Valances play an essential role in taking window treatments to the next level. The main purpose of a window valance is to add texture, color, and pattern to the top of your plane window. It is also used and installed above the window to cover window shade hardware or drapery hardware. There are hundreds of valance styles. The two main style categories are rod mounted and board mounted. Within each group, variations include shirring, pleats and swags with plain and patterned fabrics as well as fringe and other trims. The possibilities are endless and here at Carolina Custom Design we'll be sure to help you choose the best option for you home.