By BiSM1LLah-empiritrage. Window Treatment. At Thursday, October 18th 2018, 03:29:29 AM.
In interior design, a valence is a type of window treatment that is mounted across the top of a window. Typically, these are combined with the aforementioned drapes or curtains. Valences can be gathered bunches of fabric, pleated, arched wooden structures and so forth. Like curtains or drapes, valences are extremely versatile.
Drapery and curtains are two entirely different sets of window treatments in interior design; though the terms are often used interchangeably. Drapery refers to pleated panels that hang from decorative rods or poles. This type of window treatment is moveable and can be opened during the day and closed in the evening.
Size of the window is an important factor to be considered. If the window size is small then, a rod can be installed either below the line of ceiling or just above the trim. Extra panels that are long hang from them. This gives the image of the window being tall. For a large window, tone the scale of the window down by making it look simple. For tall windows, don't use panels that are long. Break these lengthwise by adding a swag or valence different from the remaining part of the design.