What Are Some Ideas for Window Valances?


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Window valances are ornamental pieces of fabric or wood that surmount a window frame. They are made from a wide variety of objects and can incorporate design elements not usually considered. For example, a wooden shelf can be built and hung directly over the window to house collectibles.

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Another idea is to create vintage felt pennant facsimiles and hang them on found tree branches. This helps create a camp-like, rustic feel to a room. One advantage of repurposing handkerchiefs for a window valance is that they tend to feature pretailored edges. Sew a collection of them into a short drape, folding a curtain pocket into the top.

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