Curtain tie backs are a great way to accessorize your curtains and drapes. They can add a lovely touch of glamor to plain curtains and in a room of simplistic design, if you pick some really decorative styles, tie backs are a fantastic way to provide an accent point of color and frivolity.
Curtains tie backs are not only brilliant for accessorizing your curtains—they can also serve a very useful purpose. If you have curtains hanging across a door or patio window, there will be a fair amount of traffic passing through on a daily basis. Curtains can easily be drawn back, but unless they are pulled back sufficiently, they will inevitably be in the way to a degree.
When curtain fabric is brushed past by people and animals, it will attract dirt and grime over a period of time and before you know it, your expensive cream damask curtains are more grey than cream. By selecting a curtain tie back to match your decorative scheme, not only can you accessorize your room in an attractive manner, you can also protect your curtains from unnecessary contact with people and pets.
There are lots of different types of tie backs for curtains available. Most are stocked by the same retailers who sell curtains, blinds, and drapes of all descriptions. All offer different properties dependent on your requirements, so it is worth giving some consideration to what kind of style would be best suited to your room.
Metal curtain tie backs are ideal for heavy drapes. You can choose from black iron, brass, steel, copper, all of which will look beautiful when matched with a metal curtain pole.
Rope tassel tie backs for curtains are always a popular choice. These are usually very economical and are available in every colour imaginable. They suit more traditional decorative schemes and look great on thick, heavy drapes. Rope tassel tie backs are often seen in period homes as this style was fairly commonly used with curtains and drapes from around the turn of the last century.
Beaded curtain tie backs are a very modern and attractive choice for lighter weight styles of curtains. Pretty beads catch the light and add a feminine touch to a room. This type of tie back would look gorgeous in the bedroom, especially for a teenage girl.
When tie backs for curtains are chosen, a great deal of consideration should be given to the weight of curtain that will be held within the tie back. Thick and heavy weight curtains will need a tie back of equal weight or the fabric will look overpowering and the tie back will struggle to do its job. Thin, light weight curtains would not suit a thick tie back for the same reasons, so be careful to select an appropriate tie back for your curtains.
To create some designer curtain tie backs, why not try making your own tie backs using decorative cord, feathers, and beads. With a little imagination, you can soon create something that is totally original.