The length of the valance is determined by a number of different elements,including its height and the height of other items in the space. If you want to go with a standard size,a typical valance is about14 inches (or 36 centimeters)long from the lower edge of the rod to the bottom of the hem.
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How much space do you need for a window valance?
For most windows, a valance should cover about 2 to 6 inches of the top of the window and window frame (this is called the window overlap), with the rest of the valance covering the wall above the window. If there is not enough room to do this, then the valance should be hung immediately under the ceiling.
How long should a valance be?
If the valance is hung on rings or tabs instead of a rod pocket, add those extra features to the length, too. Don forget to add trim if your valance has any. Trim makes a big impact on the scale of a valance, and as such, its length. What Should the Drop of the Valance Be? A standard valance should have a drop of about 18 to 24 inches.
Do you hang curtains or valances first?
When layering curtains with a valance, the curtains should always be hung first. Whether you mount your curtains with a rod or track, we recommend that they do not hang more than 3-inches outside of either side of the window frame.
What is a window valance?
Her expertise covers every aspect of home decor projects, including budget makeovers and extensive renovations. A valance is the portion of a window treatment that covers the very top of the window. They can be stand-alone decorative features or can be used in conjunction with curtains or drapes.