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Window Treatments For Renters: How to Hang Curtains In Your Rental Apartment

Window Treatments For Renters: How to Hang Curtains In Your Rental Apartment

Rental units come with particular challenges. You’d love to decorate your apartment 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 is not being able to drill holes in the walls for curtains or artwork. But don’t get discouraged — you can hang curtains in an apartment!

There are simple and affordable solutions you can use to put up curtains without damaging your walls. Learn how to hang curtains in an apartment and salvage your security deposit:

  1. Command hooks
  2. Tension rods
  3. Twist & Fit rods
  4. Simple fit shades
  5. Kwik-Hang curtain rod brackets

How To Hang Curtains in an Apartment

Check out five ways to hang curtains in a rental apartment without drilling or damaging your wall!

1. Hang Curtains With Command Hooks

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).

2. Use Tension Curtain Rods

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.

3. Get Twist & Fit Curtain Rods

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.

4. Buy Simple Fit Shades

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.

5. Try Kwik-Hang Curtain Rod Brackets

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.


Get No-Drill Curtain Rod Brackets

Install curtains in seconds without causing any wall damage!


And to complete the look, try Kwik-Hang’s no-drill curtain holdbacks which feature the same patented, damage-free technology as the brackets! Don’t let restrictions of your rental agreement keep you from having the home that you want.

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