead of a curtain rod?
One of the most common things that people use as a curtain rod alternative is a copper pipe. Copper pipes are interesting because they can provide you with a very unique look. Many people are drawn to the look of copper, so using a copper pipe as a curtain rod is going to be appealing.
Is there a way to hang curtains without a rod?
To hang curtains without a rod, you can use replacements such as curtain wire, rope, pipes, or other devices, such as fishing rods and hockey sticks. Alternatively, you can loop curtains through coat hooks and wooden knobs.
Can I hang curtains with Command hooks?
Curtains are a great way to add charm to any home. They can be merely decorative, or they can serve to block out the light. Many landlords don’t allow renters to drill holes into walls, which is necessary for installing curtain rod hooks. Fortunately, it is still possible to install curtain rods with Command hooks.
How can I make a cheap curtain rod?
An old piece of fence or a coatrack that you don’t use any longer is a great way to create your own DIY curtain rod. Just take a section of fence or rack and hang a few hooks on it to hold your curtains. This is a great rustic décor idea and a really cheap one, too.
Do magnetic curtain rods work?
Magnetic rods work best with light or sheer curtains. However, if you want to hang a curtain made from a heavier type of material, there are rods that come with more powerful magnets. The magnets that hold the curtain rods in place will only work on ferrous metals (metal containing iron).
Should curtains touch the floor?
The fabric should just touch the floor or hover half an inch above. This is also a great approach for café curtains (short panels that cover only the lower portion of a window and hit the sill), which work well in spots like the kitchen and bathroom, where long drapes aren’t practical.
How do you hang a curtain rod when the window is against the wall?
Position the rod end closest to the end of the wall just past the edge of the window frame. Extend the other end of the rod four to eight inches past the window frame. When you draw the curtains open, they’ll stack back on the extended end of the rod without blocking too much of the glass.
How much does curtain rods cost?
The national average materials cost to install a curtain rod is $18.14 per rod, with a range between $14.11 to $22.17. The total price for labor and materials per rod is $159.94, coming in between $81.88 to $238.00. A typical 6 rod project costs $959.66, with a range of $491.29 to $1,428.03.
How much weight can command strips hold?
The large strips can handle a 24-inch to 36-inch object that weighs up to 16 pounds. The smaller hanging strips can only handle up to 4 pounds.
When should you hang curtains?
For the ideal middle ground, curtains should hover just above the floor. To find the right curtain length, measure from the floor to where you’ll hang the rod (usually 4 to 6 inches above the window frame). Curtains come in common lengths like 63, 84, and 96 inches.
Which Command hooks for curtains?
Instructions. Purchase 2-3 jumbo command hooks per window. Pick a finish that is the same as the curtain rods you will be hanging. Clean wall surface where you will be applying hooks with rubbing alcohol and clean cloth or paper towel.
How long can curtain rods go without support?
Over 96 inches, a third rod bracket is required as a center support; this is mandatory! Having said that, a 2 inch or 3-inch diameter pole can span a distance up to a full 12-feet without flexing or bowing using only two end brackets.
Is it cheaper to make your own curtains?
Y’all, custom curtains are not inexpensive. They are an investment! But they cost 1/3 less at Barn & Willow because they cut out the middleman and only operate online. But I’ll tell you, you get what you pay for!