I had to hang two sets of curtains in our kid’s playroom, and I’ll be honest – I’m not the best at it. I tend to measure my holes incorrectly, making them sloppy.
But not anymore! I’m sharing a nifty trick I learned from Young House Love.
Here’s a short Reel showing the process. It’s a challenge to film and hang curtains by yourself simultaneously (ha). You can get the gist of it, though…
Easy Way to Hang Curtains
- First, you want to measure the window where you want your curtains to hang. I chose 3 inches down from the ceiling and 10 inches wide from the edge of the window frame. It’s best to hang curtains HIGH and WIDE – it gives the illusion of bigger windows and taller ceilings.
- Take a piece of cardboard and measure 10 inches from the side edge and 3 inches down from the top. Place your curtain bracket in this spot and mark the bracket holes with a pen. (Don’t forget to do this for the other side of the window frame.)
- Use a stud finder on the wall and mark any existing studs you find. This will determine if you need to use anchors or not.
- Take your cardboard guide and hold it up against the window frame and up to the ceiling. Drill directly through the cardboard into the two bracket marks you made in Step 2.
- Now remove the cardboard and hang the curtain bracket using your perfectly spaced and measured drill holes!
And that’s it! I hope this little trick helps you too.
Karen Sloan is the founder, editor and syndicated content writer of www.decorhint.com. She offers hints of inspiration for everyday living, including home ideas, DIY projects and lifestyle content. Her work has appeared on Google News, MSN, Pioneer Woman, Apartment Therapy, and Bustle, among others.