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4 Inspirational Ways to Hang a Curtain Without a Traditional Rod

No matter how you spin it, hanging curtains can be cumbersome, expensive and take too much installation time. If you dream of glamourous drapery or a simple privacy curtain without the price tag, we’ve got just the inspiration you’re looking for.

Check out our top four creative ways to hang curtains without a rod. Your space is going to look marvelous!

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Tip 1: How to Hang a Curtain Rod Without Drilling Using VELCRO® Brand Fasteners

Time needed: 20 minutes

How to Hang a Curtain Rod Without Drilling Using VELCRO® Brand Fasteners

Avoid the pain of taking out the drill and use VELCRO® Brand Fasteners to stick your curtains to the wall. The fasteners are strong enough to hold up to 10 lbs., which means it’s perfect for your heavy curtains or even lightweight privacy drapes.

Materials You’ll Need
·        One pack of VELCRO® Brand Heavy Duty Fasteners
·        One pack of VELCRO® Brand Sew On Fasteners
·        Sewing Machine
·        Curtains

  1. Mark the Wall

    Once you’ve gathered your materials, you’ll want to measure where to hang your curtains. With a pencil, mark the desired height on the wall.

  2. Cut to Length Your Fasteners

    Next, measure the width of the curtain panel and cut to length the following fasteners:
    ·        The VELCRO® Brand Heavy Duty Fastener’s hook side of the tape (the scratchy side)
    ·        The VELCRO® Brand Sew On Fastener’s loop side of the tape (the soft side)

  3. Sew Your Fasteners

    Take the loop side of the VELCRO® Brand Sew On tape and sew it to the back of each curtain panel.

  4. Clean Your Surface

    Using a microfiber cloth, clean the wall with rubbing alcohol. Wait until dry.How to hang a curtain without a rod

  5. Adhere Your Fastener to the Wall

    Once the wall has dried, take the hook side of the VELCRO® Brand Heavy Duty Tape, peel the liner off, and adhere it to the wall. Press down firmly and wait 15 minutes for the adhesive to cure.How to hang a curtain without a rod

  6. : Hang Your Curtains

    Take each curtain panel and hang it on the wall.How to hang a curtain without a rod

Tip 2: How to Hang Curtains Using a Tension Rod

How to hang a curtain without a rod

Trying to drill into tile can be difficult, and bathrooms are the worst culprit of this. They deserve easy DIYs to keep your space modern without the hassle. Tension rods are a great solution to hang small drapery across any room. Perfect for your bathroom or kitchen, tension rods allow you to hang café curtains and shower curtains without drilling.

Material You’ll Need

Step 1: Measure Your Window Frame

Take out that measuring tape and ensure they fit in the window before you order your tension rod.

Step 2:  Thread the Curtain Through the Rod

Once you’ve ordered the right size and it’s been delivered, thread the curtain through the tension rod.

Step 3: Position into Place

Finally, gently push on the tension rod, position it in place, and let the curtain rod do its thing!

Tip 3: How to Hang Curtains Using a Magnetic Rod

How to hang a curtain without a rod

Your entryway should feel like an oasis from the outside world and a large part of that is your front door.  Add curtains to any metal surface and use magnetic rods. This is a great idea for adding lightweight curtains to your front metal door.

Material You’ll Need

Step 1: Find the Perfect Fit

Before ordering the magnetic rod, make sure its long enough to frame your window.

Step 2: Stick the Rod on Your Door

Once you have the rod, thread the curtain through. Then hang your curtain and rod on the door.

Tip 4: How to Hang Curtains Using Cabinet Knobs

How to hang a curtain without a rod

Cabinet knobs can be a great and cheap alternative to traditional rods. Often you can get knobs secondhand, and they add a little extra flair to your drapes.

Material You’ll Need

  • Cabinet knobs of your choice
  • Screws
  • Drywall anchors
  • Screwdriver
  • Curtains

Step 1: Decide on the Knobs

Pick out the knobs you want to use and determine how many you will need to hang per panel.

Step 2: Measure and Measure Again

Once you’ve decided on the number of knobs you need to hang, make sure to mark and properly space them out on the wall.

Step 3: Drill Pilot Holes

Now it’s time to drill! Drill pilot holes into the drywall and add anchors where you can’t find any studs.

Step 4: Screw in the Knobs

Step 5: Hang Your Curtains

And that’s it! Say hello to beautiful curtains and goodbye to the hassle and expense of traditional rods. These four inspirational ways to hang curtains without a typical rod are the perfect jumping-off point to get you excited about your next DIY!

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