Adding curtains is a surefire way to add a touch of luxury to any interior design. Window dressing can breathe new life into any space and is a great way to freshen up rooms without having to replace more expensive items like floors or furniture. Curtains not only add a quality finish to your decor scheme, they are also a practical addition to a room and can provide benefits such as extra privacy, insulation, and protection from the elements, depending on the type of curtains you choose.
Curtains that can be pulled seamlessly from one end of the curtain rail to the other. Depending on the style of curtain gliders or curtains you choose, the rails can be placed at the front, back or bottom of the curtain rail. Wherever the gliders are on the chosen runway, they are usually hidden from view once the curtains have been hung.
If you are looking for information on how to install a curtain glider guide, here is a step-by-step guide that should make installation easy and stress-free:
Once the curtain track is securely attached to the wall, start by removing the end of the track (sometimes called the top end, depending on the supplier or manufacturer of the track).
Then prepare your curtain gliders to attach them to the track. You have received gliders with your chosen runway. Depending on the length of your track or the expected length and fullness of your curtains, you may need to purchase additional gliders to create the desired end result. A general rule of thumb when hanging curtains with curtain rails is to space the rails approximately 8-10 inches apart, across the full width of the curtain.
Placing the rails this way ensures that your chosen curtains hang neatly along the rail. Having enough slides also reduces the risk of the tent sagging, which is especially important when working with heavier types of fabric. A good way to space out your gliders and make sure you have enough before adding them to your curtain rail is to lay the curtains on the floor or other flat surfaces. You can then place the gliders just above the tents so you can evenly distribute them and count the number of gliders needed along your track.
Then simply insert the desired number of pads into the curtain gliders channel. When inserting each pad, be careful not to bend or damage any part of the rail as this may clog the pad channel and affect how the pads move along the rail.
Once you’ve inserted your skates into the glider channel, it’s time to replace the rail end (or top end) of the rail to make sure your skates can’t go past the end of the rail and there you have it, you have just attached some curtain runners to your curtain rod and you are now ready to hang the curtains of your choice.
When attaching your curtains to the track, be sure to stay safe and use a sturdy ladder and helper whenever possible.