A valance is a soft, fabric-top treatment. It can be used alone or in conjunction with full-length panels, shades, or hard treatments.
- A valance can frame a window or finish a full treatment.
- A valance can add or reinforce detail and shape.
- A valance can cover unsightly hardware and mechanics.
- A valance can cover pleats and headings of functional draperies or shades.
- A valance can add or reinforce horizontal design elements.
- A valance can manipulate the appearance of the height and width of the window.
- A valance can soften the appearance of hard treatments.
- A valance can unify the appearance of different types of under treatments used in the same room
- A custom valance can be easily added to store-bought or existing treatments to create a new look or seasonal variety.
- Always line or self-line a valance
- Do not topstitch the valance unless it is an integral part of its design. Topstitch the face fabric only, if possible.
- Do not topstitch trim thorugh the lining of the valance.
- Use drapery weights to control the hang of the valance.
- Increase the return of the valance if hanging additional treatments underneath.