Steps & Items Needed For Hanging Grommet Curtains With Rings
You won’t need to use rings, clips, or hooks because the hanging hardware is built-in, making the grommet panels one of the easiest & least expensive curtain types to hang. If you want to hang grommet curtains then you just need to gather all the required items and then follow the steps afterward carefully:
Things You Will Need
- Metal Measuring Tape
- Pole-Style Curtain Rod With Brackets And Finials
- Pencil With Eraser
Steps For This Process
- Firsly, start measuring the width of your window & molding. Also, add an additional 8 inches for the single window, or an additional 14 inches for any double or larger windows. The total is the indispensable curtain rod length before you will add finials. The extra inches provide stacking space on each side of your window, which will let you open your curtains without blocking too much glass.
- Now, the diameter of grommet needs to be measured without metal rim. Then, subtract 1/2 inch from the taken curtain rod diameter. Select a smooth & pole-style curtain rod whose length is equal to the size taken in the above-given step 1. You need to choose a style with the small finials that suit the integrity of your curtain style & select a finish that matches or accompaniment your grommet finish.
- Next, measure the width of one of your grommet-topped curtain panels. Double your curtain rod length from step 1 & then divide the result by your curtain panel width. Round up to the next even number for the total number of the curtain panels you need. Lay down one piece of curtain panels flat. Now, measure from the inside top of one of your grommets to your panel’s bottom hem.
- Now you need to position a stepladder in front of your window. At the top edge of your window frame, find the center & then mark it with a pencil. Lengthen a metal measuring tape downward until it reaches your floor. Without lifting the tape from your floor & then lengthen the top of measuring tape unless & until it reaches the length of the curtain panel. Now, mark that location, ideally 2 to 4 inches above your window frame, with a pencil & then erase the previous pencil mark.
- Then, divide the length of the curtain rod from step 1 in half. While standing on your stepladder very carefully, now measure out to that distance on each side of your pencil mark. Next, mark your new locations with a pencil. The new marks indicate the ends of the curtain rod.
- Now, mark your curtain rod bracket locations by using the pencil marks as a guide. Follow the manufacturer’s guidance for placing & mounting the brackets, which vary.
- Next, lay one piece of the curtain panels right side up. Now you need to thread the curtain rod constantly with the 1st grommet front side & then thread it through with the back of your second grommet. Repeat with the rest of your grommets in the panel, alternating betwixt front & back. Repeat with the rest of your panels.
- Finally, hold your curtain rod so the right sides of your curtains face you. Now, mount your stepladder & center the rod above your window. With the ends of your curtain rods even with the end pencil marks, place your rod on its brackets. Now, fasten your curtain rod to the brackets as directed by the manufacturer. Screw your finials onto the ends of your rod. Erase the pencil marks if they are visible. Adjust your curtain folds as necessary.
Tip & Warning
- If you are going to sewing your own grommet-topped curtains, then you need to skip steps 4 & 5. Rather, mark the spot above your window where you want your rod to hang & make your curtains to the convenient length. Rather of measuring your curtain width in step 3, measure your fabric width & subtract 2 inches for the side hems to calculate the number of panels you will need.
- If you are making your own curtains then you need to install an even number of grommets in each header so they’ll hang in even folds.