These photos range from very easy to make (which you could sew & hang as a weekend project) to more complicated.
If budget is key, notice that some valances are stapled to a 1 x 4 board, so you don't have to purchase a rod.
|Window Valance with tab top|
This Greensboro, NC window looked much larger
once we hung this custom valance in the bedroom
|This Window Valance is simple to make |
Notice how much it adds to this kitchen
|Window Valance with two pleats |
Stapled onto a 1 x 4 board
This valance is even great for living rooms
|The best looking valances often have contrast fabrics |
This valance is great for kitchen windows
|Window valance with contrast straps |
This structured style valance is clean and simple
|This mock roman valance is a popular style|
voted #1 as the best window valance which is
great for kitchens, baths, & bedrooms
What are the advantages of a valance?
- The best looking window valances can add a "finished look" to your windows. If you don't believe they're necessary, check out the BEFORE & AFTER windows on our web site at http://www.transformingrooms.com
- Valances create the illusion of height, so the ceilings feel taller and the room feels larger.
- A window valance is a great way to add color and texture, not to mention better sound absorbtion!
- Valances require very little fabric, but they have maximum impact.
- A valance can make a window feel larger, which makes windows look more expensive.