Decorating the living spaces is a tedious task that requires a lot of creativity and imagination. Decorating living rooms and bedrooms can be a challenge as most people may not have a creative eye or the time to look into it. Hanging curtains and curtain rods can be a tedious job.
There are certain scenarios that people may come across where drilling on walls is not possible. Some rented homes have a no-drill policy. Hanging curtain rods is an essential task to hang curtains and not being able to drill may be a problem. To solve this issue, some companies are offering quick and easy ways to hang curtains without actually drilling into the walls.
Curtain Rod Types
There are many kinds of curtain rods based on design, strength, and functionality. Some curtain rods are made from metal or plastic, some curtain rods fit using brackets and some use rubber grips. Based on the functionality and usage of the curtain rod, the type of curtain rod can be decided.
Some home renters are unable to drill holes as per their necessity because of the renting or building policy where drilling is not possible. In some window panes and doorways, drilling may not be an option in the case of artificial walls or panels.
In such scenarios, a person may need creative methods to hang curtain rods without actually drilling into the wall. Some technologies in the market have come up in recent times that allow people to mount curtain rods and curtains of various kinds without drilling. Not all of these methods may be great for every user and some options only allow a certain weight of curtain.
5 Non-drilling methods to Hang Curtain Rods
1. Magnetic Curtain Rods
One of the common solutions for no drilling is to use magnets. Some doors or panels that have a metal can become excellent methods to use magnetic curtain holders. Brackets made with magnets can be mounted to support the curtain rod and the curtains can be slid into these rods as needed. The con of this method is that it is not suitable for non-metal doors and heavy curtains.
2. Tension Rods
A tension rod is perhaps the best option for those looking for a quick no-drilling solution to hanging curtain rods. These adjustable rods come with rubber ends that can cling to the wall and place enough tension to hold on strongly. Curtains of most weights can be hung comfortably in this method.
3. Curtain Wire
Curtain wires are sold in home improvement stores and can be used to hang curtains. They are made with high tensile ropes and can be tightly strung along the window panel to achieve the taught strength of a rod. It is only suitable for lightweight curtains.
4. Sticker Hooks
Some manufacturers of adhesives have hooks with a good amount of strength to hold in lightweight rods. These hooks can be stuck on either side to hold lightweight curtains in place such as sheer curtains.
5. Cabinet Knobs/Coat Hooks
Fixing coat hooks or cabinet knobs along with a simple rope is an excellent way to hang curtains that do not need any movement such as sheer curtains. A tie-top method to hang each hook can create a very country and cozy effect. The con is that it can take a long time to set up and curtains cannot be moved.