Updated April 29, 2020 by Christopher Thomas

The 10 Best Curtain Tiebacks

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This wiki has been updated 5 times since it was first published in April of 2020. The terms "tiebacks" and "holdbacks" are often used interchangeably to describe items used to draw curtains away from the windows. But there is a slight difference. Tiebacks are made of soft materials that can be tied together to keep drapes open, while holdbacks separate panels with rigid materials, such as metal or wood. We evaluated both types to give you a range of options. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Melaluxe Decorative Tie

2. Haod Floral Brooch

3. Valea Home Cords

Editor's Notes

April 24, 2020:

Curtain tiebacks and holdbacks not only keep panels open to let in much-needed sunlight, but they also help elevate your decor. Tiebacks are better suited for curtains that will remain open unless you don't mind tying and untying them every morning and night. Still, pieces like Melaluxe Decorative Tie and Kinseng Tassels are a godsend for apartment dwellers who can't drill holes into walls. Just keep in mind, if you have small children around you don't want to have strings dangling around the house. Kids may be tempted to pull on them and create a potentially dangerous situation. In this case, you will need to place them high and out of reach or opt for other accessories like the Kisstaker Blossom that snaps together with a magnetic closure or the AmazonBasics Brackets that allow you to tuck the panels neatly out of the way.

Special Honors

Anthropologie Handheld Curtain Tieback Anthropologie offers an unusual mix of curated accessories, gifts, and home decor. The handheld curtain tieback is a unique piece formed in the shape of a hand that looks like someone is reaching from behind the curtain. However, the left and right pieces are sold separately, and they are quite expensive. anthropologie.com

Interior Dezine Curtain tiebacks make a wonderful addition to your window treatments. They can be placed high on the wall to give drapes a more elegant look, or arranged in the center for a more pleated effect. If you're looking for tips and tricks on how best to use them to create the appearance you desire, check out Interior Dezine's website. interiordezine.com

4. AmazonBasics Brackets

5. HoHnH Magnetic Ties

6. Kisstaker Blossom

7. Kinseng Tassels

8. Chirest Hooks

9. Chictie European Leaves

10. Home Queen Hand Braided Ties


Christopher Thomas
Last updated on April 29, 2020 by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.


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