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The best holdbacks for your curtains

Make any space with curtains even more inviting and visually stunning with curtain holdbacks that provide an essential finishing touch. Decorative holdbacks for curtains can add some extra flair to a room dotted with creative design elements in specific themes — from contemporary to traditional. We’ve lined up the best curtain holdbacks to help you take your windows to the next level.

Curtain holdbacks can make or break the look of new window treatments or even an entire room. These decorative accessories hold curtain or sheer panels back to allow more light into a room. But they can also make quite a design statement if paired well with the overall look and feel of your space. Holdbacks for curtains come in a variety of shapes, sizes, styles, finishes, materials, and colors. There are so many choices to fit a wide variety of room themes, it can be difficult to pick the perfect ones.

If you’re setting the stage for an expertly appointed room with notable attention to detail, you have many choices. Take a peek at some of the inspiring styles of decorative curtain holdbacks that can beautifully embellish any window, doorway, shower curtain, or room divider with curtains or sheers that need some help.

AmazonBasics Decorative Curtain Holdback

Best Overall

The AmazonBasics Decorative Curtain Holdback comes in a four-pack in three popular finishes: black, bronze, and nickel. These simple and classic holdbacks are wall mounted and present the perfect option for pulling back virtually any thickness of curtain or sheer. Because of their molded finials, these holdbacks would look great in any room in the home with a contemporary design. Weighing approximately 1.53 lbs., the individual holdback dimensions are 11.75 x 2.75 x 6.88 inches.

DCLYSI Magnetic Curtain Tiebacks

Best Magnetic Holdback

Available in 2-packs, 4-packs, and 6-packs, these charming polyester woven curtain tiebacks by DCLYSI come in a variety of colors to complement most patterned and solid-colored fabric. The strong magnets are made of anti-rust nickel plating and can hold any type of curtain — from sheers to heavy black out curtains. Even more convenient is that these tiebacks do not require installation or mounting hardware. The rope length on the ties are 16 inches long.

Bali Blinds Generic Holdbacks

Best Modern Design

This pair of high-quality curtain holdbacks come in white, featuring a whimsical knob approximately 1¼ inches in diameter. Strong enough to hold even the heaviest blackout curtains, these charming holdbacks provide just the right modern touch, from beautifully framing windows to holding back decorative shower curtains. All the appropriate mounting hardware is included.

Curtains are used in many spaces throughout the home — drapes for picture window in the living room, blackout curtains in a bedroom, privacy curtains to block off a workspace, or even decorative shower curtains. With so much consideration taken into the look and feel of your home’s curtains, their accessories are the functional and finishing touch to these important design choices. Whether you’re looking for simple and classic or would like to experiment with a variety of modern colors without the need for installation, the choices for holdbacks and tiebacks will inspire you to create a picture-perfect curtain design.

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