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How to Install Curtain Holdbacks
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How to Install Curtain Holdbacks

how to install curtain holdbacks
When it comes to learning how to installcurtain holdback , there are quite a few things that need to be considered prior to the purchase of the product itself. These fun and versatile curtain accents come in a wide array of different styles in which installation can very greatly. However, there are some general guidelines that apply to most curtain holdback styles that can worked into your installation process.

There are 5 very straight forward steps to follow in properly installing your hold backs; ensure you are familiar and comfortable with these steps before you purchase your product. This is important because it pertains to your overall safety, as well as keeping mistakes at a minimal.

How to Install Curtain Holdbacks

• 1.) Determine the size of the windows in which your curtains are covering. Larger curtains will require larger hold backs solely due to the fact that while in fact some smaller curtain hold backs might look better in conjunction to the style of your curtains, the hold back will not function properly in being able to hold all of the material. Vice verse, smaller hold backs for smaller curtains are important because of the functionality once again, and the look they portray in terms of their ratio in size; a large curtain hold back for a small curtain is extremely overpowering to the curtain itself and can drastically decrease the design elements that contribute to the theme of the entire space.


• 2.) Upon finding the proper hold back, use a measuring tape and measure the distance from the top of the curtain to each end of the curtains. Deduct about 1/3 to 1/2 of this distance to determine how high the hold backs should be mounted. Place a mark on the wall with a pencil to mark this range as a reference.

• 3.) Test the placement of where you want your hold back by holding it up to the marks you have made on the wall within a short range of the mark to determine how it might look at different elevations. It is generally recommended to have a second person assisting you, so that they can hold the curtain hold back in place so you can step back and determine as to whether or not a specific elevation looks better than the other. Once you have found an elevation that satisfies you that is within the original mark you made, mark the spot with a darker point as a final elevation reference point.

• 4.) Use an electronic stud finder in order to locate the studs within the wall so that you can securely mount the hold back hardware into it. Make an additional light mark on the wall at a safe distance from the window itself, this is generally 1 or two inches from the corner plaster. Now, hold the hold back in place over the mark and proceed to drill it in.
(Note: Some plastering near windows contains a metal edging. If your particular window has this edging; drill a pilot hole all the way to the wood stud with a drill bit that has a thin diameter. After the hole has been drilled, use a screw driver to attach the hold back to the stud instead of drilling it in.)

5. Repeat this procedure for each hold back.