How to Hang Swing Arm Curtain Rods for French Doors

What You'll Need

Swing arm curtain rods are perfect for places where hanging full curtain rods is not a convenient option. They are especially useful for French doors, because they allow you to simply swing curtains to the side instead of pushing them out of the way. It is important to mount swing arm curtain rods correctly. Follow these simple steps for a perfect installation.


Step 1: Location

The first thing you must consider is where you want to mount the swing arm curtain rods. Your options include the wall close to the French door, outside, inside or even on the ceiling of the frame. Ensure that the arm can move easily from the location you choose.

When you have decided where you want to mount the rods, hold the mounting bracket in that place. Mark the location of the screws with a pencil.

Step 2: Drill the Holes

After you have made the markings, drill the holes. Ensure that you drill only deep enough to give the screws a good start. You may need drywall anchors if you do not strike a stud when drilling.

Step 3: Fix the Rods

Screw in the swing arm curtain rods with the appropriate screws. Move the curtain rods back and forth to ensure that they swing freely. If you find impeded movement of the arm, you may have to alter its position.