How to Hang Your Curtains {Without A Drill}

Alright, I’ll be the first to admit that as much as I love DIYing, sometimes I cannot BEAR to drill another hole in my wall somewhere! I cannot imagine what my walls would look like without all of the wall decor, and I absolutely shudder at the thought.

(image from Eclectically Vintage)

We had really cheap and hideous blinds in our bedroom that had never been updated since we purchased our home, and I was eager for an upgrade! My husband and I want to eventually upgrade to shutters, but curtains are more of the immediate (and easy) fix I was looking for. Until we found time to tackle the shutters anyway!

Determined to save my plaster and paint from another unwanted drilling, I was bound and determined how to figure out how in the world to hang curtains without drilling holes!

But guess what…it’s really super simple!

(image from The Homes I Have Made)

Hang With Command Hooks 

This is exactly what I ended up doing in my home! We purchased two large command hooks and a lighter weight curtain rod. Command Hooks are pretty strong, but I wasn’t willing to test it with heavy curtains AND a heavy rod.

Spray paint them to match if you can’t find the Command Hooks in the correct color, but I just purchased the white Jumbo Command Hooks for like $5. I purchased an adjustable curtain rod from Bed Bad and Beyond. It was the lightest weight one I could find, and the color matched the Command Strips the best!

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Each hook comes with a set of sticky pads, stick them in place on the back of the hook. I wanted my windows to appear larger, so I attached the hook slightly above my window frame, and a few inches longer than the window itself. I think it’s worked marvelously!


**I should let you all know that I had originally tried to do this with a tension rod? Seriously. Humiliating. Not only did it not fit the window, but the curtains would have looked absolutely awful. You live and you learn, right? Second time’s the charm!




  1. OH MY GOODNESS. I just bought a home and it’s hard to hang the curtains and I was wondering how I would do it etc. and found this to be so exciting. I cannot wait to run out and purchase some today.

  2. Do you think this would hold a heavier curtain? I’m a school teacher and need to put curtains up but am worried if they would just peal right off…

    • I would just pick a lighter-weight curtain rod! Instead of a really decorative rod, I just use a lighter weight plastic. It’s held up just fine!

    • Debbie, you’re a teacher. Please tell me your computer auto-corrected “peel” into “peal”. Sorry to seem picky but to me, grammar and spelling are so important and not emphasized nearly enough in school today. ‘Nuff said.
      Command hooks are God’s gift to those of us who drill 4-5 holes for every 2 that are needed. I have had items slip off the wall (a poster in particular) and take the paint with it. I believe I didn’t use the right Command product and the poster was too heavy. Operator error I guess.

  3. When you peel the hooks off will it take paint with you? Does it come off easily? We’re gunna be renting a place and I don’t want to damage anything

    • Justine,

      No way! Command Hooks are made to remove easily! I’ve been using them for years, and they’ve never removed the paint. 🙂 Good luck! I would love to see your finished project!

  4. Just moved into an apartment after 27 yrs in my own home. I saw this idea and loved it. If it works, my walls are not completely smooth, I will post pic. Wish me luck.

  5. Command Hooks are great however they did peel the paint off so I had to go buy matching paint. Hence, might as well drill, put up what you want then patch and paint

  6. Thank You! Thank you! Thank you! I have a bathroom window that has a beautiful casing and I could not beat to put any holes in it, but want curtains. This is the perfect solution.

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