Valances & Top Treatments

 Valances are fabric headings that are sometimes referred to as top treatments. Valances can be a very simple or elaborate design. The valance is usually made of fabric matching a drapery or curtain. It can be made flat, made to shirr on rod pocket, or made to hang from a board. The valance is usually classified as rod pocket or board mount. In both applications it is hung separately and in front of the drapery, curtain or blind, shade.

Valances were created originally for the purpose of hiding exposed rods with no decorative mounting and the tops of shades and blinds. However, today the valance can stand alone as a window treatment without a drapery, curtain, blind or shade. The valance can be embellished and given a sophisticated appearance with trim and banding. Valances can be both contemporary and traditional as determined by the fabric and embellishment.

The Charleston Valance over draperies is a great idea for a comfortable but elegant ambiance in a bedroom. This valance has great appeal due to the sleek and even curves of the hem line which is emphasized by the vertical lines of the bell shaped pelmuts. The valance is lined in a solid coordinated fabric to contrast the printed face fabric. This added touch for a stunning decor.

The charleston valance is shown over floor length draperies that drape the floor. The draperies can be fabricated to open and close (pinch pleats draperies) or rod pocket (stationary draperies).  

The Hathaway Box Pleated Valance is a classical styled valance with soft curves combined with deep set box pleats. It is sometimes embellished with 1/4" cording along the top in a contrasting fabric. This beautiful box pleated valance can be used over drapery panel or shades and blinds. The Hathaway valance can also stand alone as a very beautiful window treatment and will fit into almost any design theme.

The Plaza Pinch Pleated Valance is a traditional style valance that has wide appeal because it can be used in a multitude of applications. The beautiful pinched pleated valance can be used to accent draperies, shades, and blinds. It can be used as a stand along window treatment. The pinch pleated valance is quite popular and often used in a traditional and contemporary decor. This valance is constructed with the same specifications as pinch pleated drapery. It can be lined or unlined. Lined valances will always hang and show better.

The Plaza Rod Pocket Valance is a rod pocket valance that is generally considered informal. This style of valance can be used in a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, or informal living and dining rooms. The rod pocket valance is gorgeous in print fabric and is also attractive in solid fabrics with trim or tassels embellishments.

The plaza rod pocket valance looks great over draperies, shades, blinds or single window treatment


The Rod Sleeve Valance is a informal rod pocket shirred valance that is generally used in the bedroom, a recreational room, an informal living room or dining room.

This is an attractive valance with a 3" rod pocket which uses a 2 1/2" flat curtain rod. The sleeve can be fabricated in a 4" pocket to accommodate a 3 1/2" rod flat or round rod. The rod sleeve valance is an inexpensive and beautiful way to cover a rod that you do not want to display as part of your window treatment.