Close

Our guide to hanging your new curtains

We do love our curtains here at Blinds Online, follow these instructions and you'll hang your new curtains like a professional!

No Tools Needed!

Hanging your new curtains really needn't be a chore. You've already chosen the ideal heading, now it's time to hang them. Whether you've taken the easy route of pencil pleat curtains or the even easier route of eyelets, your curtains will be up in a matter of minutes, completely transforming your home.

Eyelet Curtains

eyelet curtains

These curtains will be up in a jiffy!


Feed each eyelet over the pole; make sure that the leading and outside edge of the curtain points inwards towards the window. Position the final eyelet between the bracket and the finial.


There you go, all done, and relax.


Pinch Pleat Curtains

pinch pleat curtains

Pinch pleat curtains are already pleated for you so they will be hanging and looking lovely in a trice.

Decide the Position of the Hooks

All you really need to do is decide where to position the hook that sits at the back of the pleat. If you have a pole then move the hook to the top of the heading, this will make sure your curtain hangs below the pole. For curtain tracks position the hook towards the middle so that the heading will cover the track.

Hanging your Curtains

Make sure that you have the same number of track gliders or pole rings as you have pleats and then simply hook through. If you have a curtain pole attach the final curtain hook between the bracket and the finial and for a curtain track attach it to the fixed glider at the end. All done, sit back and relax.


Pencil Pleat Curtains

pencil pleat curtains

If you've never hung pencil pleat curtains before we've made these instructions really detailed to help you, rest assured its common sense rather than rocket science! The key thing here is to just take your time.

Tying the Cords

Tie the cords before you gather! You will need to tie the cords at one end of the heading tape. If you don't do this when you start to gather the curtain the heading tape will unravel and this is never a good thing! Most people like to tie the curtains off at the leading edge, i.e. the edge that will meet the other curtain in the middle.


(Ooops! In the unlikely event that you do accidentally unravel the heading tape then get a tapestry needle to re-thread the cords through the holes.)

Check the Width

Before you start to gather grab a tape measure and check the width that the curtain needs to be. It's worth gathering the curtain to a few centimetres wider than you actually need so that there's no need to yank each side of the curtain to get them to meet in the middle once they are hung!

Gathering

Take hold of the loose cords at the un-tied end and start to pull them. Pull the cords evenly so that the pleats will be nice and straight.

tick icon It can be easier to check the evenness of the pleats by looking at the heading tape rather than the actual pleats in the curtain.

Tie the Curtains off

Once you're happy with the width of the curtain tie the cords. Don't cut the cords though as you may at some point want to loosen the curtain for cleaning or maybe to hang at a different window.


So that the long cords don't keep peeping out at you wind them up over your hand. Some people attach the cords to the lining with a safety pin to really keep them hidden.

Inserting the Hooks

At this point take the time to make sure your gathers are nice and even, it takes a little patience but we promise it will be worth it!


Count the number of gliders or rings that you have on your track or pole and then divide by half. This is the number of hooks that you need to attach to each curtain.


Before you put the hooks into the pockets it's worthwhile placing them loosely on top of the heading tape. An even distance between the hooks makes all the difference and will give your curtain a professional edge! Make sure that you place a hook on the outside edge of curtain so that when the curtain is pulled closed it will stays securely at the end of the track or pole. It's worth considering the position of the hook on the leading edge too. Place it so that you can achieve a nice 'overlap' with the other curtain when they are closed.


The heading tape has three rows of pockets. For curtain tracks you will need to insert the hooks into the low or middle row of pockets so that the heading hides the track. For poles insert the hooks into the top row of pockets so that the curtain hangs below the pole. Just make sure you insert the hooks into the pockets rather than onto the cords!


Now just pop the hooks into the pockets on your chosen row.

You're all set to Hang your Curtains

It can be easier to hang curtains with a friend who can hold the weight of the curtains while you attach them. If you've gone to all the trouble of creating perfect pleats you don't want them all to move if the curtain hangs in mid-air for a while!


If you have a curtain pole attach the final curtain hook between the bracket and the finial and for a curtain track attach it to the fixed glider at the end.

All done...well done you

We're sure your curtains now look magnificent and totally professional. Time for a nice cup of whatever you fancy.

