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Tailored Valance Curtains, What are They?

September 23, 2021

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Tailored Valance Curtains, What are They?

When it comes to window coverings, there seem to be endless options for homeowners to express their own personal style and to meet their unique functional needs.  From blinds and shades to curtains and drapes, the possibilities are staggering.  Tailored valance curtains are a style of window treatment that meets the specific dimensions of your window.  With that in mind, tailored valance curtains aren’t necessarily customized even though they offer the appearance of a custom-fit.

There are many types of valances.  Gathered valances can be adjusted to fit various window widths, but they are not considered tailored.  Shaped valances, on the other hand, can be adjusted to fit windows of various widths but will give the appearance of a custom valance – ultimately, the valance looks tailored because of how it is installed on the window.  Tailored valance curtains essentially fit snug to a window and offer a straight and/or flat appearance.  In other words, if the valance fabric is a straight, horizontal line, it is a tailored valance curtain.  Likewise, if the valance offers a flat appearance, it is also considered tailored.  For example, ring top valances may have pleats or slight dips in the horizontal plane of the valance, but the fabric still hangs flat.

Ultimately, tailored valance curtains refer to a particular style of valance rather than the size or customizability of the valance.  Sometimes, these valances are slightly wider than a window’s width, and they are stilled described as a tailored valance.  However, if the fabric is excessively wide or needs to be bunched or gathered to fit the window, we wouldn’t describe them as tailored valance curtains.

Indeed, there is actually quite a lot of variability in tailored valance curtains.  Ring top valances, rod pocket valances, and board mounted valances are all available as tailored valance curtains.  They are available with a wide range of curtain fabrics, patterns, and colours so they make a great choice for any design motif.  These valances provide a clean and contemporary element to your home’s décor, but they also match well with decadent or traditional designs.  There really is very little limit to what you can do with tailored valance curtains.

Choosing the right window covering for the rooms in your home often comes down to personal choice.  There are a lot of options for mixing and matching window coverings – valances go well with blinds and curtains, so once again you can see that your personal preference is often the guiding factor in selecting the right window covering.  If you want more information or require assistance in choosing the right window covering for your home, your style, and your budget, it is always helpful to work with professional designers or window covering experts.