What can I use to hold curtains back? For formal rooms, use tiebacks made with braided silk or velvet rope. For more casual spaces, use tiebacks made with jute twine or ribbon.

How do you tie curtains without putting holes in the wall? 

Here are five ways to hang curtains without damaging walls or window frames:
  1. Try Magnetic Rods on Metal Doors.
  2. Use Kwik-Hang Curtain Rod Brackets.
  3. Use 3M Command Hooks.
  4. Use Tension Rods.
  5. Get Creative With Coat Hooks.

How do I tie back my curtains? 

Can you tie back grommet curtains? Curtain tie backs attach to the backside of curtains at their top corners with metal grommets. Tie backs are a great way to keep curtains from blowing around when open, and to provide an easy way for tying back the curtains when they need to be closed.


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What can I use to hold curtains back? – Additional Questions

Do people tie back curtains?

Modern curtain holdbacks are gorgeous and practical for drawing back curtains and letting sunshine through windows. The two main types of holdbacks are ombre and embrace style, and both require installation. If you are looking to avoid installation, then you can always opt for rope, bead, or magnetic tiebacks.

Should curtains be tied back?

How should curtain hold backs look? Curtain hold backs can be positioned however you like – as with all aspects of interior design it is subjective. However, a general rule of thumb with both tie backs and hold backs is to position the hold back a third of the way up from the bottom of the curtain.

How do you keep grommet panels together?

How do you hang grommet curtains without a rod?

Five Creative Ways to Hang Curtains Without Rods
  1. Upholstery tacks.
  2. Tension cables.
  3. Hook-eye screws and drapery pins.
  4. Staples and furring strips.
  5. Cabinet knobs.

How do I make grommet curtains into back tab?

What is the proper way to hang grommet curtains?

Are curtains with grommets in style?

Young clients often love the grommet style because it’s much more updated looking than a standard pinch pleat. They’re “not your grandma’s” curtains, although I’ve put grommet headers in the homes of many a grandma too! The big window above didn’t need to be covered, but the beautiful view did need to be framed.

How do you make grommet curtains look expensive?

What kind of rod do you use for grommet curtains?

Sizing. A grommet that is 1/4 inch larger than the rod diameter slides smoothly along the rod. For example, a common 1 5/8-inch grommet glides over a 1 3/8-inch diameter rod.

Can you use grommet curtains on a regular curtain rod?

Grommet curtains slide easily on and off tension rods but make sure that the curtains and grommets are not too heavy. Always measure the diameter of the grommets and curtain rods first to ensure that they are compatible.

Can you hang grommet curtains with rings?

Step Two: Attach curtain clip rings.

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Second, attach curtain clip rings to your grommet panels. Clip rings usually come in packs of 8, and you’ll need 8 clip rings per grommet panel. To achieve the fullness in the room photo above, I used six grommet panels – three on each side of my window.

What is the standard size grommet for curtains?

Curtain Grommet & Eyelet Size Chart
Product Code A B
#12 (Short Neck 40mm) 40mm 62 mm
#7,5 (25mm) 25mm 44 mm
#8,5 (30mm) 30mm 50 mm
#GM28(28MM) 28mm 48 mm

What is the difference between an eyelet and a grommet?

A grommet is very similar. Grommets are typically used for more heavy duty materials and usually are bigger in size. Eyelets are often used to finish off the opening for a drawstring casing. A buttonhole will serve the same purpose, but an eyelet can be a professional looking detail.

How many inches off the floor should curtains be?

The proper position is ½ inch above the floor for free hanging curtains. This distance allows for mopping and cleaning while creating the illusion that the curtain touches the floor.

How much wider should grommet curtains be than the window?


The curtain width should measure 1 ½ to double the width of the window for fullness.

How wide should curtains be for a 72 inch window?

How Wide Should Curtains Be For A 72-Inch Window? Let’s say you want standard, thick curtains to cover your 72-inch window. You’ll want to look for curtains that measure between 144 and 180 inches wide.

How wide should curtains be for 36 inch window?

Example: If your window measures 36″ wide (window width x 2 = 72″), you need curtains that will give a minimum width of 72″ or 2 panels for that window. In this case 2 panels will give about 100″ to 120″ of width which will look nice and full. Always round up to the next full number.

Do eyelet curtains need to be double width?

You need close to double your window width, but you don’t need to limit yourself to one or two curtains.

How should eyelet curtains look when closed?

Should curtains be flat when closed?

You want curtains and drapes to have folds when they’re closed and not lay flat and look stretched. To achieve this, measure the width of your window and add 12” (to account for rod overhang). Your curtains or drapes should be 2 to 3 times this width.

Do you gather curtains before hanging?

Gathering. Take hold of the loose cords at the un-tied end and start to pull them. Pull the cords evenly so that the pleats will be nice and straight. It can be easier to check the evenness of the pleats by looking at the heading tape rather than the actual pleats in the curtain.

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