Valances add a great touch to windows that you do not want to cover completely, but that you also do not want to leave bare. Bare windows can seem cold and uninviting, and adding window dressing such as a window valance will make your room much more homey and warm. There are several styles of valances from which to choose. This valance is a single rod valance requiring a 2 1//2" flat curtain rod. Although this valance is intended to be poufed, it can be left as a flat valance for a more traditional look.
Begin by determining where you want to install the hardware for the valance. You can either install the rod on the frame of the window or 1-2" on either side of the frame. If you are installing the valance over window blinds you will want to install hardware on either side of the window frame. Where you install the hardware will affect the width of the fabric, so you must decide how wide your valance will be before you purchase fabric. For complete, step-by-step instructions for this DIY project, watch this friendly and straightforward video tutorial.