10 DIY Curtain Tieback Ideas That Don't Look Cheap

'Tis the season to pull back the curtains and let in the sun.

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Chic + Secure

These pretty pink drapes are straight from our interior design dreams. Get the look by making your own tiebacks out of white, braided rope and chic gold hardware.

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Grab a Glass Knob

Repurpose a glamorous glass doorknob into a sturdy, stylish DIY tieback for even your heaviest drapes. We especially love this approach for formal spaces such as a dining room or home office.

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Sweet + Simple Twine

Need a way to pull your curtains back in a pinch? Swipe some of your leftover craft twine to create an inexpensive, yet chic way to let in the sunshine.

Try Tassels

Whether you live in a bohemian bungalow or a traditional townhome, there’s always space for a set of snazzy, DIY tassel tiebacks in your life. Recreate our step-by-step directions for a casual approach, or switch out the wood beads for a metallic gold for a more formal touch.

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Mix Styles

Contrast is the name of the game when creating custom curtain tiebacks. This subtle, sleek black chain appears effortlessly cool against the vibrant salmon drapes. Get the same effect at home by using colors and textures in unexpected ways.

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Cut the Cord

DIY a set of simple-yet-stylish curtain tiebacks in no time by using soft, brown leather cord and a removable hook. The neutral leather compliments the gauzy, striped curtains and adds to the easy-breezy, bohemian design — perfect for dorm room or apartment dwellers.

Belted + Beautiful

A belt can make or break an outfit and, as it turns out, can make or break a window treatment, too. Repurpose a sleek leather belt to create custom tiebacks for the drapes in your home office or library.

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Natural Texture

Don’t overthink it. Gather your curtains with twisted, classic jute rope. Pro tip: Use this DIY tieback in a kid's room, your kitchen or throughout the entirety of your vacation home on the coast.

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Industrial Elegance

This thick, industrial chain was coated in gold for a glam touch and used to hold back airy white curtains. Copy this approach by mixing soft, floating fabrics with a sturdy, gold-plated metal chain.

Luxe Texture

Load on the luxury in your poolside cabana by using thick, flowing fabric to create custom, curtain tiebacks. Opt for a monochromatic look and use all-white textile, or recreate this sunny design and fix your curtains with a bold, bright marigold.

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