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Enhancing Your Window Treatments with Curtain Tie Backs

Updated on September 25, 2010

Curtain tie backs are an accessory that can be put to practical use when you want to let the natural light of the day in while enhancing the style of your window treatment. There are many styles that you can choose from to fit your decor perfectly.

When you need to enhance the style of your window treatment, you will have two choices. First, you can opt for a style that fits into your existing decor perfectly for a unified look. Second, you can choose a complementary style that brings specific elements of the room together, without matching any aspect of the room exactly. Your choice should be based on your personal decorating style with emphasis on creating a look that you love rather than choosing tie backs for curtains that you think match the room.

Some, such as metal curtain tie backs, are permanently fixed to the wall using screws. When you are choosing a permanent fixture, you may want to consider choosing something more neutral so that it will work well with future styles and changes in your home decor. Vintage curtain tie backs are an excellent choice that you can use for a classic, timeless look that will last for many years to come.

Depending on the style that you choose, you will need to spend a few minutes installing the hardware. Traditionally, these accessories were made of metal, such as wrought iron, for durability. More modern versions may only need a small hook screwed into the wall, however, making them slightly simpler to install, although not as decorative as the more elaborate classic pieces.

To install your curtain tie backs, you may need to have a screwdriver, drill, or hammer on hand. Make sure that you have measured carefully so that each one is placed in the same position as its partner on the opposite side of the window. You may want to measure across the window, marking the inches off carefully with a pencil in order to find the perfect position. Some smaller hooks that hold rope style hold backs are merely screwed into the gypsum wall board. The more rigid and solid holders may require expandable plastic anchors to be inserted into the gypsum to receive the mounting screws securely.

Over time, you may find that you want to try a new style that matches your ever changing decor. There are many different options to choose from, giving you new options anytime that you are ready for a change. A new window treatment can instantly change the look and feel of any room in your home, giving you a quick and affordable way to enjoy a new style. Next time you are ready for a change, consider using these accessories and new curtains to change the atmosphere.

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