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Where should holdbacks be placed?

Where should holdbacks be placed?

Curtain hold backs can be positioned however you like – as with all aspects of interior design it is subjective. However, a general rule of thumb with both tie backs and hold backs is to position the hold back a third of the way up from the bottom of the curtain.

How high should holdbacks be?

Set the height of your holdback or tieback. Hang each tieback hook a third of the way up from the bottom of the curtain. Buffer three inches from the edge of the window. For example, if your curtain is 84 inches long, you would place the tieback about 28 inches from the bottom.

What can I use for a tieback?

Install two 3⁄4 inch (19 mm) cup hooks to hold your curtain tiebacks.

  • Simple hooks usually cost around $0.50 and can be purchased at any hardware store.
  • For heavy tiebacks or tassels with 2 loops, you may need a larger hook.
  • The hook should be hidden by the curtain.

How wide should tiebacks be?

Most tie backs are 1 to 4 inches wide, but the lengths of the tie backs depend of the amount of curtain being pulled to the side.

How do you use tassel tiebacks?

Gather the curtain loosely and wrap the loop-end of the tieback around it one way and the tassel-end around it the other way. Slip the tieback loop over the tassel, arranging it to rest just at the top of the tassel. Adjust the curtain and the tassel and do the same for the other curtain.

How far from the floor should curtain tiebacks be?

Hang each tieback a third of the way up from the bottom of the curtain. If, for example, the drape is 100 inches long, you would place the tieback 33 inches from the bottom.

Do curtains need tie backs?

Without tiebacks, curtains can look plain and unfinished. Curtain tiebacks add a decorative touch and are made with a variety of materials. Tiebacks can dress a curtain up or down and can match or contrast with the curtain’s color.

What is a tassel on a curtain called?

A tassel tie-back may consist of a single or paired set of tassels connected to a rope or braid with either one or two loops. These loops are secured around the curtain in the same way as the other soft furnishing tie-backs, or the loops may be tied to each other in a loose knot.