Accessorize Your Windows With Curtain Tie Backs

Curtain TiebacksLike fabulous accessories to a great outfit, window curtain tie backs are the must-have finishing touches for window treatments. Many homeowners prefer their curtain panels to remain held back while others choose to close them at night or when the sunlight is too bright for television watching. Either way, curtain tie backs are quite popular and are sold in most home accessory stores and department stores. Also, the great thing about curtain tie backs is they don’t always have to be store bought. Of course, if arts and crafts aren’t your thing, there are countless varieties of curtain hold backs that can be purchased pre-made.

For those budget wise decorators or for the artistically talented types, here are a few do-it-yourself ideas for clever curtain tie backs that will cost little to no money but make a dramatic difference in your room’s décor:

The Grapevine – Screw a small hook into the wall on both sides of the window at the desired height. Leave the opening of the hook facing away from the window. Using a small grapevine wreath that you’ve decorated with leaves or floral or even small plastic fruits (for a kitchen window) slip the curtain panel through and pull back the grapevine wreath and slide it onto the hook.  Repeat for the other panel tie back.

Silk Floral Curtain Tie Backs – Screw a small hook on either side of the window at the desired height. Using twisted or braided sprigs of silk flowers and greenery, wrap the braided flower stems around the curtain panel and twist the ends together. Slip the braided sprigs over the hook. Do this for the other panel as well.

Metallic Curtain Tie Backs – Purchase lengths of lightweight chain and wrap it around each panel. Slip the two ends of each chain length around one of the two small hooks that have been screwed into the wall on each side of the window.  Repeat for other panel.

Other curtain tie back ideas include beaded fringe, sequin or other types of trim, belts, costume jewelry necklaces and even old neckties.

For the homeowner that prefers to buy curtain tie backs, they’re available in so many different materials, styles and finishes from chrome to tassels to glass and are created in every fashion to fit in with any existing décor. For the very best selection in curtain tie backs begin by searching the internet. Online retailers from big box stores to window treatment specialty shops have a vast amount of options from which to choose.

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