Window valances are great for dressing up plain curtains and blinds or even bare windows. You may have been inspired to think about decorating with these window treatments after seeing a great valance in someone’s home or in a decorating magazine but when it comes to finding the right valance for your own windows in a particular room it can be a difficult choice. The valance in that great picture is unlikely to be the right one for YOUR windows but you can still find a valance which will add style to your home.
Window Valances are draperies which cover only the top part of the window. These window treatments can be used alone to create a decorative accent at the top of the window or they may be used with window shades or curtains in any combination.
They are very popular with interior designers as they conceal the rod or track used to hang curtains which is not always the most attractive part of decorating a window and they give windows a special touch even when the other window coverings are simple curtains or blinds.
Valances come in all shapes and sizes but there are three main categories – each suiting a particular style of room:
- Balloon Valances
- Swag Valances
- Ascot Valances
For a list of fabric manufacturers we carry, please visit our fabrics page. You may also contact us for more information about a specific fabric you are considering for a window treatment.