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Soft Valance top treatments add architectural interest and make the ceiling appear higher. Correctly positioned, they can fool the eye into thinking a window is larger than it really is, hide imperfections in a wall, or conceal the headrail of an under treatment. Additionally, a properly designed valance adds functionality by blocking light around the top edge and cornice of any window treatment; draperies, blinds, solar shades, and the list goes on.

Traditionally, valances were hung from beneath a wooden cornice. They were designed to conceal window hardware, but are used today even when there is no hardware to hide. A soft and flowing treatment, valances are hung from exposed or concealed rods or mounted on a board attached to a wall with L brackets.

A valance is a horizontal decorative fabric treatment used at the top of draperies, blinds, or solar shades to screen the hardware.


15/32 OSB (oriented strand board).


Medium size welting is used when applicable.


Pattern matched and single lock stitched.

Lining (standard):

54” polyester in the color oyster; inherently flame retardant lining covers the inside and the top of the valance.


+ / - ½” in length

+ / - 1” in width

All valances are custom made and can be ordered any size to adapt to any situation.

All valance fabrics are tabled and pattern matched to ensure that every valance has only the highest level of quality.

Vertical striped patterns are sewn railroaded to ensure the integrity of the design.

All stitching is performed with lock stitching sewing machines.

Specify standard 1”, 3 ½”, or 6” returns.

Add at least 4” to rod face of under treatment to get the board face.


54” linings are available in inherently flame retardant 3 pass suede blackout material or inherently flame retardant polyester lining which covers the inside and the top of the valance. Specify if the valance is to be self lined, polyester lined, or blackout lined. Standard valance lining is polyester in the color white.


All valances are marked with a finished size and a California Title 19 Fire Marshal identification label for easy top treatment identification.

Quality Control

All valances are quality checked and placed in clear plastic bags before being placed in heavy duty corrugated boxes.