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A Unique Design Element That’s Uniquely You

It’s easy to elevate your home décor with window valances from Budget Blinds! We offer board-mounted and pole-mounted valance options, allowing us to create an eye-catching window treatment using an assortment of fabrics. This lets us incorporate any color or material with the latest pattern trends to mix and match with draperies for the perfect look. The result is a unique window covering that is custom matched to your home decor—and an environment that is sure to encourage compliments.

Benefits of Valances for Windows with Blinds

  • Upgrade Your Room - Are a beautiful addition to any room, either by themselves or when paired with drapery or blinds.
  • Simple Elegance - Consider a custom scallop valance to impart an elegant, yet simple look with shades.
  • Colors and Fabrics - Select from a dazzling collection of colors, fabrics, and patterns for that ideal match with your existing décor.
  • Style Options - Available in the most popular design styles ranging from chic modern to classic traditional and everything in between.
  • Durability - Our valances are custom-made using only the best quality fabrics and linings to insure your treatment will last for years to come.

Customization & Options for Window Valances

  • Fabric Choice

    Select the perfect fabric for your valance to dramatically transform your room's ambiance and style. Choose from a variety of fabrics to achieve your desired aesthetic, from light options to luxurious draperies that add a touch of opulence to your decor.

  • Valance Style

    Explore a variety of valance styles to discover the perfect look and feel for your windows. From the elegant Swag to the tailored Box Pleat, our design consultants are ready to assist you in selecting the style that best suits your needs.

  • Accents

    Add trim--such as fringe, beads, or ribbon--to give the valances a unique touch that complements the room's design. These seemingly small details can enhance the valance's visual appeal and create a more polished or elaborate aesthetic.

  • Lining

    Choose a lining to add to your valance to elevate the overall look of your window treatment. These linings are crafted to enhance not only the aesthetic appeal, but also the functionality of your décor.

Design Options Abound

Crafted with a purposeful design, window valances go beyond making a statement. They camouflage crooked or uneven windows while simultaneously elevating the beauty of existing window coverings.

Window valances take one of two styles, board-mounted or rod-/pole-mounted:

  • Board-mounted valances are crafted using a fabric-wrapped board. The valance fabric is attached along the board, resulting in a structured yet soft treatment. Cornice boards are considered fine furnishing for your window.  Like good furniture, cornices start with a sound structured frame made from wood, which is then upholstered with batting and the fabric and optional trimming of our choice.
  • Pole-mounted valances come in various styles, including rod pocket, pleated, grommet, tab top, pole swags, and more.

Either style can be simple, or you can create a more elaborate style by adding trims, banding, contrasting elements and more. Design options include shirred, stylized cascades, long and short layered swags, jabots, pleated and inverted pleat panels, pelmets, tassels, ruffles, decorative edging, beaded trim and more.

Say Hello to the Inspired Drapes® Collection

The Budget Blinds Exclusive Inspired Drapes® Collection of sumptuous fabrics and gorgeous hardware will have you wondering how you’ve lived this long without window valances in every single room. Add definition and charm to your windows with our Inspired Drapes® Collection that offers a variety of valance designs and drapery that will get you excited about redecorating your home!

Valance Considerations & Alternatives

Looking to achieve a unified look?

Valances serve as the crown jewel of window decor, gracefully topping off layered window coverings and effortlessly melding with the room's aesthetic. They work exceptionally well when layered over blinds or shades, offering a cohesive and sophisticated appearance. For those seeking a softer, more nuanced approach to window dressing, incorporating sheer drapery panels beneath a valance presents an exquisite alternative. This pairing enriches the window's visual texture and depth, creating an inviting and warm atmosphere. Sheer panels allow gentle light diffusion, bringing a soft glow to the room while providing semi-privacy during the day. The light fabric of the sheer curtains contrasts beautifully with the structured form of the valance above, striking a perfect balance between formality and comfort.

Durability and ease of maintenance

Crafted from durable fabrics, valances for windows are made to stand the test of time and are easy to maintain, making them a practical addition to any room. These fabrics are carefully selected for their ability to withstand the sun's rays, preventing fading and ensuring that the valances retain their vibrant color and pattern for years. For environments that demand more robust solutions, such as kitchens, bathrooms, or high-humidity areas, alternatives to traditional fabric valances may be preferable. Composite materials offer an excellent option in these scenarios. These materials adeptly mimic the texture and appearance of fabric valances while providing added benefits in terms of durability and maintenance. Resistant to moisture, composite options can endure the rigors of daily use. However, in bathroom areas or where mold and mildew could be a concern, outdoor performance fabrics also serve as an excellent alternative.

Looking to maximize light blockage?

While Valances are primarily decorative, they can be paired with other window treatments such as blinds, shades, or curtains, which can add to the overall complexity of the original window coverings. For a more traditional and luxurious window treatment, pairing curtains or draperies with a valance can create a dramatic and elegant effect. This combination allows for maximum light control and privacy, as curtains can be closed completely. Choosing complementary fabrics and colors for the curtains and valance can tie the room's decor together, making the window a stunning focal point.

Affordability comparison

Often seen as a decorative accent, valances can be a cost-effective way to add style, color, and softness to any window. While some valance styles may cost as much as or more than decorative panels, they generally require less material, making them a cost-effective option. Valances provide a versatile option for enhancing windows at a lower material cost compared to curtains and drapes.

When considering window treatments, valances can be an economical choice, requiring less fabric and labor. In contrast, curtains and drapes, extending from the top of the window to the floor, demand more material and workmanship, often resulting in a higher price tag. However, curtains and drapes offer substantial light control, privacy, and insulation, which may justify their higher cost for some homeowners.

Frequently Asked Questions About Window Valances

Valances can be used on virtually any type of window, adding a touch of elegance and finishing to the decor. They are particularly effective in living rooms, bedrooms, and kitchens where they can complement both the style and the size of the window, whether it's a large picture window or a smaller casement window.

Yes, valances are versatile and can be paired with a variety of window treatments such as blinds, shades, or curtains. This layering not only enhances the window's visual appeal but also allows for greater control over light and privacy.

When selecting a fabric for your valance, consider the room’s décor and the amount of natural light it receives. Opt for lighter, airy fabrics for a more casual look or richer, heavier fabrics for a more formal appearance. The fabric should complement the room’s aesthetic.

Yes, valances are generally easy to install, with many designs simply sliding onto a curtain rod or being attached with brackets. The installation process varies depending on the valance style and the mounting hardware, but it's typically a straightforward task that can be accomplished with basic tools.

To maintain your window valances, they should be lightly vacuumed using an upholstery attachment.  Some fabrics may allow for spot cleaning or professional on-site cleaning, but you should always refer to the care instructions provided.

Absolutely. Custom valances can be made to fit the exact dimensions of your windows, ensuring a perfect fit and a tailored look. This option allows you to choose specific fabrics, styles, and details to match your decor, offering a personalized touch to your window treatments.

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