Curtain tie backs are hooked that are placed onto the wall to hold the panels of drapes away from a window. Their placement is crucial to ensuring the right look.
Installing Tie Backs for Curtains
The installation of tie backs is a quick and easy job. The task requires a minimal amount of tools and experience, allowing nearly anyone the opportunity to try this do-it-yourself project. The most troublesome part of the installation process is determining where tie backs should be positioned.
How To Position Tie Backs for Curtains
When you look at windows that have curtains and tie backs, you will notice that the tie back hooks are completely hidden from view when the window is closed or when the panels are not tied back. This is because the hooks are positioned just inside the outer edge of each panel.
Positioning of the hooks is somewhat difficult only because it is necessary to ensure that each piece is situated in the same spot as the other on the opposite side of the wall. The safest way to make sure that you have symmetry during installation is to use a measuring tape. First, determine where you’d like the tie back to be installed. Mark the wall, then measure how high the hook is and how far it is from the edge of the window. Moving to the other side, measure up and down to find the spot where the next hook should go.
As with any project that requires measuring, you should always double-check your work to be sure that you are in line. For drapery tie backs, you can move several feet away from the window after measuring twice to see if the points on your wall look even. Once you have determined that the placements are correct, you can begin drilling and completing the installing of your hooks.
Tie backs for curtains are a neat and functional way to keep your drapes open, but if you are going to attempt installing them yourself, you need to make sure that you accurately measure their placement to create an even, attractive look.