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Drapery Holdback from Metropolis Iron

Drapery Holdback from Metropolis Iron

Drapery holdbacks come in two basic styles – curved or straight.  Curved drapery holdbacks are shaped like a hook and the curtain fabric gathers between the wall and the curve.   It’s like an arm  hugging your drapery panels away from the window.  Post style holdbacks come straight out from the wall.  It’s a stiffer application to hold the drapery panels away from the window then a curved holdback is.  Both are adorned with a drapery medallion, drapery finial or decorative element selected by the interior designer or home owner.

Curved drapery holdbacks work well for any type of curtains or drapery panel (as measured when the curtain is collected to one side) whether they are thin and sheer or thick and lined.  If you have a window treatment that you know is going to have an expanded gather due to the type or amount of material you are using then you should request a large curved holdback.  If you just have thin to medium panels that won’t have an out of the ordinary stack to them then a small curved holdback will be sufficient.   Straight holdbacks shouldn’t be used if the drapery is going to have a thick stack when pulled back from the window.  If you do want to use a straight holdback in this situation you should request a longer projection from the wall.

The curved style holdback tends to be more gentle and elegant than the straight holdback.    Both styles are suited to any interior design style.  The drapery medallion, drapery finial or decorative element you add to the end of the drapery holdback is what defines its style.

If you are unsure of the type of drapery holdback you should use or need an out of the ordinary application that you don’t see on our website feel free to contact us.

Custom Designed Drapery Holdback

Custom Designed Drapery Holdback

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