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How to Hang Your Window Treatment

Dress your window in elegance! Learn how to hang various styles of curtain panels and valances using these helpful tips from J. Queen New York, one of our most popular window treatment brands. These simple instructions will help you to achieve a polished look on your window, whether you’re hanging grommet-top panels or layering waterfall valances.





Hanging a Grommet Panel

Grommet Panel
Using a traditional or decorative curtain rod, install the curtain hardware on your window trim or wall. Group the grommets together in your hand, then insert the curtain rod through the grommets. Hang the rod from the hardware and style for your desired result.

Hanging a Back Tab Panel

Back Tab Panel
Using a traditional or decorative curtain rod, install the curtain hardware on your window trim or wall. Flip the panel over to access the tabs on the back. Insert the curtain rod through each fabric loop. Hang the rod from the hardware and style for your desired result.

Hanging a Rod Pocket Panel

Rod Pocket Panel
Using a traditional or decorative curtain rod, install the curtain hardware on your window trim or wall. Ensure the front of the panel is facing foward and glide the rod through the rod pocket. Pull the rod all the way through. Hang the rod from the hardware and style both the panel and the header so they're pleated and spaced evenly.

Hanging a Straight Valance

Straight Valance
Using a traditional curtain rod with brackets and screws, measure and install the bracket hardware. Traditionally, a valance should cover the top two to six inches of your window frame. Ensure the front of the valance is facing forward and thread the valance onto the rod. Hang the rod from the brackets and style the valance so it is distributed evenly across the rod.

Hanging an Ascot Valance

Ascot Valance
Using a traditional curtain rod with brackets and screws, measure and install the bracket hardware. Traditionally, a valance should cover the top two to six inches of your window frame. Three ascot valances are recommended for a standard window width. Ensure the front of the valances are facing forward and thread the valances onto the rod. Hang the rod from the brackets and style the valances so they are distributed evenly across the rod. Three valances are shown.

Hanging a Waterfall Valance

We recommend one waterfall valance for every 12"-15" of window width.

Waterfall Valance
Using a detachable curtain rod with brackets and screws, measure and install the bracket hardware. Separate the curtain rod and hold your first valance with the pattern facing you. Insert the left curtain rod into the bottom of the left rod pocket and thread the valance through. Do not thread on the second half of the valance. Repeat with the second valance. On the same rod, insert the rod into the right side of the first valance and thread through. This positions your first valance behind the second, as shown in the image above.

Insert the right curtain rod into the right rod pocket of the third valance and thread through. Take the second valance and thread it onto the same rod through the right rod pocket. Take the third valance and thread the curtain rod through the left rod pocket. Put the rod back together and hang the rod from the brackets. Expand the headers to connect each valance and eliminate empty spaces. Adjust and style the valances to remove any uneven pleats.



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