Valances are a traditional form of window finishing. They come in both age-old and contemporary designs and are often one of the cheaper and more affordable ways for adding an artistic and exuberant touch to your blinds or curtains. They offer something unique in that they can be custom designed and can also go well with curtains or honeycomb shades when you want to mix two different window treatments in the same room.
Available in innumerable designs, valances can take the shape of classic ruffles and sheers. You can even go for printed designs to contrast with bold, dark walls to make your windows the center of attention in the room, or go for subtle and lighter fabrics if you want to divert attention away from them.