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Hanging Curtains on a Large Window

I have a really large window with no area for middle support and the top part of the window is an eyebrow window (its actually about 7 windows filling up one very large wall space). I am having a difficult time with putting a sheer up. I have used very large tension rods, but they end up bowing and getting pulled down on occasion.

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I have tried a long curtain rod only to have it bow in the middle without the middle support. I read these forums all the time, and I know someone on this board will be able to help. I can't be the only person who has had this problem.

By Chaitea from Portland

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April 2, 20090 found this helpful

Well, I'm not sure if this helps, but our living room has three 30inch windows connected. I hung two sheer panels and a valance to match. I used just the regular cheap white double curtain rods, which I spray painted to match the color of the curtain. I believe the supports came with the rods, but there were two long pieces that had curves to support the curtain rods...those two pieces just screwed into the dry wall.

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I've recently added a couple of matching darkening panels and I've had no problem with bowing.

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April 2, 20090 found this helpful

You can attach all that wall stuff to the ceiling, or get creative with some tacks or deco pushpins. I have even heard of stringing the sheers on heavy clear fishing wire and securing it to a nail on each end that you hide with the end of the curtain.

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April 3, 20090 found this helpful

What you can so is get a small bracket or what they call a middle bracket for the middle of the rod. My mom had a huge picture window in the living room and that's what she did, hope that helps. Use this bracket as you did the outer part of the rod.

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April 10, 20090 found this helpful

I don't really understand the type of window you talk about but I have been known to resort to cuphooks to support long curtain rods - you can get them in plain silver look or the ones I like are a gold colour - they are quite easy to screw into a wooden window frame but I'm not sure how one would go about using them with an aluminium frame - you would need a drill to put the hole in (use a smaller bit)

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