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Shop our large selection of home decor fabrics sold by the yard. All can be mixed and matched with our window treatments.
Choose your desired fabric.
5.75" horizontal, 4.25" vertical
contemporary, geometric, blue
Select the desired width, in 1/4" (0.25-inch) increments. This faux shade valance is available in widths between 18 and 120 inches only.
This valance has no vertical seams, regardless of width chosen.
PROS:► A great way to display beautiful craftsman molding around a window without covering it.► The most budget-friendly way to mimic the modern look of a custom Roman shade made with designer fabrics.► No screws and no drilling necessary.► Minimally visible curtain rod hardware and no visible side brackets or decorative finials.► Can be layered under heavy draperies or short valances.► Can provide some privacy without sacrificing natural sunlight.
CONS:► Does not draw the eye up, so it may not make a room appear larger or taller.► Requires at least 1-1/2" window depth to work.► Most fabrics look best with blackout lining if the valance is directly up against the glass panes of a sunny window.► Large fabric patterns may get cut off if the length is too short.
PROS:► Is usually long enough to be able to display large fabric patterns.► Can be hung near the ceiling to draw the eye up and make a room appear taller and larger, as well as maintain a beautiful view to the outside.► Can be paired with high-end decorative finials and modern endcaps.► Handles sunlight filtering through the lining better, so may not always need blackout lining.► More flexibility and room for error when measuring.
CONS:► Will cover some of the window molding.► May show some of the rod side brackets when viewed from the side if window doesn't have any molding, unless the side flap upgrade is added.
OPTION 1: YOUR WINDOW ISN'T TOUCHING THE CABINETS:
OPTION 2: YOUR WINDOW IS TOUCHING THE CABINETS:
No matter what kind of specialty window or group of windows you have, the same measuring instructions still apply.
As long as you’re following the measuring instructions and your window meets the requirements of each step, you can still install a faux shade valance on bay windows, bow windows, and even corner windows.
You’ll have to do an outside mount, choosing from the wide valances we offer up to 120″ wide.
Measure using the same outside mount instructions from above. Also, make sure the bottom of the valance covers the top frame of your sliding door while not obstructing household traffic.
This typically means that your curtain rod will be installed immediately under the ceiling line if your room only has 8′ tall ceilings.
Install the valance at the base of the arch. You can do outside, inside, or frame mounts, as long as your window meets the same requirements as outlined in this measuring guide.
For inside mounts, measure the glass panes, then add 1-1/2″ to 3″. For example, if the patio door glass measures 23″ wide, order a valance that is 24.5″ to 26″ wide. If your patio door is made of steel, you’ll need to purchase a good quality magnetic curtain rod.
For outside mounts, the same rules apply as with sliding glass doors. Your curtain rod needs to be installed high up near the ceiling line if you only have 8′ ceilings, and the bottom of the valance needs to fall at the door frame so that the door can freely swing open.