How to hang free standing curtains

Updated February 21, 2017

Free-standing curtains do not hang from walls. They rely on a free standing structure that is separate from the walls. This means you must construct the structure to hang these curtains but it also means that they can be easily transportable. Instructions can vary depending on the structure type. This structure may come included with such curtains, but you can also create your own with rods or pipes with pipe fittings.

Insert the vertical poles of the free-standing structure into their bases; there will be at least two of these poles. The base will resemble a large circular or square flange designed to balance and keep the poles upright.

Attach the upper fittings to the top ends of the standing poles. These fittings should be L-shaped with one connector for the pole and one for the crossbar if your structure has only two poles. Otherwise, at least one bracket will have three connectors.

Connect the curtain rings if they're not already installed. Slide the end of the fabric that is above each curtain hole to the hanging rings using the ring's slot until the hanging ring fits into the curtain hole.

Insert the upper crossbar of the free-standing structure into the fitting's horizontal connector on one of the standing poles. Leave the other pole(s) unconnected for the moment.

Slide the curtain rings along the crossbar until the entire curtain hangs on the crossbar.

Connect the crossbar to the other standing pole's fitting to complete a full free-standing structure with the curtain hanging over it.

Repeat Steps 4 through 6 for any other sections of the structure. Depending on the design, such a structure may have two walls in an L-shape or it could be an enclosed structure of four or more walls.

Things You'll Need

  • Curtains
  • Rings
  • Free-standing structure -- poles and fittings
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