Hanging xl curtains?


how to hang xl curtains

  12 answers
  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Apr 24, 2020

    Hi Carolyn, a regular curtain rod would work ok, I know they make them extra sturdy for really big and heavy curtains. The rod isn't as important as what its hanging on.

  • Annie Annie on Apr 24, 2020

    Hi Carolyn, if the drapes are really heavy, you may need to reinforce the spot the rod is hanging. Add a thick board to the wall, right where you are going to attach the curtain rod.

    Or, be sure that the spot where you screw the rod in to the wall has a stud running up the wall there. You can use a stud finder to be sure.

  • Betsy Betsy on Apr 24, 2020

    Hello Carolyn: Get some extra rod holders and screw them into the studs. You will need holders at each end and about 1/4 of the way towards the centre. You can put the rod closer to the ceiling to accommodate the length of the curtains. Good luck

  • Mogie Mogie on Apr 24, 2020

    I have 2 pairs of large curtains and found a wood curtain wood to work for me. Being wood this allowed me to be able to add an additional piece of doweling to the rod for the length I need.

    I just painted the doweling the same color as the rest of the rod after sanding it to make a seamless connection.

    Because of the extra weight I added a piece in the center for more support.

  • Dee Dee on Apr 24, 2020

    You can use a cardboard template to make sure all your curtains and rods are even. Here is a website that has a great tutorial


  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Apr 24, 2020

    It's not so much the length as it is the weight. Use the correct rod and screws for the weight. If heavy use Molly bolts or put into studs.

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Apr 26, 2020

    Extra Large, or Extra Long?

    What are the dimensions of the curtains you want to hang, and what type are they - for example, grommet, rod pocket, hooks, etc.?

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Apr 26, 2020

    As far as buying the right size of an expandable curtain rod, always purchase one that expands wider than the maximum width of your curtain panels.

    For example, if the width of your curtain panels is 75inches, and the rod choices are 60-80 inches, or 65-90inches, purchase the second one. This way the rod will not be stretched out so much, and therefore will be thicker/stronger. Being stronger will help prevent the rod from sagging in the middle, and pulling away from the wall.

  • TheHoneycombHome TheHoneycombHome on Apr 26, 2020

    If they're extra wide, you'll need plenty of support brackets in between the ends. If they're extra long you can hang the rod higher above the windows, it will make them appear taller.

  • Oliva Oliva on Apr 27, 2020

    If your draperies are exceedingly long, you can "puddle" them on the floor, or, using heavy tie backs, drape them so that the extra length is suspended, to keep them off the floor. If your windows are particularly short as compared to the drpary length, you'll need to shorten and hem the draperies. If they are washable, do that prior to hemming. Typically, draperies should be at least twice as wide as your window, plus any "returns".

  • Jeremy Hoffpauir Jeremy Hoffpauir on Apr 30, 2020

    These brackets worked well for me. Just make sure to secure them to a wall stud. https://amzn.to/3bR3Vcn

    Hope this Helps! Jeremy - https://pahjodesigns.com