## What size valance do I need for a 72 inch window?

As a rule of thumb, a straight valance has a drop measuring 1/6 the curtain drop. Match a 12-inch valance drop with up to a 72-inch curtain drop; a 15-inch valance with a 72- to 90-inch curtain drop; and an 18-inch valance with a 90-inch and longer curtain drop.

What is the widest valance?

It’s based on a 2.0x to 2.5x gather multiple and assumes that each valance is 50 inches wide. Of course, you could apply the math to any valance size….Multiple Gathered Valances.

Window Width Number of Valances Total Width of Valances
18″ to 23″ 1 50″ flat 20″ to 25″ gathered
38″ to 48″ 2 100″ flat 40″ to 50″ gathered

### What sizes do window valances come in?

Window Valance Size Chart & How-To Guide

For windows measuring You will need
40 inches – 48 inches 2 – 3 Valances
49 inches – 72 inches 3 – 4 Valances
73 inches – 96 inches 4 – 5 Valances
97 inches – 120 inches 5 – 6 Valances

How far down should a window valance hang?

A standard valance should have a drop of about 18 to 24 inches. You may be able to make a 16- or 17-inch drop valance work in some cases, but anything less than that may be too short.

## What size valance do I need for a 40 inch window?

Our example window is 40 inches wide, including the window frame. That means that the valance should cover a total width of about 42 to 44 inches once gathered. Using a 2- to 2-1/2 times fullness calculation, that means that the valance (when laid flat) needs to be between 84 and 106 inches wide.

How long should window valances be?

The length of the valance should be 1/4 the window height plus one inch. Using these measurements, cut a rectangle from your fabric and lining. Place the fabric and lining right sides together. Using a 1/2-inch seam, stitch the fabric and lining together, leaving an opening for turning.

### How do I choose a window valance?

Remember the adage of Goldilocks: “not too small, not too big, just right!” But don’t worry, it’s not intimidating. Just know the height of your valance should be 1/6th the overall height of your whole window treatment, whether it be drapery, cellular shades, or a bare window.

How to make unusual window valances?

Fabric. Bypass the fabric store and upcycle old clothing and household linen into window valances.

• Foam Backed. A sturdy valance board is made from foam insulation board found at a home improvement store.
• Natural Elements. Lengths of narrow dried grapevines create a valance of natural elements.
• Found Objects.
• ## How can I make valance/curtain for these windows?

you will have to get the exact measurements of your window.

• you will have to cut the fabrics.
• Sew The Sides Together And Press The Folding’s Flat.
• Sew The Top And The Bottom.
• Hang The Valance.
• What is the purpose of a window valance?

A valance is a soft window treatment made from fabric that is used at the top of a window and usually mounted on a strip of wood or a velcro rod. Valances conceal drapery hardware, blinds or architectural flaws and are commonly used in more traditional decor to add layers and soften the decor.

### Where can I buy valances?

America’s Online Curtain Superstore, Swags Galore is the best place to buy Valances. Valances are what Swags Galore is all about. We stock the largest collection of Valance and Swags on the web.