Beaded curtains can provide a playful or sophisticated look in your home, depending on the design. The curtains come in a variety of styles such as the conventional colorful plastic beads, glitzy metallic beads, faux crystal chandelier-style beading or natural timber and bamboo beads. The simple rods typically feature two little mounts that slip over the hanging hardware, although longer or thicker drapes may have three mounts. Beaded curtains only take a couple of minutes to install with basic tools and hardware.

Hold the beaded curtain rod above the doorway in the place you would like to mount it. Mount the rod directly on a wooden door frame or approximately 1 inch above the door frame. Most door frames have been surrounded by steel flashing underneath the paint so that you may just put mounting hardware over the flashing, or even 1 inch over the frame.

Put a small piece of masking tape on the frame or wall at the place of the hanging hooks on the rod. Mark the screw holes for the rod on the tape, using a pencil. Set the curtain rod aside.

Drill a starter hole during the marking on the tape, using a drill bit one size smaller than the cup hook. The tape prevents the plaster and paint from cracking.

Remove the tape. Expand a cup hook to every single starter hole, using your hand. Twist the hook until it’s securely in the wall and the opening of this hook is facing upward.

Slide the hanging hooks on the curtain rod above the cup hooks.

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