Drapes: Where do you attach the brackets?

nosoccermomAugust 4, 2012

This may be an odd question, but when you "widen" your windows with drapes, where do you attach the brackets? Right now, the brackets are kind of above the window frame while the rod extends about 15 inches. That's also where the curtains now hang --- but that way I can't close the curtains. If the brackets are all the way at the end of the rod, doesn't that look strange, too?

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You typically attach them at the ends of the rod. Then, depending upon how long the rod is, and thus the weight, you may need additional supports in between the ends - one in the middle, or sometimes two equally spaced between the ends. Hard to say as it depends upon the size of your window. And you are right, without a traverse rod you can't open/close past a bracket.

One thing you could do if you want to leave the brackets where they are would be get two more panels and place them inside the brackets so that you could close them and still have the panels on the outside of your current brackets making the window appear larger.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2012 at 11:19PM
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beeps is right you typically attach at the ends, but don't worry you won't see them (so they won't look funny) since the first "attachment" is placed outside the bracket towards the finial and the rest are placed inside. this way when you pull the curtains close they don't pull away from the end of the rod. i think a picture might make that clearer...

    Bookmark   August 5, 2012 at 11:03AM
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Thank you! I knew there was an "obvious" solution.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 2:56PM
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