How do install curtains in large room?

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I have an enclosed porch with vertical blinds. I want to keep the blinds, but would like to put up curtains to make it "softer " looking. I cannot figure out how to hang them. There are no breaks to put a spring rod. Any suggestions?

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  • Gk Gk on May 07, 2019

    You might be able to mount brackets to the ceiling and then using a round rod to install curtains on the rod. You could use curtain clips so the curtains will slide. It will take some looking around to find the right brackets. Here is an idea--though I am sure that these little Command Hooks would not be strong enough to support the weight of the curtains you need--it's just a visual: https://www.hunker.com/13411979/how-to-hang-a-canopy-from-the-ceiling-without-drilling-holes

    Amazon has a nice selection of ceiling curtain brackets: https://www.amazon.com/Ceiling-Curtain-Brackets/s?k=Ceiling+Curtain+Brackets

  • Rymea Rymea on May 07, 2019

    Perhaps you could attach the rods to the ceiling. I did that on our bay window but I was hanging light weight panels and my longest rod was only 3'. i used large white hooks.

  • Janice Janice on May 07, 2019

    You might consider hanging your rod from the ceiling. Also, you might consider using conduit (painted in whatever color you like) for the rods as it is a lightweight material but is sturdy enough to use as a curtain rod. I found this link after looking for info for your question. You could place the hardware hanging from the ceiling rather than the usual wall application. Something to consider, & I hope this helps.


    https://www.anikasdiylife.com/diy-curtain-rods-electrical-conduit/

  • Linda Beasley Kerr Linda Beasley Kerr on May 07, 2019

    Thank you, this is a possibility. But you are correct, command hooks will not be strong enough. More suggestions?

  • K. Rupp K. Rupp on May 07, 2019

    So for curtains if sounds like you are really just looking for a solution to give it a softer feel, not really a working curtain since you are keeping the blinds. I am thinking that you could take 2 long panels down the sides of the enormous bay window. Starting from the ceiling all the way down to the floor on either side of this bay opening. You would't need a working mechanism, just get 2 curtain rods you can anchor right under the ceiling on the wall on either side. This will give the illusion your ceiling is a little higher since this bay window has a tendency to break up the height. This is really an easy solution. Putting curtains inside this bay window could possibly look odd because the height is lower there inside the bay window. I wouldn't do that. Leave the blinds because they are a neutral...but any curtains should go along the outer walls. Or if you like valances you can always put a valance up on the outside wall at the ceiling going over the bay window. NOT INSIDE the bay window. I hope I am making sense. If I am unclear just ask me and I will try to explain better. Good luck!

  • Swan Road Designs Swan Road Designs on May 11, 2019

    I second the conduit idea since I've used it. One way to attach it is to use large "eye" hooks in the ceiling and slide the conduit through. Should save you a lot on traditional rods and would be easy to install, plus cost effective.