I'm scared as hell to hang curtains… need some feedback!

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 3
Hostess
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Honestly, if you really don’t want to put holes into your wall, i’d use the thinner type curtain rods, and hang them using command hooks.. worst case scenario is that they take some paint off when you remove them.

Otherwise, I really can’t see a way to hang them without screwing something in.

Post # 5
Hostess
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Mrs_Amanda:  Lol! I guess I read it wrong then! Well, if you plan to hang a curtain it doenst matter if the curtains look good or not right now, you can always change them later.

I really like the partly ruffle ones.. best of both worlds.

Post # 6
Member
7929 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I like the large ruffles and the plain ivory.

I wouldnt’t use command hooks because you will be putting pressure on the mount every time you move the curtains. You could use command strips for a few days if the rid and curtain aren’t too heavy so that you can make sure you like the placement of the rod, etc. before you install.

Post # 7
Member
1626 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I like the partial ruffle ones as well. I wouldn’t be too worried about it, if you don’t like them, you can get better/different curtains. Just make sure you LOVE the curtain rod. I personally wouldn’t do any of the curtains you picked in there, I’d want something that I felt accented the wall/bedding colors..but I think your instagram filter on those pictures might be changing the color scheme you have going on in that room so I can’t say for sure.

But I’m also really not afraid of color on my curtains, mine are red with teeny weeny orange/brown stripes in my living room and DH’s office (our windows are only like 3 feet tall so I got 6 foot curtains and cut them in half and used them for 2 rooms), Italian bistro ones in the kitchen, and dark blue with white floral shenaningans in the bedroom (we’re in an apartment, though, and I’d probably go a lot crazier once we got into a house). I love curtains!! Except cleaning them!

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Post # 8
Member
4794 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Mrs_Amanda:  I don’t really have advice, but wanted to say I feel for ya! We’ve been in the house for a year and in 2 rooms I still have those temporary paper blinds you get at Home Depot. Lol! We have mostly plaster (old house) and that’s extra freaky. So my advice is measure twice, drill once!!

Post # 10
Member
11668 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have used a shower curtain rod to hang curtains before. Hard to tell from the pics if there’s enough room to do that on your window though.

Post # 12
Member
1626 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Mrs_Amanda:  Ahhhh yeah your filter makes the colors look grey and silver to me so I was like “Why is she getting ivory for that? Why not like a lighter grey?” Lol. Yeah if the colors are ivory and tan, and it looks like your wall is a bit of a darker tan, I think ivory curtains would make the window say HELLO HERE I AM WITH SUNSHINE! 😀 

Like I said, I’d worry more about the curtain rod because once it’s there, it’s basically there. The curtains can be changed, but I’d hesitate more to change the actual rod. I am still as in love with my curtain rod in the living room as I was the day I bought it, haha. And it can go with anything so even when we move into a house/townhouse (which we’re hoping to this summer), I can take it with me and it will go with anything/any room. :3 

Post # 15
Member
1626 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Mrs_Amanda:  True story, I got mine at Walmart (Target also has some really nice curtain rods but they’re a bit more pricey. We just did our apartment which isn’t our temporary home so we didn’t wanna put big bucks into it). It’s a bit flimsy, but we don’t have kids or anything to pull on the curtain rods so I’m not terribly worried about it. We DO have cats, though, and I will tell you that the back of our curtains get disgustingly filled with cat hair because they are up/down in/out of the windows all the time. But since your dog isn’t allowed in there, it doesn’t sound like you have anything to worry about. 😀 (Sorry the picture is so big, I can’t resize it?? New WB..Blah) 

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