Window valances provide an ornamental look to a door or window where they are used. They augment the complete look of a curtain or drapery set up. Valances can also be used alone, so that it gives an ornate feel to the door. They look more superior on large doors and windows. If one is planning to purchase window valances, ensure that they are suited to the atmosphere of the house.valances-ohio

There are many factors on which the choice of the valances depends – kind of fabric, window size, style and theme of the home, ambiance of room and even the dealer. The valances need to be of ideal size and should fit the door or window perfectly. Ill-fitted valances would look awkward, rather than providing a good appearance.

Different choices for window valances  

The window valances can be both casual and formal. Here are some common types of valances that could be easily found at drapery stores.

  • Pleated variety – Pleated valances are made up of heavier materials to make clear pleats and stylish design. Lighter materials can also be employed, but need to be toughened with stiff lining to keep its pleats intact.
  • Swag – Swag valances are accordion variety that can be either hanged down to the floor or can be short. In either manner, the width of the material is folded to make accordion pleats that swag through the window’s top. Though these valances can be made with heavier textiles also, but lighter or sheer materials work best for them.
  • Balloon valances – Balloon or blouson valances provide a balloon-like or puffed effect. They usually have a ruffle, which is gathered on curtain rod’s top with pinches of fabric to permit the valances to balloon out. Some people want to have even more balloon effect. For those, the valance could be designed by stuffing it with tissue or other papers. Several different materials could be employed, but lighter ones are an ideal choice to provide full effect.

For all kinds of needs for window valances, people can rely on an experienced and reputed dealer – Stocks Draperies in Canton, Ohio. One can buy ready-made valances and can also get their own custom valances, curtains, drapes etc. designed through them. No other dealer could surpass ‘Stocks Draperies’ in quality and price for such products. So, contact them and check the complete range of attractive window valances today!

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