Valances, those crowning touches to window treatments, can be used in combination with draperies or by themselves to add personal style to a room. In smaller spaces where draperies might be too much fabric, or where a window is in an awkward location, a valance alone can be just the right solution. Swags and tails may be “out” right now, but there are many simple, chic and up to date valance styles to consider – you can even draw your own shape guided by the design of your windows. Click on the arrows below the photo for a slideshow of valance inspiration:
Valances are a stylish, tailored and less expensive alternative to draperies, and as you can see, creative ideas are plenty. Update your valances by getting rid of those swags, jabots, and ruffles, and choose a more tailored style. An interesting fabric with a bold design is the modern way to personalize your space.
Kerry Ann Dame is an interior designer and owner of Posh in Surfside Beach. She can be reached at (843)238-0078 and online at Poshsurfside.com.