What you need to know about ceiling curtain rods
The ceiling curtain rod brackets are an old-fashioned and versatile accessory for a small home.
The rods, which are about 1.25 inches (5 centimeters) long, attach to the bottom of a curtain rod bracket and have the ability to hold up to 6 inches (15 centimeters) of ceiling height.
You can purchase them from Home Depot, Home Depot’s online store, or Lowe’s or online.
When you’re ready to build your own curtain rod system, make sure you have a couple of different styles of brackets to choose from.
We recommend buying a few at a time and making adjustments over time as necessary.
Below, we’ll cover the basic requirements for curtain rod installation, the type of brackets you should use, and how to properly install your curtain rod.1.
Choose the right curtain rod styles and sizesIf you’re building a curtain rods for a home theater, then it’s best to use the lowest hanging curtain rod and a shorter length curtain rod (about 0.5 inches) that fits between the ceiling and the wall.
For an open-air curtain, you should consider purchasing the lowest-mounted curtain rod available.
When it comes to curtains that have a ceiling height of more than six feet (18 meters), you may want to consider purchasing a longer curtain rod that is only one inch (3 centimeters) longer.
If you are planning to build a curtain system, you may also want to choose a longer length curtain or shorter curtain rod to fit into the room.
If the curtain rod you purchase does not have a height restriction, you can use the lower hanging curtain rods and the longer length ones as a guideline.2.
Use a curtain bracket to attach the rodsTo install a curtain curtain rod, the brackets must be installed in the correct position.
To install the curtain rods in the proper position, follow these steps:1.
Line up the brackets on the ceiling.2, Cut a circle to fit the rod.3, Hold the rod in the circular slot that is made for the bracket, and slide the rod over the rod until the bracket is flush with the ceiling surface.4, Repeat the process for the second rod.5, Use a screwdriver to push the rod out of the slot and into the bracket.6, Repeat this process for each rod.
If a curtain has a diameter of more, than six inches (18 centimeters), then you can simply make the rods narrower than the diameter and slide them in the slot.7, Tighten the rod and secure the bracket to the ceiling with the screws and screwdrivers.8, Install the curtain and attach it to the wall using the brackets and screws.1-4 of the 4-inch-long curtain rods are needed for the ceiling curtain system.5 of the 6-inch curtain rods will need to be installed for the open-out-doors curtain.
If your curtain rods do not have the correct height restriction in the room, you will need more of the larger rods for the smaller ceiling, open-in-doors, and outdoor curtains.6-8 of the 8-inch rod will need the lower curtain rods to attach to.
If not, you could simply use the longer rods.
If no longer needed, the lower rods should be used.9 of the 10-inch rods will not fit properly into the open doors.
You could also use the shorter rods to make the openings wider.10-12 of the 12-inch and longer rods should go into the walls.
For outdoor curtain, these rods will only be needed if the wall does not yet have the required height restriction.