Layered Window Treatments
This style of window treatment is very popular as it enables two different types of window coverings to hang simultaniously at the same window. The first layer is normally either sheer curtains or a blind. The second layer is normal the main curtains that are often dressed behind holdbacks when they are not in use.
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Types of Holdbacks
There are two main types - both of them holding the curtains away from the window opening in two different ways.
This style consists of a short piece of cylindrical metal or wood and projects horizontally from the wall. The front is often finished off with a disc which is often quite decorative or may reflect the design of the curtain pole finial. The disc is normally about 4" or 5" in diameter which ensures that the curtains are held fast behind the disc to keep the curtains in place. The Ombre holdback is fitted near the edge of the window recess which allows the curtains to be folded or dressed in a swag behind the holdback, keeping the curtains well away from the window opening.
This version is also fitted near the edge of the window recess. The general design resembles a “U” shape. The curtain is neatly pleated and then placed into the Embrace Holdback which then retains the curtain and stops it from encroaching over the window opening.