A beaded curtain in a doorway offers just enough structure to set one room apart from the next while adding a splash of decor or color. Whether the curtains are inexpensive or sophisticated, or made from bamboo, plastic or metal, the top rod holding the strands of beads in place has its own loops designed to hold it on or above a door frame. Nails or cup hooks can be used to hold the curtain in place above a door frame. Install the curtain to the door frame itself, or a couple of inches above it, if you prefer.
Hold the beaded curtain up in the desired position inside the doorway, visually centering it. Press the hanging loops on the curtain rod up against the underside of the top piece of the door frame.
Push one of the cup hooks through each loop and turn it slightly into the wood to make a mark for a pilot hole. If hanging the curtain above the doorway instead, hold the curtain in the desired location, place a small piece of masking tape on the wall behind each hanging loop, then make a small pencil mark through each of the hanging loops to note pilot hole location. The tape helps prevent plaster or drywall damage during drilling.
Drill pilot holes where you've made marks in or above the door frame using a bit that's narrower than the cup hooks or finish nails. Remove the masking tape if you've drilled into the wall rather than the door frame.
Twist one cup hook into each pilot hole until the open ends of the cup hooks are aligned facing you. If using nails in the wall instead of cup hooks, hammer one nail into each pilot hole, angling the nails so the heads are pointed slightly upward; this prevents the curtain from falling.
Set the bead curtain rod's loops over the hooks or nails so the curtain hangs on its own.