Valances are toppers for windows that add interest, colour and a sense of luxury to any space. They can be used as stand alone window treatments to add detail to a window leaving you with an uninterrupted view outside. Or they can be used in combination with other window treatments such as drapery, shades, sheers and blinds to complete the look of your window and room.
Valances come in a plethora of styles such as: box valance, pleated box valance, swag valance, and mock roman valance to name a few. Below you will see a sampling of valance styles that we offer you. At Texeuro you will be able to select from a myriad of fabrics and trim for your custom valance, or if you have your own fabric we can also work with you to choose the most appropriate valance style for your chosen fabric.
This Victorian valance features vertical rows of shirring, where the fabric is lightly gathered. This soft valance is usually made of sheer, lace or light weight fabric. Typically considered a formal and traditional treatment however when made in a right fabric this valance can work in any décor.
Fabric is gathered so that it puffs down in balloon shapes along the length of the valance. Balloons are evenly spaced with inverted pleats which create cascades into wavy poufs along the bottom edge. This style is typically considered to be more formal.
BOX – PLEAT VALANCE
This valance consists of is a long piece of folded material, that gives you a clean, square tailored look. The pleats work best with crisp cottons or linens as opposed to lightweight or bulky fabrics. This valance can be mounted with a rod or board mounted.
FLAT BOX VALANCE
This valance provides you with a clean, tailored look that can be accented by banding, trim or a cut-out design. This type of valance accentuates the beauty of the fabric and can be used in any type of décor.
INVERTED BOX PLEAT
With the inverted box pleats the excess fabric of the pleats is folded to the inside of the valance. Valances can have continuous inverted box pleats of equal sizes and spacing, ending with one pleat at each front corner. Inverted box pleats can also be designed with the pleats at each corner and only one pleat at the centre.
This style features simple triple-pinch pleats, tacked at the top, that fall into casual swags. Some horizontal fullness must be added to create the small swags at the top.
MOCK ROMAN VALANCE
The Mock Roman Valance is non-functional and mounted on a board. It is made to simulate a Roman shade with overlapping folds of fabric that are evenly spaced apart.
This valance consists of fabric that is gathered at the sides to create rounded folds or pleats that form a u-shape. Swags can be further accessorized by adding jabots and rosettes and can be draped over a drapery rod or mounted on a board. Swag valances come in a range of styles from contemporary to formal.