Installing curtains on a window or door is a fairly simple operation. However, before you start fitting, you need to choose the right fasteners and the right type of rod. Here are some practical tips to help you choose the right fasteners for the job.
Which fastener should I choose?
The first thing you need to do before installing curtains is to determine the fastener for your fabrics. This is because, as well as providing style and aesthetics to the room, it also defines the functionality of your curtains. While some ties are simple to install, others are easier to use. To help you make the right choice, it is essential to be aware of the different models on the market:
. Grommets: practical and aesthetic, they offer beautiful curves and are suitable for heavy fabrics.
. Ruffles: elegant and modern, they are ideal for curtains that are to be kept for a long time, as the installation is complicated.
. Legs: associated with a relaxed and airy look, they are ideal for light fabrics and sheers.
Which rod should I use?
Generally, the choice of curtain rod depends entirely on the style you want to bring to the room. You can choose a completely concealed rod or a customised support according to your wishes. There are many possibilities:
. Thin, flat rod (to hang on the wall) for a curtain
. Round rod (PVC, wood or metal) for blackout or heavy fabrics
. Classic round rod (wood): adjustable and decorated
. Houlès rod (U-shaped) ideal for bulky curtains
. Rail: flat rod with curtain hooks for perfect sliding
. Spring rail: easy and economical, ideal for light fabric
This last solution is particularly recommended if you cannot drill holes in your walls to fix the support or if your frames have mouldings.
How do I install it?
Once you have chosen the support and the fasteners, you can proceed with the installation itself. Make sure you have the necessary equipment to avoid accidents: step ladder, tape measure, pencil, drill or screwdriver, level and screwdriver. The installation technique differs according to the type of rod to be installed, but it is more or less the same for certain supports. To install a standard round rod, attach the bracket and end cap. Slide the curtain onto the rod before hanging it. Leave two rings stuck to the outside of the end cap to secure the curtain at the end on both sides.
Curtain rails are simple to fit, but they also require holes in the wall to attach the brackets. The spring-loaded curtain rod is fixed like a pull rod or shower curtain, so no drilling is required. Feel free to look at online tips or tutorials for more help.