I’m the kind of person that likes to personalize a lot of her stuff; I guess you can say that I am a frustrated artist. You can also tell that I am a frustrated at designing my home because I tend to experiment or work on things around our home such as rearranging furniture, staining or repainting the walls and decorating the windows. Windows are my second favorite parts of the house aside from the kitchen (because I love to cook), and for me a home isn’t homey enough if the windows aren’t attractive or at least neat. I’m a busy single and stay-at-home working mom and I try my very best to at least change drapes or curtains in the house once in every two weeks or so, if days are particularly windy then I change them once every week because I hate dust and so does my nasal cavities. So I employ curtains a lot as well as curtain rings and metal curtain tiebacks and the likes.
One thing I keep in mind to maintain the creativity is that curtain rings don’t need to be rings at all times. Sometimes, I use different ribbons as curtain rings, sometimes I improvise, like the last time, I used copper wires and filled it with beads just because I abhor the sound of metal-to-metal friction and also because it’s quite lovely with different colored beads, that went perfectly well with my sheer ruffled powder pink curtains. And because I don’t like my curtains hanging sloppy loose, I used window tiebacks which I also improvised using two pink cords with tassels that I found, which I decorated with two antique silver plated keys, ones that I bought from a local crafts store. I had so much fun doing it and the finished output just made all my efforts so much worth it, and I got even more excited because there are so many more ideas for curtain tiebacks that I have to write down some of them so I can schedule when my next DIY project would be. Some of my ideas for DIY curtain tiebacks are scarves, neckties, old necklaces, belt chains, satin ribbons and braided cords, all of which I can decorate further with beads, key chains, different ornaments like butterflies, flowers and candies.
However, if you don’t have much time to spare but still want window treatments that will make a room more stylish and elegant then you can purchase medallion holdbacks, they can cost you a few bucks maybe $10-$20 but they are durable, reliable and elegant indeed. They are easy to use and should go well with different curtain designs. You’ll be using them a long time since they are made from metal so choose what you like best and what you think would go with your choices of drapes and curtains.