Valances are a form of window treatments which cover the uppermost part of the window. These can be hung alone or can be paired with window blinds or curtains and are basically used for the purpose of wall decorative effect and also in order to conceal the curtain rods, blinds or shade hardware.

You can find various styles, patterns and types of Valances matching your curtains in various stores in NYC.

The Infographic titled “Décor Your Windows With Valances” explains the various types of valances which are available in NYC. These include the following:

  • Crenellated: These types of valances feature a cutout edge at the bottom hem which is similar in appearance to the edge of the castle, usually a stiffer, flat fabric.
  • Swag: This is a type of valance having one or more sections of draped fabric that hang down between the points in a rounded fashion. These are also called as Festoon or Jabot.
  • Tailored, Flat: This is a flat, rectangular valance without gathers or ruffles.
  • Balloon: These are puffy valance which are made up of light weight fabric that is gathered or shirred in order to create a balloon effect.

For further details, refer the given Infographic.