How do you close a gap between curtains and walls?

Author: Rahsaan Jones  |  Last update: Sunday, May 22, 2022

You can close a troublesome gap between curtains and walls by installing a wrap around curtain rod and hanging curtains that are longer and wider than the window they cover. You can attach the sides of your curtains to the walls adjacent to a window using tape, pins, or Velcro strips.

How do you fill a gap between curtains?

Magnets. You can sew some little magnets in small pouches of fabric and then sew them on to the back side of the curtains. You would need to have them at the same height on both curtains so when the curtains are closed the magnets can touch.

How do I prevent light gaps in my curtains?

Apply 2 or 3 small velcro strips to your drape and the wall on both sides of the window. When the light comes in from the sides of your drapes, using velcro to hold the drape against the wall will prevent any light from coming through.

How can I get my curtains to close in the middle?

To simply keep the curtains closed, place the magnets just inside the vertical edge where one panel meets another. To seal all the curtain's edges to the window opening, position the magnets across both sides and the bottom, if not the top of the curtain as well.

How do curtain rings work?

But you may be wondering how exactly drapery rings work. It's actually quite simple. You just hang them from a metal pin that's in the back of the drapery. Some drapery rings also have built-in clips, allowing you to hang the drapes without needing to insert pins into the fabric.


How do you attach round rings to curtains?

How to Attach Round Rings on a Curtain
  1. Mark the Top Edge. Mark the top edge of the wrong side of the curtain panel with marks about 6 inches apart spaced equally across the top edge. ...
  2. Purchase the Zip Ties. ...
  3. Insert the Pointed End. ...
  4. Lay the Curtain Flat. ...
  5. Thread the Needle. ...
  6. Sew On the Zip Ring. ...
  7. Attach the Curtain to the Rod.

How far apart should curtain rings be placed?

Typically, these require a ring every 5-7 inches of panel width, or if they have Back Tabs, then a ring at each back tab and on either end. That is all. CWF PRO TIP: Figuring out the spacing of rings on flat panels is more art than science, and it is based on how full or how flat you want your panels to appear.

How do you keep blackout curtains closed in the middle?

To keep the curtains closed, place magnets inside the vertical edge where one panel meets with the other. Seal all the edges of the curtains around the window opening, then place the magnets on both sides and at the bottom.

How do you block all lights from a window?

Different Ways on How to Blackout A Window
  1. Install an Awning. Many people do not know how to blackout a window. ...
  2. Get a Mesh Liner. ...
  3. Cover Your Window in Aluminum Foil. ...
  4. Place Privacy Film on the Windows. ...
  5. Treat Your Window with Film. ...
  6. Blackout Shades. ...
  7. Install Cordless Blackout Window Shades. ...
  8. Black Out the Light with Curtain Liners.

How do I stop a light from coming through my door?

How To Stop Light From Coming Through Door
  1. Use weathering strips to block areas that are leaking light. This solution is more applicable to the door frame.
  2. If the light is bleeding through the bottom, you use door draft blockers to block it.
  3. If you don't mind hanging a curtain, you search for blackout cloth.

How do I stop the lights from coming on top of my blinds?

Light blocking strips (called Light Blockers) are available on most roller shades and can be ordered at the same time during the configuration process. Roller shades naturally have large gaps to the sides of the fabric so these light blocking strips are the perfect solution for maximum light control.

Should curtains overlap in the middle?

The measurement should be the length of the pole excluding the finials. Don't forget to allow for the fabric to overlap - this is an additional measurement, normally 2.5cm that allows the hanging curtains to overlap in the middle when they are closed.

What can I use for drapery weights?

Weighted drapery tape is easy to install and is particularly good for sheers. Simply lay it at the bottom of the hem across the width of the curtain. You can tack it with a couple stitches at the ends to hold it in place. Vinyl covered weights are great for outdoor curtains because they can withstand getting wet.

How far should a curtain rod extend past window?

As a general rule, drapes will be open during the day, so make sure the curtain rod extends at least four inches on each side of the window's inside frame. To create the illusion of a wider window, extend the rod up to 10 inches beyond the window's frame.

How do you keep curtain rods from sliding apart?

Here are some of the best practices to keep your curtain rods from sliding.
  1. Extend the Curtain Rod. ...
  2. Strengthen the Rod. ...
  3. Hang Your Brackets Wide. ...
  4. Make Sure the Curtain Rod is the Right Size. ...
  5. Tighten the Screws. ...
  6. Use Rubber Bands. ...
  7. Duct Tape. ...
  8. Command Strips.

How much bigger should curtain rings be than Rod?

Choose a drapery ring with an inside diameter ½ inch larger than the diameter of the pole or rod. For example, if you have a 1-inch diameter rod, the appropriate ring will have an inside diameter of 1 ½ inches. A ring with a smaller inside diameter will make it difficult to move the drapery along the rod.

Where do you put curtain clips?

You will always place a clip on either corner of the curtain panel and then evenly space the remaining clips in between those two.

How wide should curtains be?

How wide should curtains be? To ensure that curtain panels look ample when closed, they should have a combined width that is 2 to 2.5 times the width of the window/rod. That means if you are ordering Grommet style or Rod-pocket style, the total drapery width should be at least 2 times the window/rod widths.

How do you put grommets in curtains?

How to Install Plastic Curtain Grommets in Just 4 Steps
  1. Trace the shape of the grommet. Use a template if provided.
  2. Cut out the traced circle.
  3. Insert the raised eyelet side of the grommet through the hole on the right side of the fabric.
  4. Snap or install the pronged side of the grommet onto the raised eyelet side.

Do curtains have to touch the floor?

It depends on factors such as window length, but more often than not, curtains look best when touching the floor. However, how low you want your curtains to hang will determine what you want to achieve. In reality, different decorating styles employ varying curtain lengths.

Should I use plastic or metal curtain hooks?

As a general rule of thumb, the heavier the fabric, the heavier or sturdier the hook should be. If you're using a heavy to mid-weight fabric, metal curtain hooks or brass curtain hooks will be the most suitable choice. If your fabric is lighter, something like cotton for instance, you could use plastic curtain hooks.

Previous article
Do dark cabinets show fingerprints?
Next article
What do you clean first in a messy house?