How to Hang Double Curtain Rods

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The struggle is real when it comes to choosing curtains. Installing them yourself isn’t any easier.

You’ve spent a ton of time searching for the perfect curtain combo. You go to hang them, and suddenly a seemingly simple project spirals into a never-ending task that results in multiple trips to the hardware store.

Double curtain rod projects are a Pinterest darling and a DIY nightmare. But you don’t have to hire a professional installer to hang dual curtains.

Layering curtains and drapes transform a flat, unremarkable space into a beautiful room with depth and dimension.

In addition to their aesthetic benefits, double curtains provide functional benefits as well.

With standard curtains, you have two light options — open or closed. That can work for some situations, but it isn’t ideal.

Double curtain rods allow you to layer curtains to create more privacy and lighting options. A popular choice is layering sheer and blackout curtains or drapes. The sheer curtain layer filters and softens bright daylight without blocking it completely the way a blackout curtain would.

How to Install Double Curtain Rods

Double curtain rod brackets are similar to installing standard curtain rods. However, they do require more precision and careful measuring to ensure they are hung straight.

Follow these step-by-step instructions to hang double curtain rods quickly.


  • ⅝-inch curtain rod
  • 1-inch curtain rod
  • Sheer curtain (panel pair)
  • Decorative curtain (panel pair)
  • Ladder

Hanging Hardware and Tools

Step 1: Prepare the Window Space

Clean and inspect the window and frame for leaks and damage. Use this opportunity to touch up the paint and caulk around the window frame and repair any existing damage to your drywall.

Step 2: Gather Your Supplies

Take a moment and double-check your equipment. Make sure your ⅝-inch and one-inch curtain rods are long enough and your curtain and drape panels are wide enough to cover your window adequately.

Not sure about what’s right for the look and feel of your room? Check out this quick guide to layering curtains.

Step 3: Mark Your Curtain Placement

Next, you’ll need to decide where to put the curtain rod bracket. Place your curtain rod brackets where you’d like them. Make sure they are level above the window frame.

Use a level to lighting draw horizontal lines where you want to install each bracket. Triple-check your measurements to ensure the two brackets will be level.

Step 4: Mount Your Double Curtain Rod Brackets

Use your stud finder to check your markers. If you can’t find a stud, use wall anchors or drywall screws to secure your bracket into a stud and ensure the brackets are secure. Line the brackets along the wall and screw them into place.

An Alternative Method:

Swap the drywall screws for Kwik-Hang double curtain rod brackets that you can install in minutes. Plus, Kwik-Hang curtain rod brackets can hold up to 20 lbs., making them an ideal option for hanging double curtains.

Align the bracket on top of your window trim and tap it into place using your hammer.

Curtain rods need support every 30 inches for safety. Use a Kwik-Hang double center support bracket if you’re hanging curtains on a longer window.

Step 5: Hang Your Curtains

Add your sheer curtain panels to the ⅝-inch curtain rod. Place the curtain rod and sheers into the smaller curtain rod brackets.

Finally, hang your thicker curtain panels from the 1-inch curtain rod bracket.

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Kwik-Hang Double Curtain Rod Brackets

You don’t need to be a professional installer to hang double curtain rods. Installation is quick and easy with Kwik-Hang Double Curtain Rod Brackets.

Kwik-Hang curtain rod brackets have revolutionized hanging curtains by turning a time-consuming hassle into a simple installation process. No drilling, no wall damage and no precise measurements.

Position the bracket on the window frame and tap it into place — that’s it!

Easily enjoy all the benefits of double curtain rods today with Kwik-Hang double curtain rod brackets.

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