Asked on May 29, 2017

How do I hang curtain rods if I can't find wall studs?

by Mom15738530
  13 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 29, 2017

    Use tension rods inside the windows.

  • Cco17900181 Cco17900181 on May 29, 2017

    U can use molley plugs, no need for a stud

  • Glenn Glenn on May 29, 2017

    Recommend using the plastic wall anchors. They now make one that you can simply screw into the wall without having to drill a hole and tap in, which are also flimsy at best.

  • Donna Donna on May 30, 2017

    i would say that the edges of the windows would have studs.

  • Joshua Williams Joshua Williams on May 31, 2017

    Use sheetrock anchors

  • Julies1949 Julies1949 on May 31, 2017

    drill a hole with a narrow bit. If you find a stud, great. Carry on with installing the bracket with screws. If you don't hit a stud, drill a slightly larger hole and use a plastic wall anchor. Then screw into that.

  • Kim Blevins Kim Blevins on Jun 05, 2017

    Is your wall sheetrock? Wall anchors would be your best bet if you don't happen to hit the stud.

  • Karen Karen on Jun 08, 2017

    you can use plastic anchors.

  • Brandon Brandon on Apr 12, 2023

    Longer screws, believe me there’s 4+ inches of wood around every window and at every corner

  • Mogie Mogie on Apr 13, 2023

    If you can't locate any studs, drywall anchors work in a pinch and give the extra little bit of support your curtain rods need. To install these, drill a pilot hole first, and then hammer the anchor into the hole before screwing directly into them.

  • Janice Janice on Sep 07, 2023

    Go to a big box home improvement store or a hardware store. They'll guide you to products that will anchor into the sheetrock firmly to hang items. Ask for wall anchors, toggle bolts.

  • You should use anchors. Make sure you buy the ones appropriate for your wall material and for the weight of the rod.

  • Employ wall anchors: These are your best bet in the event that the area where the rod needs to be installed lacks studs. Make sure the anchors you use are suitable for the weight of your draperies.