Right Height For My Curtain Tie Backs

by Gloria
(Tamp, Fl)


I don't know exactly where to fit my Curtain tie backs. I have the tassel tie backs style.

Is there a right height to fit them that makes your curtains drape properly. Or do you just fit them where ever you want.

I just can't make my mind up and it is hard to see what they look like when you are holding them around the curtain yourself. You need to be standing back away from the window to see properly.

I have attached a photo of my window so you can hopefully give some help with the right place to fix my curtain tie back hooks.

Many thanks


Hi Gloria

To start with there is no absolute right place to fit your curtain tie backs. However having said that there are some general rules of thumb to guide you.

I have put a simple video just below that shows you those general rules.

Your window is not full length like the one in the video above. You have a window sill about 3ft up from the floor.

So as well as abiding with the general rule of thumb that you should have 2/3rds of your curtain above the curtain tie back and a 1/3rd below.

I would also move the tassel tie back slightly if needs be. This is so the knot on your tassel tie back ends up hanging at the same level as the window sill. This gives a balanced look to your overall window treatment.

curtain tie backs

This window treatment picture above shows some pinch pleat curtains I have hung. These are using the tassel tie backs you plan on using. See how the knot on the tie back hangs just about the level of the window sill.

It just makes the curtains drape well when draped in to the tie backs. So that's it really, I hope this gives you the confidence to go and fix yours in to place.

All the best


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