Are you wanting to use a tension rod for doorway privacy? Here is an easy DIY that has amazing results, and the best part is it won’t break the bank.
I have a bathroom in my home that sits right next to my bed and it has never had a door. I wanted to build some privacy that I could do myself that would be easy and inexpensive. I did this with just a tension rod, a curtain, and a command hook.
Here is the bathroom that sits right off our bed. If my husband or I get up first and turn the light on, it beams right into the other person who is still sleeping. It also just doesn’t have any privacy blockage for anyone who might want some.
Using A Tension Rod For Privacy Video
Doorway Privacy Materials needed:
I measured my door and bought the appropriate size tension rod to fit, and I bought a single-panel curtain. I wanted something pretty opaque that would block out the light and be solid for privacy. You could also opt for a shower curtain or a piece of fabric instead.
Tension Rod For Doorway Instructions
First I measured the tension rod to fit my doorway. I extended it just past the doorway for a tight fit. Next, I slit the tension rod into my single-panel curtain. If you opted for a shower curtain you could use the rings to attach it. If you opted for the fabric you could either sew or hot glue a fold to slide onto the tension rod.
I slid the tension rod into my doorway making sure it was nice and tight. Here is what it looks like with the curtain closed.
I knew I wouldn’t always want the curtain down, so I purchased this Command Cord Bundler and attached it mid-way on my wall. You could also use a curtain hook if you wish.
When not in use we slide the curtain open and wrap the Command Cord Bundler around it.
Here is what the door looks like open. It has worked out great and is exactly what we needed
Here are some other tips:
- You can use curtain rods, spring rods, small tension rods, shower curtain rods, spring tension rods, magnetic rods, etc. These are all very similar and great options. You just need to know how much the tension rod hold is for weight.
- You can use this concept in a door frame, on a french door, or in a window frame, to give any of these spaces privacy.
- For curtains, you can pick heavier curtains or cafe curtains. It just matters on the type of rod you choose to make sure it can hold the weight.
- Don’t forget to do the measuring process so you get the correct curtain length.
- There are some creative uses for this concept too like making room dividers, making a decorative entryway with ribbons, or using a sheer curtain.
- This is an easy installation, and one of the easiest ways to gain privacy in your home.
- If you choose something that doesn’t have tension like a dowel, or you need the curtain to hang on a door like french doors, you can hang command hooks up and then put the rod on them.
Tension Rod For Doorway Video
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