Valances are amongst those special elements which help spice up the existing window treatment. Adding valances to the draperies and curtains is a great idea when you have a wider window. Though valences are commonly used for windows having smaller width, they work even better for larger windows and grand entryways.
Bay windows can look extremely well when decorated with curtains and valances. As bay windows are tall and commonly wide, they are much prominent and hence, decorating them in the best way is quite an essential task. Here are some valance ideas for bay windows which will rightly help in revamping the look of the entire space along with the bay window.
If you wish to jazz up the bay windows in a uniquely stylish way, then scarf valances are the thing to opt for. Sheer, lace or netted fabrics make ultimate valances which are also suitable for less wider bay windows.
If you have traditional decorated interiors or a modern interior decor, then ascot valances are a suitable pick. These are tailored valances which are stitched to stay fit on the rod. They extend from one end of the rod till the other end. While most valances fall down on the curtains at each end, these just rest on the rod and do not extend further.
The valances can be stitched in a number of creative ways and can be given a beautiful look with gathered plates, 'V' shaped design or a zigzag trim lines. These valances often have lovely trims and accessories like tassels, attached at the ends and hemlines.
Apart from choosing the right type of valance, opting for the right fabric is an equally essential task while implementing any of the ideas. Valances come in plain fabrics as well as printed fabrics.
You can use printed valances only if the curtains are plain. Most of the time tailored valances like the ascot, waverly, and the box valances are made using printed fabrics. These can be paired with curtains of same fabric having two sections of plain fabric attached in between, which has the same background color.
Valance style often depends upon the type of your interiors, and the type of curtains you wish to have. Many individuals prefer to have attractive and long valances for bay windows and completely skip installation of curtains.
You can opt to add colored sheers in this case if you do not wish to keep the bay window empty. Classic trims like ruffles, laces, piping make the tailored valances even more beautiful. While the options are plenty, it is time to explore them and pick the best ones for playing up the look of your bay windows.