Valance

Definition: Valance


A valance is a piece of fabric designed to conceal the hardware used in a window treatment. Most often paired with curtains but sometimes used for blinds, a valance sits at the top of a window, where the window covering begins. Valances can be pleated, draped, ballooned, or formed into a rigid box shape.

The word can also be used to describe any drapery hung along the edge of a piece of furniture, such as a table, banister, or altar.

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