How do you measure a window valance?

How to Measure for a Window Valance

  1. Measure the width of the window opening from the inside left of the frame to the inside right.
  2. Multiply the installed width of a gathered valance by 1.5 to 2.5, depending on the fullness you want, for its finished width before installation.

Hereof, how long is a window valance?

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.

One may also ask, how far down should a valance hang? Another rule of thumb used by decorators is that the window valance depth should be 1/4 of the overall window height, plus 1 inch. A 60-inch tall window, then, would call for a 16-inch deep valance, while a 48-inch window calls for a valance about 13 inches deep.

In respect to this, how much fabric do I need for a window valance?

The obvious answer is that it depends, but you should expect to need somewhere between 1-1/2 to 5 yards of face fabric for a standard 36- to 40-inch window.

What are the different types of valances?

Types of Valances

  • Valance over draperies. Adding a valance over your drapery will add dimension, texture, and style over drapery panels.
  • Ascot Valances. These are a more tailored and formal valance style which are used over drapery.
  • Stand-alone valances.
  • Balloon Valances.
  • Swag Valances.
  • Scarf Valances.

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