GIVE YOUR CURTAINS A LITTLE EXTRA WITH A CURTAIN TIE-BACK
Stylish curtains ,in all their glory, still sometimes need a little bit extra. Curtain accessories are perfect for giving your windows a personal touch and curtain tie-backs are an elegant decorative detail.
There are many types of curtain accessories although we don’t always think of them when decorating a room. It’s a shame because items like curtain tie-backs are a great way to accessorise your curtains. Often tied to a hook on the wall, most curtain tie-backs wrap around the curtain halfway up. It gives the curtains a beautiful shape and holds them securely in place creating a beautiful frame for your window.
CURTAIN TIE-BACKS LET IN MORE LIGHT
Not all windows let in lots of light, especially north facing windows or where the light is obscured by trees or buildings, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that you don’t want to hang up curtains. Thick luxurious floor length curtains are often a little wider and hang slightly in front of the window. Even in a room with a lot of natural light, letting in as much light as possible can be very important. On a bright sunny summer’s day, it can be disappointing to not let every little ray of sunshine in. If you want curtains but you don’t want to lose light, curtain tie-backs are the perfect solution. Extra long sweeping curtains that go all the way from the ceiling to the floor are often paired with curtain tie-backs to give the curtains a more pleasing shape and prevent the fabric from blocking light or getting in the way of doors. Curtain tie-backs give your room a personal touch whilst simultaneously giving you more natural light.
As well as fulfilling many practical functions, curtain tie-backs are a fine detail that can bring a touch of elegance to a room and make your home feel comfortable and snug. Curtain tie-backs are particularly suitable for thicker curtains, such as blackout curtains or luxurious velvet curtains , but can be used for any weight of curtains you choose.
If you have window decorations that you don’t want to be covered by your curtains, curtain tie-backs can help with that too.
CURTAIN TIE-BACKS GIVE YOUR HOME A BOHEMIAN TOUCH AND A FEELING OF LUXURY
For those of you that favour a bohemian interior decor style, curtain tie-backs can really contribute to the earthy style. In many of today’s homes, the bohemian style is very popular and is occasionally blended with Scandinavian styles. Beautiful fabrics, such as soft velvets in elegant muted colours, are really conducive to a bohemian feel and curtain accessories such as curtain tie-backs can enhance this further. Bohemian style is all about creating a relaxed atmosphere with personal touches.
However, curtain tie-backs don’t have to bring a bohemian style to your room. It often depends on how they are combined with other window decorations. Curtain tie-backs can even give a room a sophisticated feel. Exclusive curtains in high-quality fabrics held open with beautiful curtain tie-backs also brings to mind a luxurious Hollywood home.
THINK ABOUT WHERE AND HOW YOU WANT TO SET UP YOUR CURTAIN TIE-BACKS
Before you put up curtain tie-backs, it can be a good idea to think through which rooms they bring the most benefit to. In rooms such as the master bedroom or a child’s room, you want to be able to draw your curtains as quickly and easily as possible. Even if it is relatively simple to lift your curtains out of the tie-back or untie it, it might seem a bit unnecessary. In these cases, it might be better to hang curtain tie-backs in a different room. In a kitchen or living room where you don’t need to draw the curtains so often and letting in light is a priority, a pair of curtain tie-backs would work perfectly.
Using curtain tie-backs and tassels is a popular alternative. Usually, they are hung around the curtain approximately halfway up. This looks very nice but you could decide to be more creative and hang them in a different way. You could hang the tassels beside the curtain, either furthest out on the curtain pole so the tassel hangs on the outside edge as a fine detail or furthest in so the tassels hang in-between the curtains. Then it becomes a different detail but equally as eye-catching.
CURTAIN TIE-BACKS AND TASSELS IN DIFFERENT COLOURS
You can choose from many different curtain tie-backs available in many different colours. It gives you the opportunity to find a pair of tie-backs or tassels in a shade that matches your curtains! It makes it easy to spice up a pair of very neutral curtains with a splash of colour by choosing a pair of tie-backs in a bright colour. Using a pop of colour in your interior design can give a dynamic feel to your home. Perhaps you regularly want to change your curtains to revitalise your room but find washing and ironing curtains to be a chore. By alternating between different stylish curtain tie-backs, you can easily renew and revitalise your room without all that hassle. It’s the small accessories and details that make the biggest differences in your home. Stylish and functional curtain tie-backs are a good example of just that.