6 Easy Steps to Hang Tab Top Curtains
6 Easy Steps To Hang Tab Top Curtains
Hanging tab top curtains is easy. Just follow this 6-step process and you’ll have them up in less than 30 minutes!
You don’t need to hire a professional for hanging tab top curtains!
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What You’ll Need When Hanging Tab Top Curtains
- Iron/Ironing Board
- Light stick masking tape
- Measuring tape
- Drill and drill bit. We recommend you use a drill bit that is smaller than the curtain rod screws.
- Screwdriver or screwdriver drill bit
You may need a molly if you are securing to drywall with no studs.
Touch up the tab-top curtains with an iron, making sure to iron each tab flat. If the curtains are linen, be sure and use that setting on the iron. This will ensure after hanging tab top curtains, they look their best.
Before hanging tab top curtains, lay one of the tab-top curtains flat on the floor. Hardwood floors are best for measuring, as they will ensure the curtains are flat. Measure from the top of the tabs to the bottom of the curtain with a tape measure in order to place the curtain rod at the correct height. Write it down! Measure to the ¼ inch, ½ inch, etc. (don’t round up or down).
Cut off a small piece of masking tape so you don’t have to make pencil marks on the wall when hanging tab top curtains. Make a small pencil mark on the tape at the point where you want your drapes to end (for example, one inch off the floor, right to the floor, etc). Measure the length of the curtain from the pencil mark by running the tape measure up the wall. Using your masking tape, make a second mark to indicate where the top of the curtain rod should go.
Hang the curtain rod brackets according to the package directions. Most curtain rods require you to drill a small hole with a drill bit smaller than the screws you plan to use. Screw the brackets into the wall by inserting the screws through the holes in the brackets and into the pilot holes in the wall.
Insert the curtain rod through each of the tabs on the first drape from right to left, making sure the correct side of the curtain is facing out. Slide the second panel onto the curtain rod one tab at a time, placing the tabs on the rod from left to right.
Hang the curtain rod on the brackets and space the tabs on the drapes as you like. The tabs will be pushed together when the curtains are open and spaced evenly along the rod when the curtains are closed. Stand a few feet away and see if the rod is perfectly level. You’re done hanging tab top curtains with ease!
Questions about tab top curtains? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, call us at 502.410.4023, or visit the windows section of our website. We are happy to help you style your nursery or toddler’s room.