A valance is an
ornamental drape that is attached to a curtain or a
sheet to enhance their appearance. Valance is an extra
add on to the curtain or the sheet, which adds to
their elegance and beauty. There are different types
of valances. Given below is one of the simplest type
of valance and how to teem it up with the rest of the
décor of the room.
Pleated valance sheet combines a fitted sheet and a bed valance.
Normally it is made from sheeting fabric as this fabric eliminates
the need of seams and can be washed easily. The plated valance
sheet has two parts to it. The fitted sheet for the mattress and
the skirt the covers the sides of the beds and reach the floor.
The skirt can either be pleated throughout or can be pleated in
the corners. The color of the fabric can either compliment or
contrast the rest of the décor of the room or bedroom.
Adding a valance to the curtain top enhances its look by giving it
a layered effect. There are a number of ways in which valance can
be made. A simple way to make a valance is to add to the top of
the curtain. This style allows you to open and close the curtain.
If one single valance is attached to the top of a set of two
curtains, you will need tiebacks to hold the curtains open. This
style of valance is made with unlined fabric and can be attached
to lined or unlined curtains. Fringes or cord can be attached to
the valance to highlight it. One more way to make a valance is to
make the curtain much longer than is actually required. Then you
can turn the extra length at the top to look like a valance.
Valances can be made to match the curtain color or compliment it
or contrast it.