How to hang curtains to conceal vertical blinds

Bedroom, Decor, DIY

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know how much I dislike vertical blind and how I’m always looking for ways to get rid of them or camouflage them. However when you live in a rental apartment or in a condo where you’re not allowed to remove them, it can get a bit tricky, especially if you can’t drill holes in the walls to hang a curtain rod. So when I came across these nono brackets on Amazon, I had to give them a try.

outside mount nono bracket

The brackets slide onto the existing vertical blind track, so if you have a plastic valance that covers the track, you will need to take that off first.


Then you slide the brackets onto the track, adjust the bottom piece so it fits tightly against the track and then you tighten the screw on top. Since this particular track is very close to the ceiling, I ended up using an offset screwdriver to do this.


The curtain rod is then placed on the brackets. It’s that simple and there’s no need to make any holes in the walls!


The curtain rod held up well without a third bracket in the middle but I used very light weight curtains so if you’re planning on hanging heavy drapes, I would definitely recommend using 3 nono brackets.


Hanging curtains completely transformed the look of this bedroom, and it literally took just a few minutes. Plus hanging the curtains had the added bonus of hiding the A/C unit when not being used and brining in lots of color in an otherwise very white and boring room.

Krystina's bedroom before and after front view

Hope this was helpful and I’m looking forward to seeing your window transformations!

And FYI, the curtains were just one thing I did in this bedroom makeover – I also revamped a bookcase for more storage, installed a hanging jewelry box and I also made a DIY makeup organizer. You can see all the projects I did in this video:


  1. Adrian

    It looks like you hung sheers underneath. Is that true? If so how did you hang them?

  2. Tammara

    Wow! Great idea. It also creates a double look, if wanted. Thanks for sharing the tip!

    • Isabelle LaRue

      Glad this was helpful!

      • Ronna

        I have soft vertical curtains that I’d love to hang valances over for color. It dies not have a rail on the top. It hangs in a rod. Any ideas?

  3. Shari

    I have horizontal blinds and wondered if you have secret to doing double rod since I need “INSIDE “ NoNo bracket and they only do single rod. You have some great ideas.

  4. Angela

    This was an amazing, quick, and easy way to install curtains over my vertical blinds!!! My patio door is in the kitchen and when they renovated my house, the heater was removed from the space. It gets quite cold in the winter time. This was a quick fix to warm up the space in the kitchen while not making it look tacky. All of the supplies were easy to order from Amazon. Thank you for such a wonderful way to re-engineer my space!!!

    • Isabelle

      You’re welcome!


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