Updated at: 25-08-2022 - By: Sienna Lewis

Using double curtains can help you achieve the look you’re going for: a room that has depth and dimension instead of just being flat.

Because they let you overlay curtains or drapes for further privacy and illumination options, double curtain rods are more than just a pretty face.

Double curtain rod brackets and two matching curtain rods of your choosing are all you need to safely and correctly install double curtain rods.

It’s not difficult to install double curtain rods. Read on for instructions on how to hang double curtain rods in a matter of seconds!

Why Use a Double Curtain Rod?

When it comes to ordinary single-rod curtains, there are just two options: open or shut. That may be appropriate in some cases, but it isn’t always the best solution. To achieve a more subtle filtering effect, use sheer curtains layered with drapes.

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Double curtain rods can be used to hang drapes and blackout curtains to achieve a darker atmosphere. Alternatively, drapes can be adorned with a valance or a window scarf.

How to Install Double Curtain Rods the Traditional Way

For double curtain rod brackets, the installation process is similar to that for single curtain rod brackets. However, they necessitate a higher degree of accuracy and precision in order to hang straight. Two sets of drapes should be able to be supported by the hardware.

Double curtain rods can be installed using installation kits, but these can be expensive and often involve items you already have.

In order to properly hang twin curtain rods, follow these instructions step-by-step.

Step 1: Measure Your Curtains

Clean and check the window and its frame for any leaks or damage. – Inspect and repair any drywall damage, as well as painting and caulking around the window frames.

Decide on the length and location of your curtains first:

  • It’s important to know how much space you have between floor and top of your window frame.
  • Take a measurement of the width and height of your window.
  • Take a look at the distance between your windows.

Read How to Measure for Curtains for additional details.

Step 2: Gather Your Supplies & Tools

  • The 58-inch and 1-inch curtain rods were accurately measured.
  • Brackets for two curtain rods
  • Pair of internal drapes (like sheer curtains)
  • Pair of outside curtains (like decorative drapes)
  • Ladder
  • A tool for finding studs.
  • Hammer
  • Drilling screws and wall anchors can be used instead.
  • Measurement using a piece of tape
  • Leveling tool for carpenters
  • Caulk
  • a fresh coat of paint
  • Pencil

Step 3: Prepare the Window Space

Double-check your window before you begin the installation:

  • Check for leaks and damage to the window and its frame.
  • If required, reapply paint and caulk to the window frame.
  • Repair any drywall damage that was caused by old hardware in the first place.
  • Get your windows gleaming clean for the new year by scrubbing them.

Step 4: Install Your Double Curtain Rod Brackets

You’ll need to follow these procedures to determine where to set your double curtain rod brackets.

  1. Measure the height at which you want your curtain panels to hang before deciding where to put the brackets. Mark the wall where the curtain brackets will go with a pencil and a tape measure. Line up the pencil markings using a level to ensure that the curtain rod is level and hangs evenly
  2. Starting from the right side, position the bracket over the middle of the mark. The screws should be marked with a level and pencil.
  3. Drill and fasten the bracket: If there isn’t a stud, use a stud finder to establish whether or not you need a screw and anchor (if there is a stud available). Use a 1/8-inch bit to pre-drill the screw holes. The screws should be inserted into the holes with a 1/4-inch protrusion. To fasten the bracket to the frame, slide the bracket onto the screws and tighten the screws.
  4. Place the curtain rod in the right bracket and secure it. Determine the location of the left bracket with a level. To secure the bracket to the frame, go back and repeat steps 2 and 3.

Step 5: Hang Your Curtains

The 5/8-inch curtain rod can be used to hang your sheer curtain panels. Smaller brackets for the curtain rod and sheers are needed.

Use a 1-inch curtain rod to hang your curtains or external panels. The larger curtain rod brackets are where you’ll be inserting the curtain rod.

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How to Install Double Curtain Rods the Hassle-Free Way

Traditional hardware measurement, leveling, and drilling is time consuming. The good news is that there is an easier way to hang double curtains.

It takes only a few minutes to install a pair of double curtain rods with Kwik-no-drill, Hang’s damage-free brackets.

Using Kwik-Hang, here’s how to hang double curtains.

Step 1: Prepare Your Window Space as in Step 3 Above

Make sure your windows are clean and inspect them for damage. If required, make repairs or touch-ups.

Step 2: Gather Your Supplies & Tools

  • 1 inch and 5/8 inch curtain rods
  • Double curtain rod brackets by Kwik-Hang
  • Pair of internal drapes (like sheer curtains)
  • Pair of outside curtains (like decorative drapes)
  • Ladder
  • Hammer

Step 3: Mount Your Double Curtain Rod Brackets

The brackets for your Kwik-Hang double curtain rods should be aligned with the window trim and hammered into position.

This is it – your curtains are ready to be hung!

A support bracket is required every 30 inches on curtain rods for the sake of safety and to avoid drooping. If you’re hanging curtains on a larger window, consider using a Kwik-Hang double center support bracket.

How to Hang Double Curtains Without a Double Curtain Rod

Double curtain rods aren’t required to hang two sets of curtains. Yes. A single curtain rod, on the other hand, does not offer the same functionality or depth as a double curtain rod.

A single rod can accommodate two sets of curtains, however the curtains will remain closed unless a curtain tieback is used to hold them open.

To hang two sets of curtains on one rod, Kwik-single Hang’s curtain brackets can support up to 20 lbs (like pictured above).

You can also use a tension rod or a bungee cord to hang smaller, non-traditional rod options. However, this may not be possible if your single rod bracket is designed in a different way.

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Kwik-Hang Double Curtain Rod Brackets

Do-it-yourselfers can easily hang double curtain rods. Kwik-Hang Double Curtain Rod Brackets make installation a breeze.

The ease with which Kwik-Hang curtain rod brackets may be installed has changed the process of hanging curtains. Non-drilling and non-damage to the wall are possible.

It’s as simple as tapping the bracket into place after you’ve placed it on the window frame.

Use Kwik-Hang double curtain rod brackets today to enjoy the beauty and functionality of layered curtains.