Hanging Curtains Over Vertical Blinds

April 3, 2011

A window treatment of vertical blinds and curtains.What can I do about my vertical blinds? I have my own place (yay), but my office has these awful vertical blinds! I'm allowed to take them down since I own the place, but the window is 79 inches across and 50 inches long and I have no clue how I would cover that up! They stick out 4 inches from the wall and I have no clue how I'd put curtains up over them, but I'd still like to! I'd appreciate any tips and tricks!


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By Jennie from Tempe, AZ


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April 4, 20111 found this helpful
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I also have vertical blinds. There are special rods that jet out another two to four inches further than the blind brackets do and you simply hang them just above the existing window blind brackets. I found my curtain rod (twelve foot expandable because I have double sliding glass doors) at Penney's.
One more thing, definitely keep those verticals! They greatly help save energy by closing them when it's extremely cold or hot out.

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November 7, 2014

I want to cover my verticals with drapes/curtains for the holidays. The valance comes out 7 inches, any suggestions on what I can use? I'm getting desperate the holidays coming quickly. Thank you.

By Diane


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December 6, 20170 found this helpful

You can put the curtains or drapes that you end up using on a tension rod, and mount the tension rod in the window frame behind the valance. Or, you could remove the valance for the holidays.

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I live in an apartment with vertical blinds that I'm not allowed to remove. Any ideas on how to hang curtains in front of them since the blinds stick out so far from the wall?

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