When it comes time to hang up your curtains, you might feel a bit lost if you don’t have a double rod to do it.
Double rods are usually the easiest way to hang up your double curtains, which is why so many people choose to use this method.
But there are actually plenty of ways for you to hang up your double curtains without using a double rod.
If you want to look for some alternative methods, then you will find all the answers you seek below.
If you need an alternative way to hang up your double curtains without a double rod, then you can try two methods: The Bungee Method and Curtain Rings.
Both of these methods allow you to hang double curtains on a single rod.
How To Hang Double Curtains Without A Double Rod
There will come a time when you need to hang up double curtains and you will only have one rod (or even none at all!).
This can be very frustrating, but there are lots of alternative options that you can turn to when this happens.
Using the Bungee Method and Curtain Rings are relatively cheaper alternatives and they aren’t too difficult to install for yourself.
Double rods can actually be quite expensive, so even if you do have access to one, you might prefer these alternative methods just because they are cost-effective!
The Bungee Method
The first method we are going to go over is the Bungee Method. This involves using bungee cords as coat hangers.
Lots of people use this method because it is cost-effective and quite simple to install for yourself.
The Bungee Method also lets you be quite versatile with your curtain design. You can really add dimension to your curtains when you use the Bungee Method and the bungee cords are quite strong, so you don’t have to worry about your curtains falling off.
What You Will Need
- A Bungee Chord cut to your desired length
- Curtain rod hooks for hanging up on the wall
Step 1: Measure The Bungee Chord
The first thing you need to do is measure the bungee cord. You want the measurement to be at least 4 to 5 inches past where the curtain rod hooks are on your wall.
The extra length will allow you to tie the bungee cords to the hooks of the curtain rod.
Step 2: Tie The Chord To The Bungee Hooks
Next, you have to tie the cord to the bungee hooks. How you do this will vary depending on where you want the curtain layer.
If you want the curtain layer to be on the front, you will tie the bungee cord on the front. If you want it on the back, you will tie it on the back.
Step 3: Pull A Layer Of The Curtain Through The Bungee
Once the bungee end is secure, you must take an entire layer of the curtain through the bungee.
When you have strung your curtain up, you then need to tie the other end of the bungee to the other curtain rod hook.
Step 4: Fluff The Curtains
Finally, when the curtains are finally secured, fluff up the sides. You want to make sure that the bungee doesn’t stick out.
Once you have done this, your curtains will be safely hung up and they won’t fall down.
Another method you can use if you do not have access to bungee cords is by using curtain rings. This is another popular and reliable method that people use.
If you do decide to use the curtain rings method, it is important to make sure that your curtain layers have loops in them. This is so the curtain rings can actually attach to them.
You also need to make sure that they are ½” larger in diameter than the rod so the rings can actually fit around the rod with a curtain loop.
All you need for this method is curtains and curtain rings, so once you have them, follow these steps to install them.
Step 1: Count Out Your Rings
The first thing you need to do is count out how many rings you will need.
During this step, you can decide if you want your layers to hang tightly, or if you want them to have more of a “drooping” effect.
Step 2: Line Up The Rings
Once you have counted out the appropriate number of rings, you then need to line up the rings.
Make sure to line them up and put them on your rod (you can use a bungee instead!). This step will make installing the rings and curtains a lot easier and quicker.
After you have done this, you will be ready to hang your curtains up.
Step 3: Hang The Curtains
In order to hang your curtains up correctly, you simply need to take a loop at one end of your curtains and put one of the rings through the loop.
You will need to do this along the whole length of the curtain in the spots where you want the rings.
Once you have reached the end of the curtain, you can marvel at your work!
Take a step back and check that the way the curtains fall is to your liking and if they are, just check that they are secure as well.
It can be quite a pain when you need to hang some curtains up but you don’t have a double rod. It can make the job a lot harder, but there are plenty of alternative ways for you to do it.
Both the Bungee Method and curtain rings are very popular methods to use when you don’t have access to a double rod.
They are both reliable and easy ways to do it yourself, and you shouldn’t have any problems with installing them.
Use the instructions we have provided above to hang up your own double curtains!