The easy way to install designer curtains for bay windows.

Welcome to our simple guide to installing your new designer curtains in your bay window using custom 45 degree and 90 degree curved tracks. Your custom kit is super easy to use, so have fun as you click and lock parts together.

Before you get going

Your custom kit:

Because we know how easy it is to lose small parts, you may get a few extras in your kit.

OK it's time to start installing,
let's take it step by step.

Installing your ceiling mount curtains is easy and fun. Follow these 7 steps, then kick back and admire a job well done. Here's how to do it:

1 Get organised

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    Unpack your kit, and gently lay it all out on a clean, hard surface or the cardboard packaging it came in.

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    Lay your track near your bay window to check the width and make note of where it will be installed.

    For 2 or more pieces of track, lay your track joiner(s) on the floor and click an end of two tracks into it, so the ends meet in the middle of the track joiner. Repeat for each joiner until you have joined all your tracks. If you have 2 pieces of track the join will be in the middle.

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    Check how many brackets you need for your track width. Lay out the brackets next to your track and space them 600 mm apart. This is the standard distance between ceiling battens.

    Corner brackets need to be at least 60 mm out from corners. For heavy, blockout curtains it's important to have a bracket near the corners for a 90 degree track.

    For 2 or more pieces of track, you'll also need two brackets on either side of the track joiner(s). Lay out these brackets at least 85 mm apart, as the joiner is 85 mm long.

2 Mark your ceiling battens

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    If your ceiling battens run lengthways, use your stud finder to find your ceiling battens. Make a pencil mark on each ceiling batten that your curtains will cover, 35 mm out from your wall or out from any window frames or roller blinds that project out. These marks are where the back of your brackets will line up.

    Your brackets will screw into your ceiling battens, and you'll need brackets near both ends and the middle of your track.

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    If your ceiling battens run widthways, use your stud finder to find the ceiling batten that your curtains will hang from, and make pencil marks along the batten. The ceiling batten needs to be at least 35 mm out from your wall.

    Your brackets will screw into your ceiling battens, and you'll need brackets near both ends and the middle of your track.

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    Can't find ceiling battens? Don't stress! Ceiling battens are the best surface to attach curtains to, so call us if you need some help finding your battens. Remember you can use plaster wall anchors if you can't find your ceiling battens.

    Screwing into concrete, stone, brick or tile? You can skip this step completely.

3 Mark your corner brackets

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    Clip your corner brackets onto your track near the track curve. Make sure the track is completely straight where you clip on the brackets.

    Remember you need a bracket near each 90 degree corner for heavy, blockout curtains.

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    Hold your track up onto your ceiling with the curves in your corners. Grab a pencil and mark exactly where your corner brackets will attach to your ceiling. This will ideally be onto your ceiling battens.

    Once you've marked up your corner brackets unclip your brackets so you can screw them onto your ceiling.

4 Screw in your brackets

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    Position the back of each bracket in line with the pencil marks on your ceiling battens, and mark the screw holes with a pencil.

    For 2 or more pieces of track, don't mark up and screw in your middle brackets either side of the track joiner(s) just yet.

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    Using your protective eyewear and your cordless drill with the 3 mm drill bit, drill each hole. Look for wood shavings as a sign that you're drilling into the ceiling battens.

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    Screw your brackets part way into your ceiling so they're still a bit loose, using your cordless drill with the Phillips head drill bit and the screws in your custom kit.

    Using plaster wall anchors or screwing into concrete, stone, brick or tile? Call or email us for guidance on attaching to different surfaces.

5 Click in your track

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    Pick up your track and lift it into position with the 45 or 90 degree curves in your corners and the track lining up to your brackets. Click the track into the bracket(s) above your middle window.

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    Tighten the screws in your middle window bracket(s) using your cordless drill, to fix the track in place.

    Click your track into the other brackets and tighten the screws, checking as you go that the track is fixed securely in place.

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    For 2 or more pieces of track, lift your joined track into position with the 45 or 90 degree curves in your corners and the track lining up to your brackets. Click your joined tracks into all your brackets. Then pick up your middle brackets and place them either side of your track joiner(s). Mark up with a pencil where you'll attach them. This will ideally be onto ceiling battens.

    Unclick your joined tracks and follow step 4 to screw in your middle brackets. Then follow step 5 to click your track back in to all brackets and secure it by tightening the screws.

6 Click in your curtains

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    Check the top of your curtain panels and make sure there's a pendant or hook attached to each press stud.

    Missing a pendant or hook? Simply grab a spare pendant or hook from your custom kit and click it onto the press stud, where the pendant or hook is missing.

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    For S fold curtains, click each pendant into your track, starting at one edge. Take care not to miss any pendants. Make the S shape as you go, by folding the fabric alternately forwards then backwards.

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    For pleated curtains, attach each hook into your track. Take care not to miss any hooks.

7 Get Insta ready

For S fold curtains, you’re ready to help your curtains form perfect S Folds. Starting at the top, ensure the heading is shaped as an S. Once you’ve dressed the heading, you can start to dress the body of the curtain. Work sequentially from one side of the curtain to the other, ensuring each S fold follows from the top of the curtain to the bottom of the curtain when they’re drawn open.

An S fold curtain is a structured heading, which means you only need to dress the heading the first time they’re installed and never again. The heading does all the work, offering you effortless luxury. If your curtains ever do get messy, all you need to do to tidy the folds is run your fingers through your curtains and manipulate the fabric to follow the folds from the heading at the top, to the bottom. That easy.

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Congrats, you did it! Before you kick back and admire a job well done, don’t forget to snap some photos and share your look with us. And tag us on Instagram to really make our day.

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