To tie back or not to tie back? That is the question.

When you should tie back your curtains...

  • to let more light into the room
  • to create that classic "R" shape in your curtains
  • to control an unruly or puffy curtain fabric
  • handy for holding a door curtain back for easy access



When you should you not tie back your curtains....

  • if you have more than 2.5 widths of fabric in your curtains. A standard rope tieback is often too tight on very wide curtains.
  • if you regularly draw your curtains closed at night they will hang better when closed if they haven't been tied back during the day.


 Tieback myths...

  • myth - tiebacks are only for traditional looks (truth - go  for a modern embrace style tieback instead of a tassel tieback)
  • myth - eyelet curtains don't suit tiebacks (truth - use a holdback as a tieback hook. The rope won't be held as tight against the curtain and so not crush the deep folds in the eyelet curtains.)

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