12th Nov 2021

How to Fit A Curtain Pole

 How to Fit A Curtain Pole

To bring a beautiful room together, the right set of curtains is the cherry on the cake. Picking the right set of curtains that match the room is the first step, but what about hanging them?

Whether you’re redecorating to show off a new style, or even in the process of making a new house a home - knowing how to fit a curtain pole so that your curtains can hang perfectly is essential.

We know that fitting a curtain pole isn’t the most exciting challenge, so we hope this quick and easy guide will help you to get it ticked off the list so that you can go back to doing the things you enjoy.

Read on to find out more on how to fit a curtain pole…

Things to consider

It’s worth mentioning that you need to make sure that your curtain pole can carry the weight of your chosen curtains.

So for example, if you’re swapping out airy and light curtains for a new set of heavy blackout curtains - make sure that you choose a curtain pole that can take the weight. It may sound like common sense, but it can commonly be a genuine oversight.

What you will need

First things first, you’ll need to make sure that you have everything you need, to avoid any blunders. This includes:

  • Curtain pole set.
  • Tape measure.
  • Screwdriver.
  • Spirit level.
  • Drill.
  • Curtain pole.
  • Curtain hooks and/or brackets.

Once you’ve got these items to hand, all you have to do is follow the steps below.

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Step 1

Use your tape measure to measure around the window. Make sure to measure all the dimensions, just to be sure of how much material you need on each side.

Where you want the curtain pole to sit will be down to personal preference. For example, some people may prefer to place it slightly higher, to give the illusion of a larger window area.

If the curtain pole set didn’t come with specific instructions and/or you’re unsure - the general rule is to aim for around 10-15cm above the window, and 15cm on either side.

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Step 2

Before you start drilling holes to secure the brackets, use your spirit level to ensure you have a straight line. You don’t want to leave evidence of a botched DIY job. Being certain of where to drill will only take an extra minute - and it’s worth it!

Once you’ve got the desired straight line, simply drill the holes where you want your curtain pole to be, and secure the brackets with screws. If required, use raw plugs to help hold the screw into the wall.

Step 4

The last step is to simply mount the curtain pole to sit onto the brackets. Depending on your curtain pole set, this will either just sit nicely in the brackets or it’ll need to be screwed in.

So after you’ve mounted the curtain pole and locked it in place - that’s it! you’ve successfully fitted a sturdy curtain pole.

Fitting a curtain pole if you don’t have a drill

Just in case you’ve read this far and you don’t have a drill - don’t panic. It’s entirely possible to fit a curtain pole without drilling holes into the wall. There are actually several ways to do so.

If your chosen method involves velcro strips, tension rods, or even sticky hooks - we’ve got you covered. Check out our other handy guide that covers every way to fit a curtain pole without using a drill here. 

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We hope this guide has helped you understand how to fit a curtain pole with ease. 

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