Product-Specific Frequently Asked Questions Which length should I choose?
It is best to keep the length in proportion to the width. If you choose a small valance about 36 inches wide, a 19 - to 21-inch length is best. As the valance gets wider, it should also be longer. However, there is an exception to this. If you choose multiple valances for a series of windows such as a bay or bow window
, it is best to keep them the same length, regardless of the width chosen. Also, taller windows may be best with a longer valance, whereas inside-mounted valances should be shorter than outside-mounted valances. What kind of curtain rod do I need for this valance?
It depends on whether you choose a valance with or without a return
. Valances without a return
will work with a decorative pole up to 1 5/8 inches in diameter. Valances with a return
require a 2 1/2-inch wide continental rod
. Do I need to order a valance with or without a return?
If you plan on using a decorative pole with finials, you will need a valance without a return
. Likewise, if you will use draperies over the valance, there may not be room for a valance with a return
. For projection
rods, you will need to add a return
for the valance width. Pay attention to this as some of our products ask you for the width INCLUDING the returns and others ask you for the width EXCLUDING the returns.
If you will use custom draperies underneath each valance, a valance with a return
of 5 inches or more is necessary. What kinds of trims do you suggest? I'm afraid that I will pick the wrong kind.
Each product has already been configured to allow you to choose only trims that will work with it. Short trims are not offered on valances with deep, voluminous folds and similarly, big and bulky trims aren't an option when it comes to scalloped products with sharp edges and curves that need to be sewn with utmost attention to detail. Feel free to choose any trim that the product allows in its drop-down list. And remember, colors don't have to match exactly, but they need to go together. The fabric that I'd like is not an option for this product.
More than likely, the fabric repeat
or the way that the prints are centered on the fabric may compromise the shape or look of this valance. We have taken those fabrics off the list so that you get a product with perfectly centered prints.