Renting an apartment can be convenient, yet it comes with particular challenges. You want to decorate it according to your taste and make it feel like home, but all the restrictions and limitations can make it difficult.
One of the most frustrating things about living in a rental unit is not being able to drill holes in the walls. Hanging curtains or artwork might seem especially problematic — but don’t get discouraged.
Luckily, there are simple and affordable solutions you can use to put up curtains without damaging your walls.
Today, we’re sharing a list of window treatments for renters to save you from drilling and losing your security deposit:
Window Treatments For Renters: How To Hang Curtains Without Damaging Walls
While hanging curtains seems daunting, there are several ways to hang curtains in your apartments without drilling or damaging your wall. Here are a few of our favorites:
If you have lightweight curtains, Command Hooks can be a perfect solution for you.
They’re affordable, easy-to-apply and come in many shapes and sizes. Larger hooks can hold up a rod, and smaller ones are good for holding up curtains with clips.
Additionally, you can use them to attach almost anything to the wall, from pictures to shelves.
Remember to watch the weight of what you’re hanging, as the hooks will fall off if you overload them. Make sure to check the package to see how much your hooks can hold up (usually it isn’t more than five pounds).
Tension curtain rods are another quick, cheap solution for hanging curtains in a rental apartment.
They’re adjustable to fit tightly between two walls and have rubber tips on both ends to minimize scraping or damage to the window. They also come in various colors to match the style of your home.
However, like Command hooks, this solution only works for lightweight curtains. If you hang drapes or thicker curtains that are too heavy for your tension rod, it will collapse down the line, leaving marks on your wall.
The idea is similar to that of tension rods, except you don’t need to attach the twist & fit rod to the wall. Instead, the rod is secured across the window and adjusted to the window frame. It’s simple to install and comes in different styles to match your décor.
Depending on the model, twist & fit rods curtain rods work with light and medium weight curtains. More expensive models like Ella by Kenney, which costs $34 at Home Depot, can support heavier curtains as well.
All you need to install these shades is thirty seconds of your time and a push of a button that will lock them in place. Completely customizable, you can choose from a variety of colors, styles, and fabrics, as well as select the amount of light and privacy.
It’s a great damage-free way to hang curtains in a rental property, but the amazingness comes with a much higher price tag, starting at $78. Plus, if you are looking for something more elegant and sophisticated, simple fit shades will probably look a little too simple.
Finding stylish, durable window treatments for renters is hard. Luckily, Kwik-Hang curtain rod brackets were designed with the best of both worlds in mind.
Simply tap them into the top of the window trim, and you’re ready to hang your curtains. No screws or drill needed. And with four color options, you can select one that matches your apartment decor.
Kwik-Hang brackets can hold up to twenty pounds, are reusable and easily removable. Plus, at less than $12 for a pair of curtain rod brackets, you get a simple, beautiful and affordable solution.
Don’t let restrictions of your rental agreement keep you from having the home that you want. Try Kwik-Hang today.