Rods generally come in two styles: single or two-piece.
Single rods generally come in set lengths, but can be cut if you have a custom window. When buying single rods, measure the width of your window and add 6” on each side for your drapes to help frame the window.
Two-piece rods are more flexible in that they can be adjusted as you are installing them, however most two-piece rods have a joint or slider in the middle, which may cause your rings become jammed as you slide your drapes closed.
Because of this, our personal choice is to purchase a single rod.
Before hanging your drapes you’ll need:
It is always best to hang the drapery rod on three brackets – one bracket in the middle and one at each end. The height of the rod should be 1” less than the length of drapes you ordered, so that they can elegantly fall on the floor.
Your LilyFair Drapery drapes come packaged to minimize creasing.
When you take your drapes out of the box you’ll see they are fan folded and tied in several places. Hang them directly on the rod like this to prevent them from creasing.
If you ordered your drapes to puddle on the floor, go ahead and arrange them to your liking.
For drapes that trouser break, arrange the pleats to lean toward the center of the window.
That’s all there is to it.