How To Hang Curtains Over Blinds in 3 Easy Steps


No Drill Necessary

Are you looking to redecorate your home but are unsure how to hang curtains over blinds?

How To Hang Curtains Over Blinds in 3 Easy Steps

There are various ways to add curtains over blinds while maintaining a stylish and elegant look for your space.

Many people believed that blinds would ruin the added beauty and elegance of your home’s curtains, but they were wrong.

Curtains over blinds will not only make your windows more visually appealing. However, it will enhance your ability to control the amount of light and skin-damaging sun rays that enter your home.

Using curtains blinds is a great way to meet our light control needs while maintaining the desired design.

Difficulty Level:



10 - 20 Minutes 



Note Before You Start

Before hanging curtains, measure the length and width of your window. The length determines how much fabric or curtain length you'll require, and the width determines how long a curtain rod to purchase. Purchase a curtain rod that is a few inches longer than the width of your window to ensure it is stable when hung.

Popular Types of Window Blinds

#1 Cordless Window Blinds

This type of window blind is the best option for addressing the growing population of children who are injured by tangled blind cords.

These are the cordless blinds and shades that we typically use as a covering layer.

There is nothing to pull, and there are no lines or rods hanging from the top rail. This one-of-a-kind design makes it much safer and easier to use for both adults and children.

#2 Automatic Blind

These blinds come with a remote control that allows the user to raise or lower the blinds from anywhere in the room.

Blinds with voice control, on the other hand, are adjusted by speaking to the smart control and telling it what to do.

How to Hang Curtains Over Blinds the Easy Way


Install Adhesive Hooks or Brackets

Curtain brackets can be drilled into the wall or installed on the headrail. The headrail is the horizontal bar that runs across the top of your blinds. If possible, purchase products designed specifically for installation on headrails. Installing the brackets directly onto the headrail eliminates the need to drill holes in your wall for them. Most curtain brackets come with the screws needed to attach them to your headrail. If not, basic screws can be purchased at your local hardware store.

The simplest way to hang curtains over vertical blinds is to install curtain brackets on your blind headrail. Venetian blinds, on the other hand, may look better if adhesive hooks are installed on the wall on either side of your window. If you decide to use hooks, make sure the hooks you buy can hold at least five pounds. Furthermore, if your curtain rod is heavy, you may require more than two adhesive hooks to keep it in place. Insert a third rod above the center of your window to help keep it in place.

When hanging curtains over blinds, avoid using a tension rod because the rod will obstruct the blinds' ability to open and close properly. Tension rods can't hold much weight either, so you can only use very lightweight curtains on tension rods. The best no-drill option is brackets or command hooks.


Install Fabric Curtains on Curtain Rod

You can either buy ready-made curtains or stitch your own if you do have sewing skills. In either case, you'll need a pocket that runs the length of your curtains so you can link the curtain rod through it. To begin, pull your curtains taut on the rod, making sure they can close together all way across the rod and window.


Install Curtain Rod Brackets or Hooks

After that, secure either end of your curtain rod in a bracket. Make sure the curtain is balanced and the rod is evenly placed on your wall or window. To ensure that everything is working properly, open and close your curtains and blinds.

Extra Tips:

You can control the light in your room by combining blinds and curtains. You can leave both open during the day to let in natural light, but close them when you need to sleep.

Combined curtains and blinds improve privacy as well. Curtains can easily be opened inadvertently, allowing neighbors to peer inside. You won't have to worry about privacy invasions with blinds and curtains. This allows you to concentrate on what you're doing without being distracted by what's going on outside.

Curtains are also quite attractive. You'll have privacy, light control, and style with the functionality of blinds and the softness of curtains, which you can customize to match your space perfectly. 

Read More: Pictures/Ideas Of Different Ways To Hang Curtains Over Blinds

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The curtain rod should be wider than the window so that the panels do not block the view when they open, making the window appear larger. The width is determined by the available wall space and the type of panels. A good starting point is one-third of the width of the window. (A rod over a 36-inch-wide window would be 48-inch-wide.)
Curtains are fabric panels that are typically sold in sets of two. Curtains come in a variety of widths, lengths, fabrics, colors, and patterns, making them a versatile and popular choice for any room of the house, including bathrooms and kitchens. While blinds, like shades, lift up and down with a cord or lifting mechanism, they differ in that blinds are not a solid length of fabric.
Curtain rod size depends on the type of curtains you want to hang. - 5/8-inch rods: Ideal for sheer or lighter curtains. Fits rods 1/2 - 5/8-inch diameter. - 1-inch rods: Best for heavy curtains or drapery. Fits rods with 3/4 - 1-inch diameter.
From left to right, measure the width of the rod. To achieve a look of proper fullness, the finished width of your curtains should be at least twice the width of your window (if not more - sheers can be three times the window width).


We hope we've answered all of your questions about how to hang curtains over blinds. In fact, combining these two home decorations will undoubtedly add drama to your ordinary windows.

But remember to choose a style and design that will make your home a comfortable place for you to live.

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