6  Stunning Different Ways To Hang Curtains On Curtain Rods

Curtains are an important window decoration that completes the look of a room. They are vital to any home because they provide a finishing touch to your room’s décor. They protect you from the outside elements and your privacy from prying eyes. They are also the most fun part of a room as you can build them according to your tastes and preferences. You can pick each and every part of the assembly, from the type of support and curtain fabric to the way you hang them. The way curtains are hung has a significant impact on the room’s overall feel. Knowing how high to hang curtains is quite challenging, but the look of windows in a room is based on the height of the curtain itself. One way to customize your curtains is to choose the curtain attachments.

In this article, we will look at different ways to hang curtains and some of the styles you can use to attach your curtains to the support, specifically a curtain rod.

Different Curtain Attachments You Can Use To Hang Up Your Curtains on a Curtain Rod

Let’s have look at some of the curtain hanging styles, modern curtain hanging ideas and curtain hanging types you can use to attach your curtains to the support, specifically a curtain rod:

01. Rod Pocket or Pole Pocket

Rod Pocket Curtains

If you want to know, how to hang rod pocket curtains, here it is. It is probably one of the easiest ways to hang up your curtains. Here, the curtain fabric is turned back on itself and stitched to create a loop along the top of the curtain. All you have to do is feed the pole through the “pocket”. You can create or completely eliminate pleats in your curtains by making the fabric’s width shorter or longer than the curtain pole respectively.

The main drawback about rod pocket curtains is that it is tough to draw curtains back and forth. An easy solution is to make the pocket a little loose. However, it is not as easy as hanging curtains with rings or other attachments. Another drawback is that you have to take the pole down every time you wash the curtains.

On the positive side, the great thing about hanging curtains in this style is that the rod remains hidden from view. Only the finials at the ends of the support are exposed. So, the rod doesn’t have to look great; it just needs to be sturdy enough to support the weight of the curtains and other accessories.

Translucent fabrics for Curtains

It is best to use light and translucent or transparent fabrics with this attachment style as they don’t block out all the sunlight. So, you don’t always need to draw the curtains back.

02. Curtain Rings

Curtain Rings

Hanging up curtains with the help of curtain rings is the easiest method. They are, in fact, the most common form of curtain attachments, and most curtain rods come with matching rings.

The rings can come with hooks, pegs, or clips (curtain rings with hooks are more common) and all you have to do is pass the curtain rod or pole through them. To be effective, the diameter of the rings must be at least ½ inches bigger than the pole.

Curtain rings can be wooded, iron, plastic, brass, painted, or fancy, like decorative curtain rings with clips.

The main drawback of this attachment is that you have to take down the pole to slip on the rings. However, once the rings are in place, you only have to detach the curtains from the hooks, pegs, or clips when you want to take them down to air them out or for a wash.

03. Eyelets

Curtain Eyelets

Curtain eyelets are rings (of any size) inserted into the top of the curtain fabric to hang them on rods of strings. They are suitable for use only when curtain poles have a contemporary and industrial appearance. The curtains are hung by passing the rod or string through the rings. Just make sure you have the right curtain pole for eyelet curtains.

Curtain attachments give curtains naturally soft folds or pleats, which is perfect. However, like in the case of the rod pocket, you have to take the pole down every time you want to take down or hang up the curtains.

04. Tab Tops

Tab Top Curtain

Tab tops are small loops on top of the curtain fabric. They are placed at intervals along the top of the curtain and can be of the same fabric or contrasting colour.It is more of a decorative style to hang the curtains rather than functional one.

These curtain attachments can either be open or closed. A closed-loop tab top is when both ends are sewn into the fabric. An open loop is where only one end is sewn, and the other end can be opened as and when needed. The open end can be closed with buttons, stud, snap clip buttons, or Velcro.

Closed tab top curtains have the same disadvantages as the rod pocket and eyelet styles.

05. Tie Tops

Tie Tops Curtain

Tie tops are a simple style of attaching curtains to the support. Here, ribbons made of the same fabric are sewn to the top of the curtain and tied around the rod. Tie top curtains give off a rustic, informal, and relaxed look and are usually lightweight.

You don’t have to take down the curtain rods to hang the curtains with this style. In fact, it is easier to hang the curtains in this style when the support is in place.

06. Hanging Pins

Hanging Pins

Here’s to know the ways to hang curtains with clips or pins. Using hanging pins to hang up your curtains is an elegant way to create a tailored look. The pins are hooked onto plastic threads that loop behind the top of the curtain. Hanging pins can be attached to curtain rings, and they give the front of your drapes a polished look. They also help you slide the curtains back and forth along the curtain pole with ease.


It’s always fun to customize curtains for home. You can get curtain fittings accessories like rings, eyelets, and hanging pins at a curtain store or make the others yourself. However, remember to pick high-quality and attractive curtain rods when using curtain attachments that leave the support exposed.

I hope you loved the ways to hang curtains on curtain rods. Likewise, if you want to decorate your homes with new curtains, here’s an informative blog sharing the same:

Decorate your House with Various Types of Curtains and Drapes!

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Author Bio

Andrea Noronha – Andrea Noronha is a content writer and editor with over 4 years of experience. Although she comes from a finance background, Andrea is passionate about blogging about interior design. Her other interests include travelling, baking, and digital marketing.

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