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Top Treatments and Valances

Top treatments for windows are as popular as ever and are ideal if you prefer a more simplified window treatment look. Sometimes a room beckons for a soft touch of fabric. A top treatment, often referred to as a valance or mock Roman shade, may be the perfect solution. Sometimes combining a simple design with a beautiful fabric and interesting embellishment or accent can become a flawless backdrop or focal point in a room!

Top Treatment and Cornices Dress Up Your Windows

Top treatments can also include cornices and can be made as a window cornice or a door cornice. They can be made in many shapes and styles to refresh any room setting or décor. Like custom top treatments, custom wood cornices can be a nice complement to wood blinds, faux wood blinds, or half height shutters, also known a café style shutters. Cornices in wood or in fabric, can help decorate a windows basic window shade or blind and can further customize an overall window treatment design.

Valances are almost always covered in fabric. A valance top treatment can decorate a window without shades or blinds. Stand-alone valances can make a stunning design statement with a unique fabric pattern and color. Valances can have multiple fabric layers and liners to create volume. Balloon valances or swags have flowing poufs that add dimension, cascading down the window for a more elegant look. For a sleeker look, however, a simple fabric tape or beaded trim along an edge or inset along an edge, can be added.

Linda’s Decors can help you choose the perfect top treatment for your space. There are many types of valances to improve your overall room setting:

  • Pleated or tufted valance
  • London window valance
  • Shirred valances with beads
  • Relaxed romans
  • Straight valance with tape
  • Inverted box pleated
  • Mock roman valance
  • Hobbled or waterfall valance
  • Cornice with nail heads

Accessorize Top Treatments with Bands and Borders

A mock Roman shade can act as a stand-alone valance as well. Using colorful coordinating banding or tape trim in a distinct solid fabric pattern or color can provide a unique look. The banding color can also contrast the valance color or play off other decorative elements in a room. Banding at the bottom of a valance or shade can include decorative trim with beads, shells, metal or wood elements, tassels or fringe!

No matter how you choose to cover your windows, Linda’s Decors will help you choose a top treatment solution you will love.

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