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How To Hang Valances The Easy Way

When it comes to how to hang valances you have several solutions you can choose from depending on the kind of valance window treatments you plan on hanging.

All of the window treatment hardware you will find below is really very simple to install. Hanging curtain rods does not have to be as complicated as you may first think.

Take a look at the different options you have just below


Valance Rods



50"-86" Utility Valance
Curtain Rod

To start with you have the utility valance rods that are basic, functional and cheap window curtain hardware. The beauty with this kind of valance curtain rod is that you don't see any of it when your window treatment valances are hanging. These valance rods allow enough space for you to hang curtains from a seperate curtain rod underneath.

Utility curtain rods are usually expandable rods to fit different width windows. They fix to the wall at both ends and have support brackets to carry the weight in between. You can install these curtain rods with short screws directly in to your window surround. Often though you will need to drill the wall over your window. Then use wall plugs and screws to fix in place.

Valance styles such as rod pocket valances, slot top valances and waterfall valance are good to hang from these. All of these window valance ideas have a pocket sewn in to the top. You simply have to slide the utility rod through the pocket to hang.


Tension curtain rods



Spring tension valance Rod

Spring tension curtain rods only work where your window is set back in a recess. The ends of the tension curtain rod push against the sides if the window recess. This keeps the curtain rod fixed in place.

The ends usually have rubber feet that grip the walls. This kind of window curtain hardware will only let you hang window treatments valences at the top of your window and not above.

You can hang valance styles such as rod pocket valances and slot top valances from these curtain rods. These window coverings valances completely cover the tension curtain rod so all you see is the curtain valance.


Cafe curtain rods



Cafe Curtain Rods, Brass

As the name says you can hang cafe curtains from these curtain rods from half down your window for privacy. However you can also use a matching cafe rod for hanging a window valance from the top of the same window for decoration.

These cafe rods are supported with small matching curtain rod brackets on either side of your window. They are also expandable to allow them to fit wider windows.

There are few valance styles that can be used with these curtain rods such as tab top valances and grommet valances. You could also add cafe curtain rings to these rods and hang pleated curtains and valances. These valance curtain rods are used a lot for hanging kitchen valance.



Valance board

How to hang valances using valance boards, they are nothing more than a piece of timber supported with simple shelf brackets fixed to the wall over your window. Ofthen the timber is between 3 to 5 inches wide and an inch deep. The valance window treatments are hung from the one inch edge of the valance board.

You can attach them using velcro tape or screw eyes and pin hooks. Another easy way is to simple staple them to the edge of the board. You can only get away with doing this if the staples are hidden between pleats or gathers in the fabric.

The valance patterns you can use with this window treatment hardware are pinch pleat valances pencil pleat valances box pleat valances. You can see some photos of how hanging valances this way works here.

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