Window Treatments

A window valance is a form of window treatment that covers the uppermost part of the window. These can be hung alone or paired with window blinds or curtains, and are a popular decorative choice in concealing drapery hardware. Types include Balloon, Swag, Ascot, and Italian.

  • A Balloon Valance provides a full appearance and is commonly made of lightweight cotton material.
  • A Swag Valance hangs across brackets and drapes over the top of a window with tails hanging down on each side. Almost any type of fabric can be used. When a lightweight or sheer fabric is used this may be known as a Scarf Valance.
  • An Ascot Valance forms triangular shapes which hang over curtains or drapes. These are often made of more elaborate materials including silk or velvet fabric with tassels or fringe.
  • An Italian Valance drapes across the top of the window with the length of the fabric forming a curve with the smallest width at the center of the window.

These are typical valance designs, but we look forward to your custom ideas as well!

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