Interior Design / July 23, 2018 / Jaycee Bolin.
The window coverings that you choose can have a significant impact on the home design of your windows and your room. Accessories, like tie backs, can have a considerable influence on how the curtains look as well. By learning more about the different tie back choices that you can consider, you can take a window from boring to exciting.
The most common ways that tiebacks used are as a low tie, high tie, middle tie, angled double tie, center tie, and a crisscrossed tie. These are the most common options that designers use in home design to give the curtains a right look and feel for the room. A high relationship is when the curtains are pulled back just above the centerline of the window area. A middle tie is when the window coverings are pulled back right at approximately the middle. An angled binary relation uses two different tie backs to create a billowing effect. The first tie back is located in the high position and partially pulls back the curtains, while the second tie again is found in the low tie position and the window coverings are pulled back almost to the window casing. A center tie is when the window coverings are drawn together in the window’s vertical center at about 2/3 of the curtain’s length. The outer curtain may pull to one side, and the inner panel pulled to the other side.
Window coverings come in as many different styles and designs as people. With all of these different choices, however, they can still be separated into two main categories - informal or formal.
Draperies usually found in more formal styled rooms. These window coverings are most commonly hung in layers and found in formal rooms like dining rooms, living rooms, and more. One coat is usually a sheer fabric or lace that allows light into the room but gives some privacy. Drapes typically are hung over the sheers and cover the window’s trim and side casing and work to frame the sheers and add color. A third layer is sometimes used, and this one is usually a valance that frames the top of the window. This formal window covering can hang to just below the window sill, or they can attach all the way to the floor.
Other types of curtains are considered to be more information such as country curtains. They can be one or two layers and are generally unlined. Whichever window coverings that you choose, they can help to add visual appeal and interest to your windows and your room.