How To Cover An Entire Wall With Curtains? Step By Step Guide To Cover Your Wall

Curtains are a new way to provide an elegant touch to your home. You can control the amount of natural light coming into your room with it. Besides that, covering walls & windows with curtains provides a cozy experience and also a perfect living environment. No doubt, there are plenty of benefits to having a curtain in the room. 

But, have you ever thought about how to cover a wall with curtains? It isn’t easy as it sounds. It can bring many hurdles & challenges if done without proper guidance.

So, today we’ll walk you through a step-by-step guide on how to cover an entire wall with a curtain, making the process easier and more successful. Before that, accumulate the following mentioned tools as it is required to easily complete the process:

  • Pencil – for position marking
  • Ladder – to reach the ceiling 
  • Tape Measure – to calculate the wall area dimension
  • Curtains – to enhance the cozy experience
  • Hacksaw – to cut excessive conduit 
  • Curtain Rods: to hang the curtain
  • Coupler – to join the curtain rods
  • Brackets – to place the rods on it
  • Anchor Screws – to fix brackets on the wall
  • Screwdriver – tightening the screws
  • Drill machine – to hole the wall

Assuming all the tools are present, let’s deep dive into our step-by-step guide to how to cover an entire wall with curtains:

1. Remove excessive items

Remove excessive items

The very first thing to start with is, removing everything from the wall and clearing it out. It will give you some space to place your ladder and other stuff. At the same time, you can measure the area more accurately

2. Define the coverage area

The very first thing to start with is to define the dimension that is length and width of the wall which you have planned to cover. Use measuring tape and calculate the surface. For larger rooms & full coverage, make sure you measure it from the ceiling to the floor.

Define the coverage area Wall For Curtains

3. Select your curtains

Follow up task is to choose your curtains. Choosing your curtains depends upon a lot of things: such as the size of the room, the color theme of your home, and also the height of your ceiling. Full-size from the ceiling to the floor cover curtains look more beautiful in larger rooms as compared to smaller ones. For smaller rooms, consider using shorter curtains that hang just above the floor for a cozier and more intimate feel.

4. Install curtain rods or tracks

Install curtain rods or track

Now is the time to install your curtain rods that will keep your curtain in its place. If the wall that you have planned to cover is more extensive in size then you might not get readymade rods in the market and you have to DIY one for yourself. You can use EMT(Electrical Metallic Tubing),  to build your curtain rods.

Personal Recommendation: Make sure the rod you choose is well-built to hold the weight of the curtains. 

5. Mark an X line

Take your rod and place it on the wall ½ to 1 inch below where you planned to fix it. Then draw a small vertical line on both sides edges.

Mark an X line on wall for curtains

6. Mark the hole point & drill the anchor hole

Mark the hole point & drill the anchor hole

Now place brackets 2-3 inches inside the marked points and mark the hole on the wall by using a pencil. Drill the hole in the marked position using a drill machine.

7. Hang the curtain

It’s time to hang the curtains now that your rods or tracks are in place. Begin by draping the first curtain, ensuring that it is evenly spaced along the rod or track. Repeat for the remaining curtains, making sure they’re evenly spaced along the rod or track.

Hang the curtain

8. Make your curtains look good.

Make your curtains look good.

It’s time to make it more elegant. Add Tiebacks to hold the curtains back during the day, or a valance or pelmet to the top of the curtains can add a touch of classic style. To complete the look, add decorative finials to the ends of the rods.

FAQs regarding covering walls with curtains

What is the best fabric for wall curtains?

It depends upon the purpose of the curtains. If you are looking to cover the bedroom wall then you can go for heavy curtains. On the other hand, light fabric curtains are an ideal pick for the living room. But still, some popular and best curtain materials are cotton, linen, silk & velvet

How do you measure for wall curtains?

You need a measuring tape for it. Calculate the width of the walls and also the desired length of the curtains. 

Can curtains be hung directly on a wall?

The answer is, Yes! You can hang your curtain directly on the wall. But, for a stylish look, it’s recommended to hang the curtain on the rods.

Some tips to choose the right curtain

  • Based on the overall theme of your room decide the color, texture, and also pattern of the curtain. To give your room a bold look you can select any dark color but for peace and a soothing environment, consider buying something light. For instance, white, creamy, or warm yellow. 
  • Check the material according to your need – for more privacy you can go with heavy, lined curtains. For giving a sheer intense touch, lighter, unlined curtains are perfect.
  • If you want to control the natural light that comes to your room – get the curtain that gives you the open and closed facility
  • Consider using the double rod if you’re using a rod so that you can combine the curtains for a more fascinating appearance.


Let’s sum up this article here! I hope you had a good time reading it. We know that the process that we have just explained isn’t easy for anyone who is not professional. You may face challenges in covering your wall with curtains. Instead of doing everything by yourself, you can also outsource this work to professionals who are expert in it. We at Blinds & Curtains also offer this service to our customers. If it is sounding difficult for you to do it by yourself you can hire our professionals to do this task for you. You can get a free quotation here. 

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