Find the best curtain holdback in either wood or metal. Curtain holdbacks add the ideal finishing touch to your window dressing.
There are two main types of holdbacks for curtains - both of them hold the curtains away from the window opening, but 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 10-13cm (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.
There are no standard guidelines, but the general Rule of Thirds can be successfully applied here to make holdbacks look good on windows. For full-length curtains, visually divide the length of your curtain by 3 and mark the first 1/3 from the floor. Fit the holdback near the edge of the windows, around 5-10cm away from the recess. Do not place it too high from the floor or halfway of the curtain length – it can make your windows look shorter.
Many people confuse holdbacks and tiebacks thinking they are the same. The truth is, they are different types of curtain accessories with the same purpose - holding your curtains open. However, curtain holdbacks are made either of metal or wood and are mounted to a wall. Tieback, on the other hand, is made of pieces of fabric and hangs directly from the curtain.
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