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Placement of curtain holdbacks?

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smdl
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Placement of curtain holdbacks?

I have those slider windows (Levitt house). So they are wider than taller.

I got curtains for DS' room that are 63 inch long. Just more "casual" for a kids' room. And more in proportion with the windows.

I got holdbacks from PBK. With a "ball" as the end of the holdback.

How far below the window do you install the holdbacks? Is there a rule?

Especially if the window if not that tall (and placed on the upper half of the wall) and with shorter curtains.

TIA

Burshed nickel holdback with the dark blue one finials.

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Posted 8/11/10 1:49 PM
 
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Re: Placement of curtain holdbacks?

I wouldn't use them for DS's room...

I'd just push the curtains open during the day..

Posted 8/11/10 2:29 PM
 

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Re: Placement of curtain holdbacks?

Posted by bicosi

I wouldn't use them for DS's room...

I'd just push the curtains open during the day..



Why not?

Posted 8/11/10 2:39 PM
 

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Re: Placement of curtain holdbacks?

Posted by smdl

Posted by bicosi

I wouldn't use them for DS's room...

I'd just push the curtains open during the day..



Why not?



sophie, do they stick straight out like that?

if so, that is the only reason why I wouldn't get them. I wouldn't get them in MY room, but I watched Very Bad Things one too many times Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 8/11/10 3:30 PM
 

smdl
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Re: Placement of curtain holdbacks?

They are like a loop type (elongated "C" shape)

I don't know what you are watching so I don't know what you are refering to!!!!Chat Icon

They will also be a bit higher.

Posted 8/11/10 3:37 PM
 

bicosi
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Re: Placement of curtain holdbacks?

Posted by smdl

Posted by bicosi

I wouldn't use them for DS's room...

I'd just push the curtains open during the day..



Why not?



if the panels were longer, I would do it.. but being that they aren't and being that IMO most tiebacks soften the room and this is for a little boy's room, I would not use them...Chat Icon

Posted 8/11/10 3:45 PM
 

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Re: Placement of curtain holdbacks?

I got this from ehow.com

With the drapery already mounted, measure from the top of the curtain to the floor. Divide this measurement by three. For standard height windows your holdback should mount approximately one-third up from the floor.



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Posted 8/11/10 4:02 PM
 

smdl
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Re: Placement of curtain holdbacks?

Posted by bicosi

Posted by smdl

Posted by bicosi

I wouldn't use them for DS's room...

I'd just push the curtains open during the day..



Why not?



if the panels were longer, I would do it.. but being that they aren't and being that IMO most tiebacks soften the room and this is for a little boy's room, I would not use them...Chat Icon



I installed the curtains without them and just opened them up. DH thinks that its looks "better" without the "grandma" curve on the curtains held by a holdback.

That and they are $95.

So I guess no holdbacks.

I will post pics to make sure they look "OK"

Posted 8/11/10 8:35 PM
 
 

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