If you choose a fabric with large prints, they will be centered onto each scallop. Each valance is fully lined with quality drapery lining. Interlining is optional. The valance arrives with curtain pins in place. Drapery rings not included. Valance length, excluding trims and drapery rings, is 19 inches at the scallops and 22 inches at the jabots. This product is custom made to order in our Priority Windows USA workroom.
Product-Specific Frequently Asked Questions What kind of hardware do I need for this valance?
You will need a matching drapery pole and curtain rings. Valance arrives with drapery pins in place, so there is no need to worry about that. I want to install this valance onto my French door but I am afraid or unable to drill into it. What should I do?
If your door is made of a metallic material that can't be drilled into, try a magnetic curtain rod. There is no drilling involved at all. How do I ensure that the goblet pleats maintain their shape?
A very common and quick solution is to get a bit of tissue paper or fiberfill and stuff it inside each pleat. Will this valance work on a bay or bow window?
The beauty of this valance is that it has short jabots
that do not take up much space, which is a plus for corner, bay, or bow windows. If there is some space between each window, then you can install a goblet
pleated Smith valance onto each single window. If there is no room in between, then you can build your own custom drapery pole using pole connectors and swivel sockets and install one large valance onto the entire unit of windows. The scallops cannot span across corners, but bells
can. Make sure that there is either a bell
at each swivel joint corner. To calculate whether that is possible with your window, it is helpful to know that each jabot
or trumpet repeats
approximately every 17 to 18.5 inches. 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. Can I pair this valance up with draperies?
Yes, it's possible. You just have to make sure that your valance projects at least five inches from the window to ensure that draperies can fit underneath it. In order to clear a pair of draperies, the valance will need a matching wooden or metal bracket that extends at least five inches. Those are quite inexpensive and readily available at many retailers who sell drapery hardware.