About This Window Treatment
Introducing another unique custom window treatment – the Vermont valance has a surprisingly simple design that can transform any room. Install under or over draperies. Of course, the Vermont valance looks beautiful by itself as well, without any draperies or fabric shades.
Frequently Asked Questions
What widths are available for this valance?
At the moment, we offer this custom pattern in only a 42-inch or 45-inch width.
What kind of curtain rod or hardware do I need for this valance?
You’ll need a standard drapery pole with some decorative finials on each side. The rod simply slides through the 3-inch rod pocket of the valance. We recommend a drapery pole with a 1 3/8 to 1 5/8-inch diameter.
If you want the valance to wrap around the curtain rod, select a continental rod or curtain rod with a 2-inch return on each side. Don’t forget to account for this in your measurements.
How long does my valance need to be?
Most windows will do well with the 19-inch or 21-inch length. The 25-inch length is only intended if the valance is install higher up than usual. For example, if you have transom windows or a tall window that reaches beyond a regular eight-foot wall, then this would apply.
Also be mindful that trim adds to the length of the valance.
NOTE: This valance may be installed onto an adjacent block of windows on the same wall. If this is the case, we recommend that you choose the same length to stay consistent, no matter what the individual widths of the windows are.
How do I buy this valance?
Simply make your selections above and verify pricing. Then click to add to cart. Proceed to checkout like you would with any other online purchase.
Can you tell me about your production and shipping process?
Most average custom orders are shipped in about 3 weeks. Larger orders may require 3 to 5 weeks.
We get busier right before the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays due to higher demand. Please plan accordingly.
And yes, we understand this is an important purchase for most of our customers. We take ample measures to update our customers via email at least three to four times during the process.
Where’s my custom order produced?
All our custom valances are made in our Atlanta workroom. We don’t outsource our work.
What if I don’t want to add any trim?
Trim is optional, so you can simply skip it. And if you’ve added it by mistake or changed your mind, you can always delete it in the shopping cart.
I may want trim. Should I add it?
The valance has many unique features that will make it stand out. For one, you may select a unique fabric design that we can center on the valance pattern for you. Secondly, the bottom hem of the valance is a custom design that’s unusual as well. However, from our experience, we’ve found that customers who added beaded trim or a center tassel to their Terri valances saw an exponential upgrade to this style of window treatment.
Can I gather this valance?
This valance has a flat and clean pattern. It is not intended to be gathered.
Should I choose interlining?
For this style, most of our customers don’t choose interlining. It’s made of four layers of fabric overall – a main fabric, an accent fabric, and two layers of lining. We only recommend interlining if the accent fabric is a busy pattern that may overwhelm the main fabric.
Can I install this valance on a continental rod?
You may, but make sure you keep the projection minimal, no more than 2 inches on either side.
Can I layer this valance over a Roman shade?
Absolutely. Just make sure you follow the measuring instructions below. You don’t want a valance to be too wide when it’s layered over another inside-mounted window treatment like a Roman shade.
We also recommend installing the valance as high as possible to add height and expose more of your Roman shade.
Can I send you my own fabric if I don’t see one that I like, or need to match the valance to the rest of my room?
Yes, you can. You don’t need to wait around for us to give you a custom quote. If you wish to send in your own materials and pay for interlining and labor only, simply select “Customer’s Own Fabric” under fabrics and continue making your other custom selections. Once you complete the last step of the custom design above, you will immediately see the price displayed at the bottom. However, we ask that you please contact us first before actually sending in the fabric. We must pre-approve your selections first, so we may require a fabric swatch or online link to the fabric that you plan to use. Click here to read more about this process or to get started.
Suggested Measuring Instructions
Measure your window width at the widest part. If your window is framed in wooden or any other molding, make sure to include it in your measurement as well. Add 2 to 3 1/2 total inches to this measurement. If your curtain rod will have a projection, don’t forget to add it to your measurement on both sides.
The valance is available in patterns that make it either 42 or 45 inches wide.
Special Instructions for Bay, Bow and Corner Windows
This valance is meant to be installed as an outside mount on bay, bow, or corner windows. Make sure that there is enough space between each window section. We recommend at least 5 inches of space between each window section for bay and bow windows and at least 7 inches of space between corner windows (if no draperies are installed underneath valance). You may need to join adjacent decorative poles with a hinged elbow or any other drapery corner connector to save space.
In case you’re wondering, here’s how that would look:
Drapery Rod Corner Connector, available at Ballard Designs.
Special Instructions for Arched and Palladium Windows
Follow standard measuring instructions above. Valance is installed at the base of the arch.
Special Instructions for Patio Doors
The scalloped valance is not intended for patio doors or French doors.
Special Instructions for Sliding Glass Doors
Because of its limitations in width, this style of window treatment is not intended for wide sliding glass doors.