Video: How to Install Window Drapes Video- Laura Ashley Inverted Pleat Curtains - Blinds.com DIY

Learn how to correctly install a curtain rod and hang decorative drapery panels. In this video we're working with Laura Ashley Inverted Pleat Drapery Panels. Curtains create the illusion of a larger w
 

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Drapery panels are one of the most beautiful touches you can add to your overall décor. Drapery panels create the illusion of a larger window opening and a finished touch to your windows. Pleated Drapery Panels are easy to install, in this short video you will see just how simple it is.

 

Determine where your draperies will hang by aligning a steel measuring tape vertically in the center of your window. Lower the tape down to a point where you would like the bottom of your drapery fabric to rest, and then extend your tape above the center of your window to the full length of your panel and mark lightly with a pencil. From this mark, measure out to each side a distance equal to half of your rod length. Subtract 6” and place a small mark at the top of your tape. If you are installing with wood hardware, begin by loosening the screws on the back of each of the wood brackets and remove the attached bracket holders. Align the bottom of the center opening in the bracket holder over the top of your pencil mark and then make two guide marks through the top and bottom openings with a pencil.

 

If you are using metal hardware, align the top of your bracket opening over your pencil mark, and make two guide marks with a pencil. Plastic wall anchors are included for attaching your mounting hardware. Drill a hole on each mark to insert your anchor screws and then press or tap your anchor screws to the wall.  If you are using wood brackets, attach the bracket holders to both sides of your window with the included hardware. To mount your brackets to the wall, reattach them to their mounting hardware by sliding the screws and the brackets down onto the slats. For installation of metal brackets secure each bracket to the wall with two mounting screws. Count the number of hooks on the back of your drapery panels and then begin assembling your valance by lightly turning the screw at the end of your first finial clockwise into the end of the wood pole. Turn your pole over and slide the number of rings onto the pole equal to the total amount of hooks on your panels. Attach the second finial to secure your rings. If you are using metal hardware, place your finial at the end of the rod. Secure your finial to the rod by turning your adjustment screw clockwise. For metal rings, attach the included plastic hooks before sliding your rings onto the rod. Finish by securing the second finial to your rod. Carefully place your pole on to your brackets and lift up the left edge or the pole to position the last ring on the left between the final and mounting bracket; then repeat on the right. Insert the hook at the end of your left panel onto the ring between the final and bracket and continue until all hooks on the drapery panel are attached. Finish by attaching the right side panel.

 

Drapery panels are available with a layer of fabric sewn to the back called a lining. A highly recommended option, linings protect the drapery fabric from sun damage and heat while improving the draping qualities of your panel. Complete your installation by adjusting the folds to a pleasing arrangement. And that’s it, if you still have any questions about the installation of your Pleated Drapery Panels just give us a call, it’s that easy.


 

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