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Frieda Ross Draperies Answers Your Questions About Valances

If you’re looking for the perfect finishing touch for your newly designed living room, you’ve come to the right place! Frieda Ross Draperies specializes in valances and all forms of window treatments for home and business owners in the Phoenix area. We know you want the perfect solution for your window covering needs, which is why we’ve prepared answers to questions we often receive about valances. Take a few moments to become a valance expert, and get in touch with us to request a free in-home consultation and estimate.

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What are Valances?

A window valance is a type of window treatment that covers the top of your window. Valances can be hung alone or combined with other window treatment options such as blinds or curtains. Valances are a great option if you want to conceal drapery hardware. They gained popularity in Victorian interior design and continue to be stylish to this day. Valances also do not go down as far as curtains or drapes. Think of them as a hat for your window.

What Are the Differences Between Draperies and Valances?

One of the main differences between draperies and valances is the length of drapes. Drapes generally extend all the way to the floor. While curtains most often drop just below the window sill, and valances only treat the top of a window. Valances can be combined with other types of window coverings to provide stylish layering looks.

What is the Price Range for Custom Valances?

The price point of your custom valances depends on many factors. To give you a general answer, most custom valances cost between $150 and $750 per every 36 inches of width. Factors to consider include fabrics, labor, installation, and supplies needed. The team at Frieda Ross Draperies would be happy to provide you with a free in-home consultation and estimate.

Are Valances My Only Option?

Valances are a great choice, but they’re far from your only option! Frieda Ross Draperies has all types of window coverings for your home or business in Phoenix, AZ. Choose from custom draperies, shutters, shades, and blinds. In addition, we also offer upholstery, headboards, bedding, and more. Visit our showroom in Phoenix, AZ to see everything we have to offer and take advantage of warehouse pricing.

What Benefits do Valances Provide?

There are many reasons you might want to have valances installed in your home or business. These window treatments are often installed over kitchen sinks as well as in other areas where floor space is limited or blocked. Valances are sometimes used to hide architectural flaws or window treatment hardware. Valances are an excellent option for windows of various heights. These window treatments keep the hot Phoenix sun out, giving you energy savings and a more comfortable room. The heavy fabric of valances can control noise and offers added privacy. There are many valance styles to choose from, each providing added beauty and design elements. Valances are more affordable than some other window coverings, and they’re easy to clean as well.

What Types of Valances are Available?

The three most common types of valances are swag valances, balloon valances, and ascot valances. Swag valances can be made from almost any kind of fabric. They’re gracefully draped over your window’s hardware and hang down over both sides of the window. Balloon valances are typically made of lightweight material and often provide a full appearance. They take their name because they easily balloon up on the sides. Ascot balances are known for their elegance and are commonly used in a formal setting. They are often made from elaborate materials and have intricate designs. Fringe and tassels are common elements of ascot valances.

How Can I Learn More About Valances?

You can read more about valances on our website. If you want to see all the styles of valances available to you, we encourage you to visit our showroom in Phoenix. You can also schedule a free in-home consultation and estimate with one of our design specialists. We’ll help you decide if valances are right for your windows, and show you all your options.