IKEAPEDIA – KVARTAL Triple curtain rail aluminum color (IKEA United States) – View Product Details – Download Assembly Instructions – Get. Vision: IKEA Kvartal triple track rail rod for sliding Panel Curtains (used like Here is me laughing at the instructions, which is pretty much just a. The problem with IKEA curtain systems is that you’re buying components in pieces, so you don’t get complete instructions. When you buy the.

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It’s time to grab a helper, as you’re going to need someone to hold the rails while you make the connections. You’re going to need both hands free. X-ray vision would also help. I’ll try to make this as clear as possible. Your rails came with very little hardware. There’s a screw with a washer on it.

Tutorial: IKEA Kvartal Curtain System

Find it and grab the same elbow wrench that you’ve been using to make all the rail connections. The elbow wrench turns the screw, which needs to be screwed into one of the five screws on the connector plate.

Yes, you’re screwing a screw onto another screw. Unless you’re hanging your curtains strangely low, you’re likely not looking down at this.

You’re standing on a ladder underneath the rail, looking up, and feeling around blindly, trying to get the wrench into the screw and the screw on top of the other screw in the connector plate. This is where it’s helpful that you loosened all the kvartzl plate screws, because you’ll be able to shift the connector plate forward and back, until a screw aligns with the bracket.

Tutorial: IKEA Kvartal Curtain System

You will eventually make the connections. Stick the wrench standing upright inside a connector plate screw. Now, raise the whole rail up, until the wrench slips through the bracket slot. Now you know that the connector plate is properly aligned to “catch” a screw.

Give the screw a few turns to the right and the connector plate is fixed, right where you want it. Use a small mirror to check the position of your screws vis a vis the slot in the bracket. Temporarily move the bracket slightly. One of my corner brackets was just not lining up with a connector plate screw.


The kvarfal pieces are tricky, as the connector plate can only be shoved so far until it hits the curve, so only about two screws are available to align with the bracket. This lined up the connector screw just where I wanted it. IKEA curtain panels can hang multiple ways: Here’s where I was testing the look of inshructions hooks versus metal clips. I went with pleats.

All three types of hooks are purchased separately.

But it can get confusing. No matter which style hooks you choose, all three ultimately have to hang onto these plastic wheeled hangers. Remember at Phase II, when I cautioned to leave off one of your end caps?

That’s so you can insert these babies inside your rails. So, every ikes of hanging requires these wheeled hangers and they must be purchased separately. Buy for each curtain panel, depending on how many pleats you want in your curtain panels. The back of the package offers this hieroglyphic, showing how the wheeled hangers get inserted inside the rail.

The two pieces of metal hardware are bumpers — so that you can limit how far the curtains can be drawn. You probably want one at either end of your rail configuration.

Troubleshooting IKEA Kvartal Curtain Rods Install

Tighten them using the elbow wrench. If you are too, you pinch the fabric and slide them into the header tape, pinch and slide, pinch and slide.

I tried to place mine uniformly -ishevery five loops — that band of white filaments intended for installations using curtain rods gets in the way of consistent hook placement. Just do your best; it won’t show in the end.

Each of my panels took about 18 metal pleat hooks. Instfuctions inserted a few extra wheeled hangers into the rails for each panel. They will be hidden by my curtains. One day if I decide to change curtain styles, I may be thankful that I don’t have to un-install the rails in order to add more wheeled hangers.

Do not do this if you’re using kvartao metal clips, because the curtains hang lower using this method and the extra hangers will be exposed at the top. When you’re finished placing your hooks, hang your curtain panels by looping each hook into a plastic wheeled hanger. I first purchased Vilborg curtains and Glansnava curtain liners. The liners are quite nice and could be used as curtains if you want a satiny look and feel. Both are a silvery gray color.


Vilborg, on the left, is a heavier weight, with a slubby feel and a subtle dark gray pin stripe. Glansnava, on the right is soft and satiny. My walls are painted Farrow and Ball “Blackened” which is a silvery gray also, so both ivartal fabrics are fading into the walls.

I exchanged them for charcoal gray linen Aina panels. But in case you’re reading this and considering the Vilborg or Glansnava, what information can I share about them? Vilborg on the left is 98″ long and just skims the floor.

When I measure from the brackets down to the floor it’s 98″, so I can confirm that the specs on the IKEA site and on the packaging are accurate. Glansnava are ” and they pool on my floor. I personally love the look of pooling drapes, especially silky ones like these. It would be perfect if I were going for a glam Hollywood boudoir look in my bedroom.

The ” are pooling too much, though. I’d want to hem about 5 inches off them. If you don’t have a sewing machine or don’t want to use one, no sweat.

You’ll need several packs to cover all panels Ikea panels come two to a pack. I’ve used this hemming tape before and it works. When you launder or dry clean your drapes it doesn’t come apart — the hem holds. So, in the end I went with the darker gray Aina curtains. It’s a trouble-prone install, yes, but worth it in the end IMHO, considering the cost of alternative options. When you do, future you will be thanking current you for keeping a few spare parts on hand.

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