I’ll have to admit that when my wife was expecting and we were signing up for a baby gift registry, I didn’t even know what a valance was. Of course, there were many things I didn’t know, but I remember asking, “what is a window valance and why do we need one?”
Like a crib skirt, the primary purpose of a valance is to hide unsightly hardware. But valances can also bring together a theme and put the finishing touches on a nursery. Valances can be used with or without curtains, but they are typically paired with curtains for a more formal appearance.
Valances are also considered window treatments and come several styles. At babybedding.com, we offer two of the most time-honored and versatile styles: balloon valances and tab top valances.
The balloon valance (also known as rod pocket valance) typically envelopes the curtain rod and gathers, or ballons, along the width of the window.
A tab top valance hangs on the curtain rod via a series of loops and leaves parts of the curtain rod exposed.
Whether you are looking to add a splash of color to your nursery or want to add the finishing touch to a coordinating design, window valances are a great way to bring together your nursery.