Transforming a Room with Corner Curtains and a Corner Curtain Rod Hack

I hate when rooms have weird window layouts, don’t you? Our master bedroom has a very weird window layout with only two corner windows. It’s been six months since we moved and I’ve decided it’s time to do something with this corner in our bedroom that just looks bare.  I’m sharing how you can transform a room with corner curtains and a corner curtain rod hack.  

Corner Curtains and a Corner Curtain Rod Hack

This is what our windows looked like without any window treatments.

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Our master bedroom is a very long room and these are the only windows. Because of this, I didn’t want “heavy” or large hardware. I wanted to keep it light and airy looking.

My thought for the curtain rods was to have one very slim and connected corner curtain rod.

I looked and looked online to find an affordable way to create one long connected corner curtain rod.

Long story short, I couldn’t find one.

A little frustrated, I headed to Bed Bath and Beyond for some inspiration.

While I was there, I remembered deep in my closet I had two curtain rods I had previously purchased (sometime after the move). I found the ones at Bed Bath and Beyond that I already had and checked for the size.

Full disclosure; if I did not have these curtain rods already, I would have made my own. Scroll down to see how YOU can make your own for a fraction of the price.

After I confirmed the size of our curtain rods, I found a corner curtain rod connector for $7.99.
Corner windows with a corner curtain rods and curtains

Corner windows with a corner curtain rods and curtains

The curtain rods that I already had on hand were rather pricey ($19.99, I know, I’m cheap). 

I have to say, sometimes it’s nice to buy rather than DIY even if you spend a little more. 

This is what the corner piece looks attached to the rods. The corner piece fits in the holes where the finials normally go.

For those of you who would rather DIY than buy (me 99% of the time), keep reading.

CORNER CURTAIN ROD HACK

Like I said earlier, if I did not already have these curtain rods on hand I would have created my own. The total cost for the corner curtain rods and corner connector was about $50 from Bed Bath and Beyond.

You can create a set of corner curtain rods from the plumbing section of a hardware store A LOT cheaper than you can from Bed Bath and Beyond. 

First you need the rods. You can create your own rods with plumbing pipe or PVC pipe, but the problem there is that you need the exact measurement (it won’t telescope like a curtain rod will) so it might be more trouble than it’s worth (and sometimes more money).

My suggestion is to try a cheaper curtain rod paired with a corner plumbing connecter piece.

Below is a screen shot I took from a more affordable curtain rod from Walmart. 

If you buy a set of these, and then pair them with a corner connector from the hardware store, it will only cost you about $21.

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Corner Curtain Rod Set from Bed Bath and Beyond:

Cambria Classic Complete Drapery Rod in Matte Brown.  I purchased two of these.

Cambria Classic Complete Corner Curtain Rod Connector in Matte Brown.

corner curtain rod connecter

Corner Curtain Rod Set Hack:

If you are creating your own curtain rod from a piece of plumbing AND IT IS HOLLOW ON THE SIDES, you can use this kind of corner curtain rod connector attachment.

3/4″ plastic plumbing piece from Home Depot

corner curtain rod attachment

If you prefer to purchase your own curtain rod and then a piece of plumbing for the corner connector piece you can follow these instructions below.

Options for affordable curtain rods:

Affordable curtain rod from Walmart.  You need to purchase two for a corner.

Curtain Rod

Another affordable curtain rod from Walmart

Now you need to purchase a 90 degree elbow like the one below.

corner curtain rod connector

Corner Connector plumbing piece – this will obviously need to be painted

Word to the wise: If you are going to DIY this corner curtain rod, I would suggest buying the curtain rods first, and then carrying them to the hardware store to make sure the corner elbow fits with your curtain rod.

One of the joys of DIYing is saving money. I have learned the hard way, though, that things don’t always “fit” the way they should when we try to create something. Take my advice and carry your curtain rod with you to buy the “corner connector.”

I hope I’ve guided you through creating your own corner curtains with either a store bought solution or your own DIY!

Corner Curtains and a Corner Curtain Rod Hack

Let me show you how this room has been transformed!

Corner Curtains and a Corner Curtain Rod Hack

Or if you prefer, you can see how it looks when you hang your corner curtains to the sides!

Corner Curtains and a Corner Curtain Rod Hack
How to hang corner curtains
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Do you like how I added the DIY botanical prints to frame the windows? You can find out how to make these from THIS post.

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I hope this post has given you some ideas on how to create and style your own corner windows.

Lindsey**

8 thoughts on “Transforming a Room with Corner Curtains and a Corner Curtain Rod Hack

  1. That’s cool how you made your own corner curtain rod. My husband and I have been hoping to change up the window treatments in our house. We want to put up more dramatic drapes in our living space. Hopefully it will help!

    1. The corner vignette looks lovely; nice job.
      Is the corner adaptor just for looks/support? From the photos I cannot figure out how the curtains move past the inner brackets if you wanted to move the curtains around taking advantage of the corner connector. Can you slide the curtains from one window to the other?
      Thanks,

      1. Hi Cynthia, the corner adaptor is functional in that you can swing the curtains around if you pull them up from the brackets. Does that make sense? I think the main reason for it is to make it look like one seamless rod and not two rods with two blunt ends. I hope this helps!

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