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Proper use of medallions and holdbacks

Proper use of medallions and holdbacks

 

This is a question we at Metropolis Iron hear frequently!  A drapery medallion is used to hang curtain panels vertically above the window while drapery holdbacks are used in a horizontal nature to hold a panel back from the window.

Drapery holdbacks are designed in straight and curved styles.  When selecting drapery holdbacks for your window treatment you should always keep your overall projection in mind.  Generally projection for a small drapery holdback is 3-3-1/2” while larger holdbacks see a projection around the 6”+/- area.  When considering the projection needed for your design you should keep in mind that the type of fabric used for your panels will play a large part of your final decision on the projection of a straight holdback or the depth of the curve of a curved holdback.  Light, sheer fabrics will only require a shorter projection, while thick, heavy fabrics will require a larger one.  If you have a drapery holdback project that requires a special projection contact Metropolis Iron!  We love custom orders and working with clients to create unique window treatment designs!

Small Curved Holdback

Small Curved Holdback

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