Window valances


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Window valances are well-known for the decorative value that is added to a window or door. They enhance and complete the whole look of a drapery or curtain set up.

Discover window valances that include:
Rod pocket valance, Ascot valances, Bell valances, Blouson valance, balloon valance, Festoon window valances, Swag valances, box pleats, balloon pleats, roman pleats, wooden valances, shelf valances, beaded window valances

Everything you need to cover a large array of window architectures.Out of all the window valances, you can decide on the one you want to go for depending upon the type of window that needs working on.

Pat Wells,
Home Improvements

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Window valances

  1. 1. Window Valances<br />Window Valances by Pat Wells<br />Window Valances<br />Window valances are well-known for the decorative value that is added to a window or door. They enhance and complete the whole look of a drapery or curtain set up. <br />Valances are also used alone in order to add an ornate touch to the windows. These look better on large windows and doors. If you are preparing to buy window valances, make sure that you buy the ones which are well-suited to the ambiance of your house.<br />The important factors that determine the type of valances for a particular window are the type of fabric you want to buy, the size of your window, the theme and style of your home décor and the ambiance of the room. The valances should be of the perfect size and the window must be measured carefully before going further with buying the valances. <br />Ill-fitting and contrast colored valances would end up being unappealing and will tend to stand out awkwardly. If you already have a curtained window and just want to add valances to enhance the look, you must go for valances which match with the curtains.<br />Window valances are of various types. A simple example of a valance is the rod pocket valance which is a miniature of a curtain. It is stitched like a simple drape or put on the window top like a simple rectangular stretch of fabric. <br />The advantage of this type of valance is simplicity. These window valances come in various prints and include many bright themes for the kids' rooms.<br />Ascot valances are also quite attractive and are placed in the form of a triangular piece of fabric hanging down from the top of the windows. These valances are made of rich looking fabric patterns like net, lace, silk and velvet. The Bell valances have a soft U-shaped bottom and give a flared look to large windows.<br />Window Valances<br />Window Valances<br />Blouson valance or balloon valance gives a puffed or balloon-like effect. Large pieces of fabric are either sewn in a way to give such a look or is stuffed with softer material between balloon pleats. Festoon window valances are usually semi-circular in shape and are often used with the curtains of same pattern.<br /> A jabot valance has one centrally placed piece of fabric with two pieces on both the sides of the window, creating a framing effect. The cornice valances are in the form of a piece of flat, ruffled or pleated fabric mounted to a wooden support called a cornice board. <br />Swag valances are is a style of fabric that hangs in semicircular folds. The swag valances are draped over the curtain rods and pelmets in large folds, pleats and ruffles with the ends suspended on both the sides of the windows.<br />You can opt for the regular valance styles like the scarf and cornice valances. These valances are pleated in many different ways like the box pleats, balloon pleats and roman pleats. Simple wooden valances are a good choice for a formal look. In case you are looking for a clever design, then the shelf valances are the best for you. The shelf valances are not only very decorative but enable you to store things like toys and showpieces. To experiment with the valance, an ornate mirror can be placed above the window. Setting up beaded window valances are a popular way to give a flashy touch to the windows.For more on window valances or other window treatment ideas go to<br />Window Valances<br />