A girl’s bed room gets an interesting valance!

When I get the request to design a child’s bed room, I get really excited!!!!

Recently I got a call from a Naperville resident to design a valance for his 10 year old daughter, he mentioned that his daughter is into sports and very athletic, she is not much into pinks and frills, she likes her window treatment clean and simple.

He also mentioned the need for shades to keep the sunlight out, to help his daughter to sleep in on weekends and Holidays.

The valance design consisted of four separate parts connected together with lace that resembles athletic shoe. Each part had a curved edge on the bottom of the valance to add that softness and femininity.

Two shades (Room darkening, Applause shades by Hunter Douglas) was provided to keep the sun away as well as providing saving on the energy bills, which came as unexpected bonus to the dad!

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Valances: they can be a solution to many decorating dilemmas!

Here are some issues that we come across when designing window coverings for our clients, and valances has been the perfect solution:

  • Sometimes blinds were selected for a functional reason (privacy, and light control) and the hardware of those blinds are unsightly. A valance will be ideal in this case to cover up what needs to be covered.
  • When rooms are too small, and full draperies are overpowering, valances can provide the warmth, texture and color to the room just as much as a pair of drapes, without overwhelming the room.
  • If the view can not be compromised, and full draperies are obstructive, a well designed valance will give maximum exposure, without taking away the beautiful view.
  • When there is a need for natural light in rooms for a special function, such as craft or sewing rooms, sun rooms and kitchens, valences liven the windows without blocking the sunlight.
  • If the window is by an area where draperies can be easily soiled like over a sink window in the kitchen, or in a bath room by the jacuzzi, having a valance to dress those windows up is much more practical than draperies that drop down.
  • When having two windows on one wall with different sizes, designing valances to help unify the look is a smart idea.

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