Reviews
5 Star
Don't take our word for it, we've got thousands of 5 star reviews
5 Star
Great product and service
On Sunday I ordered a metal Venetian blind for our dining room. I chose an express option. By Thursday they got delivered....
5 Star
1/3 cost of retail blinds
Ordered 2 sunscreen express blinds, received within 5 days. No issues, easy to install. Much cheaper than retail quotes. Would recommend.
5 Star
Amazing Customer Service and outstanding product
The staff at Blinds Online are simply amazing. I just finished building a large double story house with 22 or so windows...
5 Star
Love how easy this was.
Measure and make sure they are accurate & you will have amazing blinds. We ordered some other blinds through another store...
5 Star
Simply the Best!
These guys are absolutely fantastic. They have the easiest selection and ordering process and the quality and production...
5 Star
Very happy with blinds and service.
I chose Blindsonline because they have a good selection of patterns and colours, as I don't like block colours and I didn't...
5 Star
Best service and quality products
I'm so very delighted with our new verticle blind in our new bathroom. The staff at blinds online were terrific and even...
5 Star
Customer Service
We purchased eight Sunscreen blinds (3 metres wide by 3 metres drop. Had a minor fault with the rollers on 3 of the blinds...
5 Star
Best service and can't even believe how good it looks!
I got a few quotes, all north of $10k with one as high as $15k to do 4 bedrooms, a few with very large windows and difficult...
5 Star
Clear and easy process - delivered as expected
We found the ordering and delivery process straightforward. We were a bit apprehensive about buying blinds online. It's not...
5 Star
Couldn't find anywhere better.
Ordered a blind online and picked up myself from their showroom. As directed by the team for a better choice, I had perfect...
5 Star
100% for customer service
Sandra M was the best sales consultant and customer service rep that I've had the pleasure to deal with. She was compassionate,...
5 Star
Perfect- 100% Recommend (Sandra M is the best customer service rep)
I would like to express just how pleased we are with this company. We have purchased all of our blinds from this company...
5 Star
Roller Blinds- A Great Product!
I found Blinds Online through a Google search and their products are fantastic. The customer service is extremely quick and...
5 Star
Fantastic quality and fantastic price!
Cannot fault the product and the delivery was so quick! We will be ordering blinds for the rest of the house now!
5 Star
Perfect & Very Happy
Bought a blind from Blinds Online, good value for money & excellent quality and fitted perfectly. The installation guidance...
5 Star
5 star service
My husband and I have used blinds online twice now and each time they've been terrific and we are very happy with the end...
5 Star
Fantastic Blinds - Very reasonably priced.
We had our whole house locally quoted for blinds when we renovated. The quote came back at over $10,000. Through blinds online...
5 Star
Very Happy
Had a small problem with the blind and was addressed immediately and replaced, can not fault the customer service. Excellent product.
5 Star
Fabulous!
Cannot fault this company, they have a terrific website and are very helpful over the phone as well, even helped me with...
5 Star
Very happy
We needed blinds quickly. We had a very short time frame to fit new blinds into our holiday home before new paying guests...
5 Star
Fantastic Service, Great Product.
I ordered 3 new blinds for a renovation of a rental property. Unfortunately, I didn't double check my measurements. The manager...
5 Star
Excellence.
The best shopping experience I've had in many a long day. Excellent quality, service, and delivery. If you are uncertain...
5 Star
Amazing products at unbeatable prices
I have used Blinds on line twice now and recommended them many times to family and friends. The website is easy to follow,...
5 Star
I expect we will be ordering more for other rooms.
Installation was a breeze. Just remember as a DIY measure twice then measure again. It paid off and the blinds were just...
5 Star
Fantastic service great quality
We just built our brand new home and decided it was going to be far cheaper to measure and install our own blinds it was...
5 Star
Excellent service and beautiful light filter blinds! Great quality
My husband and I are very happy with our new blinds. After having a little difficulty installing them, we rang blinds online...
5 Star
Very good, excellent value for money
Excellent value for money. Supplied to spec within 5mm. Blockout is excellent. Some minor inconsistencies, e.g. drive cords...
5 Star
Love my blinds
Have ordered two blinds so far and will be ordering the rest through these guys definately !! no problems at all with the...
5 Star
Exceptional customer service!!
I have ordered every blind for my new house from blinds online, every package has arrived before expected. One package was...
up arrow icon BACK TO TOP
Success!
Items now safely added to your basket:

View your shopping basket Payment cards