A beautifully designed window is an important element of the interior of the entire room. You can get a logical and complete curtain composition with the help of accessories. They are able to add a touch of originality and make the window look more expressive. Special holders for curtains help to decorate the curtains, as well as to adjust their position.
What are they used for?
A holder is a special device for curtains, which allows you to select the canvases in such a way that it is possible to regulate the ingress of natural light into the room. But they are often used not only for practical, but also for decorative purposes. Due to them, the curtains are held in a special way, beautifully framing the window opening.
The main function of the curtain holders is to keep them in the open position without moving the curtains completely apart. They also determine the final appearance of the curtains. With these mounts, it is easier to control the lighting in the room. There is no need to completely cover the curtains every time or, on the contrary, to move them apart. To darken the window, you can release a little more fabric, and for the opposite effect, tighten the canvases tighter.
Also, with the help of these devices, you can form folds and make a beautiful drapery. This allows you to create an individual design of curtains, as well as highlight their advantages and, if necessary, hide flaws. Holders help to change the overall composition and style of curtains. Sometimes it is enough to change the method or place of their attachment on the canvas in order to update the design and even radically change the appearance of the window opening.
Varieties of materials
The materials for making curtain holders are very diverse. Everyone will be able to choose the accessory that best fits into the interior. Most often they are of the following types:
- Wooden holders are the most traditional. They complement well the classic interior with simple curtains. To make the appearance more luxurious and elegant, they choose carved models decorated with gilding. You can also opt for tie-backs decorated with brushes.
- Plastic fixtures belong to a lower price category. They also come in a variety of shapes. But it should be borne in mind that plastic holders are suitable only for light curtains. They may not be able to withstand a heavy load.
- Metal holder is one of the most reliable. Due to its high strength, it can be used with heavy curtains. The forged element has the maximum strength. Such a device looks like a hook on which hooks made of various materials are attached. The bronze color is the most popular, as it harmoniously fits into almost any interior.
- Cloth holders are also commercially available for curtains or combined models.
Often these necessary fixtures are sold with the curtain rod and have a similar design to the tips. If purchased separately, care must be taken to match the holders with the curtains, lamp and other pieces of furniture.
Different models of holders are attached in special ways. When choosing an attachment point for stationary devices, many factors are taken into account: the height of the window sill, how the room is illuminated, the type of room.The place of the holder on the wall determines the general appearance and design of the entire curtain composition. There are the following methods of wall mounting for curtain holders:
flush with the windowsill - this method is classified as a classic one. It is more often used in the living room, bedroom or study. It is more suitable for full-wall curtains. Thus, the maximum amount of daylight enters the window opening
at the level above the windowsill you can hang wall holders if the window opening is not wide. In this way, you can create crossed compositions, Italian curtains, if the fabric drapery needs to be done next to the cornice. Also, this method is suitable in the case of drapery using long grabs made of cords or braid. They are tied at any point of the curtain to adjust the width of the window. Thus, it is good to arrange curtains in the kitchen or children's room with short canvases
fixing the holders to the wall below the sill, they are used with wide window openings in order to visually make them narrower. This technique looks advantageous on dense heavy curtains
In order to properly install the holder and get a beautiful composition, you need to try to collect the canvases in different places. This will make it easier to choose the option that looks the most elegant.
Types of structures
The most popular types of holder designs include the following:
Hook holder, which is mounted into the wall. They come in all kinds of shapes, colors and sizes. Such devices are used together with grabs. The advantages of this model are the ability to change the hooks without replacing the hook itself. If there is no need to use the hooks for some time, then it is removed, and the place of attachment of the hook and the holder itself are not visible behind the curtain
Decorative hairpins are also available. They are used to create unusual compositions with several types of fabrics. Straight-cut curtains are draped with hairpins. This device includes two parts that clamp the canvas in the right place. Thus, a beautiful drapery is obtained
Hooks should be selected according to the fabric of the curtain. The powerful hook is in harmony with velvet, brocade and jacquard. For lighter curtains, it is preferable to choose hairpins, ribbons or ribbons.
Holders for curtains can not only be purchased ready-made, but also created by yourself. You do not need to have special skills and rich experience in needlework for this. There are very simple options that everyone can implement.
Making a cord grip will not be difficult for anyone. It is enough to buy a cord of the desired color and thickness and braid a braid from it. Tassels can be attached to the ends, which can also be made using beads or cord.
To make a brush, you need thick cardboard in the shape of a rectangle. It is necessary to cut a length equal to the required length of the brush. A cord is wound on a cardboard base, and after that the skein is carefully removed. The skein is tied on one side, and an even edge is made on the other side. To get a fluffy brush, you need to wind more material. You can decorate it with beads.
You can also crochet a pick-up. A knitted item will add comfort and warmth to the interior. And tapes matched to the color of the curtains will help to make the pickup even more original.
If you do not want to carry out any installation work, a magnetic holder will be an excellent choice for draping curtains. There are many models that will fit into any interior option. Magnetic holders are available in the form of wood or gemstones. There are also options in the form of colored plastic figures and ribbon compositions.
The basic principle of these holders is that two magnetic clips are connected with a cord or thread. At the same time, the surfaces of the magnets have a special coating that does not leave any marks or damage on the canvas. The advantage of this model of pickups is the fact that they can be fixed at any point on the canvas and, if necessary, change their position without additional manipulations.
An unusual and stylish curtain holder can be made using the kanzashi technique. It is not very easy to make such an accessory, but the result pays off.
To make a holder using this technique, you need a computer disk. A ring with the diameter of the future pick-up is cut out of it. You can use a knife or a soldering iron, the latter option will be easier. To make the edges smoother and remove roughness, you need to process them with a file.
To wind the resulting ring, choose a tape of a suitable color and fix it with hot glue. You will also need a knitting needle or stick for sushi, which is also wrapped with tape. Flowers or petals using the kanzashi technique decorate the design and make it unique. Large beads or ready-made artificial flowers can also be used as decorations. To attach the received accessories, it is enough to thread the canvas into the ring and insert the knitting needle.
For those who are good at crocheting, it will be easy to create a curtain holder in the form of a soft toy. These grips are perfect for a nursery.
This crocheted cat with long legs will be a practical and cute accessory for curtains.
Place in the interior
Hangers for curtains are able to turn even the most ordinary canvas into an original composition. They are chosen depending on the type of room and the style of the interior.
In the children's room, hooks in the form of soft toys or bright colored figures will look great. Accessories in a classic style, made of wood or metal, are usually selected for the living room or bedroom. Curtains in the kitchen can be picked up with self-made holders in the form of a teapot or a mug.
You can also make a holder for roller blinds that are attached to plastic windows. A ribbon or strip of fabric is perfect for them.
With the help of the curtain holders, you can bring any design idea to life. They add flavor to the overall curtain composition and make it unique.
You can find out how to make an oreginal curtain holder with your own hands by watching the video below.