The precise definition of the word valance is: An ornamental drapery hung across a top edge, as of a bed, table, or canopy. In draping or bunting form they are commonly referred to as swag
But that truly doesn’t do this specific design element, justice. They can be purely aesthetic or a tool to hide drapery hardware, and darken a room more thoroughly. They add height and interest to any home décor. Give any window in your home or office a quick and stylish upgrade with a valance. Valances come in a variety of styles, from fancy trimmings to sleek and modern.