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Definition: Valance

A valance is a piece of fabric designed to conceal the hardware used in a window treatment. Most often paired with curtains but sometimes used for blinds, a valance sits at the top of a window, where the window covering begins. Valances can be pleated, draped, ballooned, or formed into a rigid box shape.

The word can also be used to describe any drapery hung along the edge of a piece of furniture, such as a table, banister, or altar.

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chancleta chancleta 8 years
i have leavy valances!
sgdish sgdish 9 years
Fabric in general tend to "cozy" a room. It's a great way to call attention to a wonderful view by framing a window, or if the view stinks, to cover it!!
trala1 trala1 9 years
I dig window treatments, but that one looks a little seasonal. I need something thats going to make the room pop.
marley11 marley11 9 years
my mom likes to make her own curtains. and they end up looking wonderfully luxurious. depending on the fabric and cut she uses, she can make a room go from "country living" to "versailles" it's amazing what curtains can do to a room in seconds.
Rachiepop Rachiepop 9 years
I love valances, and I love the little leafy ends on the rod that's so cute!
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