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Home Expert Advice Outdoor Curtains Knowledge Center Installation

Hanging outdoor curtains requires only three components: hardware for mounting a hanging pole to your outdoor surface, and the curtain panels themselves.

Getting Started: Measurements and Outdoor Curtain Hardware

You've chosen a space where you'd like to install curtains. Now determine two points on the wall or ceiling of equal height between which your curtains will hang. At these points, you will install your hardware:

Installing Outside Mount Brackets

Outside Mount Brackets keep your pole about two inches from your wall. They are the easiest hardware to install in most situations. Depending on whether your installing into brick or wood, you will need either masonry or carpentry screws to attach the hardware to the wall.

Installing Inside Mount Brackets

Want your outdoor curtain pole to fit cleanly within an open space? Inside Mount Brackets allow for a very clean, minimalistic look, without the need for finials. You will need a pole that is slightly smaller (~0.25 in) than the opening you want it to span. We'll show you how to customize a pole below.

Installing Outdoor Curtain Tension Rods

For narrow openings like doorways or windows, Tension Rods are a nonpermanent, easy to install solution. With multiple size options for spaces between 18” and 150”, Tension Rods are compatible for spaces between 16 to 148 inches wide.

Got Measurements. Got Hardware. Next Step: Choosing a pole.

Once you've chosen hardware, you'll have a good idea of the pole length you require. Inside-Mount Brackets require an exact pole measurement matching the distance between your two hardware hanging points.

Outside Mount Brackets and Ceiling Brackets require the pole to reach slightly beyond their hooks and rings.

Our outdoor curtain poles are available in 4 ft, 6 ft, and 8 ft lengths. Need a custom-length curtain pole? You can cut our outdoor-safe poles (easily done with a Hacksaw) and use adapters to create the exact length you require. See the video to learn more:

How many panels do I need?

This is a common questions asked by most. The size of your curtains makes a difference in how many panels you might need. For a full look you want to use the following formula.

  • (a * 2) / 50 = x For our grommeted panels measuring 50 inches wide
  • (a * 2) / 120 = x For our grommeted extra wide panels measuring 120 inches wide
  • a = area in inches
  • x= total number of panels

For this example we will use an area of 200 inches.

To fill an area you will multiply the width of the area by 2.

You will then divide the total by 50 or 120

  • 400 / 50 = 8.
  • 400 / 120 = 4*

(*Round to the nearest even number)

  • Using our 50 inch curtains your total would be 8 panels.
  • Using our 120 inch panels your total would be 4 panels.

Do you measure your curtains from the top of the panel or do you measure them from the top of the grommets?

All of our curtains are measured from the top of the panel. Please refer to the images below for exact measurements.

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