There are many styles available in wooden window valances. They can be used on their own or with a wide range of window coverings, including blinds, curtains, and shades. They can be formal or casual, they can be rich and heavy or light and airy. With so many options, they’re a great choice for a wide range of budgets and needs. The two most popular types are pleated or scalloped. They need to be cut carefully and lined to look their best, so be sure to hire professionals to create them for you.
There are many advantages to using wooden window valances with your curtains: they add a unique style, they can be fitted to windows that are otherwise difficult to outfit, and they can help a room look cohesive and feel complete. You can also add decorative touches to them, such as beads or lace. They allow for better flow of natural light into your rooms too.
If you’re dealing with bay windows, and you want a clean-line, contemporary style, consider drawing attention to each window with its own custom fitted wooden window valance and then the shades or drapes of your choice. These will highlight the linear quality of your windows.
Remember that the goal of your wooden window valances is to complement your window treatments – not compete with them. If you’re planning to hang light, airy sheer curtains, then you’ll likely want a simple valance. Anything that’s overly complicated, or uses dark, deep woods, will take the eyes away from your window coverings – and many of your other décor elements in the room – instead of accenting them.
On the other hand, if you’re hanging deep, heavy, beautiful velvet draperies then you can choose less subtle wood valances. Perhaps you want a dark wood, or maybe you’ll choose an option that has intricate carvings in them. The sky is the limit, just be sure you’re considering other woods in your room. You may want to match them, or perhaps you want your valances to offset them. Either option is fine, just be mindful of the effect they’ll have.
Half Price Drapes has a wide range of window coverings you can choose from. Whether you’re looking for curtains or honeycomb shades – or many other options – we can help. Check out our incredible selection and never pay full price for your high quality draperies again!