Curtains are among the most popular window coverings. Even windows with blinds often have curtains as well for a more finished, decorative look. You don't always want the curtains blocking light, though. You might want to keep curtains swagged to the side all the time and just use them to frame the windows, or have the option to have the curtains open or closed depending on the time of day.
There are several ways to move curtains out of the way. One of the most common is curtain tiebacks. Bugs-n-Blooms carries several styles of curtain tiebacks that work in a wide variety of rooms and with many different decorating themes.
Where To Use Tiebacks
The bright colors and cute designs of Bugs-n-Blooms curtain tiebacks are perfect for a child's room and also work throughout the home. Here are just a few ideas:
- Use tiebacks in the bathroom to swag shower curtains out of the way.
- Tie-back kitchen curtains with cheerful smiling bumblebees.
- Let light into a little girl's princess room with butterfly or flower tiebacks.
- Some ladybug and dragonfly tiebacks work well in a garden or pond theme boy's room.
- Decorate a nursery with Bugs-n-Blooms decorations and matching tiebacks.
Curtain Styles That Work
In order to use curtain tiebacks, you need curtains hung in such a way that you can swag them to the sides or tie them in the middle. Any style of curtains hanging from a standard rod, double rod, or tension rod will work. Curtain tracks, also called a traverse rod, that are designed to make curtains easy to open and close are not meant for use with tiebacks.
Any type of curtain fabric will work with tiebacks. The different fabrics will, however, influence how you hang tiebacks. With heavier fabrics, the tiebacks can either be tied to the curtains or fastened to the wall. With light-weight fabrics, you should fasten tiebacks to the wall. If you don't attach the tiebacks to the wall, they may slide down thin/sheer curtains.
If you're going to hang your tiebacks to the wall, place them about two-thirds of the way down the window on either side of the window frame. You can use small nail(s), staples, Velcro, or Command Strips to attach the tiebacks to the wall. You want to attach the bug or bloom decorating the tieback to the wall rather than using the ribbons or wire – those are for wrapping around the curtains.
For those who want to switch between having the tieback attached to the wall and hanging free, you can simply use a small hook. Attach a decorative hook, or one that's small enough for the curtain to hide, to the wall or window frame about two-thirds of the way down the window. Then, you can loop the wire or ribbons on the tie-back over this hook when you want to swag the curtains back.