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What is a Window Valance and When you Need One

September 17, 2021

Widow Valance for Roller Blinds

When you are in the process to buy new roller shades and blinds, you wonder whether or not a valance is necessary.

Valances are an important part of window treatments. They provide a decorative element that can tie together the look and feel of your entire room. If this sounds like something you need, then we recommend reading on about when roller shades will require one!

Valances are used to add a touch of style and personality in any room. They come in different style and color, and if you would like to know more about this window treatments complement, you are in the right place.

Why Do You Need a Window Valance?

So why do you need one? Aside from the aesthetic value, roller blind valances serve primarily to conceal the space between the top of the window frame and where the roller blind begins, hiding the window treatment hardware, and providing continuity to the wall. 

In case you are trying to completely darken the room with blackout shades, the window valance will be very useful to cover up the light filtering from the gap between the window frame and the roller blind. This, together with the side channel, useful for blocking the light from the side of the blackout shades, will guarantee you complete light blocking.

Blackout shades with valance and fascia

Valances can be used to create a border around the tops of any roller shade or blinds. They also provide an extra layer that helps insulate your room against temperature changes and prevent drafts from coming in through open windows.

Don't forget about all the design possibilities when you add a valance with your window treatment! We'd be delighted to assist you in deciding which type of valances would look best in your space.

Types of Window Valance for Roller Blinds

In their simplicity, the window valances for roller blinds can create a unique style in your home, as well as match the colors of the walls and decorative elements. Here at ShadeMonster, we are always attentive to new trends in terms of color combinations, but we are also very fond of classic lines with simple and clean colors.

Here are some different styles of window valances that can look great in any home.

Cassette Valance

The cassette valance is a great choice for those looking to add some class and flair into their room. These pieces come in many different colors, shapes, and sizes but they all have one thing common - the ability blend with existing style or create new ones!

The curved shape makes them ideal when matching up against other metal hardware on windows while also giving off that sleek "modern" vibe without taking too much attention away from your home decorating efforts.

example of gray cassette valance

Squared Cassette Valance

The squared cassette valance is similar to the original, but gives a more modern style. Squared Cassette valances are usually flat, and they don't jut out like their contour counterparts. In fact, the look is streamlined for a finished result that sits flush with your window frame! Play with colors for a unique effect.

Fascia Valance

The fascia valance has a more traditional look, and is designed to attach on either side of your roller shade. These go great with any type of window covering, and they're perfect for achieving a look that's more formal or "classic-inspired."

We hope this article helped you get one step closer to understanding what valances are all about. Why not drop by ShadeMonster online store today! We'll help you pick out the best roller blinds. Have any window covering needs that aren’t covered on the website? ShadeMonster customer service team is always happy to help with unusual requests. We will be more than glad to solve them for you!

Why Trust ShadeMonster With Your Window Treatment?

ShadeMonster boats 25 years of experience creating custom window treatments. Our products come directly from our local factory guaranteeing high quality customizable materials, competitive pricing, and quick turn around. Contact us today for your free estimate, and have your new shades in less than 7 business days! 

Still Need Help Deciding On Your Window Treatment?

ShadeMonster’s team of experts are happy to assist. Call now for free consultation: (866) 206-8056




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