Beautiful Balloon Valances As Window Treatments
Valances are among the best additions for a window treatment. One of the most popular type of window valances is a balloon valance. Balloon valances look puffed up like ruffles. They are made of light fabric that bring a romantic and elegant appeal. Sometimes valances are hung alone, but often they are coupled with drapes or window shades. When choosing valances, you should take into consideration the overall room décor and whether the valance will be the only window treatment or if it will be in used in combination with other coverings. Price will be another factor in making your choice, so you will need to determine how much you can afford to spend. With a budget and décor in mind, you can then decide whether you want to purchase valances ready made or if you can afford to have them customized.
The most distinctive difference between balloon valances and other types of valances is the way they pouf. Instead of having a regular hemline along the bottom edge, balloon valances are folded over to the back at the bottom, then the edge is gathered back into the top of the fabric. This creates a somewhat long open sleeve that is gathered onto a drapery rod. Valances with a great deal of pouf are generally much more formal than flatter styles, so that should be a factor when matching a balloon valance to your room decor.