Use curtains in place of traditional doors for easy access to a child's closet.

How to Hang Curtains on a Kid's Closet

by Karen Watts Perkins

The closet in a child’s bedroom is a place of much-needed storage. It houses in- and out-of-season clothes, bags, toys and all the other things kids collect. Easy access to the inside is crucial, and, sometimes, the door can get in the way. Whether from lack of space on the outside, toys blocking the way on the floor or little hands that can’t turn a knob, hanging a curtain in place of the door solves each of these problems, while also providing the chance to add softness, color and pattern to an otherwise boring spot in the room.

Determine the placement of the rod brackets by measuring from the floor to above the closet opening using the length of the curtains as a guide.

Measure out two inches to the right and left of the closet opening along the height line, and use a pencil to mark the spot on each side of the opening. For closets that have double doors, mark the height at the center of the opening, as well.

Install the rod hardware at the pencil marks with a drill and screws according to package instructions. Wall anchors add extra security to the rod to prevent it from being pulled out of the wall.

Place the curtains on the rod, and hang the rod on the installed brackets.

Items you will need

  • Measuring tape
  • Pencil
  • Drill
  • Wall anchors
  • Screws
  • Curtain rod and hardware


  • Use rods that attach to the wall instead of tension rods, which can easily fall down if pulled.

About the Author

Karen Watts Perkins is a writer with a background in interior design and a master's degree in journalism. Her work has appeared in Southern Living and Lowe's Creative Ideas for Home and Garden, as well as local publications. She also writes about party ideas and celebrating everyday moments at

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