Tie-backs: an uber-traditional approach to dressing windows. I sometimes have issues with tie-backs. They can look super stuffy and bore me to tears, especially when they don't really have anything to be tying draperies back from.
Here's a perfect example of tie-backs with two real tasks. First up, these tie-backs aid in capitalizing on the view. The pair can be pushed back in place allowing its bathing homeowner to peer out. Next, the tie-backs keep the panels safely in place just above the harmful wet surface.