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The best no drill curtain rods to hang curtains without damaging your walls

If you want to create a unique room divider, block out harsh light, or give yourself a bit more privacy without causing lasting damage to your walls, a no drill curtain rod might be a good option. You’ll love how easy it is to set up a no-drill curtain rod, and your space will have much more personality once your curtains are hanging.

Many older buildings have concrete or brick walls. If you’ve ever tried drilling through brick to install a curtain rod, then you know it’s a nightmare. Fortunately, no-drill curtain rods are widely available in a myriad of styles and colors. We’ve put together a list of some of the best no-drill curtain rods on the market to help you find the best option for your space. You can hang your curtains or shower curtain in minutes without having to use a single power tool.

Rod Desyne Magnetic Curtain Rod

Best for Living Room

Available in five different finishes and three different rod sizes, Rod Desyne’s magnetic curtain rod is a fantastic choice for any living room. This sleek curtain rod is made from steel, and it attaches effortlessly to any type of iron surface as well as some grades of stainless steel. No-drill window curtain rods are best for lightweight valances and decorative fabrics like seasonal hand towels, which add a fun, personal touch to any living room. You can also attach it to a filing cabinet, household appliance, or mirror.

AmazonBasics Tension Curtain Rod

Best Overall

This tension curtain rod from AmazonBasics is available in four sizes and five finishes, so you’ll be able to find the perfect length and color for your space. Unlike traditional curtain rods, which require drilling holes in your walls to support the brackets, no-drill tension curtain rods use consistent tension to maintain a tight fit. This ensures your curtains won’t slip, and because no drilling, screws, or wall anchors are involved, installing a tension shower curtain won’t damage your walls.

HabiLife Shower Curtain Rods

Best for Shower Curtains

You want something rust proof to use in the shower, so stainless steel is one of the best metals for a no-drill curtain rod for your tub. HabiLife’s shower curtain rods are available in four sizes and four finishes, and each rod can bear 22 pounds. Made from coated stainless steel, HabiLife’s shower curtain rods are easily adjustable. Simply twist the shower rod, place it where you want it, and constant tension will hold it in place — all without drilling a single hole or using a single screw.

Tension curtain rods are a great choice if you can’t — or don’t want to — drill any holes in your walls. You can find a tension curtain rod in a wide variety of colors and sizes. Whether you’re decorating your living room, home office, or bathroom, we’re sure you’ll be able to find the best one for your space.