I live in an apartment with windows that run the width of the room and go from the ceiling to halfway down the wall. There isn't any space to mount the curtains to the wall. Some idle googling led me to this system
from Ikea which works from the ceiling, but I was wondering if there were any others out there (can I use simple hooks and just the Ikea curtain rods? hooks and tension cable?). The curtains themselves are not very heavy - they're sheers like this
. I also have 2 more questions:
1. My landlord is fine with me putting in curtains, as long as I can remove the hardware when I leave, and do some spackling and painting to cover up any holes. Is it possible to do this with any kind of ceiling curtain bracket/hook? (i.e. I'd like to not have huge gaping holes to deal with or impossible to remove hardware).
2. If I do use actual curtain brackets, what sort of anchors do I need? For either hooks or brackets, do I need to worry about screwing them into a ceiling stud, or can I space them evenly as I choose? The ceiling is just regular old plasterboard.
I'm not a complete novice with curtains, but almost one. I've installed brackets on a wall before, and those curtains were also not very heavy, but the brackets I used came with their own mounting anchor hardware. I asked this question of the good people at my local Home Depot, and their "curtain expert" didn't know. Can AskMe succeed where they failed?