About This Window Treatment
This simple valance with ties allows you to design with two fabrics of choice and create a unique custom valance. Because of its ties, it can accommodate almost any drapery rod diameter. The banding at the bottom hem also creates another interesting feature. If you have a French door or sliding glass doors, this valance may be the perfect fit as it maneuvers around busy spaces.
For wide valances, patterns are matched across seams professionally. Each valance is fully lined with our premium white lining. Interlining is optional.
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s a gathered width?
Rather than give you the actual width of the valance literally, we thought it would be more useful to give you the width of the valance after it’s installed. The valance is slightly gathered. This is what we mean by gathered width.
Can I order a valance width that is not one of your selections?
We offer this valance between 44 and 196 inches wide only, which should cover most windows and doors. In case your measurement falls in between two sizes, we recommend the wider valance, if space permits. Just make sure to pair it with draperies. This will also make your window appear larger.
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. Because this is a luxurious valance, you’ll need a drapery pole to match its quality. We recommend wooden drapery poles with a 1 5/8 to 2-inch diameter.
How do I buy this valance?
Simply make your selections above and click to add to cart. Then proceed to checkout.
(In case you’re wondering, the price changes in real time each time you make a change to your custom design. The price is displayed on this page right above the purple “Add to Cart” button.)
How long does it take to ship this valance? Will I be updated?
Depending on the size of your order and whether the fabric is in stock, you could receive your valance in as early as 2 to 3 weeks. However, for most of our customers, the normal turnaround time is about 3 to 5 weeks. We rarely see a 6-week turnaround, but it does happen with some of our larger orders.
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?
Each of our orders is created in our Atlanta, GA workroom.
Can I add trim?
We don’t offer trim since the valance already offers banding as an option.
Can I gather this valance?
This valance is minimally gathered. This is accounted for in the “Gathered Width” section already.
Where’s the accent fabric on this window treatment?
For this style, the accent fabric is used for the ties and bottom banding.
Should I choose interlining?
This valance is heavy and luxurious on its own, so you may or may not wish to add interlining. Most of our empire pole swag valances do not have interlining. However, adding interlining will add to the volume and make the folds on the swags deeper.
Can I use this valance with a Roman shade or draperies?
This valance is rich and heavy on its own. From our experience, we think it’s best to not use a Roman shade with it. However, adding a single drapery or a pair of draperies under the valance is a great layering style. Just make sure that the drapery pole of the valance projects at least 5 inches away from the wall to be able to clear the draperies underneath.
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.
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. If the valance is meant to be installed alone, without any draperies, then adding 2 to 4 total inches to the measured width will be sufficient. If you plan on installing draperies underneath and space permits, keep in mind that adding 10 to 30 inches will make the window appear larger.
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. This valance is able to bend across a single drapery pole on angled windows, so feel free to select one single valance for the entire group of windows.
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
This tab top valance is available as an outside mount on patio doors. Install it higher so that the bottom of the valance stops on the top of the door trim. Make sure that the top of the door is covered by the valance while the door can still be functionally be opened without obstruction. As far as width is concerned, follow the standard measuring instructions above.
Special Instructions for Sliding Glass Doors
Follow the standard measuring instructions above combined with the instructions for patio doors.