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Tips to Tie Back Curtains

How-To: Tie Back Curtains Without a Tieback

When it comes to pulling curtains back, many people opt for standard or tasseled tiebacks. For those that choose to make their own window coverings, like yours truly, the opportunities are endless. Ribbons, and industrial hooks are options but I've got another trick up my sleeve, er . . . curtain.

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Instead of having to keep tiebacks on hand or hanging in a not-so-conspicuous spot, I have double panel curtain rods in my bay window that come in quite handy. On the back rod, I have sheer lightweight curtains that allow me to pull back the leaf adorned shades without showing my neighbors the details of my life. When they aren't functioning in that capacity, they are dutiful tiebacks. With three simple motions, the maneuver allows light to flow into my house and an accent is created.

While I have four panels to work with, this look can easily be achieved with a single panel, too. The first time I wrapped my curtains up like this, my guests were in awe of how simple it was yet how fabulous it looked. Oh how I love accidental discoveries!


Check out the gallery for step-by-step instructions.

The Hanging Curtains

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Clean It Up

Full Shot of the Panels

All Panels Pulled Back
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PinkNC PinkNC 7 years
I like the look. I also use different things as tie backs as well.
nancita nancita 7 years
Such a smart idea and I love the look too, because it's so unfussy.
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