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Curtains Installation Guide

Learn how to hang curtains easily and confidently with our simple step by step curtain installation guides!

Installing a curtain rod and eyelet curtains

 Step 1: Find the fitting position

  • Decide if you are going to fit the rod onto the architrave or above the architrave onto the wall and clearly mark your positions. Pre drill holes if necessary

 Step 2: Position the brackets

  • If fitting on the architrave, screw brackets onto the outer top edge of the window frame
  • Use a centre bracket if required (recommended for rods over 3m wide)
  • Extend rod past bracket approx. 5cm on each side of the architrave to allow at least one ring or eyelet to be placed between the outside of bracket and the finial (decorative end)
  • If fitting above the architrave, screw the brackets through the plaster into the studs and then follow the same procedure as above
  • If you can’t screw into studs, be sure to use hollow wall plugs, which are available at hardware stores

Step 3: Iron your curtains

  • This is a personal choice. However, due to the bulky nature of ready made curtains being tightly packed into plastic for easy shipping purposes, your curtains will be creased once they are unpacked. If you would like to iron your curtains, you must iron them on the FACE (FRONT) of the fabric and not on the back where the white lining is. This will destroy the lining and ultimately your curtains.

 Step 4: Hang your curtains and mount the rod

  • To hang your curtains, feed each eyelet on to the rod, making sure the front of the curtain is fed on first. After the curtain is on the rod, position the last eyelet between the bracket and finial to hold the curtain in place
  • Once the curtains are hung, mount the rod onto the brackets

 Step 5: Steady the rod

  • To stop the rod from moving, tighten the tension screws positioned at the back of the brackets

Installing pencil pleat curtains

Step 1: Iron your curtains

  • This is a personal choice. However, due to the bulky nature of ready made curtains being tightly packed into plastic for easy shipping purposes, your curtains will be creased once they are unpacked. If you would like to iron your curtains, you must iron them on the FACE (FRONT) of the fabric and not on the back where the white lining is. This will destroy the lining and ultimately your curtains.

Step 2: Hook the curtains

  • Lay your drapes out on a flat, clean surface with the back of the curtain facing up. Insert the metal gather hooks into the pockets on the gather tape. Every fourth bottom pocket for curtain tracks and every sixth top pocket for rods with rings. The hook is inserted into the pocket upside down and then rotated to hook downwards

 Step 3: Gather the curtains

  • Pull the three cords free at one end of the curtain tape. Tie a knot in the cords to prevent the cords pulling back through the tape when gathering the curtain
  • Pull the cords at the opposite end to your curtain, and gather the curtain until it covers the required width of your window. Allow a bit extra in each curtain so they don’t bounce open and leave a gap when in the closed position
  • Tie a knot in that end of the curtain and conceal the hanging cords behind the drape. Tie the cords up high enough to prevent children being able to reach them. Please refer to our child safety guide for information on child safety and window furnishings
  • Please note: Do not cut the cords. You will need to stretch the curtain flat if cleaning and will reuse the cords to gather again later

 Step 4: Hang the curtains

  • Evenly spread your pleats out and then hang the curtain onto your track or pole

Installing pinch pleat/box pleat curtains

Step 1: Iron your curtains

  • This is a personal choice. However, due to the bulky nature of ready made curtains being tightly packed into plastic for easy shipping purposes, your curtains will be creased once they are unpacked. If you would like to iron your curtains, you must iron them on the FACE (FRONT) of the fabric and not on the back where the white lining is. This will destroy the lining and ultimately your curtains.

Step 2: Hook the curtains

  • Lay your drapes out on a flat clean surface with the back of the curtain facing up
  • Slide one adjustable hook up behind each pleat and one at each end
  • Position the curved hook part approximately 25mm from the top, if going onto a track, and level with the top if going onto a rod with rings

 Step 3: Hang the curtains

  • Hang the curtains onto your track or pole
  • Hooks can be adjusted to vary the length of your curtain

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