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19 pleated valance Ideabooks
Get Gorgeous Drapes with Classic Pinch Pleats
"pinch pleated drapery installed. They looked absolutely gorgeous and perfectly tailored... Pinch pleats are a very popular way to finish off the top of drapes, and with the... pinch pleat is a great addition to any traditional or elegant styled space since... pinched pleats are spaced evenly apart, and weighted at the bottom of the seams. This... floor, the pleats control the fullness allowing the drape to fall smoothly and evenly..."
13 Ways With Window Valances
"fabric valances in a variety of styles can add that extra finishing touch to windows... drapery, valances are often hung above windows to disguise curtain rods or simply give... Use a valance alone or combine it with draperies, horizontal blinds, cellular shades... a soft valance with side panels. The shape of a valance is dictated by a style and... mind that valances often interfere with the ability of window shutters to swing open..."
Window Valances for Every Style
"using valances. While draperies are money-suckers, mostly due to the amount of fabric... fabrication, valances are another story; they require less material and often even less... consider valances to be dated, the simple red upholstered valances in the style of the... aversion to valances. I find them dated and a pain for hanging window treatments. I have... was a valance girl, but I might be convinced otherwise by BPF. And thank you for..."
Find Your Window Treatment Style
Whether your look is traditional, contemporary or somewhere in between, make your window treatments match your design personality
"swags), pleating (pinch, reverse pinch, box, pencil, butterfly) and type (drapery,... shade, valance, cornice). Each of these elements has a place and time, depending... used as a valance to hide all the hanging hardware. Historically, the amount of fabric... Pinch PleatsPretty (and Money-saving) Window TreatmentsYour Windows: Dress in Layers... pinch pleat at the top), while incorporating more color and pattern than in a co..."
How to Get Your Window Treatment Right
"end and pleats and lining begin. Whether you're saving up to have a wall of windows... pinch pleat, ripple-fold, grommet top, rod-height, stack-back, break- it truly becomes... After pleating, it could be anywhere from 32" wide to 48" wide depending on how full... full the pleats are and how wide the spaces are. The workroom calculates how much to... into the pleats and spaces so that the finished panel width meets the final width specified..."
Balloon Shades Float Into Fashion
"inverting pleats in the fabric and repeating them several times over the expanse of a... inverted pleats between scoops,, but the thing that was loveliest of all, was the way... reversed pleats of this balloon shade has a more streamlined and classic appearance... balloon valance offers a spectacular example of two functions within one design. The... inverted pleats you add to your balloon shade, the fuller and more elegant it becomes..."
Woven Wood Shades Tie Rooms Together
Contrasting sharp modern edges or complementing a contemporary look, these window shades are a lovely finishing touch for any room
"over a pleated shade? Is it price? The current trend? Pleated shades come in all... features. Pleated shades look classier to me. myrns, A pleated shade... than a pleated. Truth is the pleated shade just looks a tad dated these days, blinds... fabric valance and with the fabric I selected at S&N it's over $600, which is what... finishing valance that hides the cord mechanism. If you add a liner, that is an upcharge..."
Embellishing Tricks for Cost-Effective Custom Curtains
Get curtains that look high end — even if you don't sew — with just a little trim here or a little banding there
"custom pleated drapes. The the pleats and thick lining make custom drapes strong... can buy pleat tape to sew to the top of the curtain for pleats. My house came with... is, are valances way out of style? Because I kind of like them, but I've had some friends... ruffled valances may be out of style for most, but I think the clean lines of the valance... valance shown in photo 5 will be timeless. Good luck with your project. Be sure to..."
Custom Draperies 101
"shades, valances, blinds, curtains, etc. Great post and I totally agree. Save your... Plain valances could be used, but with a husband handy with a saw, I chose to make... plywood "valance." It has a soft fiber layer, then material to match the draperies with... window valances and cornice boards. They look gorgeous and are an interesting departure... (draperies, valances, cornices, etc.) to pull the room together and make the difference..."
How Low Should Your Drapes Go?
Hover, brush the floor or pool like Scarlett O'Hara's tears — we give you the lowdown on curtain length options
"on each pleat at install doesn't work, as soon as the drapes are moved all the 1/4-1/2"... the pleat on the left is too long and the hook should have been moved to raise... about 4 pleats to the right, the length is just right. The stool hides the rest of... tails, valances, pelmets, trumpets, rosettes, etc., as well as the curtains. And we... pinch pleated, one-way draw panel (4 widths) and hung it on a traverse rod. It "stacks"..."
Pretty (and Money-Saving) Window Treatments
"those valances in that beautiful sun room blocking those transom windows need to... French-pleat drapes... Just hung them in my home office over the weekend. Love them... Roman valances. These arched valances create a beautiful scallop design The stationary... look rich pleated, hanging from knobs and draped back. These London shade valances add... Roman valance over the sink and stationary drapes in the family room. This dining..."
How to Dress Tall Windows
Get the right mix of light, shade, privacy and style for towering windows by exploring these coverage options
Swags and Jabots Hold Sway Over Window Style
Go Fashion Forward at Home With Dressmaker Details
Focus on sartorial-style fine points with your textiles to give a room tailored grace and a high-end look
"smocking, pleating, monogramming--I love them all. These are GORGEOUS examples of fine... and kick pleats on the chair slipcovers, plus pinch pleats at the tops of the draperies... with box pleats on the window valances, play up the feminine feel of this space. On... a kick pleat with a contrasting fabric. The peekaboo color makes for a delightful... This valance is capped with a fanciful scrolled trim. A ruffled skirt lends flirty..."
Rooms Reign Supreme With Roman Shades
Relaxed or tucked into lavish folds, Roman shades triumph over plain curtains for a tailored, elegant window look
"done as valances to appear as they would close if they could for less. Love the last... box-pleated valances, which are actually attached. Style tip: Since these shades are... With a ValanceThese streamlined, classic Roman shades are set under matching box-pleated... just be a valance but has the sophistication of a Roman shade. Romantic Roman ShadeTravel..."