Instructions for a spring tension curtain rod

Written by megan lawless
  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share
  • Email

Spring tension curtain rods are one of the easiest ways to hang curtains. They do not require any tools or hardware. They do not leave any holes or marks in your walls and they can be easily taken down. Spring tension rods come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colours, so you are bound to find the right one for your needs. If you have never installed a tension rod, you may be a bit confused about how to get started.

Skill level:

Things you need

  • Measuring tape
  • Level

Show MoreHide


  1. 1

    Measure the width of the window where the tension rod will hung. Select the appropriate length of spring tension rod for this measurement. If your measurement is close to or the same length as the largest measurement for the rod, select the next larger size for your window.

  2. 2

    Hold one end of the rod while you turn the other end clockwise. This will unscrew the rod and extend the length. Extend the rod at least 1 inch longer than the width of the window.

  3. 3

    Thread the curtain through the rod and place one end against the window frame. Gently press in on the other end to collapse the rod until it fits inside the window frame. Use the level to ensure that the rod is straight.

Don't Miss

  • All types
  • Articles
  • Slideshows
  • Videos
  • Most relevant
  • Most popular
  • Most recent

No articles available

No slideshows available

No videos available

By using the site, you consent to the use of cookies. For more information, please see our Cookie policy.