Generally, many people think that nothing can g o wrong when treating their windows with beautiful window valances. But despite this notion, sometimes you can go horribly wrong. The mistakes actually start when you choose a horribly wrong style of the valance. It is vital to ensure that your style of choice matches the general feeling of the house. For example, an informal valance will never fit in a form room whereby you have a modern contemporary house and kitchen. If you have a minimalist lounge, a romantic style valance will always have a terrible look. Different valances match different decorations and themes.
You should always avoid a lot of patterns in the house. This will make the whole place look cluttered and busy in terms of decoration. Window valances generally look great if they are matched with the curtains. In case they are hanged with blinds then consider using fabrics that are found elsewhere around the house. In case your valance of preference is plain with patterned curtains, consider trimming the valance a fabric that matches it so as to tie the arrangements.
An awesome scarf valance arrangement will never look great when used with thin voile in the room. Similarly voile curtains won’t look great with heavy valance. For a balanced look the window valances should match the weight of the curtain fabric. This can be achieved easily by using the same fabric as the curtains used for the valances.
Apart from style, design, and fabric, you should also consider the size of the fabric. Always measure the sizes of your window accurately to ensure that you are purchasing window valances that are fitting. Many people only measure the width of the drapery rod, but end up forgetting that the length of the valance is of key importance. The valance should be proportional to the size of your window. You will never achieve a nice look if you use a tiny valance for a very big and tall window. In case, you are not sure, consider experimenting with a piece of cloth till you get the correct size.