Windows are an essential and integral element of your home. You know it perfectly well that the way windows are dressed speaks a lot about the temperament and personality of a homeowner. An intelligently dressed window not only offers respite from natural elements but also enhances the aesthetic value of your home interiors. More so, a valance installed over the top of the window deftly hides the curtain rod or headrail to give the interiors the much-needed clean, elegant and chic look. It is definitely quite important to consider installing a valance over the vertical blinds of a window since a stunning valance not only gives it a distinctive look but also makes a style statement.
Advantages of Valance
Covering the uppermost part of the window over vertical blinds, valance also improves the interiors of your home.
As a popular window top treatment, valances have gained prominence as a recognized treatment to augment the look, feel and appeal of a window.
Apart from imparting a stylish character to a window, a valance also softens its look as it is used in a way exactly matching the fabric of the furniture, recliners and couches in the room.
You can put a valance over the blinds to keep the room bright and open.
Easy to Follow Steps to Hang Valance
By and large, many consumers aren’t sure how to hang valance over vertical blinds, though they love the way they look when searching for inspiration online. It isn’t as hard as it sounds, so let’s walk you through the basics.
A valance usually hangs 4 to 6 inches (10 to 15 cm) over the blinds. Often valances are installed over windows of such area of the rooms where availability of floor space remains limited and hence they are also used to hide any flaws in the architecture of the window. First, measure the window properly for the valance. You can follow it up by installing the brackets to hold up the valance and put up the valance with a few tools.
A valance is often hung over vertical blinds of the window to frame the window in an excellent way from the perspective of interiors. In other words, valances offer an exquisite way to give a perfect finish to the top of the window. However, to give your window an unmatched top treatment in the most charming way, it’s imperative to know how to hang valance over vertical blinds.
Installing a valance over vertical blinds is an excellent way to cover their mechanism and it also adds a bit of flair to the window of your home.
For a better understanding on how to hang valance over vertical blinds here are the things you need to adhere to in a step-by-step manner:
Step 1: First of all, properly mark the area where the valance is required to be attached on the window, especially above vertical blinds. Further, locate the studs with the help of stud finder and then mark their location mark with a pencil.
Step 2: You further need to measure the inside portion of the front of the valance just to know how much area of the vertical blind is going to be covered with the valance being applied there.
Step 3: Measuring the height of the window from the top to the door frame is a must for installing the L brackets. This will also help you in calculating the exact area of the vertical blinds the valance will cover.
Step 4: Now you can easily install the L brackets as per your measurements to give the required support to the valance. You must also ensure to install enough L brackets to give proper support to the valance being installed over vertical blinds.
Step 5: After properly installing the L brackets, you can easily set your desired and chosen valance on them.
Step 6: At this point of time, it is urgently required to ensure that the valance is straight and once it comes in level, secure the valance in the L brackets with the help of 5 to 8-inch screws. However, as a point of caution, take care not to over-tighten the screws otherwise the valance may fall.
Valances have become an integral part of home interiors in present times. It greatly adds dimension and style to your windows. Your window treatment needs to be trendy and contemporary to earn the attention of your guests. You should consider the blind and valance design as a combo that together can bring your home excellent style, substance and aesthetics.
Disclaimer: Please follow these instructions at your own risk. ZebraBlinds takes no liability for any issues or damaged caused through following DIY methods. Since all blinds and shades are different, we always recommend checking with your blind manufacturer or retailer first before making any modifications to your blinds. As well, if you are uncomfortable on your own, look for the help of a professional.