Need ideas for tie-backs for bay window curtains.

by Lorre
Looking for ideas for curtains, to tie back, to let the sun in. Large bay window. Looked at metal
brackets on the left and right of window, but need something easy on the budget, let me know, thanks, love hometalk.
  11 answers
  • Andrea Brown Andrea Brown on Apr 16, 2014
    How about a re-purposed door knob? If you knit or crochet (like I do) a skein of yarn would be under $4 - would make two tie-backs easily.
  • Sarah Robinson Sarah Robinson on Apr 16, 2014
    Could you braid some crochet yarn together; leave a loop on each end to attach it to the brackets; let one end fall loose, so when you need to tie them back, just bring it up around the drapes & hang on the bracket.
  • Pamela Pamela on Apr 16, 2014
    Metal piping like in plumbing, is pretty inexpensive and can be picked up at your local big box. You could go with galvanized or if you don't like that look you could always pick up a can of spray paint and paint them. Hope you come up with a really good idea and that you love it!!!
  • Jeanne Focht Jeanne Focht on Apr 17, 2014
    Nothing's cheaper than some ties made from coordinating or contrasting fabric. Even something with texture, like strips of burlap or muslin or wide textured ribbon.
  • Kelly B Kelly B on Apr 17, 2014
    O my gosh, you have given me a great idea.. My mother many many years ago was in interior designer, I have FRENCH TRAGAL CURTAINS and many diff. old style curtain [brackets ]to tie back to [ ROSES, GOLD??, and other styles ] I am sure there is also the fabric to use for tying the curatins back, if not I will use the diff ideas posted here to see what goes well with the curatins. [ there are 62 windows / all brand new energy ef- ficient ] WE ARE BUYING AN OLD, Victorian style home within 3 weeks . I WILL BE REPURPOSING all of her older style curtains and design items before I have to use MY updated styles. WE also will be going to flea markets, so I can search out older items there also.
  • Amy Ogden-Paparone Amy Ogden-Paparone on Apr 17, 2014
    You can use spoons from the dollar store, either tea or table. First bend them and hold them to your window to see that they'll hold the curtains back and which way you want to secure them. I like the "spoon" part to be attached to the wall, with the handle the part that holds the curtain back. Second drill a hole thru the part of the spoon that will be fixed to the wall. Spray paint any color you like. You can also decorate them any way you like, glue on gems, wrap them in thin rope, just Let your imagination run wild. :)
  • Cheryl @ Artzzle Cheryl @ Artzzle on Apr 17, 2014
    Is this in a formal room or informal?
  • Lynne Reynolds Lynne Reynolds on Apr 17, 2014
    to add some bling think about buyng 2 identical necklaces or beading your own in the colors you desire. Add a "J" clasp set on the ends to unhook to close draperies.
  • Lorre Lorre on Apr 17, 2014
    what is a J clasp set? i like the beading necklaces idea
  • Lorre Lorre on Apr 17, 2014
    thanks for all the ideas, this is my parlor, country, vintage style
  • Roger S Roger S on Apr 22, 2014
    Have you given thought to using the decorative chain like they sell at Lowes or Home Depot? This is inexpensive and can be attached tothe window frame with large cup hooks and the chain can be cut to reach around the curtains when you want to hold them open and will hang flat when not in use. This chain comes in many different styles and colors.