A Ceiling Mount Curtain Rod

I think we’ve covered just about everything from the girls’ room, but one question we keep getting over and over is regarding the curtains and the unobtrusive curtain rod we chose. So I thought dedicating a short post to the setup would be beneficial.

Floor to Ceiling Pink Curtains with a ceiling mount rod

Since the bunkbeds and the wardrobes went all the way up to the ceiling, I really want the curtains to carry the eye up, too, especially since they are one of the first things you see when you walk into the room. We worked with Martha & Ash before on the curtains that were in our living room and then the guest room. They are made with such quality materials with attention to detail, I knew I wanted the same luxe, thick curtains for in here. I sent for a variety of color swatches and landed on light pink with a Euro pleat across the top. Greta gasped when she saw them.

Floor to Ceiling Pink Curtains with a ceiling mount rod

The window goes right into the reading nook with a bare wall on the other side, and while this may not have been the ideal situation, I’m thrilled with the solution of having an extra wide panel to one side fills up the blank space, balances the window and softens the room up and down. It’s completely lined and blackout, and we clipped them straight onto the curtain rod.

Floor to Ceiling Pink Curtains with a ceiling mount rod

I have never used a ceiling mount curtain rod before, they are generally reserved for french doors or room dividers, but I gotta say, they are fantastic for adding height to our standard height ceilings. (Our whole home has 8ft ceilings.) We purchased this inexpensive rod, attached it to the ceiling following instructions, then caulked the seam and painted it the same color as the walls to really make it disappear.

We opted out of the clips that came with the rod and hooked the curtains right onto the eyes that hung down from the rod itself so the curtains would go all the way up to the ceiling. The ceiling mount comes equipped with rod that’s attached to the first eye so we can easily open and close the curtains–and it tucks behind them naturally when not in use.

Floor to Ceiling Pink Curtains with a ceiling mount rodFloor to Ceiling Pink Curtains with a ceiling mount rod

Hope that answers some of your questions. Martha & Ash asked for a few measurements on the rod and the room and then they made these curtains the perfect length, just kissing the floor.

You can see the full reveal with all sources here and other posts regarding this room here

 



17 Comments

  • Reply January 11, 2017

    Brittany

    So your rod is actually attached to the wall and not the ceiling? I purchased the same rod and had to attach to the ceiling because I have molding. It’s not flush to the ceiling because of the brackets that came with it. Just wondering if you did something different!

    • Reply January 11, 2017

      Julia

      It’s attached to the ceiling. It’s closer to the ceiling than we could get a wall mount bracket, which is what I think I meant.

    • Reply January 11, 2017

      Chris

      It’s both. I put some small screws through the actual rail itself into the joists in the ceiling, then we caulked and painted the whole thing.

      • January 12, 2017

        Brittany

        Ah ok! I might give that a try and ditch the brackets as they aren’t very sturdy to begin with! Thank you both for the reply!

  • Reply November 16, 2016

    Lori

    Oh man, I LOVE this detail. I am totally stealing it for when I redo my master bedroom. And I like that it makes it easy to hide a second rod for sheers, if you want to.

  • Reply November 16, 2016

    Mimzy

    Totally love this look. So well done! The ceiling mounted rod is perfect for average to low ceilings. And I love that the drapes are the perfect length! Well made and well styled drapes are the icing on the cake.

  • Reply November 16, 2016

    Staci @ My Friend Staci

    We used a ceiling rod in our dining room because I really, really wanted a floor-to-ceiling, whole wall effect (https://myfriendstaci.com/2015/01/26/curtain-call/). We got the KVARTAL from IKEA and it was incredibly easy to attach, and is much sturdier than I first anticipated. Now I’m a true convert! I would like to change the curtain in my living room to this style as well.

  • Reply November 16, 2016

    Carla Hinkle

    We love our ceiling mount curtain rod/tracks! For a slightly more industrial look (but still very minimalist) we got ours from a company called Covoc, http://www.covoc.com. It is actually the tracks used for hospital exam rooms! Which means it slides SO EASILY and is very sturdy. We don’t even need a rod.

  • Reply November 16, 2016

    Nancy

    I also didn’t notice that the panel was only on one side of the room. Pretty cool.

  • Reply November 16, 2016

    Julia

    How did you measure so that your curtains are the PERFECT length?

    • Reply November 16, 2016

      Julia

      I just gave the ceiling height to Martha & Ash and they took care of the rest.

  • Reply November 16, 2016

    Lindsey

    Um…. your new family pictures are ADORABLE! #allthehearteyeemojis

  • Reply November 16, 2016

    Allison

    These looks awesome – I did not even notice that there were only curtains on one side until you pointed it out in this post!

  • Reply November 16, 2016

    Marie

    Oh I see the link now oops! Also, how far out from the wall did you mount the curtain track? And, what width of curtain panel allowed for that level of bunching/gathering?

    • Reply November 16, 2016

      Julia

      We actually mounted this one on the ceiling and to the wall, so it was right up against the wall. I told Martha & Ash how wide the window was and they calculated everything. It’s about 54″ bunched. :)

  • Reply November 16, 2016

    Marie

    These look great! Where did you get the curtain track from exactly? And, how did you install it? Love the minimalist look.

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