How to Space Ring Clips on Your Curtain Panel

This post was updated August 2021.

How to evenly space ring clips on a curtain panel

A few months ago, we got a comment asking how to space ring clips on a curtain panel (thanks, Elizabeth!). Turns out our photography team has a super simple trick for evenly spacing the ring clips, so we thought we’d share their simple hack!

For this easy example, we’re using nine curtain rings per panel. Grab your curtain panels and ring clips and let’s get started!

Evenly space ring clips by folding your curtain panel in half and then in half again

Begin by folding the top of your curtain panel in half and then in half again.

Add four ring clips at the ends and in the corner of the panel

In one hand, you should have both ends of the panel as well as a folded end. This is where the ring clips come in. Add one ring clip to each of the ends and the in middle of the fold.

How to space ring clips evenly on your curtain panel

Next, place four ring clips directly in the middle of the panel, one on each layer of the panel.

Add two ring clips in the middle of the folds on the other end

Finally, add two ring clips to the other edge, directly in the middle of each of the folds. You should have used 9 ring clips total!

How to evenly space ring clips on a curtain panel

And voilá, you now have 9 ring clips evenly spaced along the top of your curtain panel. How easy was that?

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Caroline McDonald

Caroline lives for pairing together patterns, mixing furniture styles, and oogling over our newest furniture pieces. As you can imagine, her little 1920's craftsman is in a constant state of flux. Here on How to Decorate, it's her goal to help you turn your home into your own little slice of paradise.


  1. Reply

    Brandee Bice

    February 7, 2021

    Thank you. Out of all the demonstrations for how to hang curtains with clips, yours was the best. I got it the first time after reading your article. You made it super easy.

    • Reply

      Caroline McDonald

      February 8, 2021

      Happy to hear it, Brandee!

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    April Edwards

    November 5, 2017

    Do you use nine clips regardless of the width of the panel?